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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Riviera Or Regatta?

Ralph Lauren Striped Poplin ShirtdressI've been on a mission lately to find the perfect shirtdress.  Considering I've set myself this challenge many times before, I was completely surprised to actually... find it!  There's something gorgeously preppy and American about a crisp white shirt dress, and even better if it's striped.  I found this beauty online at Ralph Lauren, and noticed they describe it as a Riviera-inspired dress. Personally, I can't shake the idea of it being well-suited to a regatta - and so I've been flip-flopping between the two ideas ever since!    
Ralph Lauren Blue and White Striped Poplin Dress
Halcyon Days White Enamel Bangle
Riviera Regatta Blog Summer Styling

Belt - Ralph Lauren


Bangle - Halcyon Days | Shoes - Lost Ink

Lost Ink Black Elastic Stiletto Heels
Ralph Lauren Black and Silver Circle Loop Belt
Regatta and Riviera Summer Blogger Styling
I'll admit, I'm wearing tights.  It's not quite warm enough to brave bare legs, though it's always a good time to bring out the stiletto heels!  I had completely forgotten about these Lost Ink heels since buying them earlier in the year.  One thing is for sure, they're the most comfortable heels I've worn in a long time, thanks to the elastic straps keeping the feet in place.  Speaking of things forgotten, I discovered this Ralph Lauren belt in a box of belts I thought I'd lost - such a nice surprise!  The logo-embellished loop adds a stylish touch to the look, and one I can see myself always pairing with this dress from now on!
Ralph Lauren Blue White Stripe Shirt Dress
Navy Blue Valentino Lock Stud Medium Bag
So, which keyword does this look bring to the forefront of your mind - Riviera or Regatta?  Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. I am crazy about stripes dear so I am totaly fall in love with you in this dress
    You look stunning xx

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  2. This shirt dress looks gorgeous on you! I am still looking for the perfect shirt dress for me. I have seen some cute at H&M but we will see. xoxo

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  3. This looks great on you! I admit that shirt dresses just don't seem to ever look right on me. I've never come across one that works. I have kind of a big butt, so anything that's loose fitting like a dress or dress shirt, gets pulled up in the back thanks to my bubble butt! Haha. Love the way you styled this look with the bag and shoes. And lol to wearing tights! I couldn't even tell. :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  4. Love that dress on you! There is something I just love about shirtdresses. This one is perfect.

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  5. Love that dress on you! There is something I just love about shirtdresses. This one is perfect.

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  6. That is indeed a beautiful shirt dress on you, Gabrielle! Ralph Lauren is a wee bit okay, a lot out of my price range, do you have something similar maybe from Asos?

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    1. On ASOS? Hmm, the closest I can find is a Vero Moda Stripe Shirt Dress (no collar though) - ahh see what I mean about them being hard to find?!

      Gabrielle x

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  7. Hi Gabrielle, these photos are gorgeous. I love this dress, your heels and your bag. Truly and amazing look!
    X
    Miri

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  8. Gorgeous dress :) I'm totally loving stripes at the moment! Also you have gorgeous hair!

    <3
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  9. Love dress and shoes ;)

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  10. You look absolutely gorgeous,Gab! I'm in love with your dress! You are so beautiful! Thanks for being an inspiration!
    Much love, Len
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  11. I thought the belt came with the dress to start with it matches it so well! Such a gorgeous dress. I'm definitely getting the Riviera vibes although I see what you mean about Regatta... xo
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  12. Definitely more riviera for me :) these photos are beautiful, you look absolutely radiant! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua

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  13. Love the dress. You can never go wrong with stripes.
    Great combo.
    xx
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  14. I think you've accomplished your mission Gabrielle! This dress is so classic and stylish and I think you'd look equally fabulous wearing it on the Riviera or at a regatta.

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  15. Whichever way you choose, it looks gorgeous on you! The belt really brings everything together. I always think of these shirt dresses as really casual, relaxed pieces but you’ve made this one look really classy & sophisticated! But you kinda do that with everything you wear!

    TFM - Life & Style

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  16. Omg those shoes!!! I so wish I could walk properly in heels haha They are gorgeous! Loving the dress as well. It looks amazing on you!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  17. I love a good shirt dress, especially when they have sleeves. I'm trimming down my wardrobe at the moment but I know that's something I need to keep an eye out for and pick up some more of because they're so versatile and can be dressed up or down so easily.

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  18. You totally reached your goal Gabrielle. I love that dress and those shoes are adorable.

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  19. What a gorgeous shirt dress Gabrielle and oh so chic too! I would never have thought to pair it with a belt but it totally makes the dress! I need to get myself down to a Ralph Lauren pronto! Xx

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  20. I think that it would totally work for both! I really like the stripes and it suits you so well!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  21. I love wearing a shirt dress too! However, mine would be like adding a bit of short jeans to the look, with creepers! You look very pretty babe!



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  22. I love this shirt dress ! It looks amazing on you. You are so beautiful !
    xx,
    Margot
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  23. This looks gorge on you hun, it really is the perfect striped dress! I used to have a striped shirt dress that I loved and wore so much it got to the point where it was so tatty I couldn't wear it anymore so I'm on the hunt for a new one!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  24. That shirtdress is gorgeous! Looks beautiful on you, I love the shape. I'm also on the look out for the perfect shirtdress for the warmer weather after buying loads in the past but always getting rid of them because they just weren't right...
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

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  25. You can't go wrong with Ralph Lauren! It has me thinking Riviera Gabrielle. I love a striped dress! Looks glorious on you.
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  26. I need a perfect shirt dress too! Haha I have too many that are almost there but definitely need to find a perfect one. I've been looking in specific for one in bright blue, so let's hope I find one. And yes to this one, how chic with the stripes though?! Xx

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  27. Wow! I absolutely LOVE that dress - for a regatta! The belt seems to be made for it, and the stilettos are so cool. I have actually been looking for some that don't slip off my feet as I'm walking.
    xo, janea
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  28. This shirtdress is amazing! It is the perfect combination of beauty and style!

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  29. You look amazing Gabrielle! This shirt dress really suits you and I love that you paired it with that belt...smart move.

    Keisha xo
    The Chrysalis Gal

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  30. I've been on the hunt for the perfect shirt dress, and this one is SO chic! I love the stripe and the Ralph Lauren monogram on the cuff. Lovely set of photos.
    Lyndi

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  31. Riviera or Regatta, you look stunning! I've been looking for a gorgeous shirt dress for ages, this one is a little out of my budget so sadly for me, the search will continue but I do think this is the most beautiful shirt dress I've seen :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  32. You have certainly succeeded in finding the perfect shirt dress, Gabrielle! Gorgeous in combination with the stiletto heels.

    Miriam xx
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  33. I think you're right, this could be the perfect shirt dress! I love the way it fits and teamed with those heels this is one killer outfit :) x

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  34. I would say both words! Riviera and Regatta! haha :P
    This dress is gorgeous!! I'm also in the search for the perfect shirt dress so I will check this one for sure :)

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  35. That's funny because I feel like a nice shirt dress is more European than American! Like you should be walking along the seaside in Italy. It's probably all influenced in my mind by the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun". Have you seen it?

    Great look, btw!

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  36. Seems like mission accomplished! This shirt dress looks divine on you and I love how you styled it. Such a lovely Spring/Summer look! The striped dress matches well with these black accessories that create the perfect contrast to it. Amazing heels, belt and bag. You look stunning.

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  37. I think it's safe to say that you've accomplished this mission - the dress is stunning! I love the blue stripes. It definitely has a Riviera feeling for me!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  38. love this shirt/dress
    new look on my blog ---> Pink Yarrow Look <---
    have an happy day, kisses

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  39. I like that shirtdress, so lovely :)

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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  40. Oh love this really IS the perfect shirt dress - it looks so stunning on you! It's the perfect companion for a summers day - I'm leaning towards Riviera, although you'd rock it for any occasion! Loving how you've styled it with the belt too!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  41. This dress is so pretty! I love the monogrammed cuffs!

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  42. This shirt dress looks absolutely perfect on you Gabrielle!!!
    I'm just looking for something similar, since I've got many shirt dresses but no one really convinces me...
    You look so chic and fresh, just ready for summer days! :D
    XO
    S
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  43. Love this look! I'm also seriously obsessed with all of your detail shots. Great post girl!

    xo,

    H

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  44. Absolutely stunning my little American ;) The outdoor setting on adds to this notion! PS: I am going to London next month and WOULD love to hear your recommendations!! On everything!!

    XOXO
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    1. Excited for you babe - hope you have a fabulous time in London! Ooh I could definitely point you in the direction of some Instagrammers with some killer ideas for what to do in London, if you'd like?! Anyway, some (kind of obvious) suggestions off the top of my head: brunch at the Sky Garden London (book ahead), cake at Peggy Porschen, Tate Museum, see a west end play (American in Paris? I'm actually seeing that soon in London), Victoria and Albert Museum... oh and the houses in Primrose Hill are ridiculously pretty if you're looking for outfit/photo ops.

      Gabrielle x

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  45. I love shirtdresses as they work for most situations from casual to smart. You look great in yours!

    ANOUK

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  46. love this outfit! The belt is fabulous!

    lacee swan

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  47. That dress is so cute! Love the belt with it.

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

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  48. Oh this looks so good on you Gabrielle, I love it! I really like nautical themed clothing, and while this certainly ticks those boxes you're right, it can't just be used for a regatta lone, it's too nice! Love the heels you paired with it too, they look so cool, even better that they're comfy. - Tasha

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  49. Amazing outfit! I love your dress and shoes!
    Kisses
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  50. WOWOWOW!!!! AMAZING! Just lovin' your dress and belt! SO CHIC! SO FIERCE!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

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  51. Yes this is a very classic look and yeah I guess it is kind of American and it totally makes me think of Ralph Lauren so this not surprising. This is a gorgeous dress and love it those shoes.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  52. I swear, Ralph Lauren does preppy American the best. There's something so classic about every piece, and this dress is no exception. You look fantastic here, and the belt is a perfect touch!

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  53. I love the classic yet casually cool vibe of this striped shirt dress. You can never go wrong with stripes or a shirt dress!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  54. This striped dress is so classy and chic! I love the black accessories and shoes that toughen up this nautical look!

    Tina
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  55. I can see how this is very Riviera and Regatta. It's such a beautiful piece on you, the fit and fabric is so lovely. It's always great when you find a hidden gem you'd forgotten about, like this belt. This is one of my fave looks of yours :)


    Rachel xx
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  56. That shirt dress is gorgeous! And it reminded me of the first time I found your blog and the gorgeous Ralph Lauren shirts you had in the post. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Gemma x
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  57. That's a beautiful shirt dress Gabrielle! The belt stands out as well.
    I wish it was still available. Been looking for a belt like that.
    Have an amazing weekend ahead sweets.
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  58. This is the perfect shirt dress! Gorgeous x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  59. I love this dress on you! Such a fabulous look for Summer x

    LuxeStyle

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  60. Gorgeous outfit! Given me some great outfit inspiration! This sort of dress would be perfect for summer too and you wouldn't have to wear the tights then hopefully! :) xoxo

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  61. I am absolutely in love with that dress! You look radiant =o)

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  62. What a gorgeous dress, it looks lovely with the belt!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  63. I'm so in love with this dress and you look absolutely beautiful! Have a nice weekend beauty!

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  64. You look absolutely beautiful, girlie! I love the shirtdress on you and I didn't even notice that you were wearing tights, you've got the perfect nude pair! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  65. Looking gorgeous girl :D

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  66. You look gorgeous ! This dress is awesome ❤

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  67. You had me at perfect shirt dress! Love the stripes!

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  68. Probably regatta! ;) Either way, this dress isso gorgeous that could fit everywhere in the wold ;) And who better than Ralph Lauren to create a perfect preppy/navy American piece. I also love the accessories and shoes you combined it with! Instead of going full "Riviera" you put your own classy, city girl style <3
    xx

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  69. This shirt dress is so beautiful! I love this look! :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

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  70. Amazing outfit, love that striped dress (:
    You look gorgeou!

    CM | XIII.

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  71. I love these stripes! Especially the shirt dress it is so pretty and such a versatile look to have in your wardrobe. Your photos are lovely :)
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  72. I love shit dresses, it is one of the few things that don't look horrible on me and that I also feel good in when wearing.
    This one looks gorgeous on you lovely!!!

    XX

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  73. You look so beautiful in these photos Gabrielle! And this dress looks perfect on you :) xx

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  74. Beautiful as always!I love your whole look,especially the belt.

    Hugs from Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

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  75. That shirtdress looks absolutely lovely on you! I love the versitility of shirts and shirtdresses where you can dress them up or down without being over the top. Very easy pieces everyone should have in their wardrobe!

    Charlotte
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  76. I'm in love with these heels!! So cute!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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  77. That dress and a belt are so perfect that I might steal them!!! LOVE!
    Kira
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  78. I just love stripes, and this dress is such a classic piece! It seems like it would be so versatile - I totally get the regatta feel but could see it being riviera, too. So good!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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  79. What a pretty dress indeed! Ralph Lauren have amazing, timeless fashion pieces. I love the embroidered details at the sleeves. And it's great that you found back the belt, it looks like it was made to be worn with the dress!

    Julia x
    Last Post: A Holiday in Rome, Italy | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/roman-holiday-pt1.html

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  80. Totally love this dress on you!
    xoxo
    style frontier

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