Birthday Dinner Outfit | Black and White Striped Maxi, Ruffled Collar, Orange Heels

Black and white striped maxi skirt, black tank, ruffled collar, orange strappy heels
I hadn’t yet shown you what I wore to dinner to celebrate my birthday and blogiversary – I’ve been so busy with #iwillwearwhatilike that I’m a little behind with outfit posts. Better late than never.

As you may have seen last week I’m obsessing over Marks & Spencer right now – this is yet another outfit featuring two pieces from their current collection. The black and white stripe maxi skirt is so comfortable (elasticated waistband, a lifesaver for an evening meal) and super-flattering, and the orange strappy heels are possibly my favourite shoes in the whole of my shoe collection right now. I’m talking grab-them-if-the-house-was-burning-down love them.

It was a very warm evening so all I needed was a simple black tank (I don’t wear black often, it’s more of a ‘going out’ colour for me), and I added a ruffled collar I bought in the Asos sale earlier this year (but never worn). It’s sadly long since sold out, but I do like this faux pearl illusion collar they have right now – perfect if all the ruffles aren’t really for you. It was one of those weird purchases I wasn’t really sure if I liked it or, more to the point, whether I would ever actually wear it. Thank goodness I did keep it because it gave this outfit the perfect finishing touch it needed.

So a perfect outfit for wearing to go out to dinner – thank goodness for elasticated waistbands, I say…! What have you worn lately out to dinner or on a date night?

Black and white striped maxi skirt, orange strappy heels
Black and white striped maxi skirt, white box clutch, emerald green mani
Black and white striped maxi skirt, black tank, ruffled collar, white box clutch
White box clutch, emerald green mani
Black tank, ruffled collar
Skirt: Marks & Spencer | Tank: La Redoute | Shoes: Marks & Spencer | Collar: Asos (this pretty collar necklace is on sale at only £3.50, and this one is only £4.50!) | Clutch: Debenhams SS14 | Black ring: Asos | Nails: Essie Ruffles & Feathers (so apt!) | Toenails: Chanel Blue Boy

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  1. 11 August 2015 / 7:30 pm

    You looked really elegant. And romantic with the ruffled collar. Your nails are perfection too. The clutch is the embodiment of "I am a lady and I have nothing to worry about; I can afford to only bring my creditcard and my comb". haha

    • 13 August 2015 / 9:37 pm

      Oh yes, that's me Greetje – such a lady!! haha nothing could be further from the truth…! Actually I take everything in a big handbag in the car with me, then just put my phone/key/lipstick/credit card in the clutch. So I'm not too far away from the rest of my junk for too long ;))

      And thank you for the very lovely compliment x

    • 22 August 2015 / 7:44 pm

      I have lived in Amsterdam…. you never leave anything in the car…..

  2. 6 August 2015 / 3:03 am

    I love the maxi skirt on you! And the pop of color from the orange heels! I don't think I can pull off orange but you made it such a fun look!

    If you have a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest 🙂

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  3. 5 August 2015 / 10:44 am

    Great look Catherine!
    So elegant and chic….
    The little pops on your toes, fingers and (of course) your shoes…really bring everything to life.
    And that choker is fun…and a little cheeky! I love it.

    • 6 August 2015 / 9:50 pm

      Aww thanks Samantha – so glad I finally wore the choker at last!! Thought it was going to be one of those purchases that never gets worn…!

    • 6 August 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Shay thank you – and thank you!!! :))) x

  4. 4 August 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Happy Birthday and Blogiversary to you! Your outfit is stunning (adore the collar, it keeps it edgy, yet still elegant).

    • 6 August 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Aww Shani thank you so much!! I'm quite fond of edgy pieces so this collar is very "me"…!

  5. 4 August 2015 / 5:57 am

    Love the fun heels and choker with this outfit! I have a similar maxi skirt that I love to wear too.


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    • 4 August 2015 / 11:59 am

      Great minds, Alice…!! Thank you my lovely xx

  6. 4 August 2015 / 2:41 am

    Birthday and Blogversary, happy day to both and you look awesome and loving the green nails and orange heels

  7. 3 August 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Happy birthday

    • 4 August 2015 / 11:58 am

      Thank you Sandra – all seems a distant blur now…!! x

  8. 3 August 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Gorgeous look, and happy birthday to you, C! Love those fabulous nails too. xox

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