Smock My Bitch Up!

Monday 27 January 2014

Smock dresses are right up my street. My Daisy Street in fact, seeing as this grey one is from there! I kill myself I really do. Joking aside, they cover a multitude of body sins (of which I hide many) whilst looking quite cool and it's looking like they'll be pushing their way into our 2014 fashion lives as one of the shapes for summer, so I figured I needed to make friends with the style now. 

The Ives Oversized Tee Dress is currently in the sale for £11.25 in this grey marl colour, and also comes in burgundy and black for £15.99. One thing to note, these things are HUGE. I got a S/M and as a 12-14 I wouldn't normally order a size Small in anything but as you can see, there's plenty of room here! M/L would probably be more suitable for anyone over a size 16, though obviously I haven't seen it, I'm just assuming. Anyhoo, the quality is top notch, a nice thick grey marl cotton, and I'm totally sold on the style. To the pics! . . . 

Outfit: Dress - c/o Daisy Street, Tights - Pamela Mann (at BANK), Shoes - Dr Martens, Jacket - TK Maxx.

It's just the right length for me, not too short but not unflatteringly long. The empire line also sits where it should be which is nice. I've had so many empire lines that sit too high on the bust or too low and near the waist which just ruins the whole dress, gahhhhh! #fashionproblems The jacket is an old fave, you've seen it a million times before over the years but it never gets old. If only it was real leather!

Grey marl is probably my fave colour after leopard print (I know), it looks perfect with pretty much any other colour and makes the ideal neutral. To amp it up a little, I wore it with these gawpworthy galaxy print tights by Pamela Mann which also look amazing against my blueberry Dr Martens :)

Obligatory close up shot. I'm wearing pink eyeshadow today instead of my usual grey, I don't know if you can tell but it made me feel like I had like, ZERO make up on my face for some reason. I kept looking in the car mirror and thinking I'd forgot blusher and concealer or something - weird! 

So, smocks. Who's up for a bit of this then? :)

J - Smock Dat (and various other 'smack/smock' puns).


  1. Lush.. I LOOOVE those DMs!!! xxx

  2. Hi I love the ootd - especially the boots.

  3. I would love to wear smock dresses (I've seen so many great ones), but I have such a small frame that they end up looking like sacks.
    I love grey marl too and this outfit is a right winner!!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  4. I love how you've styled this, Jade! I wish I suited doc martens, ever since I was little I've always wanted a pair! x

  5. Saw this on Instagram this morning and I love it! The jacket is amazing and the tights are so dreamy!!! You look hot rock chick! ;)

    Secret little Stars xxx

  6. I really like Daisy Street, the quality is surprisingly good despite how cheap it is! Grey is one of my favourite colours too xxx

  7. Your jacket is gorgeous! x

  8. I love this whole outfit the tights and smock dress are gorgeous, I also love the title of this post made me chuckle! x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  9. Super cool and stylish! Love the galaxy print <33

  10. Love the colour of your docs ! Grey marl is a great alternative to black and i do like the smock dresses but they always make me look so big :(
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography -

  11. I don't really wear smock dress that much but I love how you boosted the look with such a rad studded jacket! I love love love love it !!! xx

  12. Haha, that title!!
    I'm all about the smock dresses, so comfortable and feels way more flattering than a lot of styles, for me anyway. I love how you've paired the plain grey dress with such bright leggings and boots and of course I adore that studded jacket!!
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

  13. Love your outfit! Especially digging the studded leather jacket.. amazing!
    A Midnight Wonderland

  14. Love your hair, the bangs are right on

  15. I really love smocks too (nice post title!) and this one is super sweet. Just the right length! xxx


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