Friday, 9 October 2015

A little Hush Dress & #Passion4Fashion linkup!

 I go out-out (and by out-out i mean nights out) very rarely, to the point where even the sniff of a cocktail sends me in to a drunken world-loving crazy lady (true story.. happened last friday. I'd just like to say i'm a very happy drunk, i love the world when i'm intoxicated).
So when i buy a dress i have to be able to wear it both for going out-out and also in-in (ha), i mean, it has to be able to be dressed down for my day to day life. I find Hush pieces perfect for this. They are just the right amount of dressy and casual and perfectly versatile.
For my leaving doo with the lovely ladies i worked at the travel agency with i chose the Annabelle Dress in Blue Swirl (which they now do in burgundy too which i also love!) for the fact that i could see it dressed up with heels and a little blazer, but also with a thick cosy tights, a slouchy hat, boots and a chunky knit cardigan. I can't wait to wear it again like this in winter and hope to share it all with you again here.
But for my lovely night out of cocktails, food, more cocktails and lots of laughs (and just a few tears), i paired it with my Mango military blazer, which sits perfectly with dresses due to its cropped length, my Primark lace-up heeled shoes and a little bling a la Yosa.

Shoes:Primark (Similar, and nicer infact)

Do you buy dresses for their versatility or do you have separate dresses for different occasions?



  1. I always go for versatile, unless for a really special event. Love how you have styled the dress.Good luck with your venture, I think it's fantastic what your doing, and thanks for hosting
    Laurie x

  2. Your dress is beautiful! Love the army style jacket with it :)

  3. that dress is beautiful and i love it with those tights and shoes...that coat is the icing on the cake also, your hair is on point!
    Southern Elle Style

  4. Oh the pattern is divine. xx

  5. Super cute and love your hair!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  6. Love the print and colors on that dress. I think the military jacket is a genius pairing.

  7. What a beautiful dress Rachel, I love the layering! Beautiful!
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  8. Love the military jacket and those stunning shoes!


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  9. Lovely look and the shoes are fabulous!

  10. What a nice dress! It looks perfect on you! I like how you styled it with the military blazer. You look very pretty! Have a great day!


  11. I'm obsessed with this look! Your dress is so pretty and I love that jacket! I don't go out-out very often either, so my dresses also have to work for multiple occasions.

    PS. I would love for you to come join the Weekend Wear link up

  12. The pattern on this dress is just beautiful and I love the coat!

  13. I love this outfit! I think the jacket looks amazing and I love the lace up heels!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  14. That military style jacket is outstanding! I love how you paired the masculine jacket with a fun and feminine dress.
    Red Reticule

  15. Ooo I love this jacket so so much! The mix of the green jacket and the blue dress is wonderful too. I try to buy versatile pieces but sometimes I just have to get something ridiculous for one occasion like the black sequined dress I own.

    Jamie |

  16. Gorgeous military style jacket and loving those lace up heels.

    xo Sheree

  17. As bittersweet as the dinner might have been, congratulations!

    Rachel, I love how you paired this flowy, silky shirt dress with such a tailored cropped jacket. It's such a cute juxtaposition.

    All the best to you. Now I'm going to go listen to the blog that gives the full story (I think) as to what you are up to. :D

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  18. I love all the statement pieces in this look. All the detailing is gorgeous, especialy those lace up pumps.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

  19. This dress is super pretty! Love your hair here, too!

  20. LOVE this! So beautiful and great outfit.


  21. The print of the dress is beautiful, and I love the military jacket! I have dresses for going "out out" but rarely get the chance to use them these days. I tend to get more wear out of day dresses - in other words, dresses that are not too tight and can accommodate a post lunch food baby!

    Emma xxx

  22. Love this look, that dress is gorgeous, beautiful color and print.


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