FRIDAY STYLE: GARDEN PARTY FLORAL MAXI

With the beautiful weather we have been having lately and the promise of more to come in August, it’s quite likely that we will all be enjoying some B-B-Q’s and garden parties or even a few drinks in local beer gardens. It stands to reason that most of us want to be wearing floaty fabrics and bright floral prints and I’m no exception. Here is what I wore recently to the afters of a wedding last week.

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This dress is from Villa. The beautiful pint and chiffon material make this a perfect dress for a special occasion; it could easily be dressed up with heels and accessories. I’ve kept the look more causal here. I wanted to look nice because there was lots of extended family around, but being the day after the day and night before, I wanted to be a bit more relaxed and comfortable.

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The fuchsia pink shrug is USCO from Swamp and the colour really lifts the print in the dress. I wore my trusty and comfy DKNY flip flops as my feet were a bit worse for wear after all the dancing at the wedding but definitely heels or wedges would work better.

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The earrings and bracelet are both from Penneys.

How will you be dressing up for a nice day out in the sunshine?

FRIDAY STYLE: SUMMERY SNAKE PRINT

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Today’s dress is my new favourite dress and probably my favourite outfit post so far. In fact I like it so much I find it hard to see how I’m going to top it anytime soon, but do keep reading future posts because I sure as hell will try.

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I love the colours and the print of the dress; it’s J’aime La Vie from Carraig Donn. One of the girls was complimenting it by saying that the colours were perfect for now; bright but not too bright. Nothing worse than walking into a shop on a cold, wet day and everything is super summery; taunting you.

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The neckline here is lovely, quite different from anything else that I have. The chain detail means there is no need for a necklace. I also love the fit, I feel like such a lady in this dress.

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My nude court shoes are surprisingly comfortable and they stay on my heel, but they are from a local shoe shop, so not a recognisable brand.
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The bracelet is Knight and Day, also from Carraig Donn, you may have noticed the matching necklace in this post.
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This little bag is from Pennys, sure where would I be going without something from Pennys.

UPDATE:

This is me wearing the dress on Saturday night with a dusky pink blazer from Awear.

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