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    Saturday, 17 March 2018


    When I very first started this blog, I had every intention of using it to share fashion and style posts. I first got 'into' blogging reading fashion blogs by the likes of Lily Melrose and Lily Pebbles but I quickly found that I was much more comfortable writing about food and restaurants, than I was standing in front of a camera myself.

    Despite this, I've always been really passionate about personal style - and I say this all the time - but I really want to try and showcase it more on my blog. I've started sharing more outfit photos on Instagram and I took all the photos in this post myself with my trusty tripod and self-timer so let me know what you think of my efforts!

    Anyway, the reason for these ramblings goes back to a couple of weeks ago when the lovely team at Cari's Closet got in touch, offering to send me a dress to style for my blog. They have the most incredible occasion-wear dresses (like this killer Self Portrait dupe that I chose) but rather than just showing you the dress I picked, I wanted to show you the multiple ways you can style it to get as much wear out of it as possible: 

    The Classic Party Look
    So this first look is pretty much straight off the hanger - how the dress was intended to be worn. It's got really delicate straps, a gorgeous raw lace hemline and pleated silhouette - oh and did I mention it has POCKETS! It's perfect teamed with a pair of strappy heels for a party or wedding and the dropped waist is super flattering too. 
    Cari's closet red dress
    cari's closet red dress wedding style
    The Toughened-Up Look
    As the dress is super feminine, for this next look, I've toughened it up with a leather biker jacket and black sock boots. I love pairing pretty dresses with jackets and flats as an instant way of making them more wearable. It means you get way more milage out of an outfit as you can wear things you'd usually reserve for nights out during the day. It's also still 'dressy' enough that you could wear it on 'date-night' or out to dinner but without looking too 'formal'.
    cari's closet red dress rock look
    Where to buy: Jacket Dress Bootsred dress leather jacket selfie
    red dress close up
    The Casual Work Look
    Finally, my favourite way of styling this outfit. I love layering jumpers over dresses so they double up as skirts - it's the easiest way of getting more wear out of them and people hardly ever notice that you've worn it before! I would totally wear this outfit to work or to go shopping with my friends. This is also the simplest way of taking an outfit from day to night as you can whip your jumper off and add a pair of heels then you're good to go!
    cari's closet red dress jumper gucci belt
    Where to buy: Jumper (similar) / Belt Dress Bootscari's closet red dress gucci belt jumper
    cari's closet red dress jumper casual look
    Which style is your favourite? Let me know how you would style this dress in the comments section below!

    *I was gifted this dress by Cari’s Closet in exchange for this post 


    1. Oh, I absolutely love this dress! Especially in the last two looks it is absolutely stunning! It just goes so insanely well with black which I wouldn't have thought just looking at it!
      xx Lisa I

    2. Gorgeous dress, I absolutely adore the last outfit!! X

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