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20/06/2017

Laura Ashley Classic Stripe Dress & White CutWork Bag

Hi Everyone


If you're in the UK How hot has it been?!! Hot Hot Hot!!! 

I'm hosting on the Laura Ashley website again today! Pop over and see all the other fashion and interior bloggers that feature there here

I'm sharing my second choice from Laura Ashley today, wearing a more casual look. I fell in love with the dress and bag as soon as I saw them on the website and couldn't wait to share, although let me tell you I'm absolutely roasting! Even though I have waited as late in the day possible to take these photos!

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There are a couple of details that I want to point out that I like about the dress. One is the ruched shoulder detail. I think this adds a nice little touch to the dress.


 The other is pockets. Who doesn't love a handy pocket? The dress actually comes with a matching self-tie belt, but I've chosen to add my white one to tie in with the bag and bangle.




The dress feels lovely on, and I like the fullness of the skirt, all these little details make it that little bit different from your average classic stripe dress.You can find it on the website at Laura Ashley here There is up to 50% off clothing and homeware at the moment, so do take a look. 




Can you see my little photo bombers in the background?




I'm down by the river near Kew and the wildlife are so tame. I think they're hoping I have brought them dinner! 



I decided to wear my hair straight today, and I can feel it starting to crinkle and curl from the heat already in our 33-degree heat. No! I'm not complaining already!



laura ashley bag

How gorgeous is the bag? I love, love, love it! There is a lot of wooden detailing on bags this year, quite a big trend and I love the faux bamboo handles. The laser cut flowers really make it a show stopper too. There is a zip up lining inside the bag that's removable to wash too.You can find it here and it's also available in Blue or Yellow. 



I think the white accessories work well together with the dress.What do you think?  Easy to wear and comfortable. don't forget to check out my other dress that I chose in last week's post. You can find it here if you missed it. A completely different style!



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Oh and go grab yourself a bargain before it all gets sold out! There are some amazing items to good to miss!
 Enjoy the sun everyone!
XO Laurie

Dress - c/o Laura Ashley
Bag - c/o Laura Ashley




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  1. Stunning Laurie, I love this dress, and it might be one for me! Love it paired with white, the bag is excellent for summer, having room for plenty and so much style! Jacqui P.S. enjoy the sunshine. x
    mummabstylish

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  2. 2 things. Pockets! Yes. Also it's a maxi for petites by the looks of it.

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    1. Possibly Anna. I have my heels on with the dress. Could easily be taken up an inch or two though xx

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  3. You look gorgeous! I love the dress and I also have the exact same bag so I love that too :)

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you Gemma. I absolutely love the bag! xx

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  4. Laurie you look amazing in this dress! And this bag is so wonderfull for summer styling. I love it so much. In germany we get 38 c° on friday! Puh ;)

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    1. Thank you Tina! Oh gosh, it was nearly that hot here today! I just want to sit under my cold shower! Try and stay cool xx

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  5. Stunning dress! You look fantastic in a maxi dress! Also love that bag. I was in the UK Last week, yeah, spending every day on the beach!

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    1. How fabulous Nancy! I look forward to hearing about it xx

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  6. Nice outfit. I shop in my sister's closet.

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    1. Thank you Joyce. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  7. How cute are you in that dress?! The stripes go well with the style of the dress. Love your simple immaculate styling. And I'm still in love with your hair! Keep cool x.

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    1. Thank you Mary! I'm still melting away as I write this! xx

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  8. Lovely dress and as always you look amazing #bloggerclubuk

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! That's a lovely compliment. xx

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  9. Gorgeous dress...and it has pockets! I love the bag, being able to remove the lining and wash it is a brilliant detail. You look fab, even if you were feeling the heat.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma! By the time I got to where I wanted to do photos my hair was literally wet! Glad you like the dress xx

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  10. Lovely dress. I love a dress with pockets! #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I agree, they come in handy! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  11. Darling, this summery striped maxi is so flattering on you. I love the detailing on the bag and it compliments your look. Well done. Xo Jonet

    www.FabulouslyChicOver50.com

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  12. This one This one bag seems much and pretty looking that every woman should have because it gives an eye catching look.

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  13. I am almost envious, Laurie!! Who am I trying to fool. I am positively green with envy on how positively stunning you look, my friend :) all nautical chic and stuff (although I confess I never thought to associate that phrase with the Laura Ashley brand).

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  14. Laurie,

    I truly love this dress on you! it looks cool plus oh so perfectly seasonal!
    Liking your LA choices very much
    Ash xxx

    Ps just realises I hadn't left a comment either How very rude of me!!

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    1. Thank you my friend! And I forgive you! xx

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  16. Lovely dress Laurie, style suits you so well! The bag is very gorg too. Gail x

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  17. I love a long dress for the summer and this looks really stylish but comfortable. The bag is stunning! Love your little photo-bombers too! ;) Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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  18. First of all, you are just so gorgeous, Laurie, that I think you could wear just about anything and look fabulous! That said, I am loving your adorable maxi! You can never go wrong with stripes and your white accessories are perfect with it! A beautiful summer look!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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    1. Thank you so much Mary! You are way too kind! xx

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  19. I love this stripe maxi! The structured top and flowy bottom are perfect!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkelandslippers.blogspot.com

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  20. This dress is stunning on you! I love the stripes and really it could be easily dressed up. I love the belt at the waist to add more shape to the dress. You look really pretty!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  21. I love the dress! It looked gorgeous on you, especially with the belt and bag. The accessories really make the outfit! #brilliantblogposts

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

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  22. I love a maxi dress in hot weather and this one looks lovely on you Laurie. The shoulder detail is eyecatching and just adds that little extra something doesn't it? The bag is the perfect partner too - great choice!

    Have a great week x
    Anna

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  23. This is a great summer dress and I love the ruching detail!

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  24. I love how long this dress is! So flattering! The belt really works with it :-) Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I think a lot can be added to this dress to mix it up a bit. I'm getting my fare share of wear out of it! xx

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  25. You look absolutely stunning in this dress, Laurie. I love the one you wore previously too but this one had different vibe and it suits you perfectly. Excellent choice of accessories too
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you so much Anna. The dresses are like chalk and cheese but so wearable. xx

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  26. Laurie, I love this style of dress on you! It looks so comfortable and easy yet completely and totally sophisticated and chic! I also love the stripes on the maxi dress. It is very different from the typical shorter striped cotton dresses for summer. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend. The belt is perfect and that bag is so stunning, too.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you so much Shelbee. That's a lovely compliment xx

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  27. As my husband will tell you - I'm obsessed with blue and white stripes so I love love love this dress! #dreamteam

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    1. Thank you so much! So easy to wear this dress. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  28. I love a dress with pockets!!!
    Jaymie

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  29. Living in Georgia, I can completely relate to hair fun and stifling heat. :) However, you and your hair looks gorgeous! I love this dress and pockets are my favorite! Thank you for linking up with Thursday Moda!

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    1. Thank you Chrissy. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  30. What a perfect combination of a dress and stripes, Laurie!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  31. Oh my, you look absolutely stunning in this dress!

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  32. Such a lovely look Laurie. I have bought a striped dress recently as well. I love that it is a maxi, you added the white belt and really like your bag! Perfect summer look. I think pics in the summer time are the hardest, due to the heat!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  33. Such a gorgeous maxi dress. The stripes are classic

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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  34. Such a gorgeous dress! I wish they shipped to the States. Love the choosing belt and bag! Fabulous!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you Edwige! Glad you like it xx

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  35. You look absolutely stunning in this dress, Laurie. I love the one you wore previously too but this one had different vibe and it suits you perfectly. Excellent choice of accessories too
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you Anna! I'm loving the handbag. I haven't stopped using it! xx

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  36. I love a good pocket! #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Emily. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  37. Hopping over from #PoCoLo... What a great look and YES every dress should have pockets! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  38. Laurie, you look amazing. That dress is very lovely and I adore that handbag. I can see what you mean about it being too hot. Maybe this dress will work better when the temps start to drop again. It would be cute for fall with different jackets or sweaters. Very pretty! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. I agree Amy. This dress could certainly work it's way into the winter season. Thank you xx

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  39. Thanks for linking up with the Ladies Who Link Up party! I love your maxi dress!It is gorgeous! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  40. That is a lovely maxi! I really like the flowy fit to it!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thank you Jessica. Great to have you return xx

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  41. I used to wear Laura Ashley dresses a lot. This dress is one I would like too. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  42. That's lovely. I was a big Laura Ashley fan back int he 80's/early 90's but have not stepped through the doors in years. I must check them out online. Thanks.

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    1. Yes Julie you must! I always find a must have each season that they bring. I have never been disappointed! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you return xx

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  43. Such a great dress Laurie! And you can't go wrong when there's pockets involved.:) I love the shoulder details and the addition of the belt makes it perfect!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  44. Great dress but I think it would be too long for me (only 5 foot 1!) #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you Laura. I'm 5'2 and have heels on. You might just get away with it! Thank you so much for stopping by xx

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  45. You know I love a good maxi and bonus it has pockets! Such a gorgeous look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  46. What a classically beautiful look! Definitely perfect for summer even if it was a bit too warm! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you return xx

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  47. I love this dress, so simple and looks so comfortable!!
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW, come visit this week!

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    1. Thank you Karen. I always visit! xx

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  48. Wonderful maxi dress! I really like the stripes and ruched detailing. Yay for pockets, always! Congrats on hosting the Laura Ashley website, too. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie

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  49. Laurie you look lovely and fresh, even if it is 33degrees. Longg dresses are a great way to stay cool while looking pulled together. And I have to agree with you that bag is fabulous!

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  50. That is exactly the kind of dress I'd love to wear - with pockets?! I'm in! ;)
    Morgan x
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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    1. Thank you Morgan! It's so easy to wear! xx

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  51. Such a beautiful dress and bag! Blue and white stripes and a white bag make for a fabulous summer look. You look great!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  52. I adore your dress Laurie, it looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, you will be one of my features tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you Claire! I look forward to seeing it. Thank you for that xx

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  53. Great outfit - and yay! to pockets. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  54. From dress to bag to belt, you look fabulous head to toe!

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