Monday, 16 June 2014

Outfit: for a not-so-summery day

Striped Dress: H&M // Boots: Rocket Dog // Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry

This outfit might not be the most summery, with the black tights, sleeves and a deep red lipstick, but it suits the very unpredictable British weather perfectly. I wore this out for a casual evening meal with friends last week - and I have to say, it did a pretty good job of hiding my food baby!

I'm not sure which type of stripes are meant to make you look slimmer, so it's a good job this dress has both - better to be safe than sorry hey! I picked it up in one of the US H&M stores in Boston, so I'm not 100% sure whether it's in the UK stores too. It was a bargain $14, so I couldn't resist picking it up with the idea that it would be an 'easy to throw on' piece that looks simplistically cute. I'm also wearing my new Revlon Matte Balm, which I picked up using some spare Boots points on my card. I've never really been one for the more dramatic, dark lip colours, I'm more of a nude/pink girl, so I surprised myself when I was drawn to this shade - especially in June! I'm going to be featuring it in a beauty post coming up soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Have you been wearing typically summery outfits at the moment? Or are you staying on the more cautious side like me?


  1. That is such a cute dress! I always manage to find some good stripes in H&M.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor & Femme et Vie

  2. this is such a pretty dress and so flattering on you! i've definitely been wearing a lot more summery dresses but still sticking with tights haha

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  3. cute look :)

  4. The lip colour really suits you! xx

  5. I've been wearing black tights most days as the weather is so changeable at the minute! I really like your dress, it's simple but cute :) xxx

  6. I'm always in dresses winter or not so in 'summer' where the weather is so unpredictable, its hard to judge whether tights are needed or not! Paige xo | Florella

  7. I love this fit of this dress, it's so cute! I'm mostly wearing Summery outfits and almost freezing. Hahaha!

    Tara x

  8. Lovely outfit. I can't get enough of stripes at the moment!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  9. What a bargain! And so pretty. I love the versatility of the dress! :) xx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

  10. Lovely dress, I'm loving H&M at the moment they've got some great summer pieces. I'm loving wearing dresses at the moment which is unusual for me as Im normally a jeans and shorts girl.
    That lip colour is lovely btw, really suits you.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine