Friday, 29 August 2014

Khaki Draped Dress (&Passion4Fashion Linkup!)

 When i said i was having a khaki crush i was not exaggerating, add a side of red and that is very much me right now. This is the dress i recently picked up in H&M, a shop i haven't visted for years. I have to say i am converted, there was some pretty great stuff there and i already have a virtual cart full of things i want to purchase next (i'm thinking these as an upgrade to my old faithful coated skinny jeans) Plus their dress collection is plentiful. I can't wait to go back to Cardiff and peruse the rails again.
When i bought this dress it was with late summer in mind, but with autumn in mind i was wondering if i could bring it with me in to the next season. Long sleeves striped top underneath, biker jacket on top, tights and maybe some black knee high boots?

Red Clutch: Dorothy Perkins (old)
Shoes: Tesco
Ray-bans:c/o sunglasses Shop

What d'you think?
 How would you make it work for autumn?

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  1. Whoa- I love this dress on you and the contrast of the khaki and your hair! It looks like it will be perfect for layering this fall!

  2. Love your style so much Rachel, you always look amazing and your outfits are so well put together. I don't actually follow to many style/fashion blog as my love lies with lifestyle blogging (and cake eating) but I always love when your new posts pop up! One day I hope to be able to put together an outfit half as good as you :)

    Have a lovely weekend

    Chloe x

  3. No way! H&M really? It looks very All Saints. You've styled it beautifully x

  4. Great dress. Does it come in any other colour? Not a fan of neutrals... Looks fabulous on you, though.

  5. Love this dress on you, Rachel. Beautifully styled - the red looks so found with it. Lynne x

  6. Sorry Rachel but you're just too gorgeous and cool and clever. How you've made a totally neutral, very simple dress look so stunning is beyond me. It's all in the details!!!! Your make up and hair are looking extra specially beautiful as well... =sigh=

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend - thank you for hosting, lovely :)

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

  7. You look gorgeous in this dress Rachel & I love the pop of red! Your ideas for taking in through to the colder months are just perfect too! I'm co hosting a linky today too & would love for you to pop over! Ax

  8. That dress is divine and fits you beautifully. I can see it for a wedding look too. You styled it nicely. I also love the color, not just the pretty draping.

    Have a Fantastic Weekend, Love. Pleasure linking up. Ada. =)

  9. Lovely dress Rachel and stunning always xx

  10. Gorgeous dress, and your red lips are stunning. Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  11. In love with this dress! It looks gorgeous on you and with the red clutch it's perfection!

    <3 Shannon

  12. What a gorgeous dress! Love the pop of red! Such a perfect look to take you into fall!


  13. Very few people could pull off that dress and you totally ROCK it, Girl! Gorg!
    Dawn Lucy
    Fashion Should Be Fun

  14. This dress fits you perfectly and love how you styled it with that red clutch and black sandals. Btw, I featured one of your spring outfits in one of my posts. Hope you check it out! ~Cynthia |

  15. This dress fits you so well! You always accessorize perfectly. Happy Friday!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  16. Pretty as pretty can be! The necklace is really making a statement here....and the taupe dress is indeed the perfect palette for the colorful purse!


  17. That dress looks so amazing on you! The fit is perfect! I also love your necklace! That red clutch adds just the right pop of color. Gorgeous!



    yuppers, just one word says it all, my sweet!

    have an awesome weekend, too. ♥

  19. Great look. The red lippie works so well. I'd team the dress with a duster coat and some Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes for a winter look!

    Zara x

  20. Love your style. You know that. This is a beautiful taupe dress, love how it is slim at the bottom and you styled it lovely for summer. For fall, I might wear a brown faux fur cropped jacket, or fur vest, and a pair of rich brown booties. Add burgundy purse. Just a thought :-))
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

  21. Love the necklace and pops of red against your dress. We had the same idea for our posts today! hehe ;)


  22. this dress looks absolutely stunning on you! I love how you paired with with pops of red and a vibrant blue background.. gorgeous! I think it would also be super cute layered with a black leather jacket!
    xo Lindsay

  23. This dress looks great on you! I love your necklace and pop of color clutch!

    Nicole to the Nines

  24. this is absolutely stunning on you! x

  25. Popping by for the first time to say hello! Gorgeous outfit, the colour really suits you and that bag is divine. So glad I've found your super stylish blog. Just linked up too for the first time :) x

  26. Oh! Gorgeous, Rachel! I am loving this look head to toe! Thanks for hosting this fab link-up! T.

  27. OMG! So in LOVE with this whole look! You totally nailed it! Love the oxblood, with the black and white stripes, and the leopard heels!
    Dawn Lucy

  28. Love this skirt!! You styled it perfectly :) In regards to faux leather pants, I ordered some online from H&M and they didn't fit (way too small and I ordered my normal size) so I went into the store to exchange them and tried two different styles on and neither fit well. So, the hunt for them is still on for me! Maybe you'll have better luck!!


  29. What a great look, I love faux leather, have a few skirts and jackets but I am leaving them in the closet and trying to hold on to summer as long as I can.

  30. two words: RED LEATHER !

    {oh be still my beating heart} {fab friday for passion for fashion wins again}

    ♥, Renae

  31. This look is PERFECTION, my dear. Love everything about it!!


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