Sunday, 3 March 2013

Duck egg blue and daffodils...

Yesterday it was my mum and my grandma's birthday and we celebrated with a mahoosive family meal where I may have eaten my body weight in prawn toast... I got this dress last weekend in the Monsoon sale and I thought it would be perfect to wear to the meal. Monsoon  do detailed elegant dresses perfectly and this is no exception (the fact it was £18 in the sale is just the icing on the cake!) I love the duck egg colour and the length makes me feel very elegant, never a bad thing when you are as clumsy as I am! For some reason, this shape and style makes me think of the 1930s, especially paired with these shoes, but I don't know if this is right or if I have been watching too many Hollywood movies?! 

Dress: Monsoon, shoes: Dorothy Perkins, fluffy hair: model's own
As part of their presents, Mark and I decided to get some gorgeous fresh flowers and I couldn't  resist posing with them. I love fresh flowers and I wish I had the budget to have them dotted around the house all the time. This will definitely be one of the first things I do if I ever win the lottery as I think they are just so bright and cheerful, especially daffodils!


Unusually for me, I went for a slightly edgier colour with my nail varnish. You are most likely to see me wearing classic reds or pinks on my nails but this Chelsea, 'Rouge Noir' inspired shade, from Nails Inc is a deep blackcurrant purple that adds a nice contrast to an otherwise twee coloured dress. The clutch I am using is my Monki wash-bag (as seen here) as the colour went almost perfectly...



A close up of that gorgeous collar detail and my make-up. I went for a soft peachy look as the dress called for something quite delicate and spring-like. I have also found my perfect peachy coloured lipstick too, Max Factor strike again with the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in 'Pink Brandy' and I am in love, I really can't see me wearing anything else for the foreseeable future! 


All in all, a very spring-like outfit, let's just hope we get some warmer weather now!

What are you hoping to wear this Spring? How would you spend a lottery win?

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22 comments

The Style Rawr said...

Aww, this is such a lovely colour on you and you're not imagining it, it def has an oldschool glamour vibe!

Tara
The Style Rawr!
xoxo

Sarah said...

Beautiful! This dress is so effortlessly elegant and the colour is fab on you Maria :) I'm so ready for the warmer weather now too!
x

Rosie Sherratt said...

i can't wait to wear shorts and skirt with no tights, hopefully soon itll get warm enough!
this dress is such a beautiful colour :)
Rosie xo
A Pocketful of Rosie

Rachel The Hat said...

what a beautiful and bargain of a dress!! i love monsoon dresses but only tend to splurge in their sales these days. The duck egg blue colour is wonderful, i dont think i own anything in those colourings, they're really pretty! And yes to the hollywood glam, i think you look gorgeous! xx

daisychain said...

That dress is beautiful! It looks wonderful on you Wifey xx

Winnie said...

The dress is adorable on you Maria, that meal sounds awesome too - I love family get togethers!

Sherin said...

Love that dress. It's such a pretty fit. And that's definitely your colour.

Gem said...

Gorgeous! such a bargain too xx

Vintage Reflection said...

Such a great colour and style on you! x

Helen said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the colour, details and cut. And such a bargain too- clever you!

jamie-lee said...

Wow mum and grandmas birthday? If it's anything like my family gatherings I can imagine.. just lots of food and eating your weight in it haha.

Loving the new dress, what a bargain and looks stunning on you x

Sindy said...

that dress looks gorgeous on you!

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Sarah said...

Pretty dress :)

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x

Amy said...

Absolutely love you in this colour, cutie!

WOLF WHISTLE

The Photogramps said...

LOVE the detail around the collar!
so sweet!
xo
ashley

www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

Adora Mehitabel said...

You look so darling
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Annabel Wyatt said...

Lovely dress, i'm very much enjoying the black nail polish on you too! Glad you and the bf are still ok :) Thanks for still reading my blog too... it's been difficult to do since i moved but am getting back into it! x x x x

Natasha said...

This dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful. Love the nail polish too - nice contrast and it goes really well. I'm hoping for warm weather soon as I want to revise in our garden and if I won the lottery I'd probably go on a very luxurious holiday!

Temporary:Secretary said...

So elegant, Maria! I love duckegg blue, its a very pretty colour! I think if i won the lotto, i'd definitely take my family on a holiday! I'd spend it on my family first, because I don't really want or need anything other than them! (ah, i'm such a cheeseball). Well, maybe I'd buy a house for myself! x

Pardon My Fashion said...

The color of that dress is perfection<3 Love ya gurl...you look so classic!

xoxo
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Anonymous said...

Don't know how I ended up here. But that is one beautiful girl.

Anonymous said...

You are very beautiful, and that color compliments you well.

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