Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bohemian inspired...

I never thought that there would come a time when you would find me happily prancing around in a smock dress but apparently that day has come! I found this beauty in the French Connection sale a while ago and I loved it. Realistically it's the opposite of everything that would be flattering on me but that tinge of rebellion makes the smock shape and panniers even more appealing!  The first time I wore this dress, I was craving some sunshine but the novelty has well and truly worn off now and I am craving some cooler weather (don't hate me sun lovers!) Inevitably when I am faced with a looser shape, I try and belt it but I resisted and I actually love this look. Slightly out of my comfort zone but very bohemian feeling. I really like how my hair looked here too, every day when I wake up, I thank my lucky stars that I chopped my hair off!

Dress: French Connection, shoes: Dorothy Perkins, necklace: gift from Accessorize 
It is so annoying when you notice something in a photo that you can't go back and fix it; my wonky sleeve is now immortalised on the internet forever! You can see the gorgeous embroidery and mesh panels (less scary than it sounds!) here too. It's this kind of detail that elevates it beyond a lot of my cheaper clothes. French Connection always have the prettiest dresses!


These tan Dorothy Perkins sandals are possibly the comfiest heels of all time, I have had them since uni and they always get pulled out when I am looking for a little boost in my step. The heels are low enough for day time but high enough to balance out all of the volume in my skirt from those panniers - milkmaid chic here I come!


What unlikely looks have you rocked recently?

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8 comments

StephDreamsBlog said...

Such a pretty dress and I love the detail. Pretty thing xx

Dani said...

I love this dress and have serious dress envy! Just such a beautiful and simple outfit and you're looking gorgeous as well missy :) xx

Laura//daisychaindream said...

This is a super pretty dress! x

Emma Corbin-Mckenzie said...

its so lovely. and definitely no belt need as the lining comes in at your waist. its such a sweet, pretty dress. i want, i want, i want xx

The Style Rawr said...

I'm all about boho style! This is such a pretty frock. Now I'm off too shop the FC sale haha!

Tara x

SJP said...

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty on you! I like the loose/floaty feel of it - it's ideal for summer. May have to get one myself... *runs off to French Connection to find matching dress*

Gem said...

totally agree, lovely to have nice weather for a bit (especially when I'm camping) but I miss my black tights and it's no fun sat in work looking out at the sun. Love this dress, so light and breezy xx

Claire Reynolds said...

LOVE this frock on you Maria, can you do no wrong?! I'm always a bit scared by white dresses... <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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