The Maria uniform...

Guess what? It's Maria wearing stripes and red lipstick again! I know, this has been a bit of a uniform for me for many years now but when they look so good together, who can resist?! I picked up this cute striped dress on my lunch break (working in town is lethal!) and wore it into work the next day. I have no self control and new clothes are the hardest thing to resist. I love the 1960s shape of this and I felt pretty darn cool in this outfit. It was also super fun to wear which is always a good thing! I couldn't believe that I was resorting to thick tights so early in the year but I guess summer never really got started. Autumn is my favourite season (blogger cliché alert!) and I can't wait to try this with black boots and burgundy or green tights once the leaves start to drop! I really wanted to wear my favourite red bag with this outfit but a bag that small is just not practical for work, however cute it is! 

Dress: New Look, necklace: Dorothy Perkins, tights: Tesco, shoes: c/o George at ASDA
This Max Factor lipstick is my absolute favourite, it is just so bright and it matches my red necklace so well. I have had this necklace for nearly a decade and although it's not exactly high fashion, I can't bring myself to throw it away - I just wonder at what point can I call it vintage?! 

I was worried about this being a little bit short but some trusty black opaques and my beloved block heel shoes made me feel much more comfortable. I have quite short legs so anything that helps them  look longer is a winner in my book!

What's your uniform?


Unknown said...

What an amazing uniform! I'm wearing plain white polo with dark jeans as uniform. I can't take my eyes off you when i see you in these photos! You girl look beautiful and very stylish.

Kisses from Khanh,
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Unknown said...

love the stripes. classic. always a winner. you do have a great eye for detail. I'm posting over at a new blog now. bit different.


Sarah said...

Gorgeous dress! I've been living in jeans over the last few weeks, but have got some new dresses on my shopping list!

My Sentimental Heart


LillianZahra said...

Love this dress with the red lipstick and accessories! x

The Style Rawr said...

This dress is so chic and classic! You can't beat breton. :)

Tara xx

Matthew Spade said...

if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Buckets & Spades

Winnie said...

I love all the splashes of red in this outfit. Gotta love the stripes - I'm always after new striped things too because they're just so classic I think!