Thursday, 22 May 2014

Lemon and Aquamarine

Hey guys,

This last week has been swelteringly hot here in southern England, and although the sunshine has been heavenly, the mugginess has been almost unbearable. I've resorted to wearing my comfiest and loosest sun dresses and flaking out beneath my fan to cope with the heat.

On Tuesday, I dug out my new aquamarine fit and flare sun dress from Dorothy Perkins and it turned out to be perfect for chilling at home in the roasting heat.

The dress is so bright in colour that it makes these photos appear too over exposed, but in actual fact it's been captured perfectly. The dress is a bold shade of aquamarine with a grey rose print all over it, and it's unlike anything else in my wardrobe. It's such a summery dress, and the colour is an instant mood lifter. I think I need me some more of this colour!  

The dress is also insanely comfortable, made from stretchy cotton that feels almost scuba-like. It's perfect for wearing in the heat without getting too flustered. It has a sweetheart neckline with thick shoulder straps... that have a habit of falling off my shoulders every five minutes, which is annoying but a regular occurrence with me. 

As I don't own much grey, I tried this dress with lemon pieces, and I really liked the colour combination. I dressed it with an old yellow cropped cardi from New Look, my beautiful lemon satchel from ASOS, a jade green floral ring, a cream rose necklace, and a pair of really old silver sandals from Evans. I haven't got a pair of shoes that go with this dress; I'm in dire need of new shoes!

I wouldn't leave the house without leggings under this dress, because bare legs are out of my comfort zone, but at home I just don't care and it's great for lounging around in.

Here's a closer look at some of the details...


The pretty fabric.


And the bag I was using but you can't really see in the photos is the yellow satchel in the photo above.

Sadly the dress doesn't appear to be available online anymore, but it would be worth checking your local Dorothy Perkins branch because it's only a few weeks old and at full price costs just £18. There are also two other designs in the same style dress available here and here in sizes 6-22UK.

Outfit Details

Dress-Dorothy Perkins // Cardigan-New Look // Satchel-ASOS // Sandals-Evans (similar) // 
Ring-Local Shop // Necklace-either Accessorize, Dorothy Perkins, or New Look, I can't remember!

What do you wear to keep cool during the summer?

11 comments:

  1. Ooh, that is a fabulous outfit! So fresh and summery. x x

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  2. Oh you look amazing! what a beautiful dress, it's gorgeous on you, the fit is fabulous and shows of your wonderful figure (and such fab colours too!) it has been hot hasn't it? a lot of my dresses seem to be heavy in the heat *swelter* x x x

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    1. Aw thanks, Sandra! :) You're so kind. It was so hot that week it was getting unbearable. Most of my dresses are too heavy or the wrong fabric for the heat, too. xx

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  3. Ooh, I love the colours!!

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    1. Thanks, Char. I love the colours, too. xx

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  4. That colour is great on you and looks wonderful with the yellow! Unfortunately its going to be a while before its too hot down here;) But I do enjoy a good maxi dress in the hotter weather xoxo

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    1. Thank you! I liked the two colours together, too. You can't beat a good maxi dress in the summer, but I'm sure you'd be freezing in one right now! xx

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  5. That dress looks perfect on you some amazing colours xx

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. :) I do love the colours. xx

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  6. Such an adorable look! I love that blue paired with yellow. & Those satchels are perfect.

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