Saturday, 4 May 2013

Cobalt Blue Palm Trees

Morning folks,

I can't believe it's Saturday again already. The days all seem to merge in to one for me these days; and they just pass in a repetitive blur. If I didn't know better, I'd of said it was still mid-week. In any case, I hope your weekends are all off to a good start, and that those of you in the UK are able to enjoy the bank holiday weekend away from work. What are you all up to?

I've got an outfit post to share with you this morning. This is an outfit I wore on Thursday, just from the comfort of my bed. The sun was really shining, and it made me want to dress up and play with my make up collection.

This is my palm tree print dress from Dorothy Perkins which was a birthday present from my parents last Summer. I thought I'd dig it out from the engorged depths of my wardrobe to channel a bit of monochrome, which I'm sure you already know is one of this season's biggest trends. 

I don't own a lot of black and white garments, but when I wear monochrome, I usually feel the need to add in bright colour, which is a great contrast against the monochrome. The white generally intensifies the vibrancy of the colour, which is exactly what the dress did when I dressed it with cobalt blue. 

I wore it with a cobalt blue belt, also from Dotty P's, and my favourite cardigan from Matalan. I bought the cardigan in September, and it is easily one of my best ever buys. It ticks all the right boxes (soft, pretty, good value for money, comfortable fit), and the colour is perfect. They don't stock this colour any more, but there are more muted colours here, and they go up to a size 20. I'll be devastated when it wears out! I also wore black leggings from New Look; I'd have preferred tights, but it's agony when anything so much as skims against my poorly toes right now, so leggings it was.

As for the dress... I can't fault it! It has a beautiful palm tree print, and I think the monochrome design makes it a little different, since most palm tree prints are colourful and kitsch with a flamingo or two thrown in for good measure. The neckline is square, which again, isn't something you see very often, and it's much more 'flattering' on my wide shoulders than circular necklines.The fit is spot on, and the fabric is of good quality. It's a perfect dress!

This is a simple outfit, but definitely one of my favourites from recent months. I didn't add any jewellery, as the pattern of the dress, and the colour makes a loud enough statement. I know I'll be giving this dress a lot of wear over the Summer.

Outfit Details

Dress-Dorothy Perkins (Some smaller sizes on eBay currently here) // Leggings-New Look Inspire // Cardigan-Matalan (Other colours here) // Belt- Dorothy Perkins

I hope you all have a great weekend!

P.S. I'll be back a little later with day four of the Blog Every Day in May Challenge!



  1. your hair looks faaabulous! dress super cute too x

    1. Aw thanks Maria. I'm in desperate need of a fringe trim right now, though x

  2. I love this outfit the dress print is so cute xx

  3. Ahhh I totally love this outfit on you! It suits you so much, you look awesome! xxx


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