Classic Striped Dress – Weekend Wear

Welcome to the Weekend post! I’m wearing my classic striped dress that’s so easy to wear


Hands up whos has a least one striped item in their wardrobe?

On thinking about writing this post I started thinking about how many striped items I actually have in my wardrobe and I’m surprised at just how many there are. Funny how things creep up on you like that! I never realised that I was such a fan!

Striped dresses, T-shirts, jumpers and I even have a pair of striped trousers. Great for making those legs appear a little longer than they actually are.

And who doesn’t own a Breton striped top or T-shirt? I can think of a handful that I have. How many items can you think of that are in your wardrobe? I’ve worn my long striped  Laura Ashley dress loads this year, and again, it’s just not going to go out of date. You can read that post here  

striped dress

This dress is from next. I’m not sure if it’s still available now after looking online. So I’ve dedicated this weekends “Ten Under Twenty” to striped items this week. So go grab yourself a striped bargain!

eastex bag

I am loving this new bag though from Eastex. A bargain price at just £25.00 here

I found myself another bargain this week!

Black classic high heels




I managed to bag myself these beauties from Zara online in the last remnants of their sale. Catching those last-minute bargains is a godsend. I got these for an incredible £7.99 plus a couple of pounds for postage. I must have just been online at the right time! There are still some items left at bargain prices so get yourself over there!

I’m pleasantly surprised by this special August edition Glossybox


I actually prefer this one to the last one I received. You can read about that here

My favourite items in this box have to be the handy makeup palette that you can create for yourself. These discs are available to buy singularly for a mere £1.50 each at Essence here  Handy for travelling.

essence make up pallette

The next item that I really like is the Safari Sun Bronzer. The retail price for this is £16.00 So this more than covers the value of the monthly Glossybox already.

safari sun bronzer


The Rodial lip pencil is a bargain addition to the box, but a little dark for me. That will be gifted to the daughter!


The Total repair hair mask smells amazing. I haven’t tried it yet and will let you know what the results are like. The Batiste dry hair shampoo is always handy to have for those in a hurry moments! Plus the little silk wristband is super cute! My favourite Baby-blue colour.

So, all in all, this month’s glossy box was full of great surprises

I’m really enjoying unwrapping it all and as I said before, this subscription that you can get with Glossybox is worth every penny and will also make a good present. You can find out more about Glossybox here and the first box is available for just £6.00

That’s it from me for this week. Have a great weekend. Fingers crossed that the sun will keep shining! If you want to catch every post, please subscribe by clicking on the box to the right-hand side.

Xo Laurie

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  1. September 5, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Love stripes – so useful. And I spot more fluted sleeves too! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

  2. August 28, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    This is a lovely striped dress. I just love the cute sleeves! I am a huge fan of stripes and have quite a bit of it in my wardrobe – tees, tops, sweaters, dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, and shoes. Speaking of shoes, I am swooning over your latest find. Simply breathtaking.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  3. August 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I love your striped dress, the sleeves are fab! I have lots of striped tops and quite a few dresses, they never go out of fashion. You got an incredible bargain with those shoes – I’m at the other end of the scale with size 8 feet but there aren’t so many bargains for those.

    Emma xxx

  4. August 27, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I love striped dresses! They never go out of style and they are perfect for every occasion 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your blog on Thursday Moda linkup!

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you Cristina xx

  5. August 27, 2017 / 4:10 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What an interesting bag. The handles are so special. Great look.

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you Nicole xx

  6. August 26, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Laurie, I laughed when you asked who doesn’t own at least one striped item in their wardrobe. I have about 100 striped things in my wardrobe! I am a huge fan of stripes. And florals. And polka dots. And plaids. And gingham. And just about every other print there is…well, except Aztec prints, they don’t appeal to me much. Anyway, this dress is adorable. And you have it perfectly styled as you always do. But those shoes. Those gray pumps. Oh, I swooned when I saw those. They are magnificent! Thanks so much for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up.


    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you Shelbee xx

  7. August 26, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Sorry Laurie…did you say those shoe/boots were £7.99?! What! They’re amazing. Love the stripy dress too! I have an abundance of stripy tops but always need more! Lovely post as usual 😉 #SaturdayShareLinkUp

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Lisa. Yep £7.99!! At least one good thing comes from having such small feet! xx

  8. August 25, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I love those stripes – I have many tops like that – works for any age or colouring haha!

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Can’t beat the stripes huh? xx

  9. August 25, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much Carol xx

  10. August 25, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    A striped dress is such a great staple! Those shoes you found at the Zara sale are fabulous and such a great price! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Doused in Pink

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Jill xx

  11. August 25, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Love the dress – I have a bit of an obsession with stripes too lol
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you Debbie xx

  12. August 23, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Classics have that magic of just working and stripes are so flattering

    • laurie
      August 27, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you Kate. Glad you agree. Thank you so much for stopping by xx

  13. August 23, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Hi Laurie, love your dress. What a great glossy box too. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Monday linkup

  14. August 23, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Hi Laurie!
    Thank you so much for linking up this fabulous post… and sharing your glossy box haul.
    My friend is a keen glossy-boxer and loves sharing her goodies with me.
    It’s a great idea for anyone who loves trying new things.

  15. August 23, 2017 / 6:54 am

    I love the navy blue bag you’re carrying in the photo! #BloggerClubUK

  16. August 22, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Totally, totally love the dress and the sleeves Laurie! I got a similar striped dress which I love. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. xo Sabina

  17. August 22, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Love that dress on you! Always love a good striped item.

  18. Andrea Nine
    August 21, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I love this dress, the cute sleeves just make it! You look fabulous!

  19. August 21, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    So lucky with the shoes – don’t they have great sale prices?? I’ve just bought a cute pair of block heeled sandals for the wedding I’m going to on Saturday, at only £12.99 another bargain from Zara! Like the dress on you Laurie, I’m a big fan of stripes, but haven’t got many items in my wardrobe. Have to cure that soon – lol.

  20. August 21, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    LOVE that striped dress, Laurie. It’s gorgeous on you! I, too, just adore stripes. I’ve got loads of stripes tops and skirts in my wardrobe but no dresses. Hm….must remedy that situation 😉
    LOVE those Zara shoes. I can’t believe you got such a bargain!! Lucky you!!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

  21. August 21, 2017 / 8:07 am

    I love this Laurie perfect for a casual weekend or you could dress it up. Thanks for linking up and sharing at #overthemoon. Have a beautiful week. xx

  22. August 21, 2017 / 8:05 am

    £7.99! Such a bargain. Zara too! Yes I love stripes. The Next dress looks great on you. I like how accessorised with the Eastex bag. A beautiful bag. I haven’t have associated bags with Eastex. I have to keep my eyes open more often.

    • August 25, 2017 / 8:50 am

      This comment appears gobbledegook.
      *I like how you accessorised with the Eastex bag. I haven’t ever associated bags with Eastex * is how it was meant.

  23. August 20, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    You look fantastic, Laurie, and I love striped dress like this one. And that little make up palette let looks fab, must check it out. XO


  24. August 20, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I love that dress! Now that I come to think of it, the only striped items in my wardrobe must be Breton tops. I’ve got them in different colours …
    Wow, those shoes: they’re fabulous but I wouldn’t be able to walk in them!
    I’ve got the same Essence make-up palette! Isn’t it great that you can choose your favourite colours. I put mine together for going on holiday, and chose white, blue, lilac and mint green! xxx

  25. August 20, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    You’ve got me thinking Laurie, I don’t have hardly any stripey items! Perhaps I should buy one or two of your suggestions.
    Those shoes are amazing. I could never walk in them in a million years!

  26. August 19, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Looking fabulous Laurie, what a great dress! But what about those shoes? Amazing!
    I don’t think I could walk in those heels but I know you can so I’m longing to see them on. I think I’d be happy to have them in my wardrobe just to look at!
    Stripes? Yes, I’ve got a few, I’m totally drawn to them.
    Wishing you a sunny Sunday, x.

  27. August 19, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    No!!! Those shoes?? Wow! They are amazing. I could never walk on those heels but they are just so beautiful to look at! No I don’t have a fetish! And yes for stripes. I just ordered a striped dress!

  28. August 19, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Laurie you look fabulous! I love stripes so much 🙂 Bag and shoes are also great!
    I wish you a nice weekend, XO Tina

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