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One Dress Three Ways Plus A Fantastic Discount Code & WIWT

Morning ladies.  Seeing as Marks & Spencer have just launched 20% off all clothing, beauty, home & furniture click here & use code FEB16A16, I thought it would be fun to share with you a recent purchase that just happened to catch my eye.  As well as show you three different ways in which I intend to style my new purchase come the warmer months.

So first the dress.  Being monochrome & stripes it probably doesn't need any explaining as to why it caught my eye.  However, generally I'm not a huge fan of shirt dresses as I generally worry that I look as if I'm wearing an overlong shirt & have forgotten to put my trousers on!  But this dress is an exception.  Firstly because it's a great length so it looks like a dress & not an oversized shirt.  Secondly the hem doesn't curve up at the sides so again it feels more like a dress & thirdly it's made from the most gorgeous material that is a great weight that feels very luxurious plus it's not too filmsy & it even doesn't crease!

Marks and Spencer Striped Shirt Dress

Size wise I would say the dress comes up on the larger size.  I've actually sized down & have gone for a UK6 & as you can see there's plenty of room still.  I really don't think the above picture on the web does the dress any justice so I've taken a few selfies so you can see what it looks like in real life. Please ignore the pop socks they were quickly thrown on to hide my toes (which are still healing) & I'm not saying I would wear it with the boots I've got on but they were the first thing that came to hand.  I'm thinking loose with trainers on a casual day but if I want to feel more within my comfort zone & structured I really like it teamed with a belt & think it will be perfect with my studded black sandals come the summer.  

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Autograph stripe shirt dressMy Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Autograph stripe shirt dressMy Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Autograph stripe shirt dress

I'm really hoping this dress is going to prove a valuable & versatile addition to my wardrobe & as I mentioned above I've already got a few styles in mind.  Here's just three ways I intend to style it come the Spring/Summer.

Look1, My Midlife Fashion, Boden Dana Trainers, Marks and Spencer Autograph Stripe Shirt Dress, Marks and Specner Leather across body bag

Dress - Marks & Spencer Currently £44 With Code FEB16A16
Bag - Marks & Spencer Currently £20 With Code FEB16A16
Belt - Mango £29.99
Shoes - Boden £69.50

Plus of course it could even be worn as a tunic & styled over trousers/jeans or even teamed with a biker jacket - the possibilities are endless!

So seeing as there's currently 20% off all clothing, beauty, home & furniture from today until the end of Monday (click here & use code FEB16A16) I thought I'd share my top picks from their latest collection.

Top Picks

Back to today & I'm layering up the knitwear & going for an all grey look - not sure what's happened to my fringe in the picture I seem to have a rogue parting!!

My Midlife Fashion, Zara cashmere scarf, oversized cardigan, Massimo dutti jumper, zara skinny jeans, boden hi top trainers

Scarf - Zara
Jumper - Massimo Dutti
Coatigan - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Hi Tops - Boden

Layering knitwear

Scarf - John Lewis £50
Jumper - Mango £39.99
Jeans - Boden £49.50
Hi Tops - Michael Kors £170

So ladies what are your views on the shirt dress?  Are you a lover or hater?  Plus of course how do you wear yours?  As always I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a fab day & I'll see you in the morning.  Don't forget to let me know if you snag any great buys with the discount code!

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  1. Love your all grey look today Jane. That shirt dress is really nice. I love them on other people but am generally not keen on wearing them myself as I find collars a bit awkward and they never seem to sit right on me. This one is so lovely though that I'm tempted to try it on.

    1. Morning Sam, if you're tempted I'd definitely give this dress as try as the fabric is such a lovely weight the collar stays put & falls nicely. Plus of course with the discount it's a great saving ;-)
      Hope this helps.
      Jane xx


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