Styling black midi dress

DSCF5096 If you were a regular reader of my blog, you would probably know that I adore Warehouse fashion brand. I would actually describe myself as a hoarder of Warehouse clothes and accessories. But since it’s not feasible to splurge on the latest collection every month, it’s great to treat yourself with a sale bargain. Today’s blog is about how I styled my £12 sale bargain black midi dress from Warehouse.


I always get excited when Warehouse goes on sale, simply because it’s a great opportunity to find trendy, well-designed pieces at half the price. But you have to be lucky to find your desired size. One quick tip while shopping during sale – look for classic pieces which will stay in your wardrobe for long. Where possible avoid fast fashion purchases during sale as they will have a limited shelf life. During this year’s mid-season sale I managed to grab this pretty vintage inspired piece from Warehouse. It’s a very delicate chiffon midi dress with lace insets at the shoulders and a lace drop hem. The hem lace is a bit high so it can be worn with black tights during winters. I wore it without tights on a fresh spring day and this is how I styled it.

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I styled the dress with this modern imitation leather handbag from H&M. This handbag is my latest find and is simply stunning. It’s compact but can serve the purpose of a day bag. I carried it to office the other day and it smoothly transitioned from a functional day bag to a glam evening handbag. H&M is also one of my favourite high street brands. To be honest, I am not a very brand conscious shopper (just because I can’t afford it ha,ha..). I pick up things that appeal to my design buds so whether they are from my local high street shop or an online designer boutique, it really doesn’t matter. I am not on the lookout to buy the latest bag from Prada or Mulberry but I do keep a tab on their latest collections to get inspiration for my work. If one day I am able to afford these brands I will definitely invest in some key pieces for their design and craftsmanship.

The accessories  

I wore this delicate Oliver Bonas Leaf Charm Triple Bangle, gifted to me at the styling event this month. I paired it up with my favourite forever 21 bracelet to create a stacked up jewelry look.

Here is another way of wearing the same dress depending on what the weather is like (ideal solution for the unpredictable London weather). Add a blazer to your outfit like I have done here for cooler days and evenings and rock out with the same outfit again.


Wear it with blazer

Kareena Kapoor Mandavi Kaushik Fashion Stylist blogger London Uk India

PS: on a side note I saw this picture of Kareena Kapoor Khan online and looks like we shared a fashion moment here, wearing similar dresses! But hers is from Osman Yousefzada! What are you wearing this spring? Drop me a line and do share your outfit ideas below.

Wearing – Dress: Warehouse Shoes: M&S Jewellery : Oliver Bonas, Forever 21, H&M Handbag : H&M Blazer : Next
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  1. Chandni Lahoti
    April 17, 2014 / 6:03 am

    Lovely look Mands!

  2. Chandni Lahoti
    April 17, 2014 / 6:05 am

    Love the look Mandavi!

  3. March 30, 2015 / 9:28 am

    You have such an amazing sense of style! You make everything look so wearable! Thanks for sharing such a great information I really like this post very much. I am waiting for new post here.

    • therednotebook
      March 30, 2015 / 2:35 pm

      Hey – Thank you so much dear.

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