Russian doll with a twist

I don’t know what the twist is exactly, but this is quite an old but much loved dress that always makes me feel like I’m one of those Russian Babushka dolls. And you know what is amazing: until I saw these photos I’d never noticed that there was a large yellow flower on the front of the dress… I thought it had the spots and geometric patterns all over it?!!

This outfit seemed like a good antedote to all the masculine chic looks I’ve been wearing recently; my legs need to remember what freedom feels like now and then (I still kept them clad in tights though). With all the warm weather that’s creeping up on us they might even find out what air feels like before long… not without a spray tan first however: things that white might blind you lovely people 😉

Dress: Very.co.uk (old), Shirt: ASOS, Brooch: Accessorize, Heels: ASOS similar, Bag: J Jeans at Jasper Conran, Cuff: ASOS

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44 Comments

  1. March 25, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    That dress is too lovely! Love the pattern and color.

  2. March 25, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    You do look like a doll 🙂 This dress is amazing!

  3. March 25, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    What a gorgeous dress – I can see Russian dolls, yes. You look fantastic; your shoes and bag are rock-star good!

  4. March 25, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    My dear Catherine, I am sooooooooooo glad to have found you, and your unique style and inspiration, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Love, love, love that dress.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • March 25, 2012 / 6:17 pm

      So glad you love it Sacramento – you were the one who said you liked me in dresses, so I deliberately picked this one following your comment! I guess I made a good choice…! xoxo

    • March 25, 2012 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you Debbi – I couldn't find one even vaguely similar to provide a link for so yes, it must be quite unique!! C x

  5. March 25, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    Such a striking graphic dress! I love that you've made a spaghetti strapped dress work for cooler weather without putting a cardi over it. The white shirt buttoned all the way with a brooch is a lovely touch and looks so smart.

    • March 26, 2012 / 7:48 pm

      Thanks Van! I have to admit I've never worn a shirt underneath it before – all the fabulous outfit ideas I see on blogs must have rubbed off on me ;)) Catherine x

  6. March 26, 2012 / 2:03 am

    The dress is gorgeous. I can understand why you love it so…and seeing the flower for the first time, is a wonderful touch!

  7. March 26, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Truly a beautiful dress on you. It suits your coloring so well. I love how well all of your clothes fit. Do you have them tailored?

    • March 26, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much, lovely Adrienne: no I don't have any clothes tailored, not ever I think?! I think because I have so many clothes I have a lot that will fit me depending on my slight weight fluctuation (bit heavier at Xmas, bit lighter in the summer, the usual)!! Catherine x

  8. March 26, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Love love LOVE this dress. The colors actually remind me of an Andean skirt I bought in Peru…

    • March 26, 2012 / 8:03 pm

      I can imagine my dress coming from Peru, Susan! (It was bought from an online retailer, haha.) Thanks for your lovely comment! C xoxo

  9. March 26, 2012 / 3:47 pm

    Such a beautiful dress on you…paired with the gorgeous countryside…fashion post perfection! Kudos my dear!

  10. March 26, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    If you ever decide you don't need this dress anymore…send it to ME!!! This is one of my favourite dresses I've ever seen, I just love that Russian flair and the pretty colours and geometrics. Way to style it simply so the fabulous patterns and colours stand out.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    • March 26, 2012 / 8:04 pm

      Aww thank you Cambria, sweetie…!! Though with all the lovely compliments I've had I'm thinking I should wear it more often ;)) Catherine x

  11. March 26, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    You do look a bit like a Russian doll! That dress is just stunning. And, as ever, I am extremely envious of all the beautiful backdrops you get to take your photos against 🙂

    • March 27, 2012 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you Stacey – and likewise I envy so many backdrops that are totally different to my English countrysides. Grass is always greener…! C x

  12. March 27, 2012 / 12:43 am

    Beautiful dress — the colors also remind me of stained glass.

  13. March 27, 2012 / 12:44 am

    That print is spectacular!

  14. March 27, 2012 / 1:22 am

    Cute outfit!

  15. March 27, 2012 / 1:53 am

    Once again…no one does color/pattern mix like you!
    Gorgeous photos!!

    Jeannie

  16. March 27, 2012 / 5:40 am

    I'd like to own this dress of yours, their sophisticated..the whole look is is perfect….

  17. March 27, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    What a fabulous, colorful print!

  18. March 28, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    awesome! your legs look great, I'm sure they'd love to be shown more often =)

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