Monday, 18 July 2011

Florals and stripes...

This dress is one of the key pieces in my wardrobe and I have already raved about the pattern and fit but I always try and find different ways to style it and I really like the blue for a more summery look and when the weather warms up a bit more I will definitely be pairing it with my favourite New Look sandals!
Dress: H! by Henry Holland, belt: charity shop, shoes: Nanette Lepore for Keds.
I have had these shoes for about 4 years now but I have never actually worn them outside of the house. I bought them on a whim for £4 in the Office sale because I liked the pattern but have never actually managed to wear them. They have been on my 'to sell' pile for years now but I have been loath to get rid of them because they are just so pretty!


I finally decided to match them with this dress as the blue is similar enough that it doesn't clash too much. Jen has talked about mixing prints before and I love stripes and florals together! I am definitely going to wear these shoes more often though as they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. My parents are big fans of Keds shoes and these may have persuaded me to check out some of their newer ranges...


These shorts from H&M have become a cult favourite in the blogosphere and they have proven themselves well worth the £6.99 I spent on them. It means that I can wear all of those dresses that are just that little bit too short without tights in the summer too. 

What are your summer staples? Are there any items in your wardrobe that you find difficult to wear?

As you are reading this I will be on my way to my graduation, I just hope I don't fall flat on my face or make a fool out of myself...wish me luck!
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17 comments

Victoria said...

The shorts are a great idea, I shall have to get some! I usually go for leggings when I have dresses that are a bit short, but they spoil some prettier dresses x

artandghosts said...

The dress is adorable, and the shoes in close up are awesome! The touches of blue really do work so nicely here.

I had never thought of wearing shorts beneath a frock - I usually opt for longer slips with a bit of lace edging peeping out, or just avoid the overly short stuff altogether, haha! Wearing flats with short dresses is always a good solution to dragging the length down a bit, too.
I have tons of things that are difficult to wear, which is why ive been pondering the mindset behind what i buy lately. Transparent items really bother me, although i love the look of them. I always have difficulties finding the right underwear or vests, etc, to wear beneath them.

dannithegirl said...

I seem to only buy things that are too short for me, or take them up too far, so my shorts are an absolute essential! And they look very cute peeping out as you've shown in your picture! xx

ScienceGeek said...

Gorgeous dress and those shorts are perfect for preventing knicker flashing disasters!
xx

Natasha said...

Those shorts are such a good idea for preventing any modesty disasters! I will be sure to have a little look at them next time I'm in H&M :)

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Shoes. Oh my those shoes! Do NOT get rid of those, they're awesome, and for £4, you just cannot go wrong holding onto them!

Looking wonderful as ever and liking the shorts and short dress combo, I seem to find so many high street dresses obscenely short. I am only 5'5...

daisychain said...

freaking love those shoes

*coughmightstealcough*

Harriet said...

Gorgeous shoes - glad you've let them see the light of day - they look fab!

vintagereflection said...

Such a cute dress. I have the old topshop shorts. The h&m ones look shorter which would be better with shorter dresses! x

Sherin said...

I absolutely love those shoes. They're so cute, and perfectly go with the super pretty dress. great combination!

VeRo! said...

so girly! just love this outfit! and the shoes of course! <3


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Adele said...

Adorable dress Maria!!

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Joy said...

Lovely outfit, I love the dress :) What a great idea wearing shorts underneath it! Perfect for dresses that are too short or when it's windy! :) xx

Sophielle said...

Love them shoes! So so gorge!
Love your blog too! Now followed :) xo

Reena Rai said...

I adore the clashing prints, do not sell the shoes!!

Louder than Silence said...

You can't beat a floral dress! Sally x

Gemx said...

Really really love the dress, it's so cute and it looks great on you! :) The shorts are such a fab idea! Normally if a dress it a little short I stick my black leggings on, but this is a much better idea! :D xx

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