27 June 2014

The Shift Dress: From Day to Night

The shift dress; what a wonderfully versatile little piece.  It is definitely acceptable to wear one for most occasions, just change up your accessories and choice of footwear, and you have multiple outfits all in one.  Resourceful, right?

This is a slightly different kind of outfit post today... kind of a two in one.  I thought that I would mix it up a bit!  I don't usually wear white.  Well, unless it's accompanied by some sort of dark coloured or denim piece, as I'm all for the grungy, rock 'n' roll scene.  So putting on a fully white dress felt strange, and I did feel like a nurse at first (like the vintage 50's nurse uniforms... you know the ones I'm talking about!).  Although it looks nothing like one!  Also, white looks amazing against a tan.  Maybe not so much over my pale, untanable skin, but there ya go.

For the day look, I threw my paisley print shirt/kimono hybrid over the dress, because you can't go wrong with a kimono.  I've been neglecting this one one recently and I have no idea why, because it's bloody amazing!  The print is beautiful, with hints of a dusky green throughout (not sure if this shows on the camera), and it has an irresistibly grungy feel to it.  Like a moth too a flame, I was too this kimono!   I chose my Dr Marten's to put on my tootsies as they go perfectly with the kimono and are super comfy.  Seriously, if you haven't bought yourself a pair of docs yet, invest!  They literally go with anything, so are perfect for a lazy day, and will last you for your lifetime due to their amazing quality!  On them baking hot days (for us English folk, that's apparently anything above 20° Celsius), the docs can be switched for something a little lighter like some sliders or chunky sandals.

To wear this dress on a night out I paired it with my white chunky heels, because who isn't enjoying the white on white trend?  I also decided to wear this silvery grey coin necklace, that I picked up from Primark months ago, just because a choker alone didn't quite make the cut for a dressy outfit.  And that's it!  Throw on your fave pair of heels and some jewelry, and your good to go! Easy peasy.


Shift Dress - eBay (originally from New Look)
Kimono - eBay
Chunky Shoes - eBay
Dr Marten's - eBay
Choker - eBay

Hands up if ya happy it's Friday!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?  It's my boyfriend's 21st tomorrow so we are driving down to Portsmouth later to partay it up!  I may even wear the shift dress...










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  1. Wow you look incredible! I love this dress, the black trim and the detail is stunning! Xx

    Sophie/ www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

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  2. I LOVE how you've styled these.
    My thing is, I'm kinda similar to you style wise normally (on my blog I seem to be having a girlie phase but my day-to-day style is much more similar to what you've been featuring lately) but I do love the element of shock factor that happens when a usually black-clad gal wears something white, and the challenge of grunging that up. So much fun xxx

    http://blog.doodleheart.co.uk

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  3. Love your hair in the second look! That little bun is adorable :3
    wufublog.blogspot.com

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  4. That dress is stellar - could be great either day or dressed up for night! Work it, girl!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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  5. Hello lovely, I've just came across your blog and it's awesome!

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post - love the white dress btw, and absolutely love that you are a fellow eBay spender, I'm forever browsing on that site.. I swear the best things I own in my wardrobe came from ebay :)

    I have a new outfit post up on my blog, would love to know your thoughts :)

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxoxox

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  6. Not sure about the kimono, but I loved the white dress. The first look was very cute. :D
    Have a great day! Enjoy your weekend. :)

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  7. thx for the comment, now i´folloowing your blog and blogloivn.
    Love your stlye ;)
    Kiss
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  8. You look lovely, and I love the dress. I'm a bit should I or shouldn't I with a shift dress, I don't know if I could pull it off!

    Hannah
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    daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love the dress that kimono makes you look super cute <3 Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! it’s made my day *big smile* ! I really like your blog! Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Let me know :) xx

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

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  10. Cute dress! You can never go wrong with a bit of monochrome x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. amazing dress, you look lovely :)

    http://myvintagephotography.blogspot.de

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  12. You should definitely wear the dress, its beautiful! I'm loving how you've created two completely different looks with it, I'm feeling quite inspired to find myself a day-to-night shift dress now!

    Em x

    What Emma Wears // UK Fashion Blog

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  13. I love your dress, it's so gorgeous! I love white dresses xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  14. Love your dress, you have such a lovely style

    emma x // definemyheart.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Such a lovely dress! Also you style it very well, loving your docs!! <3

    Beatriz,xo || Classy and Trendy

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  16. You look fabulous! I am not really a dress kind of girl, but due to getting a "professional" job that requires "Professinal" clothing and many of my coworkers wearing dresses I decided that I might as well learn to wear them. Great outfit.


    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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  17. This combo is incredible. Great kimono, chic dress, FABULOUS shoes. I have been dying for a great pair of chunky, 90s sandals. Nailed it.

    Becca xo
    http://www.sheandhervintage.com

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  18. The shift dress really is a versatile piece. You can dress it either up or down depending on your use of layering. Love that kimono!! <3

    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com/

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  19. love your outfit *_*

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  20. This look is so good! The kimono makes it look so much different and still really cute. I also love your haircut!

    onacruz blog

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  21. Cant agree anymore! Such a finding!xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Great outfit and I love your tattoo!
    Elesaurus

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  23. The dress is gorgeous! Love the whole outfit xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  24. love this outfit! Those Chunky shoes are gorgeous too x
    lots of love ♥ | Jennifers Journal x

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  25. Love both of these looks on you! I can't decide which I prefer but I love the grungey 90s feel that you have going. I've recently got into this style a little bit. I found the cutest choker the other day and just seem to be channelling my 90's self!

    Also, really love the white one white trend! I'm a little obsessed with white nails at the moment :)

    Great post and style! Hope you have fun celebrating this weekend with your bf!

    Haaappy Summer!
    Hailes<3
    To visit my blog - Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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  26. Love the chunky heels!

    thriftylilpixie.blogspot.ie

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  27. Just love this dress, it's beautiful :) xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  28. I love your kimono!!! And sooo 90's and cool how you paired it with white platforms! HOTTT!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  29. The shift dress/kimono combo is unreal. I think you look great in white. Love your hair in that bun, too. Thanks for commenting on my blog, I'm glad you did because I'm loving your blog! I gave you a follow. :)

    Technicolour Dreamer

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  30. Love the pairing of the girly dress and the chunky shoes! Awesome combo!
    xo
    Miss Anna Rebecka

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  31. It looks so retro! Definitely getting a 60s vibe from this. And I totally agree that it's a dress that's perfect for whatever occasion by just mixing up the accessories! Lovely post :)
    xxx

    http://tasxxx.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I love this dress so much! My kind of outfit for sure :) Hope you had a great weekend .
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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  33. Love the dress and the kimono too! Kimono's are an absolute must-have and lately they have been such a huge trend. Amazing outfit, as usually :)
    xx
    Mia

    www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  34. The dresses texture is gorgeous! I love that you got this whole outfit from ebay haha I love ebay!! :D

    http://whatconnieloves.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  35. oooh how i wish i could wear white, u look so great! also i am totally in love with this kimono :)
    xxx
    http://suzannemaried.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Such a simple yet pretty dress, and I love the kimono! x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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  37. Ooooh fabulous kimono! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  38. Love, love, love this outfit!
    xxx

    www.maisymeow.com

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  39. Adore both looks, I love pieces that can transition so easily! That kimono is beaut.

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  40. Love your dress! :)

    www.stylelounge.me

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  41. That kimono is so perfect!

    Helen x
    www.raggydoll-raggydoll.blogspot.com

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  42. hey i love your style could you check out my blog samellionchameleon.blogspot.com.au
    thanks x

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  43. The shift dress is one of my favourite pieces too! & instead of the nurse vibes I thought this outfit looked more mod! Love it.

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  44. Love the shoes! Bet they are super easy to walk in and look perfect for Spring/Summer.
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.co.uk

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  45. I LOVE this dress - it's gorgeous and I love how you can take it from day to night easily…perfect!!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  46. Thanks honey :)
    That dress is gorgeous, and looks very flattering on you!
    xx

    http://diariesgirlnextdoor.blogspot.pt/

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  47. I love this Alice!
    Love your messy midi cut :)

    Lindsey
    ropesofholland.com xx

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  48. Awesome kimono! Love your blog, I'll be following you now !~

    x Dawn
    www.wickedlypleasant.blogspot.com

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