Style – A Little Shoulder

Hey guys, are you as stoked about the bank holiday as I am?! Nothing like some sunshine and a break from work 😀

This time a couple of weekends ago I was getting ready to head to the One Africa Music Fest, which was EPIC by the way! It was another sunny day (shock, horror – I know!) and I was determined to look stylish but stay cool – now who would have thought that would be possible wearing black? But hey, when you’re as dedicated to the cause as I am (and by “the cause” I mean wearing black haha), you find a way to make it work.

This off-shoulder midi dress was perfect for the occasion, dressy enough but also simple and elegant. I paired it with some coral heels – a nod to the (fleeting) spring/summer vibe – and a classic handbag.

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I’m a big fan of dresses, as you’ll soon learn, mainly because I don’t have much time to think about what pieces to put together. A dress can be slipped on and you’re out of the door in minutes (that is me on weekday mornings for work haha)…And a black dress, well even better because you have tons of flexibility around accesories.

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This dress was from asos – it often sems to be out in stock in black, but keep checking back, it is sooooo worth it. It took a couple of months to catch mine at one of the moments when it was in stock.

Shoes are from New Look – I have them in about four colours! *hides face* They are usually ÂŖ20 but currently on sale at less than half price so better get em quick!

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Black is definitely the staple in my wardrobe, although I am slowly venturing out into spring hues. What colour do you tend to wear most? Let me know in the comments below. And as always, if you like this post please “like it” below or join the conversation 😀

Chat soon,
Lou xx

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31 thoughts on “Style – A Little Shoulder

  1. Wow you look stunning. The dress is gorgeous the bag is well matched and the shoes provide a wonderful colour contrast. Black is a fab colour and one of my favourites along with white.

  2. I am one of those people that Isn’t loyal to any colour. Grey is my best colour, but I always have a mix.
    You delivered a classic look. Simple and very chic. I love everything you paired the dress with. I need these shoes as I can’t wear my typical high heels. This should work. Still finding it hard to cope with just flats for now.

  3. You look absolutely stunning in that dress! And those shoes – I can’t believe they are so cheap and on offer too! Wow. Thanks for the ‘heads up’ – I’ll try and get some of those I think (I don’t have the figure for the dress like you!!)

  4. This dress looks great on you! You have long long legs though – I’m only 5’1 so something like this would make my legs look even shorter 🙁 I do love the shoes though <3

    1. Thanks so much Becca! I was so pleased when the midi style came back in, i was tired of knee length pencil skirts riding up and looking more like micro-minis 😂😂 Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. I hadn’t finished my comment before it posted! Lol. I was saying grey is sometimes a little more flattering than black because on someone my size I can look like a bin bag but grey seems to tone it down a little. I would kill for your figure!!

    1. Thanks so much Deb! I know what you mean re grey though can definitely soften things a lot 😁 I do generally find that (depending on the material) black can hide a multitude of sins haha!

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