Monday, 20 August 2012

Broderie anglaise...

I have been meaning to post about this dress for ages but I completely forgot about the pictures until I started getting everything ready to go on holiday (only a couple of days to go, eek!) A few years ago I bought a white knee length dress from H&M which was perfect for hot weather but somehow or other I lost it, I think it went to the same place my favourite grey cardigan did :( Luckily, this gorgeous River Island number is a more than worthy replacement...

Dress:River Island via ASOS, cardigan: Wallis, belt: vintage, necklace: Accessorize,  Nanette Lepore for Keds: Office
 Really this outfit was sort of a test drive for Italy to see just how comfortable it was (very!) and whether or not the length would be suitable for places which require you to be a bit more covered up (e.g. the Vatican) and it passed on both counts.


This cardigan was a bit of an impulse buy too from a few years ago when I was interning in London as I had to go on a business trip to Preston... and I forgot my coat. All Northern stereotypes came to the fore that day and I grabbed this to add an extra layer to protect me from the wind and rain from the tiny sale collection in the Wallis store. It never gets worn enough but I love the bright blue colour and it matches perfectly so I am determined to wear it more- it is probably one of my favourite impulse purchases!

Swooshy skirt...
 These are possibly the comfiest pair of shoes that I own, perhaps tied with my other pair of Keds, and I thoroughly recommend them when you are doing lots of walking as the bouncy sole is beyond comfy- these are definitely going on holiday with me! 


What do you wear on holiday when you need to be demure? What is your favourite impulse buy?
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11 comments

Arabella said...

So vintage and pretty! :)

LilyLipstick said...

This dress is so pretty - perfect for holidays. I always carry a shawl or pashmina to put around my shoulders for going in to churches in Europe and have a few maxi dresses and skirts for when I'm in the Middle East. Demure holiday dressing is quite tricky, especially when you're somewhere hot! x

Winnie said...

The dress is lovely! I love how you've styled it with the blue. My favourite impulse buy of the Summer so far is a little peter pan collared cat print dress that I wrote about a little while ago - it's just such a easy dress to turn to when I can't be bothered to think about what to wear!

Kledi said...

Absolutely gorgeous outfit! You always look so stunning :)

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Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Absolutely loving this outfit, and the SHOES! So pretty.

Sounds like Italy will be amazing, am suitably jealous, and if this is anything to go by, cannot wait to see the rest of your outfits!

Sherin said...

I love the white dress. The fitting looks amazing on you.
And love the pop of colour from the cardigan. I've had to impulse buy layers so many times!

Gem said...

I love this, very bold with the white and blue. I would spill tea down that dress the second I put it on though haha patterns and drak colours for me ;) xx

Satin and Souffles said...

Gorgeous! Such a pretty look! xx

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Vicki said...

love the dress!! im a massive fan of off white dresses as they go with everything! :) x

Eimear OReilly said...

you look so lovely! just found your blog, it's brill, i have a new post up if you want to take a look!

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Sarah P said...

Love this dress :) and the pumps are really cute too! We have really similar taste esp where footwear is concerned! <3

Also wanted to say just how envious I am of your trip to Italy - it's somewhere I've always wanted to go but never gotten around to. We've promised my Mum a trip to Sorrento for her birthday next year, so fingers crossed that'll come off and I'll get my chance!

Hope you have a wonderful time on your hols! :)

xx

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