Wednesday, April 29

- The Shirt Dress ft. Repertoire Fashion...

shirt dress

For me, the best part about blogging is the relationships you form, not only with fellow bloggers, but also with people behind the name of brands. Since blogging, I feel I have created and maintained numerous relationships, and I can't be thankful enough to be a part of such a friendly community/industry. I'm sure a lot of you know the feeling when an email makes you truly smile.

One such email was that from Sense PR, asking if I was interested in collaborating with Repertoire Fashion. I had heard of them before and, after taking another peek at their website, I jumped at the chance. Repertoire Fashion are a designer outlet that stocks a wide range of labels ranging from the well-known, such as Barbour, to the more hidden gems.

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After a good peruse, I decided to go for this Velvet by Graham & Spencer Grey Challis Print Jordy 02 Shirt Dress. Shirt dresses have been catching my eye a lot recently, so I decided to take the plunge and go for it. And boy, am I glad I did. This has quickly become my favourite wardrobe piece. Ever ever.

Rimmel Cheeky Girl nail polish
Shirt Dress: Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Repertoire Fashion, £149.95* Sandals: H&M, £29.99 Nail Polish: Rimmel Sweetie Heart Velvet Matte Pastels in Cheeky Girl, £3.99*

The style of shirt dresses, as well as the versatility of this particular print, really does make them an all occasion piece. As you can see, I wore it on a sunny day spent strolling around parks and picknicking, but it would also be perfect for an evening meal and drinks out.

When trying various shirt dresses on, I've often found them to be a tad too short - something I often experience being around 5'8. So when I tried this one on and saw it rested at a decent place on my thigh, I was more than pleased. The collar, double chested pockets, roll up sleeves and drawstring waist all finish this piece off beautifully.

H&M marble sandals

You've probably seen me bang on about my new beauties from H&M, but the swooning at that marble-patterned heel hasn't stopped yet (and probably never will).

Along with the gorgeous dress, I was also very kindly sent a small selection of further treats (which I posted on Instagram here), including a Rimmel nail polish from their new Sweetie Heart range. These polishes have a matte finish, and the shade Cheeky Girl* is the perfect white with a hint of pink. Whilst the formula isn't the easiest to work with compared to other matte releases, once you've found a way to make it work, the end result is worth it. I knew immediately it would compliment the challis print of the dress perfectly. And remind me of ice cream...

This shirt dress is the perfect classic, floaty piece, and a definite Summer staple for me. Repertoire Fashion really is worth adding to your list of sites to browse in your spare time. Even better, they've provided a discount code for me to share with you all: simply type 'STYLESUNRISE' for 10% off!

What do you think of this outfit? Let me know in the comments below!

43 comments:

  1. Such a cute dress, it looks great on you! Also, you're making me crave ice cream at 9 am.... Ice cream for breakfast is a thing right?

    XX

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  2. Such a lovely dress, I'm obsessed with shirt dresses at the moment! And those heels are so dreamy!

    Amy x
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  3. That dress is gorgeous :) It suits you so well!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  4. You look gorgeous ! Love those shoes

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  5. I love this shirt dress! It will be lovely for spring but I can totally picture it in autumn with tights, boots and a snuggly cardigan too. Such a great choice! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock - MAKEUP REVOLUTION GIVEAWAY

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  6. I love a nice shirt dress- you look lovely in it :-) Lexie X

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  7. I love this shirt dress, it looks amazon on you as usual (like you say about lipstick shades for me you really can pull off any outfit and still look fab). You've paired the shoes with the dress perfectly x

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/beauty-with-charm-12721083

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  8. this is so lovely, i want those shoes
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/04/introducing-usgobuy.html

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  9. This is such a lovely outfit you should do more post like these.

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  10. Great photos !
    Xoxo,

    atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt

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  11. Lovely outfit! Your look stunning and the white nail polish goes so well with this outfit! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  12. That shirt dress looks really good on you, Karen! Never heard of the website before but guess who will be hopping over there to have a snoop after this? Oh yes, this girl here. :-P

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  13. That's a beautiful dress. It fits you perfectly, Karen! I love it! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ooo what a lovely shirt dress, not a pattern I've seen in the shops - it really suits you! I just cant stop wearing mine they are SO comfy, and omg those shoes are amazing i love this style with the strap at the back, I wish my H&M stocked more shoes *sobs*! Mmm that ice cream looks amazing too!! xxx

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  15. Gorgeous outfit, I love the booties and the location is absolutely gorgeous.

    xx Z&G

    www.temple-of-beauty.com

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  16. This is such a cute outfit - I love your posts and it's true, the best part about blogging is the relationships with fellow bloggers and brands! :)


    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  17. LOVE a shirt dress - makes you look instantly put together :) and now I'm craving ice cream yours looks so yummy!!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  18. It's such a pretty dress and you look lovely in it :)
    I actually have something quite similar like that!

    Neeny x

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. such a pretty dress and you look gorgeous! those shoes are just so beautiful! <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/marieljanina

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  20. Love the print of this dress also I love the shoes.
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Hi!! the shoes are very original! love the dress as well, the pattern on it is quiet intersting, very pretty! ;) love the blog,

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤

    http://yourbeautyscript.com/

    PS: Shall we follow? ;)

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  22. This is so gorgeous! If only I had your height and long legs then I might be able to pull this off!
    Looks perfect on you! xoxo
    Other Infinities

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  23. Those shoes though <3 can't believe they are H&M! they are gorgeous. xx

    http://leahpaige9xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. It's so good when people/brands email you because they like your work :) Congrats!
    And nice choice on the dress, it's gorgeous!

    Blog | Instagram

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  25. Really a cute outfit!
    I love that dress..

    xoxo,
    http://camillajulie.dk/

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  26. The dress is so cute, but then again, you always look amazing! <3

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  27. Kaaaaren <3 Youu are rocking this outfit girlie !!! The dress is wooooowaahhh! and the shoes I love :D & the ice cream looks so delicious <3

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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  28. I'm glad you went for the shirt dress, it looks lovely on you. Perfect for this time of year!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  29. I really love the site too I have ordered a couple of things for Pete off it before and always tempted for myself but feel too guilty! That shirt dress though omg it's seriously perfect but those shoes!!!!!!!!!!! I want them, I am obsessed with marble xxxx

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  30. Love your shirt dress. Somehow reminds me of duchess Catherine. Great blog and yep we all love fashion collaborations.

    Mrsinlondon.co.uk

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  31. Such a great choice looks beautiful on and I can see why you love the shoes Lucy x

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  32. Love this post and the ice cream! I see your beautiful wedges finally make an appearance (I spotted them on your Instagram) xxx


    Caz | Style Lingua

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  33. Such a lovely outfit and the white peep toe shoes are simply gorgeous!! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  34. I love your shoes! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  35. Love the shirt dress. They are so easy and classic and this print is no exception. Excellent choice!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  36. I love this dress so much and the matching nail polish is perfect!

    X

    Anjelique

    www.anjelique.com.au

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  37. gorgeous dress! I would buy this myself for sure! I always love your OOTD posts Karen,they are always exactly what i would be interested in! Love your style xx

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  38. Gorgeous outfit! I LOVE those shoes! :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

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  39. This outfit is gorgeous - I love the shirt dress and as I mentioned last time, those shoes are everything! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  40. Such a lovely look :) Love the nails as well :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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