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.
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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Top – Maje Sold out, Similar here
Dress – Karen Millen
Bag – Louis Vuitton
Watch – Chanel
Scarf – Gucci
Shoes – Chanel
Imagery on the Canon 5D Mark iii & 50mm 1.4 Lens.