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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Parisian Sheer-Sleeved Dress with Contrasting Collar / Cuffs.


Hello all!
This week it was decided that in July, I'll be taking a trip to Paris. I'm ashamed to say, I've never visited France in anything other than a 'school trip' capacity. (In fact, I remember distinctly - I stayed in a youth hostel where the walls were so atrociously sticky that you could unpack, press your clothes against the walls and voila.. no wardrobe needed. Sadly I'm not joking for comedic value.) Despite this rather 'unpleasant' experience, my own idea of paris is marginally more artistic, inspiring and romantic. Even though it's barely February and the temperature in the UK is struggling to rise above 8 degrees, I've found myself collecting a few extra Parisian-inspired pieces. If I can imagine myself wearing it whilst ambling down L'Avenue des Champs Elysées (possibly wearing a ridiculously big hat and cat-eye sunglasses) then I'm powerless to resist.

Dress : ASOS. Belt & Earrings : Topshop. 

As well as the fact that this dress was justifiable when set up against my criteria, I also think it's  extremely wearable, day and night. I appreciate that some people might consider it a bit dressy for the day, but I'm sure you'll know by now that the fear of over-dressing isn't really an issue for me. I've already worn it out for dinner and will definitely be wearing it on days out during the warmer months!


48 comments:

  1. You look gorj, the dress is a beaut! I SO want to go Paris I've never been! x

    The Golden Monkey :: Fashion & Style Blog

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  2. I love this dress! I've had a similar experience on school trips and staying in a French youth hostel luckily it hasn't tainted my view of such a beautiful country!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This is such a simple but striking look! Enjoy Paris in the summer, it's beautiful. :)

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  4. You will look perfect in Paris! xx

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  5. Cute outfit. The pop of red I love.
    That sounds like the same scenario when I visited Amsterdam. The place we stayed in was something out of a horror movie. Hope you have the best time x

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  6. Gorgeous outfit, in love with the dress!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. You look beautiful Arabella! The red lipstick adds to the chicness of the outfit, it's such a lovely shade! xx

    www.vintagerosethoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Lovely outfit as always! Extremely jealous that you're off to Paris in the summer! x

    www.youcantastethebrightlights.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Amazing dress, it is so striking x

    www.erraticglamour.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Wonderful dress!!! You're sooo pretty! :*

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  11. What a beautiful dress!

    Becky
    xx

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  12. beautiful outfit, I love those earrings!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  13. This dress is gorgeous!!! And I agree- school trips have the potential to ruin your opinion on entire countries..hope you have a wonderful time though x

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  14. this outfit looks perfect! love it :)

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  15. I can't believe you've never been to france, you'll love it! It's so bloody beautiful.
    This outfit will be perfect in every way for it. xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  16. Gorgeous dress! France is so lovely, I can picture the big hat and cats eye glasses look right now as you're walking around! Beautiful!

    lucy xx

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  17. You look stunning. I've been to Paris and I can safely say that dressed like that you'll pass for a local!

    Xo Amie

    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  18. Beautiful dress- I agree a big pair if sunglasses and you're set for Paris :) I love the sleeves

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  19. I think you'll fit in perfectly when you go to Paris in this outfit, its so classy! When I went to Paris I wore luminous pink tights and all the local Parisians were staring at me like I was mental! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I like the way your fashion brain works.

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  21. What a beautiful dress, so CLASSY! :)

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  22. Love this dress! I'd definitely wear it during the day time as well, it's so gorgeous!

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  23. Dress is gorgeous!
    Absolutely love the detailing!
    And so jealous I want to be going to paris
    Even though i'm the same and have only visited France during school trips
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    S xx

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  24. That dress looks so 'French' and perfect for Paris! I haven't been to France- and especially Paris for a very long time too. Hope you have a lovely time in Paris
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. You look simply flawless Arabella! The dress is beautiful :) x

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  26. Yay Paris will be amazing <3 what a gorgeous dress, and your lippie stands out so nicely in contrast xx

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  27. wow you look so gorgeous !

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  28. I adore this dress, it is Paris perfection!

    Maria xxx

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  29. The lip colour is wonderful!OX

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  30. Beautiful outfit :) love the dress! x

    sleeplesswithsienna.blogspot.com

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  31. Such a pretty dress!

    www.puttheradioon.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Love the stripes on the bottom of the dress

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  33. Such a cute dress, very Parisienne! I love the cuff and collar details, I've actually seen a dress pretty similar to this that I want to get myself! .....great minds think alike! Also I've been to Paris three times now and let me assure you, this time round I'm sure will be FAR superior to your first errr....traumatic...experience! I love Paris it really is one of my favourite cities!

    www.alexandralaurenrose.blogspot.com

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  34. Every one of your outfits is absolutely darling!

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  35. That dress is stunning, how have I not seen that on Asos! You are gorgeous

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  36. That dress is so gorgeous!
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  37. woooow!
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  38. gorgeous outfit! I love that dress :D Im off to paris next week with my fiance! Its the first time ill be there other than a school trip aswell and im going to be planning every outfit and detail before i go! lol So many bloggers and people we know are jetting off to Paris this year. I think its the year for Paris

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  39. The dress is beautiful and you look darling in it!

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  40. Stunning! Absolutely perfect.

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  41. perfect dress and perfect shoes - where are they from?!!

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  42. You look beautiful.
    Love the bright lipstick.

    xx
    http://rivers-running-high.blogspot.com/

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  43. I love the way you style your outfits, it adds so much class to the look. This dress is really cute and I love the pop of lipstick, the color is beautiful on you. xx (forgive me for blowing up your page with comments haha)

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