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

106 Comments

  1. August 27, 2017 / 12:17 am

    I’ve always LOVED Laura Ashley style. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. July 12, 2017 / 1:46 pm

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

  3. July 3, 2017 / 9:20 pm

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

  4. July 2, 2017 / 10:58 am

    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.

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:42 pm

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

  5. June 28, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    That is exactly the kind of dress I'd love to wear – with pockets?! I'm in! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Morgan x
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:40 pm

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

  6. June 27, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    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!

  7. June 26, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    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

  8. June 26, 2017 / 1:51 pm

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

  9. June 26, 2017 / 8:50 am

    What a classically beautiful look! Definitely perfect for summer even if it was a bit too warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:37 pm

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

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      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

  10. June 24, 2017 / 11:41 am

    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.

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      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

  11. June 24, 2017 / 3:41 am

    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.

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you Jessica. Great to have you return xx

  12. June 23, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    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/

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:23 pm

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

  13. June 23, 2017 / 9:51 am

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

  14. June 23, 2017 / 6:20 am

    I love a good pocket! #PoCoLo

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you Emily. Thanks for stopping by xx

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:19 pm

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

  15. June 22, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    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
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  16. June 22, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Oh my, you look absolutely stunning in this dress!

  17. June 22, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Living in Georgia, I can completely relate to hair fun and stifling heat. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, you and your hair looks gorgeous! I love this dress and pockets are my favorite! Thank you for linking up with Thursday Moda!

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Thank you Chrissy. Thank you for stopping by xx

  18. June 22, 2017 / 10:51 am

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

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:08 pm

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

  19. June 22, 2017 / 9:27 am

    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
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:02 pm

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

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:01 pm

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

  20. June 22, 2017 / 7:25 am

    I love how long this dress is! So flattering! The belt really works with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • July 2, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      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

  21. June 21, 2017 / 10:40 pm

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

  22. June 21, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    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

  23. June 21, 2017 / 9:36 pm

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

    • June 22, 2017 / 9:00 pm

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

  24. June 21, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    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

  25. June 21, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    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

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:56 pm

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

  26. June 21, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

  27. June 21, 2017 / 2:26 pm

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

  28. June 21, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    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!!

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you my friend! And I forgive you! xx

  29. June 21, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ all nautical chic and stuff (although I confess I never thought to associate that phrase with the Laura Ashley brand).

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:23 pm

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

  30. June 21, 2017 / 11:09 am

    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
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      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

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:11 pm

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

  31. June 21, 2017 / 7:48 am

    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.

    • June 21, 2017 / 10:11 pm

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

  32. June 20, 2017 / 10:46 pm

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

    • June 21, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you Joyce. Thanks for stopping by xx

  33. June 20, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    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!

    • June 21, 2017 / 10:09 pm

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

  34. June 20, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    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 cยฐ on friday! Puh ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • June 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      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

    • June 21, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Gemma. I absolutely love the bag! xx

    • June 21, 2017 / 10:06 pm

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

  35. June 20, 2017 / 7:19 am

    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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