Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The seaside dress...

This post contains items that were sent for review

I promised you that I would be sharing my George picks and I am so excited to be sharing this outfit with you. Certain things really put a spring in your step and this seaside dress is my new favourite thing in my wardrobe. Paired with my cat-eye sunglasses, I felt like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday when I was swooshing around in the park in this- what more could you ask for from a dress?! I just need Gregory Peck to whisk me around on a Vespa now! (swoon). 1950s style dresses are always flattering on me and this one fits me like a glove. It feels like a grown-up version of the infamous Venice dress that I loved all the way back at uni and I couldn't be happier with it. Mark and I have been exploring Cheltenham more recently and this wisteria-filled park was a nice change in backdrop- definitely expect to see it on the blog again soon!

Dress: c/o George at ASDA, shoes: c/o George at ASDA, tights: Tesco, sunglasses: Accessorize
You can see how happy I am with this dress with the cheesy grin I have here! I kept my make-up pretty simple, mixing my Nars Orgasm illuminator with my beloved Dr Jart BB cream for a natural glowy finish. Lipstick-wise I paired Allure with Max Factor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm in shade 02 for the perfect peachy shade. 


I know I will get a lot of wear from this dress in the summer and I can't wait to pair it with my bright yellow bag and sandals or this navy pair, the beauty of a busy pattern like this means that there are plenty of colours that you can pick out! I was originally going to go for a classic red nail varnish but I decided to wear Essie 'Spin the Bottle' on my nails instead which is definitely my perfect nude shade!


You know I can't resist a full skirt and this one is deliciously swooshy. The extra material could be a little overwhelming but the nipped in waist stops me from drowning in fabric. A midi length like this would be better with heels but I actually love it with flats, not least because I could run around without any problems.


Are you a fan of fifties frocks?
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P.S. I was sent these items to review but if I didn't love this dress, I wouldn't feature it!
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14 comments

therealjlow said...

I absolutely adore the pattern on this dress and it looks gorgeous on you! Great outfit! and for having only just found your blog I'm a little bit in love! :)

Jess
www.therealjlow.wordpress.com

MissPond said...

OMG Maria this dress is gorgeous! I love the print :) Perfect for a day of wandering around exploring on holiday! x

Sophie said...

Ah Maria, this looks absolutely stunning on you!
Sophie
x

Story Of A Girl

Juliet said...

That dress is just beautiful! I just ordered a similar seaside-themed skirt from Boden, can't wait for it to arrive so I can swish around in it!

Kelly G said...

Such a pretty dress, and love the shape on you.
Perfect summery outfit. :)

x

SJ said...

That dress is a dream! I love patterns like this (I feel like New Look did a similar one a few years ago) and the 50s feel is spot on! Might have to keep my eyes peeled for this dress when I'm back in the UK this summer :) x

The Style Rawr said...

TRIPLETS (with Jade and I) haha! It looks so beautiful on you, Maria. This shape was just made for you!

Tara x

Sasha Glasgow said...

That dress is absolutely divine, and I MUST have it! Thanks for sharing!

Gem said...

I love mine too, makes me feel like I should be on holiday in the south of France of something xx

Sarah said...

Maria this dress is gorgeous and looks stunning on you! Definitely adding to my shopping list!


My Sentimental Heart
xx

char said...

i love love love love love this dress. Like, seriously. And you just reminded me of that New Look dress which I adored. Looking so pretty, Maria.

Natasha Hill said...

That dress is amazing Maria, the print is so pretty and you look amazing in it! I really like the shape. - Tasha

Clare Potts said...

I love, love, love this dress on you, it's gorgeous!


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Marlen said...

giiiirl, we could *all* use a gregory peck to whisk us away, haha ;) but seriously, you definitely do have an audrey hepburn vibe with this- that dress is an absolute dream! i'm completely charmed by that pattern.

xo marlen
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