The Under Rated Shirt Dress

4 Aug 2017

Ok I'll be honest, I thought this dress was going to be white so when it turned up in this Aqua shade i was a little confused and also really apprehensive about putting it on. I kept staring at it thinking 'jesus I've got to take photos for a brand in this when I don't even know if it'll look good on me' but pleasantly to my surprise I think the off white shade actually really suits me! got in touch with me and I jumped at the chance to style some of their items as their website always intrigued me. Good quality for cheap prices? Who doesn't love a bargain! we're having a little weather problem in the UK at the moment with it having a little shower pretty much every day and a constant grey cloud hovering above, so I wanted to go for something which whilst remaining perfect for summer was also going to cover me up a little for the cold weather to come.  

Shirt dress* - everything5pounds (similar dresses) // Belt - NEXT // Bag - NEXT // Clog Heeled Sandals* - everything5pounds 

A shirt dress isn't a style I would usually go for, but when I saw that this dress*(out of stock but here are similar) had a little something special with the crochet detailing down the sides and back I really wanted to try it on! I find in summer I tend to branch out from my usual black outfits to try out new things, and an over sized shirt dress is definitely different for me. I always worry that outfits like this will bury me because of my size, but I always a trusty thick black belt to pinch in my waist to give my outfit a little shape. I do have curves, so I didn't want the straight down length of the dress to drown me. As for the colour I think a little aqua blue is cooling, it's not as crisp as white but with a brown nude lip and my pale skin it made me feel a little more grown up. I'm a 23 year old woman, I like to feel womanly sometimes in the clothes I wear. 

Sometimes I hate moving away from my niche, so I always find myself adding black accessories for comfort! I love how contrasting both the bag and belt look, as well as me going back to black I think the dress is a subtle but bold piece. Shoe wise I wanted to maintain my 'grown up dressed theme' and I've always wanted some wooden clog style heels*, so when I saw these beauties on I knew they'd be so practical because they're a comfortable dressing up shoe. I can pair them with jeans or a dress like this and feel more ready to go out, having faith my feet are going to be comfy all night. They're retro with a dark wood finish which I love!

I was originally going to pair this look with these Holographic silver platform shoes* but I loved the way the outfit looked with the clogs! These shoes were also sent by Everything5pounds and I have to say they're like nothing I've seen being worn on the internet! I love how different they are, having a high platform but then also being a chunky brogue. They're smart looking but also fun with the popular holographic trend.

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Until next time guys,

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