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24/05/2017

Roman Originals - Navy And White Lace Elegance

Hi Everyone
Yay! The sun's out!! 
I've been waiting for some good weather to share this gorgeous dress with you all. Remember I confessed a new love for the Roman original's brand? If you missed the first post featuring this fabulous brand, you can find that post here



I'm sharing today, this stand out from the crowd Navy and White floral Tapework dress. A classically shaped dress, I love the sleeve length and the slash neckline.
The gorgeous tape work in white really makes the dress a showstopper.



I decided on wearing my hair up with the dress to show off the neckline of the dress and give it a more formal look. It's really windy so I will need to make some adjustments when I've finished these photos! I'm attending a friends 60th birthday across the road from this park here in Twickenham. 



I've teamed the dress with a white clutch bag and pearl and silver Jewellery. Navy sandals to complete the look. You don't need anything powerful worn with this dress. It speaks for itself!.
Roman Originals is a perfect brand to shop for a special occasion outfit, there are lots of statement dresses available and the sizing for most dresses is 10 - 20. The stretch lace outer layer is resting over a soft lining and I love how it's not at all restricting, it just floats over your skin.


You can see in this close-up the lace pattern and the layered tape work that develops the floral design. 




This park in Twickenham is so beautiful. I love this floral display in the background.It's right on top of the Thames and  I've done a lot of fishing here! Nothing better than a quiet day, challenging the OH to catch the most fish. And I win sometimes!



One of the things that caught my eye about this dress, is that the pattern follows all the way round and not just on the front of the dress. exceptional quality at £65.00


And I love the deep V at the back, giving a nice finishing touch. Let me know what you think of the dress in the comments, I'd love to hear your views.

 Have you shopped at Roman Originals before? There are some bargains to be had on their website with up to 50% off here And some online exclusive designs too.

Fingers crossed that the sun keeps shining! 
XO Laurie

Dress co/Roman Originals
Bag - FandF
Sandals - Next
Bracelets - Claudia Bradby






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67 comments

  1. I love the back with the V line - very flattering! Great value for a beautiful dress. Yay for some good weather!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx

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    1. Thank you Sarah.I am loving this brand. So many lovely dresses on the site! And lets hope that sun stays with us! xx

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  2. This looks lovely and gorgeous pics! #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you! Thank you for stopping by xx

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  3. This looks lovely and gorgeous pics! #bestandworst

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  4. Very striking and dramatic dress. Love the v back. Your hair looks great in an up do.
    Gail x

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    1. Thank you Gail. I did get a bit wind swept though! xx

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  5. Stunning! You look great in this dress and I love your hair up.

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    1. Thank you Tina! I hope your having a great weekend xx

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous! The dress does really look good quality and design. Have a nice time at the party.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. The party was great thank you Gemma xx

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  7. This dress is so gorgeous! Love bold black and white contrast, and it fits you just perfectly! You should swing by my blog and share your style. My brand new linkup just went live at http://ladyinviolet.com/2017/05/23/chic-in-black-comfortable-black-heels/
    xo-Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen. Thank you for thinking of me and I will stop by xx

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  8. I've been at several consignment shops looking for good quality dresses and I've been very disappointed. Your dress looks gorgeous. I love the line and you look wonderful in it. Yes -- your hair in an updo gives the entire look one of elegance.

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    1. Thank you so much Marisa. I hope you join me again xx

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  9. Fabulous dress!! I love that neckline too and pulling your hair up really shows it off! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Heather! Makes a change to have the hair up. Actually it's been like that the last few days because it's been so hot xx

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  10. That dress is just stunning! You look fabulous!
    #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you Kim! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return! xx

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  11. What a dress! I love the tapework, the shape and the neck and back line. Just the dress for a special occasion. And your hair looks fabulous in that upstyle.

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    1. Thank you Mary.Roman is well worth looking at xx

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  12. Wonderful dress, I love it. Your hair suits you like that, I hope you enjoyed the party Laurie. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  13. What a beautiful dress! I love the simple black and white fabric, yet the shape is so elegant!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you Ruth. It's such an easy dress to wear xx

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  14. That dress is such a lovely fit on you and looks very good quality. A real knock out! #BestandWorst

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  15. Love the look so much, very elegant. Perfect pieces matched together. And the garden is lovely!

    Madame X
    http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Madame.Glad you like it.I hope you return xx

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  16. Very nice! And a great price!love it that it s not sleeveless! And your hair is fantastic blije that!

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  17. Beautiful dress Laurie. Love your hair up like this too :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog hop.

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  18. Wow, Laurie! How gorgeous! I love this dress and that neckline is simply stunning!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  19. What a gorgeous dress! Love the cut and tapework! You look stunning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  20. Beautiful dress fierce sister, you look so lovely! and Yes finally the sun is here to in Seattle!

    Valerie
    xo

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  21. Love this! I feel the back is where it really shines #sharethejoy

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  22. That dress is the bomb---or maybe it's just you?? :)
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  23. This dress is great. The texture is so interesting. And with black and white it is a classic that you can wear for years. Great find. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  24. Beautiful dress, I love the v neck back, so elegant x
    #bestandworst

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  25. Have ordered a few Roman Originals. Late night buys but I hope I find something that looks halfway as good as do in yours. Will post my try-ons!

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  26. I love the dress, very elegant. The deep V at the back is a very nice detail. There's a Roman shop not far from me in Crewe so I'll pop in for a browse!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  27. i'm going to have to get myself to Abergavenny, Cwmbran or Ross on Wye when I'm next in the UK. I need a dress for my son's Founders Day and one for his prom

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  28. Fits you likea glove and I Love the shoes! #fanfriday

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    1. Michelle! I accidentally removed your comment! Sorry xx

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  30. I love the design and shape, it's so elegant X #PoCoLo

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  31. Love, love this dress - the leaf pattern is so beautiful. Thanks for linking, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  32. Back details like this quickly win me over too! Love this dress!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thank you Abigail! Thank you for stopping by xx

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    1. Thank you so much GiGi. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you return xx

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  34. What a gorgeous dress. I love the silhouette and the back!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  35. That is a lovely dress! The leaf pattern is gorgeous and quite a departure from summer floral prints.

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  36. The dress suits you so well Laurie. I love the simple elegant shape on you and think that you made the right decision to wear your hair up. It's a lovely, smart look and perfect for your outing.

    Anna x

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  37. Loving the print of this dress and the pop of white! You look flawless
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear

    xo
    Mel

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  38. Such a beautiful dress, Laurie! You look fantastic!

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  39. Oh I love this Laurie. Black and white is my favourite combo and you look stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I'm sharing on social media. Hope to see you at next week's linkup

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  40. What a lovely photoshoot, and yes! to the sun coming out! I know I am in a better mood when it does. LOVE this dress on you, the embroidery is amazing!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  41. Oh I love the detail in the tapework, and I really like the low v back. Really striking and classy. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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  42. What a gorgeous dress! I'm heading over to Roman originals for a look. 😀 Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  43. Love it - love your hair up too. It looks quite a detailed dress too, which I love. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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