Nougat London – The Easy Wear Dress

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favourite brands Nougat London….

This is the sister brand to Havren . I posted the gorgeous Havren dress a couple of weeks back and if you missed the post you can find it here

This  Pansie frilled hemline dress is so simple, it’s really easy to turn it into either a day or night dress. The colour Oatmeal is a  blank canvas to play with and would easily blend with any colour you desire.

Today I’m giving the dress a daytime look and keeping the colour hue simple, switching the shades up a notch with this fur-lined Gilet ( Perfect for today’s freezing weather !) Mushroom suede boots and my daytime tan handbag.

The flirty hemline swishes when you walk, and the dress is  silky and light. A shame there is no wind to show you how fluid it is. It feels beautiful on, nothing beats that silky feel.

But there is sun! I prefer the weather to be cold and bright, rather than warmer temperatures and rain any day!

The Jewellery I chose to enhance the dress is a Rose gold necklace and Bangle. The sleeves are long, but I preferred to ruche them up for detail.

You can see here how loose-fitting the dress is here. This is the ideal outfit for not worrying how much you eat.! No un-doing of the waistbands after that enormous Christmas dinner is what I have in mind !

So now all I need to do is decide how I’m going to wear this dress party style. I think it will look great with Black, more Gold or even Silver. There’s a gorgeous Black Cardigan here that would work perfectly. Plus there is 10% off your first order at the Nougat London site Well worth looking at

Glad to have my Gilet back on. It’s bloody freezing!  I’d like you to tell me how you would style this dress for evening, so please leave your comments below or tweet me at @vanityandmeblog

 Xo Laurie

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  1. December 20, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    You look amazing! It looks sophisticated and comfy, which is hard to pull off! I'd love to see how you style it for a party. And it looks like it'll transition nicely to Spring with maybe a neckerchief and a denim jacket with those boots? I'd love to see how you style it any way! It is a truly beautiful dress with flattering ruffles and draping to die for. The jewelry and jacket are perfect as well!

    Hugs and Merry Christmas!

  2. December 8, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    This neutral look is simply stunning. I truly enjoyed seeing how you styled this dress. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Also, I am currently looking for co-hosts, so I hope you will consider the opportunity.

    • December 10, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thank you Jennie. I am interested in co hosting. Maybe after Christmas? xx

  3. December 8, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Looks a great dress – and love the gilet and background too, what a fab shoot! And I'm with you on the cold and sunny days to wetter ones. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • December 10, 2016 / 8:22 am

      Thank you Stepanie. Rain rain stay away! xx

  4. December 7, 2016 / 4:56 am

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup party.

  5. December 6, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Oh yes I like dresses in this style – very glam! #bestandworst

  6. December 6, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Laurie, I love love this whole outfit … it looks stunning on you and so flattering. That mural you're standing in front of is awesome too! xo

    Carla aka Mrs R @

  7. Anonymous
    December 6, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Great dress, great styling! I like your hair & jewelry, too!

    • December 9, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy other post's too xx

  8. December 6, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I love this dress on you Laurie, love how you have put it with the boots, I am abit mad about autumn/winter boots. As I get older I appreciate a comfortable dress more and more, and opt for dress with tights more than jeans and a top these days. Thank you for sharing #sharethejoy x

  9. December 5, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Oh my comment just vanished… I am just going to repeat how terribly stylish you look in that swishy and fabulous dress Laurie…xo Sabina
    Oceanblue Style at Manderley

  10. December 5, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    This dress is so simple in it's shape, but so very flattering too which surely is the best combination. I love how you've styled it up with the gilet and boots – I'd wear something similar too. You look perfectly groomed as always Laurie x

    • December 9, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you Anna! I always feel so plain compared to you my colourful friend x

  11. December 5, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    That's lovely, and the way you have accessorized it makes it feel very wearable. Thank you for sharing with the #dreamteam.

  12. December 5, 2016 / 11:10 am

    I love this, it is a really fab dress and I LOVE it with the gilet – makes is so glam. You look fabulous! x

    • December 9, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you so much Yvonne.Thank you for popping over. I hope to see you again xx

  13. December 5, 2016 / 8:17 am

    I didn't know Nougat was the sister brand to Havren…you learn something everyday. It's a lovely dress, very versatile, and you've styled it beautifully with the rose gold necklace and boots.


    • December 9, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you Gail. I have followed the Nougat London brand for years. I'm new to Havren this year. Both brands are great though x

  14. December 5, 2016 / 3:48 am

    I am clueless about how to dress this for evening! LOL That's why I'm such a fan. You help me pull my wardrobe together! Ha! I am a huge fan of black, I need to learn to break it up a bit, I love the way you mix and match colors, textures and styles. That rose gold necklace looks stunning with this combo!

    • December 9, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much Nikki ! I would imagine you look fabulous in black with your hair colouring though xx

    • December 9, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      The vest is fur lined Jodie. So cosy x

  15. December 2, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    What a cute outfit, I love the hemline of the dress and it's style! Very comfy but festive and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!!!

  16. December 2, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Love the whole look, specially that necklace. Flawless;)
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear


  17. December 2, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Lovely dress and very much love the gillet! #PoCoLo

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you. It's from Tesco! Thanks for stopping by xx

  18. December 2, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Well done for surviving the cold! #PoCoLo

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Ha ha Thank you Emily ! Thank you for stopping by x

  19. December 2, 2016 / 4:27 am

    Thanks for joining Top of the World Style. I love your dress.

  20. December 2, 2016 / 2:27 am

    Thank you for linking up with the Top of the World Style Linkup this week!
    The Hosiery Spot

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you Sarah! Thank you for stopping by x

  21. December 2, 2016 / 12:46 am

    What a beautiful dress! It looks great by itself and I love it layered too! Love the ruffles at the bottom and the way you've paired them with those boots 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I must stop b at your link up! I will jot it down. Memory like a sieve x

  22. December 1, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    Love the cream color Laurie and the pretty drop waist. I would add gold or silver as you mentioned, then perhaps a pair of metallic shoes for the Holidays. Looking so pretty with the fur too
    Jess xx

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you Jess. The fur was much needed! Very cold here in London x

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you Ruth. I'm glad you like it. They are a great brand x

  23. December 1, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Such a pretty dress! I love how you've styled it with the long boots and gilet. I think you're right about pairing it with gold for an evening look – metallics go with anything.

    Emma xxx

  24. December 1, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Who doesn't love a pair of grey boots and I need a new pair this season. #Topoftheworld

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      A girl can never have too many huh? in any colour! xx

  25. December 1, 2016 / 11:48 am

    That is a fabulous dress for going out for diner!😉 I think it s a wonderful dress and I always love a different hemline. Love your vest too! And the background!

  26. December 1, 2016 / 6:54 am

    The dress looks very fluid ( also without the wind) and its light colour goes very nice with the taupe accessories. I often prefer not to wear too dark shoes ( or boots) with pale colours…

    Have a pleasant end of the week!

    • December 2, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you Dan ! I'm glad you like it. Hope your weekend is good. x

  27. December 1, 2016 / 12:18 am

    Very nice dress! I love how you styled it here and look forward to seeing how you'll style it for a party!

    The monochromatic outfit looks fabulous against the fun backdrop!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  28. November 30, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Stunning dress! Love the rose gold accessories too. I love cool crisp days too. #sharethejoy

  29. November 30, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Lovely outfit Laurie, love your dress 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday blog hop.

  30. November 30, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    What a beautiful dress! You have reminded me about an off white dress I bought and have left hanging in the closet. Now, I want to get it out and wear it! Lovely post. Really like the style of this dress and you look beautiful wearing it!

    • December 2, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      How lovely Debbie ! I will be popping over to see it on you. xx

    • December 2, 2016 / 11:28 pm

      Thank you Elise! Thanks for stopping by xx

    • December 2, 2016 / 11:26 pm

      Thank you Mandy ! Thanks for stopping by xx

  31. November 30, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    You've styled the Nougat dress beautifully. Love use of layering and colour tones. You look gorgeous. Loving the hair too x #bestandworst x

    • December 2, 2016 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much Peonie&Me.! Thank you for stopping by xx

  32. November 30, 2016 / 10:07 am

    What a lovely dress and it suits you so well. Great boots too – I'm still looking for some, but yet to find 'the' right ones! Jacqui

  33. November 30, 2016 / 8:28 am

    The dress is fab but I really like how you have accessorised it! The cardigan with the fur gives the look a really glam feel. Plus I love long necklaces. It certainly is freezing today!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  34. November 30, 2016 / 2:32 am

    That dress is beautiful! I love the longer length and ruffle hemline!

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