Friday, 11 August 2017

Shirt Dress Two Ways & #Passion4Fashion Linkup

What a busy busy week.. it still the summer holidays over here and that means trips out each day with my boy, and even the occasional date evening with the husband. Its been busy, busy, buys but good.. so so good.
I love having this time with Neo and i've been packing it full of things to do each day which does mean that yes.. no actual outfit post as such today (although its still an outfit post of sorts as i am still wearing clothes 😂)
But what i wanted to show you all was this amazing little dress i picked up from Next a couple of weeks ago. Its an absolute delight to wear and something i shall be getting a lot more wear of through autumn too. As you allllll know, i love an item that can be worn lots and lots, and this ticks the box perfectly. 

On the first day i wore it as a dress (below), out for a date with the husband i felt lovely in my swishy shirt dress. I paired it with some tan block heels and my little straw bag for a relaxed evening meal with Salvatore. I removed the tie waist and added my own tan tassle belt to cinch in the waist.

Then a week later (above) i wore it to the play gym with my son* , where i undid the buttons to wear like a kimono/shacket. I tucked the collar under also to give the lines a more clean appearance and more kimono like. I added in my fav jeans, a plain cami and finished it off with my red comfy mules and a pop of yellow with the bag to bring out the yellow flowers.

And those aren't the only ways i shall be wearing it, come the cooler months i'm looking forward to pairing it with my tan knee high boots and a big chunky knit cream cardigan. 
Or even layering a thin turtle neck knit underneath and some tights and ankle boots. I'm yet to try it with black also, so maybe something worth dabbling with there too.

This dress really is one that keeps on giving, my favourite kind of dress.

Do you own any dresses that just keep on giving?



  1. Such a pretty piece, and I can see it's going to get lots of airings. Isn't nice to have a garment like this. I bought a denim shirt dress that has been the same, wearable as a dress, but also a jacket 7 come the winter paired with boots and a jumper. Winner for sure. x Jacqui

  2. That's such a beautiful dress! I love shirt dresses like this as you're right you can wear them so many different ways! I've worn mine as a kimono before and I'd love to do it again when the weather is warmer. You look so good in red too :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. OOH I might just have to buy this one, I remember seeing it the other week and I'm loving this trend of how your wearing it Rachel.
    Have a great weekend xx

  4. Two fantastic stylings and you look so pretty, Rachel!

  5. I love wearing a shirt dress like this!! In fact, I probably wear it more like this than as a dress!! But at least I have the option!

  6. Oh, this dress is fabulous in so many ways! I adore the color, the print, the length and the versatility! Absolutely gorgeous!


  7. That is such a lovely, versatile dress! It works so well both ways!

  8. Love the color and print! Initially I thought i was a kimono, it looks great both ways! It is always great to get a garment that is so versatile.. love the idea for fall too!
    jess xx

  9. That is such a pretty dress, and I love how you styled it as a kimono! You always look so good in red!

  10. That is a gorgeous dress! And I love a dress that buttons because it gives you so many more styling options. As always, you look beautiful in red!

  11. This past week was my son's last week of summer vacation, and we have also packed it full with as many fun activities as possible...

    That's a great dress! I love it both ways, and I can totally see it with boots and a chunky knit!

    Thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  12. That is a really pretty dress. And I love your you have styled it. I am thinking of a dress I have that I could try it with! Peace!

  13. I really couldn't tell it was a dress in the first picture, I believed it was a kimono! Love how you styled this piece, and I can't wait to see the way you will style it in the future!


  14. Absolutely love this versatile shirt dress/kimono! Thanks for the linkup!


  15. That dress is lovely and the colors are so pretty. Enjoy your days with your son and evenings with your husband.

  16. I didn't just order this dress, I didn't.

    (I totally did)

  17. Woaa so cute

  18. What a fabulous versatile dress! I love it worn both ways.

    Emma xxx

  19. I never would have thought of doing this - clever trick! Gorgeous dress x

  20. Love both ways you styled this!


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