Sunday, 6 March 2011

the girl in the striped dress




dress - topshop, shoes - topshop/ebay, cardigan - tesco, bag - UO

after searching for hours and hours for a new cardigan, with no luck whatsoever, and realising that i may just have to pay £836283 for that really nice one in urban outfitters... i found this one. and where did i find it? in tesco, of all places! for 50% off! i was so pleased, and have worn it lots and lots since. it's really soft, and the colour seems to go with every single thing i own.

this dress is a new'un, and is continuing my newly re-ignited love affair with stripes. it's a real nice fit and has short t-shirtish sleeves which makes it nicely casual and it'll probably be great for summer. it felt like it needed something, though, so i added this collar (part of a crochet-ish topshop top) underneath, and was so pleased with the results. oh and this bag is new too.. it's bigger than my usual bags and i love the handle.. something that's been missing on previous bags, and now i don't think i could ever use a handle-less bag again.

33 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous outfit!
    I love every piece together :-)
    xx

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  2. Adore your outfit, I love stripes, I really love Peter-Pan collars, they make anything ten times better and cuter!
    H&M do quite a lot of good cardi's I think you'd like. :)
    I also just did a post on a striped dress too, Haha! :)
    Great post!

    xo
    F

    www.wearitwithflair.blogspot.com

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  3. i love the dress and it looks great with that cardigan, a lovely find! x

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  4. the biggest thing that I love about you is your face. It looks so warm and friendly that I want to come and hug you! kisses gorgeous x

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  5. Good find on the cardigan! I've been thinking I should start hunting for a new one soon. And that bag is just awesome... especially the handle!

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  6. Such a gorgeous outfit, as always. Stripes, collar and camel; perfect! Really love you new bag as well x

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  7. The collar is such a perfect touch for this dress, I love it! And that cardigan is perfect, I am loving the color!

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  8. You're right! The collar certainly does add a little something :)

    ahiddensea.blogspot.com

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  9. So jealous you have that dress. I've been lusting after it. The collar is a really nice touch.

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  10. i love your shoes! and the bag is adorable!
    the collar looks great with the dress too!
    Krissy xoxo

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  11. I've been looking for the perfect stripy dress for ages now, and I think I've found it! :)

    The handle of the bag is amazing, as is your cardi x

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  12. i saw that bag in UO today- gorgeous xx


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  13. Ohhh, I have been lusting after this dress on topshop! It looks adorable on you. I really like the added collar underneath.

    Love.

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  14. Lovely outfit. The bag is adorable.

    dassida.blogspot.com

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  15. Such a lovely outfit as always. I love the way you always add something a bit extra, like you have with the collar!
    Sophie
    x

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  16. OH wow! Before I read the post I thought that the collar was just a part of the dress. How creative of you to add it on. =)

    Adorable outfit! Especially the hat and handle bag.

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  17. I love love love this outfit, one of my favourites for sure! Adding that collar has made that dress look lovely, I'm a sucker for clothes with collars! And your cardigan is a perfect colour, I bought one similar a few weeks ago... only for my mam to steal it from me!

    xxxx

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  18. Where are all these gems in Tesco's!? I never find anything in there! Love the bag, I just brought a really similar one from Topshop but with a black handle, to be fair though, I prefer yours! xo

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  19. That dress and cardigan and just lovely! x

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  20. Your so cutee! Love this look so simple yet so Chic. Amazing xx

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  21. gorgeous! i love the addition of the collar underneath.

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  22. i'm so sad there isn't a big tesco near me! booo! love you outfit.

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    xxx

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  23. Aw this is super cute! wish I could pull off a hat like that x Sushi

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  24. I have the same bag and I love it! That's probably why it was the first thing my eyes turned to when I read your post. Hehe. I'm a big fan of cardigans and yours is really nice. I hope it doesn't bobble for you as some cardies I buy have a tendency to do so =c

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  25. you look adorable! I love the dress!!

    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  26. the bag is so adorable. love it.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  27. That's a great idea to use another collar to add to the dress, which was already cute to begin with. You made it so much cuter! Love that you added the cozy cardigan and the hat is the perfect topper.
    XOXO

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  28. It is quite the lovely cardigan, but what I really love is this dress...how adorable x.x.
    Casie

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  29. I like the simpliciity of this outfit and i think is a great combination of color.

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thank you so much for all your comments! you're wonderful.