Stripe Dress with a Black Gilet and Tan boots

 Is it really only Tuesday? REALLY world? it feels like at least a Thursday on the scale of knackered-ness, actually i feel this tired all the time lately, so days of the week are no measure.
Yes i am feeling rather sorry for myself today! (tiny violins at the ready people) I am on the third week of severely disrupted  sleep and i am just about ready to throw the towel in on this whole being a grown up malarkey..
Oh how much i would love to trade lives right now and become a bear, and just sleep this out for a whole season.. oh yes my friends that would be sa-weet!
However i can’t, so i shall just don my favourite dress and gilet and carry on regardless.
Funny thing about this dress, i did not realise how short it was! At 5’6″ I have fairly long legs, when i try a dress on and look down it normally looks great from my heads perspective, it’s only when i see photos like this and i think
“Eeeeee that is SHORT.. how did that happen? Why did nobody tell me?!”
But i love it, its sweatshirt material is lovely  and comfy and it doesn’t fly up keeping my modesty intact, even if it is on the shorter side;)
I paired it with my trusty gilet that has fast become a winter staple and hid my tiredness behind some classic pattern mixing.
What i can’t hide is the fact that it started pouring down whilst we took these photos, i looked like a complete weirdo stood in the rain.. in a gilet.. posing for photos.. what an absolute crazy person!
Meh #bloggerwoes

 Dress: & Other Stories

Scarf; Yosa

Bag: River Island

Boots: F&F (super old)

Gilet: Next

So enough about me, how the heck are ya? (genuine question there folks) How’s your January been so far? Glad to see the back of it? Or what a great start to 2015?


  1. January 27, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    This is a great outfit! This combination I like very much! You look wonderful.

  2. January 27, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    Oh poor you- I am a total whinge-bucket when I have had no sleep!
    You do look pretty and I really like the sweatshirt dress (and furry gilet!!!) perfect for feeling yuck!!x

  3. January 27, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    you look great and so sorry about the sleep issues. My january has been a frigid wasteland of whiteness. Yep just cold and snow every day argg. cruising soon so I shall then be a happier Linda

  4. Anonymous
    January 27, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Hi Rachel
    It has been extremely hot here in Australia, however, yesterday we got some beautiful much needed rain. Always jealous of the amount of rain you get, but I bet you are jealous of the amount of sun we get. Maybe we can meet in the middle! My January has been tough, also wishing I wasn't a grown up too. Reading lovely BLOGS helps to take my mind off my troubles though, so thankful for yours. Always great to look at your interesting outfits to gain inspiration. My two children went back to School yesterday after 9 weeks School holidays, so it's back to routine and early morning rising, so I will be tired like a cranky bear for a week or two until we find our rhythm again. Thank you for asking us about our January. This is only the second time I have ever commented on your posts, the first to say you remind me of Princess Mary of Denmark (a fellow Aussie) and I still think that. I hope your sleeping improves soon. Take care friend. Kelly NSW Australia x

  5. January 28, 2015 / 12:40 am

    I love the stripes and leopard! I know, only tuesday, but it will be wednesday before you know it!
    Chic on the Cheap

  6. January 28, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I love the stripes and leopard combo! I also really like those boots! So cute!

  7. January 28, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Super cute look and I'd wear a skirt that short if I had those legs!

    I would love it if you linked up for FUN FASHION FRIDAY this week!

    So far my January is really off to good start .. a reminder that I needed today, but … yeah it should be Friday, right?!

    Dawn Lucy

  8. January 28, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    hope you're feeling better today and getting some sleep soon! 🙂 and i love that dress, it looks great on you, definitely not too short! xx

  9. January 30, 2015 / 5:50 am

    I think with black, black tights like these the short hem is just fine. I looked at all the pics first, then read, and I did not even notice that. What I did notice was leopard and stripes! Love it!! What a great combo (that I feel inspired to copy!! 😉

    #bloggermeh days stink don't they! I hope with Friday here you have a lovely weekend!

    Take care Rachel.


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

  10. February 1, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    I really want a long sleeved stripey dress! I love it with the tan accessories! x

  11. February 2, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    love the stripes very much!

  12. August 5, 2015 / 2:08 am

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