Dress - Topshop
Belt - Next (old)
Tights - Next (old)
Socks - Topshop
Boots - Surfdome
This dress is the exact same shape as the red fairisle one I've posted about before which I really like at the moment because it's high on the neck but low at the back - it's a really subtle but pretty detail that I love and sets this aside from your standard jersey T-shirt dress. The band back detail is great too as you don't have the pain of trying to figure out what kind of bra to wear! I know monochrome's having a moment right now and everyone's doing the black and white stripe thing so if I look like a prisoner then at least I'm a trendy one. The dress costs £26 before student discount and my fairisle dress has washed and worn so well that I know the cost per wear of this will be worth it.
Despite the protests of my best friend I had to try the dress with my polka dot tights and I love them together. I got these tights in the Next sale at Christmas and I really wish I'd bought two pairs because I'm going to be gutted when they inevitably ladder. I belted this dress to hide the join which I like as it cinches my waist a lot and then to finish the look I added the standard lace socks, ankle boots and mass of black jewellery. I'm wearing Believe by Lush on my lips which is a really nice coral-pink that just so happened to match my nails perfectly. I love black, coral and white together - it's a fresher alternative to the more obvious combination of black, white and red. Find this on Lookbook here...
Do you like this outfit? Are you a fan of the monochrome/stripes trend or is it a little too cartoon-cat-burglar for your liking?
PS. I just drew the results for my blog giveaway - congratulations to Keely! Thank you so much to everybody who entered, I appreciate all of your comments so much and can't wait to host another giveaway!