Stripes & Denim

Hey all, How’s your weekend been? Good? Been very rainy here but we have had a nice chilled one anyway, with visits from my sis and nieces and a bit of shopping. Nothing too strenuous.
I don’t normally blog on weekends, for the only reason of its normally manic here as we’re always a full house, but i miss you guys! So here i am!
I’ve been feeling really inspired lately, after my White, Red & Blue rut i did a little magazine reading, a lot of blog reading and a lot of dressing up in my own wardrobe. And from then i feel like i have loads and loads of outfits i wanna share with you all. Nothing ground breaking, it’s not like i’m re inventing anything over here, but you know when you put outfits together and you feel good, well that’s where i am right now… which is nice!! Are you feeling inspired? Do you have any inspiration tips?

Dress: Red Velvet, Elsie and the Beautiful Mess ladies make such great dresses, im a proud owner of 2!
Shirt: Next
Everything else is oldie-old-old!

Can i just say how lovely this dress is from  Elsie and the Beautiful Mess ladies, they make such great dresses, im a proud owner of 2( first one here, which feels like forever ago and now i really wanna remix that one.) This one is called “The Bike Ride Dress” and d’you know what its soo comfy, and if i rode a bike i would totally wear this (but alas i live amidst hills the size of mountains and biking it would be way too strenuous!) But as a mama(and quite a tall gal) it was a great length, i could bend down, pick up my son AND keep my modesty intact! Result! And it is a soft stretchy material… Just fab!
I have a number of ideas to wear this with other items in my wardrobe. I immediately thought red, but thought i’d try this out first for a casual laid back Sunday and i kinda love it, it was so comfy! Red is definitely an option i will be mixing with though and i imagine more colours over the summer with nice sandals (if we ever get a summer boohoo!)
So yes me likey the dress…I seem to be a bit dress crazy lately (again) i just find them so easy and comfy.. i may or may not have purchased a few more recently so sorry in advance for the abundance of dresses coming ‘atcha.

Well then lovelies, its been nice having a Sunday chat, hope the rest of your weekend wherever you are is awesome!
Take Care

Ps Thanks so much to Lizzie of Vanity Frills for this:

How lovely!! i’m reknowned for being terrible at passing these on and infact terrible at remembering them(i have serious goldfish span memory) but WILL remember to do this tomorrow!

Links: Monday mingle over at  the lovely Momtrends

Momma Go Round



  1. April 22, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    Like the dress and how you layered it with the shirt and tights. Cute umbrella. Who's it by?

  2. April 22, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    I love that striped dress. And absolutely love it layered over the shirt and tights. I never would have thought of that but I'm definitely going to have to try it!

  3. April 22, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    What a gorgeous umbrella!! Perfect for the weather at the moment =D And that dress is just lovely, the stripes really suit you, and good idea to layer it over the shirt, looks fantastic!!

  4. April 22, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Great outfit, good combination with the stripes and denim.

    X x

  5. April 22, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    This is so cute, stripes and denim are great match 🙂

  6. April 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

    Love this, I would never think to wear my denim shirt under a dress, will have to give this a go!

    joanne from

  7. April 23, 2012 / 5:02 am

    hey sweety! i'm a new follower. I really really love your outfit al of the.. so beautiful!

  8. April 23, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    i think i need that dress! love how you styled it!

  9. April 23, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Love the stripes…and your umbrella!!! So much fun.

  10. April 23, 2012 / 4:24 pm

    my goodness, rachel, this is just perfection. it's just right for a rainy day. plus you've given me some fantastic inspiration to pair a chambray top with a sleeveless dress! we'll see how that goes…. 🙂

    congrats on the award, dear!

  11. April 23, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    I've got a stripe post up, too! I love stripes for sping! And that's a very cute dress!

  12. April 23, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    Love all the stripes (wearing some today!) and with this fickle weather we've got to be savvy about what to wear. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle.

  13. April 23, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    This entire outfit is SO darling! I love how you layered the denim shirt under the dress, I don't think I've seen that before and it's really cute. I always love the Red Velvet dresses but have yet to own one. One day… 🙂 What a fun umbrella for cheering up a rainy day!

  14. April 24, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Rachel, thank you for the sweet comment! I came to your blog to find that I am also in fashion heaven as we seem to have similar styles! Especially in our fondness for brightly colored tights…and the stares that come with them from people that "don't get" our fashion take! haha I'm also fairly new to this whole blogging "malarky" so I might do things wrong or babble too much as well, but hey, it happens. 🙂
    I love this dress. I remember seeing it on Red Velvet. I wanted that black and white polka dot jumper but never got it.
    Anywho, I'm your newest follower and like several of the blogs I follow, I hope we become fantastic blog buddies! 😀

  15. April 24, 2012 / 5:07 am

    ooh, such lovely stripes! i've always wanted a red dress 🙂

    • April 24, 2012 / 5:08 am

      gah, i meant red *velvet* dress ;P

  16. April 24, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    This outfit is so cute! I love the casual way you styled the dress, but then made it fun with the pops of yellow.

  17. April 24, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    I love that dress! It is very versatile! You can mix and match so many different color combos with that!

    xx Adrian

  18. April 24, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    First things first, in the fifth picture you are literally the spitting image of Zooey Deschanel! Rargh, jealous of your adorable looks 😛 Moving on to the actual post, I really like this dress and can see how versatile it could be with mix matching it in the old wardrobe. I vote for red for the next styling, thing that would look absolutely stunning on you and even have a Parisian/Blair Waldorf feel to it. Plus stretchy always wins, always.

    Steph @ Stephie in Wonderland

  19. April 24, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Your outfit is so cute! I love the contrast of the belt with the dress and the umbrella is adorable.

  20. April 24, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    just stumbled across your blog and i am in love with your outfit. so adorable!!
    xo TJ

  21. April 25, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    You genuinely look so lovely and i LOVE YOUR UMBRELLA! What a way to brighten up a rainy day 🙂 x

  22. April 26, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    I LOVE the stripes! It's very cute how you styled the dress! And I think I am going to have to try to ride my bike in a dress one day! -Jessica


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