Summer Casual Chic with Vanity and Me

Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress  |  White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag
Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress | White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag

Summer is still in full swing so it’s vital that you ensure your wardrobe is suitable to handle the heat! You need to feel comfortable and casual but also look stylish at the same time. The fabulous Laurie from Vanity And Me is on the blog today showing you her top look for achieving summer casual chic…

I’m sharing my casual choice from Laura Ashley today. I fell in love with the Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress and White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag as soon as I saw them on the website and couldn’t wait to share, although let me tell you I’m absolutely roasting! Even though I have waited as late in the day possible to take these photos!

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Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress | White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag

There are a couple of details that I want to point out that I like about the dress, one is the ruched shoulder detail. I think this adds a nice little touch to the dress.

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Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress

The other is pockets. Who doesn’t love a handy pocket? The dress actually comes with a matching self-tie belt, but I’ve chosen to add my white one to tie in with the bag and bangle.

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Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress | White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag

The dress feels lovely on, and I like the fullness of the skirt, all these little details make it that little bit different from your average classic stripe dress.

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Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress | White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag
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Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress | White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag

How gorgeous is this bag? I love, love, love it! There is a lot of wooden detailing on bags this year, quite a big trend and I love the faux bamboo handles. The laser cut flowers really make it a showstopper too. There is a zip up lining inside the bag that’s removable to wash too. You can find it here and it’s also available in Blue.

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Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress | White Daisy Flower Cutwork Bag

I think the white accessories work well together with the dress. What do you think?  Easy to wear and comfortable.

Enjoy the sun everyone!

XO Laurie

Doesn’t Laurie look great?! Do you have staple items to achieve the perfect casual look this summer? Let us know or below on Twitter @LauraAshleyusa