Green lace dress with biker boots + link up

Green lace dress with biker boots

Do you remember when I featured my green coat with red accessories? Well, while I was playing around putting that outfit together it sparked the idea for another one using the same colours. I bought this dress a few months ago from Asos and hadn’t got around to wearing it. What you might just be able to see peeking over the red belt is the black and white striped waistband (described as “sports tipping” on the website). But I decided to cover it with the wide red belt to co-ordinate with the bag. While it looks ok in photos, it moves around too much to make it a viable outfit option. The dress is actually from the tall range (standard fit is also available) but the waistband still sits a little too high for me.

I didn’t want to go overboard with the red accessories this time, so I teamed the green lace dress with biker boots. They’re a recent purchase from Asos following an extensive search for a stylish, non-leather pair. Despite the “sensible” style, they’re not as comfortable as I’d hoped. I’m still having problems with my feet so I’m having to be very careful what shoes and boots I wear. I’m wearing trainers most of the time lately, which would also be an option for this dress…it’s ok to wear trainers with anything now, right? I do like the contrast of the delicate lace with the chunky studded biker boots though. In future I plan on wearing the dress without the belt and switching the red crossbody for a studded black satchel to toughen it up even more.

Green lace dress with biker boots

The hair disaster

I often joke about wearing a hat when I’m having a bad hair day, but today is more of a total hair disaster. I’ve had a crazy busy week and on Thursday night I somehow (while half asleep) managed to completely frazzle my hair with the straighteners. And I don’t mean it’s just a bit dry – it’s really badly singed *sob*.

Just when I’d got it the length I wanted it looks like I’ll have to get it chopped off 🙁 I’ve even had to cut it myself as a temporary measure to get rid of the really frizzy bits. The worst thing is my hairdresser lives 120 miles away. I co-ordinate my hair appointments when I go home to visit my mum in the school holidays; nobody else has cut it in 18 years. The thought of someone new chopping it makes me very nervous! I might be getting a lot of wear from my extensive hat collection over the coming weeks/months…eek!

If you have any tips for rescuing frazzled hair please let me know…I really don’t want a short back and sides!

Green lace dress with biker boots

Green lace dress, Zara red multiway bag

Green lace dress with biker boots

PrettyLittleThing biker boots

Green lace dress with biker boots

Asos dress | PrettyLittleThing boots | Zara bag (similar) | Zara hat (old, similar) | Dark Horse Ornament earrings (the-Bias-Cut.com)

 

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21 Comments

  1. January 20, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    Pretty Rock chic! Love how you have styled the dress, Emma. It’s a really versatile dress thinking about it. Cute xx

  2. January 21, 2019 / 12:35 am

    I’m sorry about your hair, Emma! I wish I had some tips to give you. Were it me, I’d probably go the “chop it off” route. I like your green and red–I can’t wait to see with the black accessories.

    • January 23, 2019 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks Kim. I did have a bit chopped off but I’ll probably have it cut again because I hate having frizzy ends!

  3. January 21, 2019 / 12:38 am

    Lovely dress, Emma, the colour is very vibrant and you did the right thing by toning it down with the black rock boots. As for your hair disaster, maybe it is a sign that you should look for a new hairdresser, he might have fresh idea for your look that you haven’t thought about.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

    • January 23, 2019 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks Anna. I did find a good local salon who gave me a trim and deep conditioning treatment. I’ll still go to my usual hairdresser when I can but it’s good to have another option closer to home!

  4. January 21, 2019 / 7:21 am

    I think dresses and skirts with biker boots look fantastic! Your boots are very cool!
    I have very dry hair, because of the curls and even dryer now because of menopause, I sometimes leave a maak all night, and also use a lot of leave in cream and wear my hair in a knot when it is really awfull. Because not stylling it for a week or so does help with me.

    • January 23, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks Nancy! The hair disaster has prompted me to dig out all the hair products I’ve got in beauty boxes and forgotten about, so at least I’ll have more room in the bathroom cabinet!

  5. January 21, 2019 / 8:19 am

    So sorry to hear about your hair! Have you ever tried Kerastase hair masks? They’re a bit pricey, but definitely worth the money. I use a hair mask at least once a week, and it makes my curly, frizzy hair more manageable. Also, any sort of oil cure might help as first aid. You may need to do it a couple of times, though, a few days apart.

  6. January 21, 2019 / 12:04 pm

    Emma, I absolutely love this dress! Green lace! Yes, please! Such a pretty shade of green, too. And the biker boots are such a perfect contrast to the feminine lace. My kind of outfit, for sure. Too bad the boots are uncomfortable. And I am all about a hat on a bad hair day. Sometimes it is the only you can do to save the hair disaster…just cover it up!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • January 23, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks Shelbee! It’s always difficult to gauge how comfortable new footwear is because I have good and bad days with my feet. As soon as I get a break from work I’ll go the doctor to ask about cortisone injections. One of my colleagues said it worked almost instantly for her, so fingers crossed!

    • January 23, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks Anna! You’re right – hats deserve more credit than that!

  7. Jodie
    January 22, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    Love this look, Emma. Especially the boots with the dress.
    As for hair, I’m the worst person to ask. I do love my shorter style and it seems much easier. But I still wear hats to cover it up at times.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • January 23, 2019 / 2:16 pm

      Thanks Jodie! I prefer my hair shorter these days too, it’s much easier to leave tousled and make it look deliberate! Anything to save time in the mornings!

  8. January 27, 2019 / 7:31 pm

    Rock and roll edgy look I love! Great colour combo Emma. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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