28 March 2015

R2R Shirt Dresses Spring Summer Trends 2015

I struggle finding long shirts to wear over my work trousers, and I often have to resort to wearing a shirt thats a size or too big which results in me spending an unnecessary part of my day struggling with sleeves that are too long for my short dinosaur arms! So I'm super excited for this next trend, as it means it will make it easier for me to find work attire over the next few months.. behold the shirt dress.. a simple enough concept, and now conveniently available in most high street stores! Yaaay!

Although shirt dresses are intended to be work as just a dress, the structure of the garment coupled with the collar and smart sleeves means you can throw it on top of a pair of trousers or jeans for a casual day and you still have a modest(ish depending on where you stand) look.

Left to Right; Rebecca Minkoff, Ellie Saab and Charlotte Ronson

Left to Right - Rebecca Minkoff, Topshop Unique, Chanel 
I opted for this gorgeous red coloured floral dress from Dorothy Perkins and coupled it with a pair of white jeans... in hindsight the shape of the dress does make me look a bit roundish in the middle (I really need to start my summer burkini-bod diet soon!). But the beautiful flower print and bright colour is a total winner.

Dorothy Perkins has a variety of shirt dresses in stock at the moment, as do most of the other stores. My advice? Stock up on some neutral coloured shirt-dresses that you can wear to work in the latter part of this year and you wont struggle with finding convenient work attire when this trend goes out of trend!

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10 March 2015

Monochrome Accesories

So at the weekend, I talked to you all about the first trend of the spring summer season - Monochrome - and it only felt right that I follow this up with a blog post on Monochrome accessories. In particular this cute and comfy Swatch watch from *House of Watches.

Now I am the time of person who when writing/taping away has to remove my arm candy (watches/bracelets/rings) from both hands. Even though I only write with my right hand!  The reason for this is because most of the watches or bracelets I tend to wear are heavy and/or chunky. Step forward this little beaut from swatch - the strap is made from rubber so is super comfortable and means theres no need to take it off (and forget where I put it like I normally do!). The actual watch face itself is black and white cross hatching - bang on trend - and the second hand is gold hardware to give it an extra stylish finish. What I also love about this watch is that it is splash resistant, so I don't need to take it off even when I'm doing wudu!

I've include links for a whole host of other cute monochrome accessories at the bottom of this page and you can click here to shop the Swatch watch: www.HouseofWatches.com

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