My love of pleats and Self-Portrait continues in this gorgeous dress. I bought this from their SS18 collection. This monochrome stripe midi dress is cut with a plunging neckline and features elegant frills throughout. The dress is designed with effortless cold shoulder sleeves and falls to a pleated tiered midi skirt.
So what’s new, another Self-Portrait dress I couldn’t resist. It was for sure one of those impulse buys, I knew the minute I saw this dress. Absolutely adored this collection, there are few variations of my dress, and it also comes in blue too. Their dresses are truly one of a kind – from the high quality material to the intricate design.
Another Self-Portrait dress that was a must for our vacation in Cyprus. It was just the perfect dress for dinner and I was super excited to wear it. I managed to hold out for two weeks before wearing this monochrome pleated midi. Once worn I was not disappointed, it was everything I envisaged it to be like. You know there are times when you imagine how a certain garment will look like and then you receive it and try it on and its just not how you thought it would be. Well I am so happy to say that on this occasion it was not the case. The midi dress fit me perfectly and these pleats are just so beautiful.
An added bonus is that when you pack this dress you can be sure that it will not get creased. Of course once we arrived at our villa I took the dress out of my luggage and hung it in the wardrobe. Therefore there was no need to steam it. I am so surprised that this monochrome stripe midi dress still has all the sizes available, if your interested why not take a look here.
When it came to styling the dress I knew I wanted to wear something comfortable on my feet. Also I find my feet tends to expand a little in the heat and humid weather. Keeping that in mind I teamed my monochrome stripe midi dress with my Castaner Carina espadrilles which I purchased from Net-A-Porter. A perfect match in my opinion, the espadrilles are in the colour stone and stays within my neutral colour palette.
Next and onto my bag and to this cute little number from Modalu England in the colour Shark and the style Pippa. Aptly named after Pippa Middleton, the beautifully crafted Pippa is a desirable Modalu classic available in an array of modern colours and expertly crafted in the highest quality materials. Impeccably designed in three timeless styles, the classic, mini and chained crossbody, the collection is a combination of versatility and seamless craftsmanship. This bag can be worn crossbody as it comes with a chained strap. Although I preferred to carry it here by the handles and not take anything away from the monochrome stripe midi dress. It has enough space to carry all your essentials and more. It’s not too large or too small and therefore making it perfect in my opinion.
Why not add a dramatic touch to any look with a pair of these Le Specs’ black acetate ‘Rapture’ sunglasses. They are inspired by the flea markets of Berlin, the music scene in Stockholm and the streets of New York. This lightweight yet durable cat-eye pair is perfect for everyday wear. They are very comfortable and stylish, and one of my go to cat-eye sunglasses! They are rather big, perfect for hiding tired eyes or during the cooler breezy months watery streaming eyes too. For those with smaller framed faces it may take over your whole face. However, If you are like me and adore the oversized look then you won’t be disappointed. My face is quiet small and I personally think they suit me very well.
Now for some pop of colour I wore my Lime Crime matt lipstick in the shade Red Velvet from their Velvetines collection. A gorgeous vibrant red that is not at all drying on my lips. Matt lipstick tends to generally dry out my lips even if I hydrate them before wearing the lipsticks. With the Velevtines I don’t have that problem.
As for my nails I am wearing OPI ‘I Believe In Manicures’, just enough vibrancy in my opinion without being over powering. Finally finishing off my look with my gold watch from Gucci which is vintage and my Cylinder gold ring from AUrate New York.
All ready and rearing to go with the kids in tow for our meal and an evening of fun filled laughter by the beach!
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. Do you own any Self-Portrait dress? What do make of this monochrome stripe midi dress? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
Monochromatic striped dress: Self-Portrait
Espadrilles: Castaner @Net-A-Porter
Bag: Modalu England
Sunglasses: Le Specs
Lipstick: Lime Crime Velvetines
Cylinder Ring: AUrate New York
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