31 May 2015

M&S- dressing for a summer occasion

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Dress, shoes & bag- M&S
Jacket- Bank
Necklace- Forever 21
Sunglasses- Primark
 
To celebrate the launch of their ultimate dress guide and new summer womenswear collection, M&S asked me if I would like to style up an outfit for an upcoming occasion or event.
My diary for the summer is currently a sorry state of affairs and with no festivals or holidays planned and no weddings on the horizon I had to think outside the box. Working full time in the city means I get invited to a lot of events through my job so I decided to style up an outfit for a 'corporate summer drinks party'.
 
I have never been a huge fan of florals or girly embellishments - growing up I was always a bit of a tomboy - so this charcoal grey shirt dress really caught my eye on the website.  I am not sure if the utility trend is still 'in' but I am always late to the party when it comes to fashion so why change a habit of a lifetime!
 
The dress is quite smart so perfect for a business environment but I wanted to add a fun (slightly feminine) element to the outfit with these incredible lace up heels. I can't believe how comfy they are too. Whenever I go out I always have a pair of flat shoes in my bag - definitely a sign of getting older - but I don't need to with these, even though they look pretty lethal.
 
The bag is a really nice contrast in terms of colour and is the perfect size for all you need throughout the day - it's definitely big enough for a laptop too.
 
I added the jacket because, well, it is Britain after all.
 
I can't remember the last time I shopped in Marks & Spencer - perhaps for a school blazer once upon a time - but they have certainly moved on in terms of their target market. I have to say I was spoilt for choice, especially in the accessories department.  
 

10 comments:

  1. loving this!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  2. That dress is so cute! They've definitely come a long way, they have lots of awesome pieces in at the moment.

    Tara x

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  3. That dress is so lovely, I never think to look in M&S for clothes, I'm usually too distracted by their food!

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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  4. You look great, love the heels and bag as well as the dress :)

    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. amazing bag and shoes, M&S are on point!!!!!
    good to see you back to blogging, love seeing your outfits and getting some good inspo!
    x

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  6. love this dress, i always forget about m&s but after seeing this outfit i am definitely missing out! xx

    www.jordaneyasmin.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Great look , I love that shirt dress. Fab lace up shoes too, they seem to be everywhere right now
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  8. love this laura, i would indeed wear each and every piece! its great all together but can see potential for lots of other outfits too! great choices, you look fab!!XX

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  9. You have amazing blog Laura!! You look beautiful in this outfit <3

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  10. i was totally a tomboy growing up!! haha my husband is always telling me I should add more color to my clothes, I loveee wearing grays and blacks and whites! this looks so cute on you!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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