Wallis Navy Shift Three Ways

This is my second collaboration with Wallis in which their Style Advisor app generated a recommendation for me based on the data from my editable profile (to see the first one, click here). Once again, the Style Advisor recommendation was pretty much right on the money. Granted, I probably would have never chosen something in lace for myself (I'm not much of a lace girl), but in this inky navy colour, this Navy Lace Embellished Dress seemed somehow more crisp and nautical and less fussy than traditional lace, so I used the opportunity to splash-out and try something new.

What I like about this versatile shift dress is the loose fit. It's perfect for taking on a holiday and wearing with flats or sandals, or layering-up for the fast-approaching transitional weather. The material is whisper light, and to be honest in the past I probably would have walked right past this dress based on that alone, but having worn it around for a while now, my mind has been opened. Plus, I can take the stairs two (if not three) at a time in this dress, something I've done my entire life and a measure of how user-friendly a day dress is in my world.  The jewelled neckline makes the dress easy to accessorise...basically you don't have to. With a jewelled neckline, I like to wear my hair pulled-back in a simply ponytail as to not compete with what's essentially a built-in accessory, add some simple stud earrings, and that's pretty much it.

The Wallis Style Advisor app has shown me a side of my sartorial self that I didn't know existed, and in doing do has widened my range of possibilities the next time I'm looking to put-together a new look.  Me + lace. Who knew?

Look 1: Wallis dress / Manolo Blahnik shoes (old), similar

Look 2 : dress as above / thrifted Levis denim jacket / Dooney & Bourke handbag (old), similar, similar / silver gladiators (old), similar, similar

Look 3: dress as above / H&M long-sleeve tee (old), similar / thrifted DKNY belt, similar / Dune booties (old), similar

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  1. Nice styling! I love all the looks. Those shift dresses are so versatile.

  2. Really cute dress and you've styled it perfectly. I'm reconsidering dresses at the moment, getting ready to travel someplace tropical but urban.

  3. So pretty, so versatile! Bring it over to Visible Monday later today or tomorrow. xox

  4. Beautiful dress and I agree...you can do so much with it. Lovely!

  5. Perfect little lace dress, love the triple styling! xx

  6. Who could not love this little dress? Very pretty on you, and you always put things together so effectively. Shoes or sandals, sleeves or none, you've nailed it for whatever season you are in!


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