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Ah! I hear you say, the ‘Shirt Dress’. You’re english teacher may have worn a few and you can be sure you’ve spotted a few on the underground during the morning commute but are they really a style staple of the modern day fashionista?

“In  my head it might just work, it also might look absolutely ridiculous but hey, we were about to find out either way. “


I ordered this faux suede number a few weeks ago and it hung in my wardrobe, labels in tact much like how many of my impulse purchases find themselves. Unloved and unworn, until I finally admit defeat and palm them off on my friends. That was, until a few days ago when I decided to put it with an unlikely partner. The Bardot Top, it was to go on to be my most favourite outfit of 2016 thus far.

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In  my head it might just work, it also might look absolutely ridiculous but hey, we were about to find out either way.


Somehow the detached bardot style of this simplistic Maje top created the perfect structured “Cold Shoulder” effect when teamed with the shirt dress. Of course this is all totally I-M-O but I really did love the look so much, I decided not to waste the outfit on one of those so-so Sunday afternoons and save it for a day of meetings or events, where I actually go places n’ stuff. Those are the days that a style blogger lives for…however those sweat pant days are the real winners but I digress slightly.


Detached Badot tops are not easy to come buy hence why I chose to spend considerably more on this occasion, but in order to achieve the comfort in hand with what could be potential office attire or simply day-to day, this style is necessary. And to really update the look I opted for the modern classic style of the Louis Vuitton Capucines BB bag and a strategically placed Gucci scarf.


Now I suddenly need all the shirt dresses in my wardrobe immediately.






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Shop the post

Top – Maje Sold out, Similar here

Dress – Karen Millen

Bag – Louis Vuitton

Watch – Chanel

Scarf – Gucci

Shoes – Chanel

Earings – Links Of London & Shaun Leane

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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia 15th August 2016 / 7:21 am

    Simply subtle sweet and classy . . . Eye catching and beautiful! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  2. nueyork 15th August 2016 / 9:04 am

    This is such a chic look! I’m glad this trend is coming back around. x

  3. Adele 15th August 2016 / 9:19 am

    I love the shirt dress Lydia, it’s such a flattering fit & works so well with your Chanel sling backs.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  4. Dorothy 15th August 2016 / 10:07 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous as always! You make me want those Chanels more and more every time I see them! – Workwear & Lifestyle blog

  5. Katie 15th August 2016 / 11:25 am

    You look so beautiful my love, as always! You never fail to amaze me with your gorgeous photography :).

    Katie // Words by Katie

  6. Mili 15th August 2016 / 11:39 am

    I loved the way you styled this shirt dress – so different and modern at the same time!

    Would love if you check my blog!

  7. Lottie Gibbons 15th August 2016 / 11:42 am

    I can’t tell you how much I adore this outfit, everything about it- the colour combination, the chanel slingbacks, the Louis Vuitton bag- it just screams elegance and sophistication, definitely my sort of outfit!

  8. Marshalee 15th August 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Your idea of putting these two together is genius. I love your style and you always look amazing.

  9. Fowzia Madar 15th August 2016 / 3:28 pm

    This is so fashion forward pairing these two together, you look so chic as always 🙂 ,



  10. Audrey MARIANNE 15th August 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Lydia, that combinaison of clothes is super duper good ! You had a great imagination and I find the colors matches soooo perfectly together.
    Keep it up, I LOVE your blog posts !

  11. Nina 15th August 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Beautiful look! Never seen the shirt dress look so stylish! Xx

  12. Jill 15th August 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I mean all of your outfits are detailed to perfection! Absolutely gorgeous, stylish and inspirational!
    Jill D Blog

  13. adele 15th August 2016 / 7:59 pm

    I think I am in love with that bag! Beautiful post xx

  14. Hayley 16th August 2016 / 11:42 am

    I love it Lydia. I layer my clothes all the time, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This one certainly does; and those shoes with the dress are a perfect match 🙂

    X Hayley

  15. Emma Sales 16th August 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Lydia, I just love your style so much!
    I think you could throw together a tea towel and bin bag and make it work. I’m seriously tempted on this dress, especially as it is now in sale!!!

  16. Corran 16th August 2016 / 7:51 pm

    This is so different! I’m loving the bag and scarf combo!


  17. Becca 17th August 2016 / 10:25 am

    I love how you’ve styled this! It gives it such a modern edge. I love a shirt dress, they’re so easy to throw on and can look smart or casual depending on how you style them xx

  18. Pip 18th August 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I’ve just spent the best part of an hour scaling back through your blog archives! I absolutely love it when bloggers give you unrestricted access to their entire blogging history, it just give such a great insight into where and how you started. It’s incredible to see just how far you have come and the evolution of your style, which is just always effortlessly chic!
    Absolutely adore you and your brand, thank so much for giving me a much needed boost of inspiration for my fledgling blog ???? xxx

  19. Jody 19th August 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Simple but stunning!! You could make a bin bag look stylish x

  20. Andres Ricardo 6th September 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Lydia, as always beautiful pictures and very well written! Classy Look

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