Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bold prints...

Certain outfits will always be more of a statement and this is definitely one of them. Mark bought me this dress for my birthday last year but it hasn't felt quite right to wear it until now. The pattern is bold enough that you don't need much else to pair with it but it does mean that you need a healthy dose of confidence to pull it off. I haven't yet worn this dress to work as I have only been there a few weeks and I think that this may raise a few eyebrows! I wanted to test it out though so I wore it on one of the few days I had off before I started at my new job. This bold print and colour scheme may not be to everyone's taste (I know mustard is a bit of a Marmite colour!) but I think you can see how pleased I was with this outfit. I mean, just look at how happy I am here...

Dress: H&M (gift from Mark), shoes: Clarks
With a print this bold, you don't need strong make-up so a swipe of the gorgeous peachy Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Pink Brandy and my beloved Dr Jart BB cream (which FYI is now half price at Boots!) worked just fine. I was going to straighten my hair but I liked my curls here and who can be bothered with the faff when it is so hot?! 


I love the waist detail of this dress, the length of it does take a bit of getting used to but I can't resist a nipped in waist and full skirt, it is just so fun to wear!


I was originally going to wear one of my many pairs of black heels with this but they all looked wrong so I went for this trusty pair of Clarks instead. These suede shoes were a sales bargain which I picked up a while ago and they are so comfy! Speaking of lovely shoes, I cannot wait for the A/W Orla Kiely and Clarks collection to drop, the shoes are just beautiful and I know from experience how comfy they are. The only hard part is restricting myself to one pair!


Are you a fan of bold prints? How would you have styled this?
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9 comments

char said...

I wish I was brave enough to wear lip colour! Love this dress on you, as well.

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress! x

Juliet said...

I bought this dress last summer!! I absolutely love how it clings to my curves in exactly the right ways, it's such a gorgeous shape that really works well with the material. I have worn it to my (fairly casual clothing-wise) work a couple of times but have felt a teeny bit overdressed I must say. Juliet xx

Natasha Hill said...

I love the print and the colour and as always you look lovely Maria! I really need to invest in some pretty dresses as my wardrobe is seriously lacking in that department and your posts always give me inspiration! - Tasha

* Helen * said...

What a pretty dress, you look gorgeous! <3

I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

* Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

x

Sherin said...

That dress is HOT. I still shy away from prints a bit, but like to wear them in small bursts every now and then. I think dresses like this are a great way to introduce prints to everyday style.

Fon said...

Cool! You look awesome.

Matthew Pike said...

Like a bumblebee right? I love the colour actually.

Buckets & Spades

The Style Rawr said...

You must have the most epic dress collection! This number fits you perfectly and the colours look perfect on you.

Tara x

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