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29 Aug 2013

The Oasis Shirt Dress

This shirt dress is lovely....its a great transitional piece, featuring a berry tone that is bright enough to be summery but dark enough to tie in with Winter trends. It has gorgeous rose gold detailing along the shoulders and the buttons on the sleeves.

But...it's absolutely crying out to be worn with tights, boots and a military style coat/leather jacket. Then I think it would look spectacular. And it would also have the added advantage of balancing out the shortness.

For now though it has to be bare legs, flats (heels would be better but whatever) and soaring temperatures. I feel like every single post I reference how hot it is in Dubai...like you don't already know...but the last few days it has been wickedly humid. It makes you feel gross/retain water like crazy.

Anyway, I love shirt dresses. They work whatever the season and have that nice balance between formal/casual. The high street has some great ones at the moment - Oasis, Vila, ASOS...they are all at it. French Connection's version is next on my list. The colour/shape...everything about it is perfect and if I get it will be the first thing I have bought from the brand in about 5 years.

Dress: Oasis (I bought this on ASOS - Link!)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses: Celine
Bag: Celine

I played with makeup early this morning...here is the messy evidence :)

There has been a haul of some nude lipsticks (old habits die hard), an expensive hair product by Oribe (which I really don't think is worth the price by the way...I am the party pooper in this case) and some dabbling in Dior. I cannot wait to share all my rambles and reviews with you :)

Have a great Friday all :)


  1. I can't wait to see your nude lipsticks. I love those posts.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  2. Love the cranberry color!!! And shirt dresses are not only cute but they are super comfy! Love this look!



  3. Ooh would love to hear more about Oribe! I was hoping it would be overpriced so I don't want to buy it :D
    Love the colour of the dress too x

  4. You look gorgeous and the dress is lovely :)


    Style and Paper

  5. In love with the shirt dress, it's such a beautiful colour! xxx

    Heels Forever

  6. That is so pretty!!! I love that color!!!

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  7. Gorgeous berry shade!
    I'm moving to Dubaï in a couple of weeks... Oh Laura you scare me with the temperatures!!!
    I can't wait to read your makeup posts, like the good old days!
    Your makeup bag is so cute! Where is it from if I may ask?!
    Night night! xoxo

  8. Ahhh I love the color of the shirt dress! I agree...I can so see that dressed up for the winter. The color even looks like it would be a perfect lipstick shade haha.

    Stay cool!!

  9. Oooooh this is a gorgeous dress! I really don't need any more dresses, but man, am I tempted... Oasis have had so many gems this year.

    Lucy x

  10. nice dress. The colour is gorgeous!
    Adela x


  11. Such a pretty colour and it suits you so much! x


  12. I love the style and colour of this. Shirt dresses always look so effortlessly chic. I'm desparate to wear some berry tones for autumn but I just can't find any in maternity wear. Everything is just black or grey. X

  13. What a gorgeous dress! I love how versatile shirt dresses are, yet I just realized I don't currently have any in my closet. Definitely a gap to fill in my wardrobe.

  14. Can't wait to see what your thoughts are on Oribe... I've been eying up these products for ages!

  15. I can't get over your Celine bag still. :)
    Fab as always.

  16. The colour looks amazing on you! Especially with the gold necklace!


  17. I can just picture that Fall outfit... but it looks great on its own too. Love that berry colour!

    xo, alison*elle

  18. Gorgeous colour dress. I'm after the perfect nude lipstick, can't wait to see your selections!
    Happy Friday Laura xoxo

  19. HI Laura,that dress looks really lovely on you, suits you!!! I have never really owned a shirt dress, thinking I couldn't pull them of but you make them look so effordless chic.


  20. That's such a gorgeous dress! I really like its colour :)
    You look stunning!

    X Valérie
    I'm giving away TWO custom blogger designs! :)

  21. This shirt dress is amazing - if I could pull them off, this one would be straight in the shopping basket! You look amazing.

    CurlandPearls | Bloglovin’

  22. The colour of the dress is gorgeous! I hope you re-post it when you're styling it for winter Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  23. love this colour on you. I've had a shirt dress in navy hanging up in my closet for the longest time. I've been meaning to shorten it since its too long for my 5 feet tall self but haven't gotten around to it. Definitely considering that as my weekend project after seeing this Laura :) xo

    Your Daily Break

  24. Love shirt dresses, pleased they are back, such a versatile style.

    Di x


  25. Gorgeous! Love this colour on you too


    Kerry X

  26. What a gorgeous outfit!


  27. Oh I just love the colour of that dress!!!! xx

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    Thanks for sharing such great information. buy t shirts online is very good idea, it will get more variety..

  29. It's a darling dress! i actually just like the colours.
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  30. This dress is really interesting! I really like anything with extra content and stages and such, and I really like the little bit of black showing in the coming back. Definitely a unique find!

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