Monday, 10 March 2014

Let Me Take Your Picture

M&S have recently launched their SS occasionwear and kindly invited me to take part in a challenge to make occasionwear versatile.  I picked a beautiful dress and rather than show you how I would wear it for an occasion such as a wedding or a party I am showing you how I would dress it down to make it work as day wear.  For a wedding I would most likely team it with higher heels, a smart cropped jacket, a flashy statement necklace, a cute clutch bag and some kind of headwear.  To mix it up and make it suitable for day wear I have switched the jacket for a fluffy cardigan, gone for mid heels, dropped the necklace and added a statement bag to make the whole outfit more fun and casual.   Such a beautiful shade of mint, I think it works really well with my hair colour.  The thing that puts me off occasionwear dresses is that they usually need to be dry cleaned but this dress is machine washable, how fab is that?!

M&S are killing it on the shoes front this season, I have already snapped up this pair and was very excited to receive the white version as part of this challenge. There are several other pairs of shoes that will be coming home with me this season.  I have bought a few pairs of mid heels recently and find them really comfy to wander round in all day but also dressy enough to take me from shopping to dinner.  See versatile is the key!

I am sure you will have seen this camera bag from Accessorize all over the place already, Liv has just done a fab campaign showcasing the best of this seasons collection.  I had to buy it after Char showed me it, I do love a good novelty bag and this is a bloody brilliant novelty bag.  I keep catching people giving it admiring glances, it's a right head turner.







Cardigan: Monsoon

How do you style up your occasionwear to make it less formal and get more wear out of it?

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22 comments:

  1. That bag Sarah. THAT BAG! Mint looks gorgeous on you!
    Sophie
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    1. I know Soph, I just had to have it!

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  2. Love this colour on you Sarah! It's a beaut dress! x

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    1. Thanks Katy, I love how greens work with ginge!

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  3. You're killing me with cute bag overload! I need that bag snappy! x

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    1. GET IT, GET IT!! Doesn't hold as much as the apple but is just as cute!

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  4. love all of this! It would look nice with a cropped jumper. I can imagine someone like Claire wearing this with a tshirt on top with converse or something. You could wear this with a biker jacket and boots too maybe? xx

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    1. Claire always pulls off mixing it up so well. Not sure about boots, will have to try it!

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  5. Aww, that dress is lovely. M+S have so many lovely things in at the moment, but I didn't find a thing in my store at the weekend, which was annoying as I had a 20% off voucher, in-store only!
    Loving the tights- I'd never thought of fishnets in any colour other than black!

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    1. I found the fishnets whilst hunting for pinspot white tights (that I couldn't find!) will have to avoid the fishnet suntan this year though ;) I managed to get some underwear with the 20% off but didn't like anything else.

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  6. The dress is gorgeous but the shoes are amazing. Marks and spencers is my go to for shoes!

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    1. The shoes are in the sale, I repeat - the shoes are in the sale! Only £19 at the moment!!

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  7. I also have that camera bag. It is literally the best thing ever. Love your dress! :) x

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    1. It's so cute isn't it! It makes me smile when I see it :)

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  8. Oooh, I love it! So pretty!

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  9. Love love LOVE this outfit on you, the dress is stunning and I love the shoes, I have been looking for a pair like that for ages!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thank you! The shoes are in the Sale Maria, going to tweet you!

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  10. LOVE this outfit on you! Gorgeous colours :) (and I do love a good nude fishnet!)

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    1. Thank you lovely, mint works so well with ginge doesn't it!

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  11. You look stunning Sarah- the bag is amazing isn't it?! xx

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    1. The bag is all kinds of wonderful! Thank you lovely xx

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