Morning, hope you've enjoyed the shorter week. Not long till the weekend - yay!
Today I wanted to share with you an item that I've been yearning for ... well for absolutely ages!
I've been searching for a chambray shirt dress for such a long time, never finding the 'right' one! They're either too short, too fitted, the wrong style or just not 'me'!
Today had me in and out the stores, up and down the aisles, fighting the tourists in town and nearly giving up!
I've been in M & S, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Next to name but a few, with no avail! Just about to throw in the towel I wandered into my local Matalan store and spotted this one! Just the perfect length, buttons up the front, tie belt, cute collar and short sleeves. This Tencil material is so soft and smooth, and is also machine washable - like a comforting cuddle, with a helping hand. It has slits up either side, but being below the knee they didn't affect the overall look. (I don't like to show too much leg).
This beauty only set me back £22, and I know I'm going to be wearing this for many seasons to come.
I couldn't wait to get it home and pair it with a whole variety of colours and accessories - eventually deciding on this one. These tan court shoes, from Debenhams I received for Mothers Day, a tan bead necklace plus my summer beach basket bag - oh and my sunnies!
My basket bag was a gift from my Bestie a few years ago, I bring this out to air several times a year - mainly when on holiday - it's perfect to carry essentials like a towel, sun cream, phone and my purse. It's got a lining with a drawstring, making it a very safe bag when I'm on my holidays, strolling the shops and relaxing on the beach.
But it's also fabulous for nipping to a quiet little spot and flip through a magazine in the sunshine - when I have the time! 😏
My basket has ample room for my serviceable and essential Bag Tidy! so nothing will be forgotten.
How you would style this Chambray Shirt Dress?
I've got plenty of other ideas, but would love to hear what you'd do. X
I think I've made a big mistake when taking these photos, with the sun reflecting on the lens!
I prefer to say it's my Guardian Angel!
One to remember next time I think. Anyone want to recommend a beginners guide to photography?
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
― Thomas Campbell