Friday, 14 November 2014

Finding the perfect daywear LBD ( & P4F LINKUP!)

I had been on the hunt for years for the perfect everyday lbd. Not a fancy lbd like most women have in the armoury, and can be turned upon for any night out, but an lbd for day-wear. Something comfy but still smart and that definitely felt wearable and re-mixable. My search had proved fruitless for years; too short, too fancy, too frilly, too tight.
Until now.
I found the most wonderful lbd for daywear. And it was by complete accident.
Remember recently my new found love with & Other Stories through this dress? Well that dress has been worn more than anything in my wardrobe over the last few weeks. I loved the style, comfy fit and fabric. So with that in mind i went back to peruse the website to see what other possible lovelies they had there. And there it was. This perfect little black everyday dress.
And let me tell you, it is wonderful! (fyi, this isn't a paid/ c/o post i genuinely LOVE this brand) The dress is the same fabric as my stripy dress and its comfy and smart all at the same time.
This past week, i chose to wear it with this wine coloured biker jacket that i recently picked up in Primark, a leopard print bag and my new most favourite Yosa necklace....
The Heritage (the fabulous Sera named this beauty) isn't it just gorgeous?
Its the sister necklace to The Majestic which incidentally sold out after 4 days of being live on the site (its now well and truly back in stock now) and i am just in love with them both. The Heritage is just so regal and beautiful. On a plain black dress it really does steal the show. Yosa has just launched on Instagram too, would love you to come and follow so we can be IG buddies there too! We are just launching a Yosa friends 10% discount offer with code: YOSAFRIENDS 
So my friends there we go, shop freely with this discount!

Dress: &Other Stories
Boots: f&F
Jacket: Primark
Necklace: Yosa

this week i have the pleasure of hosting Passion 4 Fashion with the
Gorgeous Angele The European Malteser Be sure tow swing by my lovely co host to say hi!



  1. I can see why it's your perfect LBD. Styled to perfection too Rachel x

  2. I love the red lips and nails with the leopard bag x

  3. You have killer legs! you should share you leg routine with the rest of us mortals!! I love the idea of an everyday lbd so fast and so chic, easily dressed up and down. I think tonight I'll pull out all of mine and see if I have anything that could be worn, but I think you're right they are all a little too fancy or not easily layered.

    Thank you for hosting!!

    Angie from reasons to dress

  4. Thanks for hosting. Your necklace is amazing :)

  5. Beautiful simple dress. It's definitely a great piece to have. And I love the way you styled it. That red leather biker jacket is beyond gorgeous.

    Alex - Funky Jungle - Join me on Tsu

  6. Isn't it great when you find the perfect something you've been looking for for years? (bit like a man really ;)
    The dress is a winner and I love it with the red biker jacket - they look sooooooo good with your hair!! Hope you're well my lovely, have a fantastic weekend :)

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

  7. I really like this outfit especially because it is "wearable" everywhere. Shoes are the main thing when deciding what to wear. When I cannot go by car then I need comfy but still stylish exactly like yours! Fantastic!

    Have a lovely day!

  8. This is a perfect lbd! Love the way you styled it, that jacket is amazing!!


  9. Two of my absolute favorite colors right now! I think you found the perfect LDB.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  10. Love that classic and all-season LBD - it's like a palette for styling!!! Come check out my latest feature review on Boden’s brand new active/yoga wear this week at the blog & let me know what you think – there’s a 20% off too till Nov. 15!


  11. This looks like a very versatile LBD, I love it paired with burgundy leather jacket. And totally swooning over that stunning necklace.


    P.S. Hope you will stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  12. LOOOOOOVE this look. You always wear the BEST stuff!! I am in love with that bag!
    Thanks for the link up!

  13. What a great dress! Love how you styled it with the red jacket and statement necklace!


  14. Great LBD! I've got a couple that can go from day to night. They are essential must haves. Thanks for hosting this link-up! T.

  15. I'm getting a Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn vibe!!!


  16. Love your outfit, Rachel. Great colours for this time of year! Lynne xx

  17. Love that dress. It's simply gorgeous. And I like the fact you really can wear it dressed up or down. Perfect.

  18. Love this dress and your jacket!! Really chic and versatile!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  19. This dress is gorgeous and really suits you, especially with that ace jacket!

    Maria xxx

  20. The black is a find and it's awesome on you!

    Thank you for having me as a co-host!

    Angele x

  21. This really is a perfectly remixable and classic black dress. It looks wonderful on you! I really love the burgundy jacket paired with it too. I have a really similar jacket and now I wish I had a dress like this to go with it!

    Jamie |

  22. What a gorgeous jacket! J'adore the color!

  23. This jacket goes beautifully with your natural tones! What a gorgeous look!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

  24. Love the whole outfit - dress, jacket and accessories! Looks very chic on you and highlights your beautiful face!

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