Thursday, 17 May 2012

May 31 Day Blogger's Challenge: Day 17- Something I Wear When It's Sunny

Something I Wear When It's Sunny

When the sun comes out in England, we have to make the most of it as you never know how long it's going to last. We can have weeks of gorgeous sunshine one after the other, but some summers the hot sunny days seem to be few and far between, and all we're met with are grey cloudy skies.

So, on those glorious hot sunny days, I like to wear a maxi dress. There's something about a modern maxi dress that looks odd and out of place at any other time of year in this country, so I like to make the most of them when the sun's out. To me they scream "summer".

To me, one of the best feelings in life is taking a stroll in the sunshine with the warmth against my skin. I love how a long floaty skirt feels against my legs as I walk when there's a gentle breeze in the air, and I love airing my feet out in flip-flops and sandals.

My sunny day uniform is a dress, usually worn with a cropped cardigan, sandals or flip-flops, and a pair of sunglasses.

I bought this particular maxi in Peacocks last summer. I held off wearing it for so long as I was convinced it made me look pregnant. I eventually came to my senses and wore it on holiday; and the last time I wore it was on a scorcher of a day last August wandering round Rockefeller Center. We were dying in 92% humidity, and we didn't cope in it for long- we were soon back in our hotel room flaked out with the air conditioning on!

This dress has a layered skirt right down to the floor, an elasticated waist under the bust, and removable straps. I always wear straps when given the choice; strapless doesn't suit my wide shoulders. It's a beautiful design; but a little too layered for really hot days.

I got the dress on my first shopping trip to Peacocks, and wish I'd discovered them sooner. It wasn't through lack of curiousity, just that there wasn't a branch in the places I normally shopped.

I love Havaianas. They're the most comfortable flip-flops I've ever owned and they don't blister my toes! I currently have three pairs, but they're past their best now. I've worn these pink ones to death! My toe-nail varnish is an orange Barry M.

The bracelets are part of a set from Dorothy Perkins, but the others are all black and didn't go with the outfit. The bracelet against the pink is actually purple, but for some reason photographed blue.

The sunglasses are from Guess, and my favourite of the two pairs I currently own. Sunglasses are still something of a novelty for me, as I've got very poor eyesight and didn't own a pair of sunglasses until I started wearing contacts in my early twenties. Now I couldn't be without them.

♥ Dress: Peacocks
♥ Cardigan: New Look
♥ Flip-Flops: Havaianas (from a surf-shop in Cornwall)
♥ Bracelets: Dorothy Perkins (part of a set)
♥ Sunglasses: Guess (from Bicester Village)
♥ Nail Polish: Barry M Nail Paints

What do you wear when the sun comes out?



  1. I love the dress you look so tall! Xx

    1. Thanks, I feel tall in it! And I'm totally not- only about 5'6'' i think! xx

  2. beautiful dress!!! And I more or less live in my flip-flops! :)

    1. Thank you! And glad to find another flip-flop enthusiast!

      I'd live in them all year if I could; but in this country I'd probably catch frost bite! Haha.

  3. Yay to Havaianas - they are the best :)

    Love the dress too x

    1. They really are! Thanks Linz :) x


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