Shirt Dress and Lipstick: A Quick Summer Update

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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.

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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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