I showed you this dress before in this post, but that was back in winter when I was showing you that you can still wear a sun dress in the winter. I mentioned that these little sun dresses can be really versatile because as well as wearing it as it was intended, with sandals when it’s sunny, you could also pair it with a blazer and pumps like I have here for work. I’m sitting here in work wearing my little sun dress, a blazer and pumps and I figured I should do a post so you can actually see what I was talking about in case you didn’t envision it working when I did the original post.
The dress and blazer are both from Penneys. I’m starting to think I should rename my blog to “What I got in Penneys”. Some of you must think I’m getting paid by them but I assure you I am not.
I could afford more expensive clobber if I was getting paid. The dress has a really pretty dragonfly print and bow detail. You can get another look at this cute blazer in this post. The navy leggings are from Swamp. I needed something on my legs because it’s a bit colder and raining today, but I find it hard to wear tights in summer; I just don’t like the feeling of them on my feet so leggings feature more often these days.
I got these super cute pumps while on holiday in Portugal last year. I absolutely love the vibrant teal and pink colours along with the strap and buckle detail. The colours of the pumps really tie in with the print of the dress. I showed you these pumps with Jeans in this previous post.
Do you wear sun dresses when it’s not sunny?
I bought this plain navy dress in Tesco a while back, but I’ve seen loads of similar dresses in other equally inexpensive shops. Other than the tulip style skirt, it is fairly plain but that’s the fun of it; You can dress it up or down depending on your accessories. It is essentially a little black dress, only it’s navy. I find navy can be a less harsh alternative to black for the fair Irish skin tone.
For today I have accessorised this dress with some (surprise, surprise) mint green, or aqua if you want, accents. The necklace you have seen recently in this post, when I paired it with plum. You see, I’m not boring and predictable, mint green happens to be really versatile.
The cardigan is from Dorothy Perkins, the colour ties in nicely and it’s handy to have some sort of cover up in this changeable weather.
This cute little belt is from Penneys. A simple way to define the waist and make it appear smaller is to pop a cute little skinny belt on.
And now for the stars of the show, the shoes!!
These little cuties are from the brand Poetic Licence and I bought them in the boutique Ruby Rouge in Gorey.
The colour, the pink and white polka dots, the itty bitty polka dots on the straps, and the little sparkly apple buttons, there is so much to love about these. Not to mention that they are actually comfortable. The heel is high enough to be dressy but not ankle breaking high: so perfect for day time or a night out.
How do you style up a plain dress?
It’s Friday again, but it’s not just any Friday, it’s the Friday of a long weekend . Whoohoo! There has been a bit of sunshine during the week so things are looking up.
I may have mentioned before that mint in one of my favourite colours so here it is again. This top is from the Cutie brand and I bought it in Swamp.
There is a lot of detail in the print with the white polka dots and pink and navy butterflies.
The cream blazer is also from Swamp. I like the pinstripe detail on the lining which is visable on the cuffs.
The jeans are from Dunnes and the belt is from Pennys.
The wedge heel nude court shoes are from Oasis and have also been in this previous post.
I have to admit that mint green is one of my favourite colours. Unfortunately, it is a pastel and pastels can look a bit out of place if it’s not sunny out. However, this top is a slightly darker shade of mint and when toned down even more with brown it works for all seasons. By contrast you could pair this top with another pastel like pink or lilac to create a really bright and sunny look.
This top is from New Look and I love the chiffon and frilly style of it. It is see through so I put a brown vest top from Pennys underneath. If you were going for a brighter look then a lighter colour vest top would work better. You could also wear this top without the belt for a feminine and floaty look, but I prefer to show that I do have a waist by wearing the cincher belt.
The D ring belt is from Pennys.
I got this necklace on a market stall while on holidays in Portugal. I like the pop of lilac next to the brown and mint.
Theses shoes are Michael Kors and you may have seen them in this previous post.
Also worth noting than you could always pop a cardi on for extra warmth, like this one from Pennys.