Monday, 12 March 2012

Monki navy lace dress...

I bought this gorgeous navy lace dress when I was in London at #LDNLUNCH. Hannah took me and Lily to the Monki store on Carnaby Street and I fell in love. I have been desperate to try Monki clothing ever since Selina raved about them and I was not disappointed. I loved the layout of the store [I forgot my camera so I don't have any pictures :( ] and could have easily bought bags full of stuff...I thought it was beautifully merchandised and I thought the prices were very reasonable too, I will definitely be going back!

Dress: Monki, belt: New Look, bag: c/o Accessories Direct, shoes: Office
I have been looking for a navy lace dress for a while now but all the ones I found were too blue and not dark enough... until I found this beauty! 


I bought this in a Large which I thought was usually equivalent to a 14 (my usual size) but I think the medium would have easily fitted so maybe size down if you buy it! I quite liked the looser fit though, it made it a bit more daytime appropriate as well as being very comfy, there's nothing like an elasticated waist! ;)


VERY windy weather made for some funny outtakes! 


I love the inky colour of the dress and  think it will look equally fab paired with some hot pink accessories! I just realised though that I paired navy blue with black... a fashion faux pas?!

Mark had chicken and bacon club sandwich with French fries
My bacon, brie and cranberry crusty granary roll...delicious!
Mark and I went for lunch at The Arthouse Cafe in Worcester which is linked with Huntingdon Hall and I would thoroughly recommend it, my food was lovely! Another unusual place to have lunch and a drink!

Do you like Monki? Would you wear navy and black together?
P.S. Apologies for the harshness in some of these photos, we were using a different camera and although it is very nice, I much prefer the softness of our DSLR!

21 comments:

Kelly said...

Lovely dress, I wish I had the confidence to where dresses.

Your meals look lovely!! could just eat them now lol

Victoria said...

Beautiful dress :) x

Ella said...

I really need to visit Monki! The dress is lovely Oh that food looks so good too xx
Ella @ Belle Vintage

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Loving the dress, it actually looks like a decent length, which is my major problem with all the lace dresses out there at the moment... I quite like my behind to be covered.

Looking fabulous, I personally couldn't do navy and black, there's something ingrained in me that says 'NONONO' at the the thought, but it seems to work well for you. I think this would look lovely with hot pink, or a nude pale pink or a tan/camel colour too.

Sherin said...

I LOVE that dress on you! You look absolutely gorgeous in it. The dress is so pretty.

I need to go into Monki. Everytime I make my way there, I remember Cheap Monday is right next door, and I spend all my time there instead. Whoops.

Hannah said...

Oh Maria, that dress is gorgeous, I want it hehe. Love love love Monki, such a great brand x

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

It looks lovely on you, I'm a big Monki fan too! And the food looks amazing... xx

daisychain said...

Oh hello, I feel a trip to London purely for Monki in my waters. Hot stuff.

Caroline said...

That dress is so pretty! :)
I can't wait to visit Monki when I'm next in London!

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

Peacock's Hat said...

Oh Maria it looks gorgeous!
I NEED to go to Monki... one day, when I happen to be in London!
Also, very jealous you met Hannah- she always seems so lovely.
Also, totally getting cafe recommendations off you!

kirstyb said...

that dress looks amazing on you x

LilyLipstick said...

This looks gorgeous on you! I was wondering when it'd make an appearance on your blog! I loved Monki, could've bought half the store and I may well do when I'm no longer on my spending ban...x

Nomad said...

The dress looks great on you. I often wear back and navy together but I just like defying colour palettes I guess :) xx

Lizzy said...

I have yet to check out Monki, but having seen yours and Hannah's purchases from the other weekend I will need to get myself down there! xx

Jo said...

Ohh, what a beauty of a dress! <3 I love the sheer detailing! So gorgeous!

x
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Raz said...

Black and navy isn't a faux pas with this dress, it looks great! And an elasticated waistband is always a plus. Love the dress.

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Gawwwjusss lovely! This style of dress suits you so beautifully, and that lace is so pretty on you. It'd look better with Dr Martens though, jus' sayin' ;) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Because comments online are difficult to interpret, I would just like to reiterate, after that comment, you look lovely <3

Amy On The Go said...
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Amy On The Go said...

Gosh, so gorgeous on you! I must try Monki some time. I love your belt and shoes too. x

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