Friday, 15 April 2016

Khaki Dress, Useful Bags & #Passion4Fashion Linkup

A had the pleasure of having a rather rare date night with Salvatore on the weekend, which was lovely and well overdue. A night together, Mexican food, a few glasses of rose and no interruptions was just sheer bliss. I knew I wanted to make a little effort, as I kinda love that man of mine, so I grabbed my newest dress, the khaki version of the Lola dress (I have the abstract print here, which i banged on about for weeks) which I had in my capsule wardrobe. I haven't included anything super dressy in my capsule as my life doesn't tend to call for it. But this dress was perfect for a relaxed meal out together.
I paired it with my beloved biker jacket and ankle boots and a new Yosa tassel necklace that I'm besotted with
All Finished off with my rather snazzy new HButler bag that is worth its weight in gold... scroll down and see for yourself!









If you spend copious amounts of time on your phone like me, then this amazing HButler Bag is about to become a life saver. Discreetly inside is a power-bank for your phone (of which it can charge any smart phone as it has all adaptors), it can be left in the bag or removed (and recharged of course). What I loved is that it was so slim it doesn't effect the appearance of the bag at all... I mean its a gorgeous leopard print bag regardless, but with the power-bank too? Well talk about genius!
My phone has so much stuff on it now ( I know I know, I desperately need to clean it), plus I'm one of those annoying people who has it constantly attached to her hand, so by 3pm the charge is on its way out. This little bag produced enough to keep my phone going all evening.
Its really makes my phone habits a lot easier knowing I have some charge if i need it is a complete dream. Gone are the days of having a flat battery ;)
Plus the bag is really gorgeous.











 So there we have a little date night look from my capsule wardrobe.
I'm very much looking forward to styling this dress with bare legs and my Stan smiths or better yet, some nice sandals.

Next week, I shall be giving you a full run down of how I'm finding my #RtHCapsuleWardrobe and all the outfits so far.. Spoilers.. I'm loving it! Like love love love it.
Also if you're ever interested in reading about what's in my capsule and my reasons behind it, I've created a tab at the top of the page which will help!


Outfit Details
Similar Boots
Dress or some more khaki options here
Biker Jacket
Necklace
HButler Bag




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  1. Your date night sounds fantastic! And babe alert, this outfit is SO good!! xo

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    1. Thanks V, you're so so sweet. Date nights with hubby's are the best aren't they!
      Wishing you a wonderful week
      Rxxx

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  2. Such a lovely outfit for date night and I would really love one myself! You look wonderful and the jacket is a great touch of edge.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    1. Thank you Sheree, a date night is well deserved i feel, especially when you work hard and have kids. we do not do it nearly as much as we should. Plus i love the excuse to dress up.
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  3. The khaki and black look lovely together :) Glad you had a fun date night.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. It was lovely, thanks so much Mica, so nice to break from the norm and have a date night now and again,
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  4. Rachel this is such a "Rachel" look - soooooo achingly chic and simple!! Whenever I see anything khaki in the shops I always think of you...! The bag with the charger sounds amazing, I must check that out. I love the idea of it being so discreet you just don't know it's in there :)

    Thank you for hosting hun - any plans for this weekend...?

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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    1. Haha a "rachel" look... i love that! And yes obsession with khaki much? Its awful isn't it, but i just can't get enough.
      Lovely relaxing weekend here, how was yours? The beach looked fabulous!!
      Rxxx

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  5. In the above post, all the picture of fashion and stylish outfits are amazing and incredible. I like your black outfit with black leather jacket and also shoes with nice hairstyle. This is good as your post. Thanks for sharing such a nice kind of blog. Deadpool Black Leather Jacket

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  6. This dress is GORGEOUS Rachel, I may need to look out for one in my size as I have recently discovered this year my love for Olive green.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Olive green would look SO good on you Rachel, what with your lovely colour hair!
      Thanks for swinging by sweetie, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  7. Fabulous date night outfit! I love the color & cut of the dress! And the bag with the charger sounds great! I have a bulky charger that doesn't fit nicely in small bags; this sounds much better!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Andrea, and yes the slim line charger is such a great gadget, literally saved my phone so many times lately!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  8. The mix is so chic - Happy Friday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, i felt kinda chic which is always a nice feeling, haha!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  9. Love this look! That dress is fabulous! Glad you had such a great date!

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    1. Thanks amy, it was lovely to just not be parents for a rare evening off! Plus its always nice to have a reason to dress up a bit haha!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  10. You always look fabulous in khaki and olive. That dress is a classic and so pretty. Gorgeous necklace and hair too. Looks like a fantastic date.

    Welcome by and linkup today Rachel. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/04/thursday-moda-7-and-moms-birthday.html

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    1. Thanks sweet Ada, i do love khaki, no matter what season it would appear. Just popping over to join your link up too!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  11. Love this look!! So pretty
    Kim
    www.theknottedchain.com

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  12. Sounds like a perfect date night and a perfect outfit to go with it!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Thanks Alice, it was a terrific date night!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  13. Love this look! I actually have a bunch of things in my closet to recreate this look. Stealing your style!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yay! This outfit would look amazing on you elise!!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  14. Beautiful dress - it looks so chic And comfortable! That purse sounds like one I Need. My phone is definitely running low by three-ish.

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    1. yep phone dying by 3pm is such a bummer isn't it.. here's to awesome little helpful purses haha!
      Thanks so much for your lovely words too Jennie, and
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  15. Yea for date night! Sounds like a well needed time for you and hubby. Love the shift style and the olive with the moto jacket is a perfect combo on you. Love it!
    have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Yay for date night indeed, it was well overdue and super fun.
      Thanks for swinging by Jessica, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  16. I love your new hair, so very Carrie Bradshaw of you.
    Thank you for another lovely link up.
    Happy weekend.
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    1. Oh yay, i love carrie bradshaws hair shirt, it looked so so good, so thank you for that amazing compliment!
      Thanks for swinging by gorgeous lady, wishing you a lovely week!XXxxxx

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  17. It's so neat that includes a phone charger! Plus it's such a cute little bag. Also I love this dress!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. neat, right? and yes its so pretty regardless of the charger too, i do love a leopard print!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  18. A bag with a charger - what a genius idea! It's just the thing I need as I seem to be charging my phone several times a day! Gorgeous outfit, you look stunning as always :-)

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

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    1. genius right? I am so grateful as my phone habbits are a nightmare!
      Thanks so much Emma
      Rxx

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  19. That dress is gorgeous! And what a fabulous idea for a bag! I need a bag with a charger!

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    1. Thank laura, i'm so smitten with this dress. A bag with a charger is a complete life changer haha!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  21. Wonderful outfit! Looks comfy but very stylish.

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    1. Yes comfy yet stylish is my favourite, especially when going out for a meal, haha!
      Thanks for swinging by Martina, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  22. Cute date night look! I really love that dress!

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    1. Thanks Lanae, me too, i'm so smitten with it and can't wait to remix it with other items!
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  23. How clever is that? A blogger must have acssesorie Hope you enjoyed your date night, you look lovely x

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  24. How clever is that? A blogger must have acssesorie Hope you enjoyed your date night, you look lovely x

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    1. Exactly, haha! Its become a life necessity ;) We did enjoy, but must resolve to not leave it so long till the next!
      Thanks for swinging by Laurie, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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  25. I'm back. :) Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday this week! Hope to see you back.

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  27. Very cute!! Love that dress!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks Darcy, i'm pretty smitten with it too! Its just so easy to wear.
      Thanks for swinging by, wishing you a lovely week!XX

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