Thursday, 11 July 2013

Gingham and stripes...

Who would have thought that 12 years (!) after I left primary school I would be looking back to my uniform for style inspiration?! I spotted this beautiful dress when I was on holiday in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago in the window at Seasalt (a brand I am loving recently!) and I fell in love. I love gingham and midi dresses are all I want to wear in the summer. There's nothing better than lots of material to swoosh around in and to help me keep cool! I also like the fact that they are more work appropriate than a lot of my summer clothes, I never know what to wear to work when it's warm!
Dress: Seasalt, shoes: Dorothy Perkins, bag: Laura Ashley

An inadvertently pose-y photo of me and my sunglasses! It was super sunny so I did end up getting a bit burnt (despite wearing Factor 50!)- you just can't win with pale skin! I like the wind machine hair too, I knew there was an upside to gale force winds... ;)


I am a big fan of Seasalt clothing, their generous sizing gets a double thumbs up from me and I like the relaxed nautical feel of all their pieces. I have always found casual difficult to pull off (see this 2011 post for proof!) but I think I am starting to get the hang of it, what do you think? 


Are you a fan of Seasalt? How do you 'do' casual?
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The Style Rawr said...

Haha, if it was all gingham it would definitely remind me of school uniform! I really like the tassel belt and the stripes on top. So cute and nautical! <3

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

char said...

I love the dress, such a perfect mix of the patterns. I've never had any Seasalt clothing before, but have heard quite a bit about them so perhaps need to check them out.

Annie said...

it's a v.pretty dress - nothing says summer like a bit of gingham! I just had a look on the seasalt website (it's all new to me) - damn they have some lovely dresses on there, and in the sale too!

Gem said...

my school summer dress was red gingham :) love the little nautical ropey belt x

daisychain said...

LOVE this dress Maria, LOVE! x

Chloee said...

this reminds me of my primary school summer dress, which was actually my fav dress ever

Chloe xx

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Sherin said...

I really love gingham. I have a gingham dress which I really want to dig out of my closet now. This one looks great on you.

Jo said...

Gorgeous dress, it looks very cool and comfortable. I love Seasalt, although I only own a pair of floral wellies and a knitted stripey jumper (so far...!)

danniekate said...

gingham and stripes shouldn't work but it totally does! i did casual by turning up to a party in converse yesterday that turned out to be quite fancy, whoops...xx

shine star said...

Great post ;)
Amazing look!

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Sarah said...

Maria this dress is beautiful! Perfect for this glorious weather!
x

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duck in a dress said...

That dress looks fab on you!

I love Seasalt as well - such a great summery shop, my favourite item at the moment is the stripey Pippa dress in blue

(http://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/sale/womens/clothing/knee-length-strappy-cotton-summer-dress-in-wavy-line-print_wavy_line_urchin.htm)

I have way too many dresses though so can't really justify spending £35 on yet another dress, lovely as it is! :-) x

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