Outfit: I Got Stripes

27.4.12

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Dress: Warehouse
Denim Jacket: Primark
Shoes: H&M
Ring: H&M

I've had this dress for a couple of years now and I really love it, but I hardly ever wear it as it's mega short and really low-cut as well. It doesn't look too bad in these photos, but it's a bit indecent in real life! Sadly, I think it might be heading towards ebay soon. I wore black tights with it here, but even those didn't seem like enough - I think leggings are the only option for wearing with this dress! I wore this outfit a couple of weeks ago when it was slightly warmer and sunnier but have only just got round to posting the photos. I'd really like to find a similar dress to replace this one with as it's such a classic summer style.

The denim jacket is quite a recent addition to my wardrobe. I've been looking for one for ages but could never find one that suited me or was nice enough to warrant the price tag. I got fed up with searching though and settled for this one from Primark. It's not perfect and sometimes I think it makes me look really boxy, but it's quite nice and for £15 you can't really complain! I kind of want to try out wearing double denim with this and a pair of high waisted jeans, but I don't think I'm quite brave enough for that yet.

I really love this owl ring too, it's one of my favourites. I got it a couple of summers ago, around the same time as the stripy dress. I like the fact that it's a bit of a statement ring, but it's not too big so I don't end up injuring myself or other people! For me, wearing rings is especially dangerous if I've got tights on, I always seem to get them caught and end up with ladders in my tights.

Do you have a favourite denim jacket?

Gillian x

20 comments

  1. I love this dress, really nice shape. It is short but I still think it looks lovely on you! xo

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  2. i love the dress i think it's really flattering on you, but i know what you mean about length. it's the whole bending down scenario which i always forget about when i buy dresses these days! xx

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  3. I love your owl ring! It's SO cute! love the wash of your denim jacket too and I hope you find a dress to replace this one, there is nothing worse than feeling like you are 'showing' too much, although I think it looks great on you with tights :)

    Love, Rachel

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  4. Love anything with a stripe! I think the dress really suits you :) but know what you mean about worrying about being indecent haha! lovely ring too! x

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  5. I have a favourite denim jacket that I refuse to part with. It's two sizes too small but I can juuust about squeeze into it and wear it a lot, but think it may be time to invest in one that actually fits me. After seeing this, I might check Primark out!

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  6. I haven't owned a denim jacket since the days when I used to rock the double denim look in 2000. ha ha. Love your ring :) x

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  7. I love this outfit :) You look gorgeous :)
    I have a denim jacket but don't think it suits me so I'm on the look out for another now haha!

    Laura xoxo

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  8. Love the dress! Cute jacket too - I love a little denim jacket in the summer... shame about this awful weather. Bring on decent weather so I can wear it!

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love the dress on you! I seriously love my denim jacket, it's seriously big, so I put it on whenever I can't be bothered and just pretend I'm trying to look grungey, haha. XO

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  10. The striped dress looks really nice with the denim jacket :) I don't have a denim jacket but I want to get one or a denim shirt for wearing over dresses this summer!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  11. I adore this dress, it looks really pretty on you. I'm always keeping an eye out for a good striped piece, whether it be a tank top, dress, skirt, etc. A fitted denim jacket is such a versatile wardrobe piece. I love the owl ring as well, I have a similar one I bought from Kmart of all places. You look gorgeous, I've said this before but you have such pretty hair.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  12. You look lovely, love the denim jacket with the stripes!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  13. Love this outfit, you're so pretty x

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  14. I love that dress I think i vaguely remember trying something similar and it was really short as well, it's like shops want us to flash everyone :). Such a stunning figure, I'm jelous :)!! x

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  15. gorgeous outfit <3!
    http://vmjeheart.blogspot.com/

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  16. lovely outfit < I just recently got a cropped denim jacket from Primark and I love it its so versatile, it goes with everything.

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  17. You are looking lovely; I love this dress on you but I know what you mean; I have so many dresses that are just too short for anything but leggings and consequently live at the back of the wardrobe. Absolutely love your hair too, it looks so glossy and shiny, I'm very jealous!xxx

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  18. Love this dress, it's anooying when you don't feel comfortable though :( I got my denim jacket on ebay for £4 and love it, got my moneys worth xx

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  19. I love this dress Gillian! It's been forever since I've been in Warehouse.. Will have to have a look now!x

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  20. I love this outfit but I know what you mean about the dress, I have a Warehouse one which just shrunk in the wash even though I followed the washing instructions...so annoying! I only have one denim jacket which I have had since I was 11/12 but I rarely wear it!

    Maria xxx

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