Thursday, 2 March 2017

A Flattering Jersey Shirt Dress For A Stroll Along the Beach

My boyfriend Ian and I spent last weekend up in the North-East and as well as making the most of fabulous city centre which is Newcastle, we spent several hours strolling along the beautiful beaches there. I have always loved being on the coast and the sea draws me no matter where I am. It's a complete contrast to the equally beautiful hills and dry stone walls of The Yorkshire Dales, where I live and I relish the change of scenery.

Mistral jersey shirt dress

This jersey shirt dress is in the loveliest shade of greyish-blueish-teal, a colour named Eclipse which is a far more romantic description of the hue than the one just afforded by me.

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Subtle details add to the style, including this button which enables the sleeves to be rolled up and the self-coloured pattern on the pocket and shoulders. 

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Mistral jersey shirt dress

The silver honey bee bracelet and silver pineapple bracelet are from my own online boutique, Lizzy O and are both available in gold with matching items. Do sign up to my monthly newsletter here for exclusive discounts.

Mistral jersey shirt dress

It's a very flattering dress, made even more so by a small elasticated panel at the back which serves to emphasize the waist. 


Mistral jersey shirt dress

I added print and texture with my snow leopard flat ankle boots which almost camoflauged into the pebbles. I love the fact that the Eclipse tights match the dress perfectly too.

Boden snow leopard ankle boots

Speaking of shoes...aren't Ian's tan leather brogues lovely? I couldn't resist photographing them against the pebbles. They're from Lotus shoes, a brand I love and which has an excellent selection of shoes for men as well as women.

men's brown leather brogues from Lotus shoes

men's brown leather brogues from Lotus shoes


My dress is from Mistral, a British lifestyle brand that's relatively new to me. A family business, the head office is based in Wiltshire and its nineteen bricks and mortar stores are spread throughout the South of England, which is perhaps why it slipped under my smart-casual radar, living as I do in The North. The collections feature prints and plains in a cohesive colour palette which can be readily mixed and matched.
This is the type of dress that can be thrown on without needing a moment's more thought. Casual enough for everyday wear but with more than enough about it to earn an invite to lunch in a coastal pub, which is exactly where we ended up after taking these photographs. The Staith House on the Fish Quay in North Shields was the perfect place to warm up, have a glass of fizz and share some seafood.

Prosecco

Coastal living

Coastal living

Do go and take a look at the Mistral New Season Collection. It's full of beautiful florals, prints and stripes with a whole host of equally desirable accessories which make the art of mixing and matching an easy one.

Mistral jersey shirt dress

Love Lizzy x

I'm wearing:
*"Show on the Road" jersey shirt dress in Eclipse, £39.99, Mistral
*"Head Over Heels" tights in Eclipse, £14.99, Mistral
Pineapple and honey bee silver bracelets, £24 each, Danon at Lizzy O.
Snow leopard flat ankle boot "Mollie", currently available at the reduced price of £90.30 in some sizes in the clearance section at Boden
*Jeremiah brown leather lace-up brogues, £120, Lotus Shoes


I'm linking up with:
I Will Wear What I LikeVisible Monday/Turning Heads TuesdayBrilliant Blog Posts/The Saturday Share

Photographs: My patient lovely boyfriend.

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Disclosure: *These items were gifted and this is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Mistral. My opinions are always 100% honest and the content is always my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support What Lizzy Loves. 


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19 comments

  1. Ah Liz you look so happy in these pics! I love that colour on you, it really makes your eyes sparkle, or could that be Ian? :)
    I'm now off to have a nose around Mistral's offering.
    Michelle xxx

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    1. Thank you Michelle. The colour is absolutely gorgeous and I love the dress but I think the fact Ian took the photos has something to do with my happiness!!! You know me too well!!! xxxx

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    2. MLD-I like that cheeky nod to Liz's romance ;-)

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  2. What a lovely post, Liz! I can really feel the rough landscape and the breeze from the sea which is also such a different landscape to the Bavarian mountains where I live.
    I'd love to have a drink with you in that pretty restaurant, looks so inviting!

    You wear this dress so well and it highlights your amazing figure. It looks gorgeous with your leopard booties and I am sure you can wear it a lot in spring too.

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Thank you very much Annette. yes, the landscape makes such a lovely change from the hills here. the restaurant was fabulous Annette- so much fresh seafood and the decor was gorgeous! And you're right. I'll be able to wear the dress throughout spring too xxx

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  3. I love the boots against the pebbles! Beautiful pictures. You look very serene....even if it was blowing a hooley! Lovely dress.
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Thank you so much Gail. It really was blowing a hooley and was very cold but I guess the company helped ;) xxxx

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  4. Ok so here's what I do when I read a blog - I first scroll through all the images & study them then I hit the arrow at the bottom to race back to the top for a read through.
    You can imagine my shock at the big foot in the brogues! Hahahaha! Too funny...And yes I do like Ians brogues by the way Liz ;-)
    As for you t-shirt dress well I'm a massive fan of this style anyway so it's a no brainer I'd love yours. Those red lips are distracting you gorgeous girl mwah!

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    1. Hee hee! Thank you. Well, I do love to wear brogues myself and am not small-footed by any means but I'm glad you weren't fooled into thinking his size 11s were mine!! They are lovely aren't they. Thank you too re the dress- I love it- it's flattering and easy to wear and mwah right back atcha xxxxxxx

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  5. Gorgeous shirt dress, Lizzy! It looks really comfy too which is always important. I can't believe it was warm enough for a stroll on the beach in the UK though!!!!!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank yiou Suzy. It is so comfy and easy to wear. It was freezing, well almost. As soon as we'd taken the photso I put my coat and gloves on. It was certainly bracing!!! I'm quite hardy though bring used to standing watching my son play football in all weathers! xxx

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  6. I love a good all-rounder dress like that... good for school runs, weekends, and as you show here, strolls on the beach! It has a much nicer shape than most of my all-rounder dresses. Thanks for the heads up on Mistral; that brand is new to me as well. I'm off to explore the website.

    It is SO lovely seeing you so happy and glowy in your photos :-) xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa. It is a very good shape because a lot of similar dresses can be a little too unstructured.
      Aw, thank you- I do feel very glowy right now! xxxx

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  7. Gorgeous dress Liz ... but then you look great in everything! So good to see you looking so very happy :)
    Take care ..
    Rosemary

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    1. Thank you so much Rosie- you're very kind. And yes...it's lovely to be so happy too. I'm feeling very lucky xxx

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  8. Love that jersey dress, stunning and those boots *swoon x

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  9. ohh love that dress, just ordered some amazing goodies from mistral I just love cotton #brillblogposts

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen. It's a lovely cut and yes, the fabric is lovely xxx

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