Shirt Dress and Lipstick: A Quick Summer Update

l'oreal matte addiction 227 hype lipstick

I’ve had lots of incredibly kind comments about the dress I was wearing in my May Favourites video and I must admit to feeling quite bolstered by them. It’s not that easy to find nice things to wear when you’re breastfeeding, and that hurdle, coupled with your typical postpartum body changes, means that you can be a bit insecure about fashion when you’ve just had a baby.

So thank you.

Anyway, the shirt dress is from Oasis – I bought it on ASOS here*, it was £48. I’ve seen that they also do a shirt version with exactly the same print for £38 here* – I may still be tempted to snap that up too. The dress has quite a relaxed fit but is made from a woven, rough-to-the-touch fabric (all high street dresses seem to be in this fabric at the moment, I have no idea why, it’s very sweat-inducing!) whereas it says that the shirt is made from a soft-touch, silky-feel fabric. That sounds more up my street. Though the dress is so useful – I’d wear this for almost any occasion, from summer weddings to work meetings.

The lipstick I’m wearing in the photograph above is from the new L’Oreal Matte Addiction range – this shade is called Hype.

l'oreal matte addiction lipstick review

It’s a gorgeously wearable orange-red – many of the beauty brands bring out orangey lipsticks with the summer collections, but they’re usually far more red than orange, or sitting right on the cusp. This one leans over to the orange side in a slightly more daring manner, and the matte finish gives it a retro look. It’s a very easy makeup update if you just want something cheerful and inexpensive to see you through the hotter months – the texture is non-drying and the colour is densely pigmented. Stick on a load of bronzer, a few coats of mascara and a slick of this and you’re pretty much done. You can find the Matte Addiction range at Boots here* – lipsticks are £6.99 each.

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  1. June 7, 2017 / 8:37 am

    The pattern of the shirt dress looks adorable!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Cassandra
    June 7, 2017 / 9:19 am

    The colours really suit you, particularly with that shade of lipstick. Thank you for the huge laugh with the title of your previous post – I just had to check out how many views you were up to

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Haha!! It is getting so many spammy sex comments, it’s unreal.

  3. June 7, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I really need to pick up a nice shirt dress, none of the ones I’ve owned in the past have been quite right and I want something that I feel I can throw on for anything. The Oasis one looks lovely, such a gorgeous print. Absolutely love that lip shade too, perfect for summer!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

  4. June 7, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I lived in shirt dresses when breastfeeding in the summer time, so convenient. But I don’t think any of mine were so pretty.

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      I just wish it was in the soft and silky fabric not the woven!

  5. Jayne
    June 7, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Thanks for this Ruth, I too noticed the lovely dress you were wearing and meant to ask! Will definitely be giving the lipstick a try, as like you said, there can be too much red in some of these ‘orange’ shades, which isnt great if you lean more towards pale skin. I can hear my self tan bottle calling me….

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Yeah, it’s a really good one x

  6. Sue Moran
    June 7, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    The shirt is sold out in larger sizes now Ruth–the power of your good taste!
    Also, my girl, you look amazing as always because your spirit shines through (wanted to use an exclamation mark again but thought might be a bit too much).
    Sorry I don’t comment more, always watch your videos, insta posts and read the blog so feel like you’re giving me so much every day, rude of me not to thank you more.
    Thank you. ❤️

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Oh Sue, that’s so lovely. Thank you. And never be afraid to add the extra exclamation mark – I overdo them in the comments section, I’m partial to a multiple exclamation!!! x

  7. Sandie
    June 7, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Hello Ruth. Loving the beach-blonde hair and your summer make-up – looks great with the floral dress – so fresh and summery!

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you Sandie, much appreciated. x

  8. Callie
    June 7, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Thank you so much, Ruth, for sharing your sentiments and the details on this lovely ensemble! I, too, had admired it in your recent May Favourites video!! Wishing you and your lovely family all the best! You look absolutely gorgeous, darling!!!

  9. June 7, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    omg that lipstick shade is beautiful xx

  10. Jessica
    June 8, 2017 / 12:17 am

    I love your dress! And especially you. You are so lovely. I’m a long-time YouTube subscriber, but for some reason have just now gotten around to subscribing to your blog. May have to pick this dress up from ASOS — I noticed it in your last video and thought you looked so beautiful. Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and kindness in sharing with us!

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks Jessica, that has made my day! xx

  11. SomeGirlMel
    June 8, 2017 / 3:44 am

    I think of your style as casual classic with a quirky twist.

  12. Henriëtte
    June 8, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Hi Ruth, do you really wear this as a dress? Because it’s a little bit short? Or am I being prude know, haha!?

    • June 8, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      There’s a shirt dress and a shirt, this is the dress! x

  13. June 10, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I love your shirt dress and your lipstick shade “orange-red” is so beautiful :*

    • June 13, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Going to check out Zara now! I always forget to go online with them!

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