One Navy Dress for Day and Night

This year i have worked hard to build a wardrobe of pieces that firstly i love and will continue to love, less of the passing fads, more longevity. And secondly pieces that can be easily worn time and time again for many occasions.

I have to say, this is the first year i have actually liked my wardrobe and had a lot less of the ‘I have nothing to wear’ scenario each morning. Yes i wear the same pieces a lot more, but i’m totally ok with that. I feel good in those pieces which makes me want to wear them again and again. And that means by my maths (which is horrendous by the way) that cost per wear is low and well worth some investment pieces through the year.

Take this navy dress:

The Astrid Dress from Hush

Currently on sale for a whopping £25(!) and well worth every penny let me tell you.

Its a super flattering material that falls beautifully, skimming rather than clinging. It has a raw edge and a flattering V-neck, which i love.

I picked this up the sales and I’m so pleased with it. The quality (as always with Hush) is gorgeous, and the price tag is quite simply, a complete bargain.

Cost per wear on this baby will be in the minus pennies if i keep wearing it as much as i have lately.

Side note: i can not get enough navy this summer. Literally, i have bought SO many great pieces.. all navy, i have no idea why. I have to say its one of lifes great colours, it just goes with so much!

On to the outfits

For a night time look, I’m thinking meal out or drinks (rather than the other type of night time look, you know, sleepy time-night time, which in my case is mistmatched bushed cotton pj bottoms and hubbys tshirts, schexy i am not!) 

I went for a navy and black smart look. I love navy and black together, then added in some gold accents for the finishing touches.


Black Heels: Primark

Black Widow Necklace

Astrid Dress: Hush

Jacket: George (Super old)

Perfect Party Clutch in Gold

Then on to the day-time look.

It has to be easy going, so flats for running around are a must. I went for my simple tan sandals but i love the idea of wearing this dress with trainers, daps, sneaker type casual footwear and even some smart ballet flats or the ‘they’re everywhere right now’ lace up flats, i have an orange Boden pair which are just begging to be paired with this dress. 

And then just the basics, a great tan bag and the summer staple: the denim jacket.

I added in a fun necklace too, ‘cos y’know, how i could i not



Sandals: New Look

Denim Jacket: F&F

Tan Bag

Intergalactic Necklace

This dress has fast become a wardrobe staple that i’m super pleased to have purchased. From previously having a wardrobe full of useless items, i know i can always find something to wear now. Hell, i could even quit shopping, but seriously, who would help the economy then, huh? 😉

Have you bought any great remixable pieces this summer?


  1. August 12, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Ok you look GORGEOUS!!! I love this dress! The color suits you and I love how you styled it both ways! I might need this dress too. 🙂

    Stopping by from the Pleated Poppy link-up!


  2. August 12, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    Oh, you and your lovely legs deserve that stunning dress, Rachel!! I love both ways you've styles it, but I really ADORE the dressed up look with the necklace and =gasp= those heels…! I'm in lurrrrrrrrrve!!!!!!

    Catherine x
    Not Dressed As Lamb

  3. August 14, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    This dress looks like it was made for you, you look absolutely beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  4. August 16, 2015 / 11:53 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This dress is so versatile! Great piece!

  5. August 17, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Love this look! I need to get my hands on that dress… so cubicle chic! I blog about office wear/fashion/etiquettes so I am always looking for pieces that are appropriate for office AND elsewhere! Awesome blog I am totally following!!

  6. August 23, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Love love love both looks!!!! Crazy how different the same dress can look when styled differently!

  7. April 15, 2016 / 8:11 am
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