Monochrome Stripes with Denim

F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
Hair Bow: Prairie Charms
Denim Jacket: Primark via eBay
When F&F got in contact with me at the end of last week to ask if I wanted to take part in their denim campaign, what else was I going to say?! Recently all my clothing seems to come from either Tesco or ASOS, mostly because I have ASOS premier and Ben loves Tesco’s men’s range too, so if he’s doing an order, I just have to look too, and it’s never disappointed me yet! I’d actually just done an order the week before and got a new floral pencil dress. I’d been really wanting this striped dress too, but I couldn’t justify getting two dresses in one go, so decided to leave it. When the floral dress arrived and I wore it straight away the next day, I realised I still really wanted the striped one, especially because it’s made of the same ‘scuba’ fabric. So when Tesco asked me if I wanted to show how I style denim with their range, I immediately thought, “Yes! I can get that dress!” and decided to wear it with my denim jacket. Unfortunately this is actually my second denim jacket – my first one, which was from Matalan and I loved and wore with everything last summer (see here and here for just a couple of examples!), I left on a plane on the way to America last year (booo!). So I had to buy a new one, but couldn’t find one I liked quite as much – that one was nicely fitted, a medium toned denim and cropped. This one is okay, but is a size too big and the denim is slightly too light for my liking, but there you go. I actually even ironed it for these photos – I know! I’m dangerous with irons and have had previous run ins with my fingers and irons, so I was pretty much sacrificing my fingers for my blog here – it’s a hard life!
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
So, the dress itself is beautiful – the ‘scuba’ fabric is not actually as wetsuit-like as I thought it would be, but is nice and thick so it holds its shape and doesn’t need ironing, yes! It also has a lining and a V neck and back, a couple of details which make it that little bit nicer.
The bow in my hair is something to tell you about too, especially as I never remember to wear any accessories. Prairie Charms offered up their version of a beauty box to bloggers at a reduced price – I got to choose what colour scheme and theme I wanted, so I went for pastels, and they did the rest. I ended up with a package full of hair bows, which I’m not complaining about! But I would have liked to try something else too. Along with the floral one I’m wearing here, I received a polka dot pink clip one and a blue sparkly one on an elastic.
And final thing to tell you about my outfit, I finally spent some of my New Look vouchers! I had more than £100 to spend over two cards that I had saved up, so I put in an order for lots of basics. I got these mint green two part heels and belt in that order – unfortunately the heels, despite being a size 5 which I normally wear, are slightly too big so I’m going to have to swap them for a smaller size. I also got some very similar black heels, a multipack of 3 skinny waist belts with metallic bows, a plain black midi skirt to replace my old ones which I wore to school (!) and two cardigans, one mint green, one pale yellow. And I still have about £30 left of vouchers! I might go for some more mid heels at some point in the future, maybe towards summer, but we’ll see.
Oh, and final point! I’m planning to do a week of posts featuring F&F clothing – this isn’t something that I’m being sponsored for, although I bought this dress with a voucher supplied by them (I also put some money towards it too). I just really like Tesco’s clothing and want to showcase it a bit since so many of my clothes are from there, so hope you enjoy!
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim
F&F monochrome striped dress, denim



  1. January 27, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Ahh the dress looks lovely on you! My local Tesco has a rubbish stock of clothing, but one about half an hour away is so much better – but I still have a problem with spending lots on a supermarket range, when I could shop at ASOS! Silly me, because I am obviously missing out!

  2. January 28, 2014 / 7:10 am

    I LOVE that dress, stripes are always a winner x

  3. January 28, 2014 / 8:07 am

    This dress is actually already on my wish list since I saw it in the f&f newsletter. It looks great on you, love how you’ve styled it. Quick question. Do you think it’s fancy enough to wear to an evening party? I haven’t seen it in person yet so can’t decide. Thanks! 🙂 x

    • January 28, 2014 / 9:03 am

      Hi there 🙂 I’d say it is fancy enough to wear to an evening party – maybe just wear a short black cardigan or jacket with it and a pair of heels 🙂 The material is nice and thick, and it reaches knee length, so it’s fairly smart and modest.

    • January 28, 2014 / 6:07 pm

      Ooh awesome. Now I’m off to hunt it down! Thanks 🙂 x

  4. January 28, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    That bow is so cute, and I love how you matched the shoes. I feel so weird in black and white – I’m a colour addict – but that stripe dress looks lovely on you! 🙂

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