So this is my third summer dress outfit post this year. I can’t quite believe it, and yet I certainly hope it’s not the last. What IS different about this one, however, is that I’m wearing a colour I very, very rarely wear… green!
As I mentioned in Monday’s post, we’re getting a glorious summer right now in the UK, and it’s set to last at least a few days – maybe even a week or two (that’s good going for Blighty). I’m wearing a couple of new pieces, one of which is a green dress – I have a short emerald green dress that’s more of a winter or party dress, but this I think is my first green summer dress, and it’s a full-skirted cotton beauty.
The pattern is an original print by Seasalt – I’m an ambassador for the brand till the end of the year (read this post which explains all about our collaboration) – and I love the 1950s day dress look it has. When I was at my parents’ over the weekend the family was in much debate as to what the print was exactly: it’s actually garlic bulbs. The print was inspired by strings of them that one of Seasalt’s designers spotted in France. The dress is 100% cotton, fully lined and my regular size fits me like a dream.
Plus: THE DRESS HAS POCKETS. Need I say more…?!
RATHER THAN GOING FOR ALL-OUT PREPPY WITH BALLET SHOES OR LACE-UP ESPADRILLES, I DECIDED TO WEAR MY FABULOUS NEW BOHO-STYLE POMPOM AND TASSEL HEELS INSTEAD
Although I love Seasalt for their nautical, preppy styles, I decided to style the dress in a slightly different way. Rather than going for all-out preppy with ballet shoes or lace-up espadrilles, I decided to go for boho and wore my fabulous new pompom and tassel heels from Dorothy Perkins instead. I absolutely adore them… The embellishment and warm colours are a perfect contrast to the green day dress.
Sometimes you have to take a few risks and with things that are not “expected” of you or your style – it can be very liberating to free yourself that way and simply experiment! The dress and shoes don’t necessarily go together – preppy and boho together is a bit of a style clash, but that’s what I love about this outfit. I’ve taken a bit of a risk, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s paid off.
Why? Because I love it and felt good wearing it. And that’s what matters…!
SHOP THE LOOK:
All the rest of the outfit needed was a long gold pendant (which follows the neckline perfectly and doesn’t detract too much attention from the print), messy saltwater/beachy hair (I used Philip Kingsley Instant Beach [US link], a salt-free texturising spray) and some coral nails to pick out the colour in the sandals.
As I said, I’m making the most of this hot weather and wearing ALL my summer dresses if I possibly can. I’m also going to try and introduce more green into my wardrobe – it’s severely lacking in grassy hues. I love this “Seasalt green” as I call it… A green Breton striped t-shirt awaits!
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Dress: Seasalt c/o
Heels: Dorothy Perkins (on sale!)
Necklace: Accessorize (I like this one)
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Seasalt as part of my 2017 brand ambassadorship (click here for my full disclosure). All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.