If you’re sick of florals in summer I make no apologies for this dress – it’s a floral print, but definitely not your average floral.
It’s got parrots, toucans, flamingoes, budgies (I think?) and pineapples. And that’s before the flowers…!
I’d had my eye on this tropical print midi dress from Marks & Spencer for such a long time – I’m not sure why I didn’t snap it up earlier but I think it was because I was waiting for warmer weather to really kick in. Now we seem to be having some regular, gloriously sunny days [don’t jinx it Catherine, don’t jinx it], I think it’ll see the light of day several times this summer.
I’ve worn it a couple of times already – once to the Dove spa break in Bath and once the other weekend at a family barbeque. It’s 100% cotton and the perfect midi length (a proper midi, not this knee-length nonsense some retailers advertise!) and it has long sleeves which can be rolled up with those handy button-strap thingies that a lot of shirts and dresses have these days.
Both times I wore the dress it got a ton of compliments, even making my florals-hating friend Lisa AKA The Sequinist die over its loud, in-your-faceness.
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Something she said that made me think: She asked how I seemed to always find the best of M&S every time. Unlike some people I seem to love so many of the things they bring out each season and to be honest I could spend a fortune there (except their prices are so reasonable it probably wouldn’t add up to that much anyway). So if you’ve dissed them in the past, I urge you to take another look!
I wore the dress with my new grey wedge espadrilles that were kindly gifted to me from Espadrille.co.uk – they were actually a gift to cheer me up following my operation in January (bless them)! They have every colour under the sun with all the heel heights, fabrics and ribbons/straps you could want. They’re a little pricier than your usual high street version, but since when do espadrilles date…?
I think I’m going to live in dresses this summer. For some reason trousers just aren’t doing it for me, you know?!
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Dress: Marks & Spencer
Espadrilles: Espadrille.co.uk c/o
Bag: New Look (similar)
Earrings: Amazon (these are identical)
Sunglasses: Mango (similar)
Necklace: Ernest Jones c/o
Bracelet: What Lizzy Loves c/o
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