While I was looking for some ’70s style inspiration for last week’s post I came across some fabulous paisley shirts. Well, that ended up in me disappearing down another eBay rabbit hole! I saw an orange paisley shirt dress, which looked great with a wide tan belt on the mannequin. However, it was a size 8. On the off chance of finding one in my size I put in the exact search terms…and hit the jackpot! This is a size 12, which I thought might be a bit loose as it’s from Marks & Spencer. However, it’s actually quite the opposite. A size 10 would definitely have been too tight on the bust. The extra hidden buttons which prevent gaping is a brilliant feature…if only all shirts had these!
I have some tan boots in exactly the same shade as the belt but these darker ones look better with the brown tights. Although the predominant colour in the paisley pattern is orange, it also has blue, cream, brown and black in the mix. I chose my Temperley London bag to pick out the brown and black. Wearing neutral accessories allows the orange to stand out more. I could wear this orange paisley shirt dress over trousers or jeans with a faux fur or shearling gilet for a cool boho ’70s look.
I wore the dress unbuttoned at the top so I could show you my fabulous new initial necklace from oNecklace. The unusual sideways design of the initial really appealed to me, and having my name engraved on it is a lovely detail. oNecklace currently have some great deals on, plus they are offering free delivery guaranteed for Christmas. This is my second piece from them (I featured the owl necklace earlier in the year) and I’m so pleased with both of them. You get the choice of two types of clasp and chain with the necklaces, plus five length options. If you’re looking for a beautiful and unusual Christmas gift for a loved one I’d definitely recommend taking a look at the oNecklace website; they have an extensive range of personalised necklaces, as well as bracelets, rings and earrings.
SHOP THE LOOK
Marks & Spencer shirt dress (from eBay, similar) | Cara boots (old) | Temperley London bag (old) | necklace from oNecklace (gifted)
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Emma what a find that paisley dress shirt was… the colours are absolutely to die for!! It looks so good on you with those fabulous legs of yours 😀
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Love the boho vibes of this look! Thanks for the link up!
Now that’s how you do retro! All the elements of a by-gone era but with a modern twist. What a lovely ensemble. You’ve got me wanting to add paisley to my wardrobe.
Fabulous! The colors, the print. We chose paisley for our next series, hope you like to join is. Fun thing is that I didn’t have anything paisley so I went searching and found a gorgeous paisley dress. Now I like the print a lot!
Oh Emma, that dress is fabulous! I totally love it. And what a great eBay score! I haven’t tried shopping for clothing on eBay. I may need to consider it.
The hidden buttons in M&S shirts is such a great idea. I have a white shirt and it really works! Why aren’t other brands doing this?
I really like that necklace, a great gift idea xx
I’m not a fan of paisley prints but you already got me reconsidering it. You look fantastic! I’m a great fan of your style!
Emma, this dress is absolutely fabulous! I am on such a huge paisley kick right now! The colors are magnificent and the vintage vibe is on point. So good! Hopefully you can join The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book with me and Nancy this month for our Paisley theme!
Really loving your dress!
Curated By Jennifer
I’ve been really liking belts with dresses lately. This is a pretty palette for fall and winter and am glad you found it in your size. I agree about the hidden buttons: with my bust, I do sometimes have issues!
Your paisley shirt dress is fabulous! This is such a chic look! Love your styling!
Jill – Doused in Pink
What a beautiful outfit! Loving this print and colors!
Paisley is such a pretty print, yet I only have one thing! Nice mix of tones here Emma.
Oh this paisley deliciousness has infinite possibilities!! Great buy- love the way you look in this!! xx
Thank you so much for the feature! Totally loving the vintage vibes with this paisley print! It looks amazing on you!
What a lucky find, and as someone who suffers from boob-gape, those extra buttons sound like a fantastic idea!
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truly a lucky find and yep boob gap always. Great idea
That dress was such a great find! And it really does seem to fit you perfectly! I love the colors!
The shirtdress looks great on your figure! I love the combo of orange and blue with brown here. I have a pair of brown tights I need to get out as it is getting chilly here in NC! The belt is a great additon! I really love the E necklace, it looks quite stylish!
You have a great sense of style Emma. Lovely a cool Boho chic look
Onesies with Bum Flap
Thanks very much Charles!
I love how the big chunky belt pulls the whole look together! And i’m excited about the gold personalized necklace trend. Someone just got me a Grace rose gold necklace for my birthday that I can’t wait to wear it!
Miles of smiles,
You wear it well Emma, now this is a fabulous outfit Hun. Jacqui x
Thank you Jacqui xxx