I love it when well-known brands reach out to work with smaller bloggers,
particularly when they launch projects that celebrate style diversity.
On this occasion, I was approached by River Island , to be part of their “shape my style” campaigne,
in which bloggers with different styles, choose their favourite item
from the current dresses collection and style it to fit their individual look.
The current collection includes dresses for every occasion and to suit any body type, but one really stood out to me as a piece I could wear for many different occasions,
styled in different ways and would have longevity in my wardrobe.
I try to make each addition into my wardrobe considered and don’t tend to go for things that are “too” trend led, unless I consider them a staple.
The dress that I chose is this black long-sleeved midi dress with shirring and tie details to the neck, wrists and waist (also available in other colours!).
I have recently noticed I have a preference for midi dresses over shorter styles, I find them much more elegant and flattering.
The top half of the dress features a wrap stye front, with a tie closure that can be worn open or tied in a bow to show varying degrees of skin. Features like this make this dress extremely versatile, which is one of the things I really loved about it.
I like the floaty, feminine style of this dress but I wanted to add a bit of edge to my outfit so I paired it with some of my signature accessories with silver hardware and a harness bra with a choker detail.
I love the brightness the flashes of silver bring to this all black look.
The rouched waist makes this dress very flattering, but also forgiving and helps it remain comfortable, even after a long night of dinner and drinks.
The fabric feels good quality but is also easy to wash so it’s not a dress you would have to worry about on a day out with the family.
I wore this dress on quite a warm summer’s evening and it was the perfect weight
but it could definitely also be worn in colder months with tights and boots and a jacket.
I will definitely be featuring it on here again, styled up for winter.
We have been enjoying some gorgeous weather here in the UK this summer so I took the opportunity to shoot this look
at golden hour,in one of the sun kissed fields by the golf course. They are always filled with long grasses and wild flowers
at this time of year but look particularly impressive after two months of solid sun!
Dress: River Island
Photography by Richard Ayres
Photos are absolutely stunning! Very good length of dress.
Good style. You look like a classy witch. Shades of Stevie Nicks.
You look really nice on black. 🙂 Im excited see more of your photos. 🙂
These pictures are amazing. You’re looking beautiful in this dress. Thanks for reviewing. 🙂
That dress looks fabulous and you look so great in it. I looovee black and midi dresses too. I love your style. We seem to have that in common (even though I don’t take lots of photos..) I love everything about this post, the simplicity in your writing, the photos, the dress, the shoot location and you! Maybe because I see myself in them all. I’m following asap on Instagram.
Amazing images and worth remembering tips on capturing the “golden hour”
Great choice….. Black dress is versatile…. Can wear it any time of day and season……
Totally love your aesthetic styling here. Beautiful pictures
You look stunning in this outfit sunkissed field. Such stylish and comfortable dress I will like to have for myself.
I love the jewelry with that outfit. The dress looks like it was made for you–it seems to fit your personality perfectly.
Your photo looks stunning and gorgeous!and Love the background!
Thanks for this lovely piece, really enjoyed it & love all the lovely captures shared 🙂 Cheers, siennylovesdrawing
I love to collaborate with different brands too, by the way I love your dress!
I too love when brands do that. It makes us feel important. Loved the dress, would love to try it myself. You look really beautiful in the dress.
thank you! Haha, you’re right, it does!
I love when brands do that and I do love the style of that dress.
It looks beautiful. Loved the color, and matches with the background perfectly.
You look great… your photos are stunning! I particularly like the necklaces from Dixi
Thanks, I’ve had those for quite a while, they always have nice nice things! In fact, they have a sale on at the moment!
My favourite length too!