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15/11/2016

Havren Fit And Flare Dresses - A Must Have Dress That Switches Easily From Work To Play



Havren has to be one of my favourite labels that I discovered this year......

You may remember when I sported that gorgeous sequined jumper earlier in the year here 



Today I'm sharing with you this gorgeous fit and flare dress called Delilah  which is such an easy dress to wear, and gives a very flattering shape. I love the deep rich wine coloured flowers laying on a base of black, but with hints of white that brings the dress to life.


I have chosen to wear a plain long sleeved rollneck to wear underneath. A bit of a copy really because this is how it's worn on the website, and I thought it looked really good.



But how easy will it be to turn this from a day to night dress ? Or even wear to the office? A smart shirt underneath would be perfect, and loose the top underneath put on some sparklies ( I'm thinking a large statement necklace to sit in that V-shaped neckline ) and some evening shoes, you're good to go partying or a dinner!



I decided to showcase beauty of a dress at Chiswick park today. I have teamed the outfit with classic black court shoes and added a little glam with my Bronze coloured clutch. It's so beautiful here in the park and eerily quiet. In summer, this park is heaving with walkers, and it's strange to feel like I have the park nearly to myself.


I love how the dress flares from the waist, the large pleating detail sits beautifly. There is a jacket on the website that pairs up with the dress here which has just gone into sale, so grab a bargain ladies !
That jacket will go with so much!


How beautiful are all the autumn colours?




I just managed to get this shot outside of Chiswick house. Then it started to pour down ! I was hoping to show you more but I got a proper soaking!


Please do take a look at the Havren site. There are some beautiful items on there for the party season, and it's so nice to find something a little different. The dress is available in blue too as seen below


I look forward to hearing what you think of the dress, I love to recieve a comment and here from you. Or if yo wish you can subscribe to get every post sent to your inbox

Xo Laurie

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  1. What a beautiful dress and setting for your photos. The cut of the dress is so flattering and love the print. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you Gemma. It fits beautifully, I love the material and I'm really pleased with it x

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  2. Beautiful dress! I love it paired with the burgundy top. I can see the dress worn so many different ways!

    And what a gorgeous setting for your photos! Chiswick park is beautiful!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thank you Andrea. The park was lovely and I was so lucky to have it nearly all to myself! I think the dress will be great in Summer too x

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  3. Such a beautiful location for a photo shoot! Totally complimentary to this amazing dress.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  4. I really like how you've added the shirt under this dress Laurie (even if it is copying)...it makes me perfectly winterized! I hadn't heard of this company, but I'll be checking them out now!
    The scenery you picked is quite gorgeous---sorry for the rain though! :)
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. The colour match is perfect.x

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  5. Stunning dress Laurie, and the perfect setting to showcase it. Love the colours they suit you too. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqui. I am loving the Wine colours out there at the moment x

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  6. Looks really lovely:) and it's look really good with that top
    #DreamTeam

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    1. Thank you Katarzyna Thank you for stopping by x

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  7. Gorgeous look! I love the layered look! Great way to bring the dress into cooler weather!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you Ruth. It's win win with this dress. I will wear in summer too . Thanks for stopping by x

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  8. Wow, I love the pictures first off Laurie, and the plum color is fab on you! I love that you can style this so many ways.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. Stunning photos and a stunning dress! I love the dark floral colors in it! It's so pretty with your blonde hair!

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  10. It's a gorgeous dress, Laurie and you look stunning in it! The photos are to die for... especially the one just before you got soaked. One classy lady!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Ha ha! You should have seen me by the time I left! Thank you Suzy xx

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  11. That's a really pretty dress, in both colours! Also I can visualize it in my mind if worn with white or black blouse. Have to mention, I love the deep wine colour!

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    1. Yes I agree. It will look great with white silk I think . Thank you x

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  12. What a beautiful dress! So very elegant and feminine! And those shoes are stylish! Also love that park. England has got many beautiful parks and gardens!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I really should make use of more of the gorgeous parks in London I have to say x

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  13. Love this dress on you & this shape on almost everyone! Looks fantastic

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I agree with you, the shape is great for most figures x

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  14. The dress is gorgeous and I do like the sound of the office version styling with a white shirt. I haven't heard of the brand but just looked at the jacket online. A bargain in the sale.

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    1. Isn't it Anna. It's really good quality clothing too. I have loved everything from the brand so far x

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  15. Havren dresses are a bit of an undiscovered gem - very flattering. Love the berry shades on you. The backdrop is stunning!

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    1. Thank you Gail. They are a bit of a hidden gem I agree. And their sales are fantastic. It's really good quality too x

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  16. Nice look, Laurie, and it brightens up what became a rainy day. Great choice of location, though, but just how did you manage to walk on that grass in those lovely heels? Did you get wedged in?!

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    1. Ha ha! Thank you Mary ! I was waiting for that question! A great deal of balance I have to say! I'm used to it though, I only ever wear heels because I am short. Been wearing them since I was thirteen, so Iv'e had a lot of practice. x

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  17. Gorgeous dress! The dark floral print is beautiful. It looks great with the rollneck underneath. What a stunning location for photos.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  18. Gorgeous dress! The dark floral print is beautiful. It looks great with the rollneck underneath. What a stunning location for photos.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  19. Love how you combined that summer dress with a top.. so that it now works in fall! :)

    Cute high heels too! :)

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

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    1. Thank you Natassia ! Thank you for stopping by for a read x

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  20. That dress is gorgeous and is such a versatile piece! Love the dark floral print!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  21. My, my, my, Delilah, you truly are a temptress of a dress :) I can see how this could be worn in a myriad of ways, Laurie, and I love it. Love love love.


    On the blog today, I'm talking about the hush-hush topic of self-love. Yup. Me, myself and I. I'd love for you to come over and weigh in, and share your thoughts. It's interesting to note that despite it being the 21st century, and we're preaching confidence and empowerment, the subject still remains somewhat risque.

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/11/17/me-myself-i/

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    1. Ha ha ! I can hear that song Sheela ! I will be popping over x

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  22. It is such a pretty dress and truly suits you, wearing it in many ways would be great way to make your closet work to its full potential, Vanity
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you Anna. This will be a hard worker ! So easy to wear too xx

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  23. That's such a pretty dress! I love the print and colours. It suits you perfectly. :) xx #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  24. Beautiful dress, I like the blue flower design. And a gorgeous location for your shots too. #POCOLO

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Thanks for stopping by for a read x

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  26. Pretty dress and pretty scenery! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com/

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  27. I love the colors in the dress against the background. I can't wear anything with a waist just yet but working on it.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca. Thank you for stopping by for a read. x

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  28. You look so lovely in this dress. Beautiful photo shoot location too!

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  29. Loving the two together, it matches so well :)

    Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com [Link-up now live!] XX

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    1. Thank you Sammy ! Thanks for stopping by, I will check out the link up xx

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  30. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this dress. It looks like you can wear it year round. It is so chic.

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  31. I'm so hopelessly lost when it comes to fashion, but I love your outfit and it looks like the location of your photo shoot was amazing! Thanks so much for posting this on the #fandayfriday link party! Hope to see more of your posts there soon!

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  32. You chose the perfect location match for your dress, Laurie! Stunning through and through.

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    www.petiteover40.com

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    1. Thank you Sherry. A little slice of London for you ! Hope your'e well xx

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  33. Beautiful dress Laurie, you styled it perfectly. I have one very simerla with red flowers :) Thanksfor sharing at the weekend blog hop

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  34. So pretty and I love the long sleeved top underneath, looks chic! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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  35. I really love the cut of the dress. The skirt lays so nicely and it's very flattering. I love the pattern and can see it go from the office to dinner quite easily. A statement necklace would look great in the v-neck of the dress.

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    1. Thank you Nikki. A statement necklace will look fab in the summer I agree x

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  36. Another great dress, you really do know where to find them. Agree on the cut being flattering and easy to wear, it looks great too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. I just got really lucky with some fabulous brands this year x

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  37. that is a gorgeous dress and I love the floral pattern. You look fabulous and your photos are so pretty. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  38. Love the look! Floral is so very elegant!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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    1. Thank you Nina. Thank you for stopping by x

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  39. I love how you layered the dress. The print is so pretty.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Izabela.The dress will work just as well in the summer. Handy to get double wear! Thank you for stopping by x

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  40. That is very gorgeous dress :) Love your style!

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    1. Thank you Ylva! That's a lovely compliment . Thank you for stopping by x

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  41. I just love this dress! It is extremely flattering and I always think a girl needs at least one classic and flattering dress in her wardrobe xo

    Carla aka Mrs. R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  42. That is such a pretty dress. I love how it flows out from the waist. It looks perfect for a summer party too. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam

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  43. Given I've got no waistline at the moment owing to being pregnant I'd love to be able to wear a dress like this! #bestandworst

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    1. Aw Bless ! I hope your going to treat yourself after ! x

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  44. This dress is beautiful and looks great on you! I really like the flare cut on dresses. Thanks for sharing this label. I'll definitely head over and see some of their other collection.

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    1. Thank you Keri. I have been working with Havren for nearly a year now and there is always something on their site that I really want. excellent quality too. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like the other brands I work with x

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  45. A beautiful dress Laurie, it really suits you.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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