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Celebrity Style Steal - Rose Byrne & WIWT

So for this month's celebrity style steal I've gone for an outfit I saw on actress Rose Byrne.  As you will see from the picture she's kept her look pretty simple & classic but the beauty of this outfit is that with a few accessories you could so easily transform the look from day to night, not to mention create various looks with the one dress.

Here's Rose looking very chic & classic.




So let's start the style steal.  First off looking at the dress I don't think you're going to do any better than this Boden one.  Perfect for dressing up or down, a 'V' shaped neckline allowing you to team with either a statement necklace or layer with fine chains & a gathering just under the bust line meaning that the dress will be flattering on all body shapes & no clinging on the tummy or hips to worry about.




Boden Jersey Maxi Dress, My Midlife Fashion


Now Rose has gone for quite a heavy sandal but I would team the dress with something a little less bulky in appearance & would pick these Carvela sandals to wear.  Simple, classic & understated with just a little element of interest in the metal plate.  Of course for other looks you could also team with a wedge or add more interest with either a leopard print sandal/shoe or even metallics or of course a pop of colour.




Carvela Kindred Metal Paneled Sandal


Moving onto the bag & I just love the look of this grab bag from John Lewis (which is also available in orange).  This seems like the perfect every day sized bag - big enough to fit everything in without being cumbersome & extremely stylish for the price.  How fab would it look with a pom pom key ring hanging from one of the handles?  




John Lewis Giselle Mini Grab Bag


And finally keeping it classic & simple with these black sunglasses from Marks.




Marks and Specner Winged Round Frame Sunglasses


As I mentioned earlier a simple black maxi dress is a great wardrobe essential as not only is it a perfect canvas to accessorise with different jewellery & shoes.  But with the addition of a statement jacket or clutch you can create many different looks & dress up or down depending on the occasion.  Plus it's a fab outfit for travelling on holiday allowing you to ditch layers as the temperatures increase but look stylish & feel comfy too.

In fact today I've decided to try something I've been meaning to wear for a while now & that's my maxi skirt teamed with my biker jacket.


My Midlife Fashion, Biker Jacket, Maxi Skirt,  Ballet Pumps, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Mint Velvet, Zara


Biker Jacket - Zara
T-Shirt - Zara
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Ballet Pumps - Mint Velvet


Biker With A Maxi Dress, Biker Jacket, Mango, Miss KG, Leopard Print Ballet Pumps, Animal Print, Boden, Maxi Dress, Marks and Spencer, Cross Body Bag, Horn Necklace


Jacket - Mango £119.99
Necklace - Mango £14.99
Dress - Boden £89
Ballet Pumps - Miss KG £41.25


So what do you think, are you a fan of the plain black maxi?  If so do you have a particular look you like to create when wearing it?  And what do you think of my style steal?

Busy day ahead with work for me & son has 3 GCSE's so a full day in school - it's going to seem quiet without him but I'm sure work will keep me fully occupied!  Plus I'm hoping to take a peek at Boden when I get a minute or two as for today's offer is 25% off all skirts, shorts, jeans & trousers click here to shop!

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts on the black maxi dress & how you wear yours.  Let's just keep our fingers crossed the weather keeps improving so we can finally wear them!

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  1. Looking fab, Jane! I'm inspired to get out my black maxi dress and style something now!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks Dawn, can't wait to see how you style it.
      Jane xx

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  2. I love maxi dresses and skirts. Both of these looks are fabulous! Lynne xx

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    1. Thanks Lynne, I just love wearing maxi skirts/dresses too.
      Jane xx

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  3. Its amazing how a leather jacket can make a simple dress or skirt look so hip and current, you look fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Aww thanks Nora, I've not teamed my maxi with my biker before but loved it so will definitely be wearing this combo again.
      Jane xx

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  4. I really love this look & I'm a huge fan of maxi skirts & dresses x

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    1. They're great aren't they Sarah, I always feel quite girly when I wear a maxi skirt/dress.
      Jane xx

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  5. I love Rose Byrne's style Jane! She is so gorgeous too! I've been wanting to get my maxi dress out but it's either been not quite warm enough or warm enough to get the legs out!! Love your teamed with a biker jacket so I will be trying that! xx

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    1. She's stunning isn't she Michelle - just naturally beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you styling up your maxis.
      Jane xx

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