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.  


  1. loving this!


  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

  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

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


  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!

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


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

  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

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

  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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