Yes, it’s day two on the stripes edition. You can find part one here – if you missed it !
Yesterday’s post also came with a warning – to look away if stripes are not your thing, but I’m hoping that today’s little beauty might once again hold your attention…
So, if i’ve sparked your interest, read on my gorgeous friends. Because this one is called the Block Stripe Neoprene dress and it’s all kinds of awesome and a ‘dressier’ alternative to yesterday’s more casual look.
Bold yet Chic is the way Country Road are describing it. I have to admit, I totally agree.
Block Stripe Neoprene Dress $199.00 I’m wearing a medium | Juliette Heel $179.00 both Country Road
Before we go any further – let’s address the elephant in the room…Neoprene.
My first thought when I think of neoprene, is a wet-suit.
Just for the record I have never ever worn a wet-suit, and after looking into my crystal ball – I don’t intend to change that any-time soon! I personally prefer to sit under a shade with a long G & T in my hand and leave the wet-suit stuff to all the stunning young surfer mermaids out there!
Right back to the job in hand, let me tell you why I think it’s a wardrobe staple.
Firstly, the crispness of the stripes is eye-catching and never fails to impressive me.
I adore knowing I have a dress that will fit most occasions with a simple bit of tweaking.
A piece that would not look out-of-place anywhere from the office to a wedding and everything in between.
The fitted shape is helped immensely by the fabric, which offers lots of substance and wear-ability with a touch of edgy thrown in for good measure.
Perfect for Melbourne Cup don’t you think?
With or with a jacket or cardigan? – It just works.
Nude /black heel or open-toe sandal/wedge? – Perfection.
Or how about adding a statement pop of colour in your shoes or accessories ? Yellow, Pink, Orange, Red or Bright Green?
So many options!
Now to be honest, when this dress arrived in store I really had no intention of trying on this monochrome gorgeousness.
I HAD set myself a challenge to steer clear of my beloved black/white (challenges can be tweaked, yes?). Also when I initially felt the fabric, I instantly pictured myself sweating
like a pig profusely through our humid summers. BUT as soon as I tried it on – all the negatives turned into positives and I fell in love AGAIN.
So girls, don’t even consider rummaging through your knicker draw in search of your Spanx – because it’s not needed with this frock.
This dress is so complimentary and a total eye-catcher to boot.
Oh dear. My obsession with monochrome and stripes of any colour, seem to be well and truly taking over my life and my wardrobe space.
I think it’s time to CULL.
My next challenge to clear out at least half of my wardrobe to make room for my next new purchase…Well a girl has to be realistic – the chances of me stopping shopping is pretty darn slim!
Do you separate your clothes into Day or Night? Everyday or Special Occasion? Dressy or Casual?
Or are you the type to wear your fancy-schmancy stuff whenever you get the urge?