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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

What I Wore: On a sunny afternoon!

Yes, you read that right, Derbyshire got some sunshine finally! How exciting, although those few days were probably the extent of the summer. You watch, it'll probably snow tomorrow. Crazy days.

Dress: c/o Joe Browns
Cardigan: Shrinking Violet from TKMAXX.
Belt: New Look a couple of years ago.
Necklace: A small boutique in York. 
Heart Ring: Scape Jewellery
Uncut Ruby Ring: Studio 59.
Charm Bracelet: 21st Birthday Gift.

In my head this dress encapsulates 'summer' so perfectly. I love that the print is bold but in a subtle way, the shade of blue is bright but wonderfully soft at the same time and I think that's what makes this dress so wearable. For a trip to the shops or a cute picnic in the park I'd wear the dress loose & I think the cut of the fabric is super flattering. To make it that little bit more flattering for my figure & to break up the pattern ever so slightly I added a white waist belt with bronze clasp detailing. The dress doesn't need lots of accessories but I feel more confident when pieces are nipped in at the waist which is the smallest part of my body.

My favourite element is the hook and eye detailing that runs down the front of the dress finishing just under the bust. It's these unique little finishing touches that make Joe Browns pieces extra special. One of my favourite ever tops is from Joe Browns & one of the straps is made of ribbon and the other is made from rope. It's something you wouldn't notice immediately but it makes a statement in a subtle way & that's what I love about fashion.

Joe Browns have some really beautiful summer pieces in at the moment & I particularly adore this women's dress with its ditsy floral print. I think that their website is always worth a look if you're after something that's a little bit quirky & different from the super similar things that are available everywhere on the highstreet!

Have you purchased anything from Joe Browns before? What's your number one summer staple item in your wardrobe?


  1. This dress looks beautiful....and I agree, even better with the belt. Definitely summer in an outfit!

    T x

  2. I love Joe Browns! I got a lovely black butterfly print dress in their sale 3-4 years ago that I still wear all the time. Dress looks gorgeous on you! x

  3. LOVE that dress, and the cardigan and belt compliment it so well <3

    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth

  4. You look gorgeous, the dress looks stunning on you! My summer staple item is probably a good pair of denim shorts, i wear them with everything. :) xo

  5. I love this dress, and it's very flattering on you! I've not heard of Joe Browns before, but I shall be having a look! xx
    Sirens and Bells

  6. you have no idea how jealous I am of how you look! YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL. and I've never heard of Joe Browns, but this dress is lush x

    ramz and the flock

  7. Gorgeous dress. I've never purchased anything from Joe Browns before but always have a flick through their brochures as they seem to always come with the Sunday Times! x

  8. This dress is so lovely, I love it with the belt and it's great with and without the cardi. Looking gorgeous as always :)

  9. This dress is really cute xx

  10. I am always nosing on the Joe Brown's website for dresses but haven't actually taken the plunge and bought anything yet. This dress is gorgeous, you look absolutely lovely!

  11. Aww, cute dress and belt. I'm always getting the catalogues for Joe Browns and love some of the stuff, but it all seems quite expensive so I haven't bought anything yet. Maybe one day though :)

  12. It's so hot and humid up in the North isn't it! Gorgeous dress :) xxx

  13. That dress and belt is such a pretty summer combo :)

  14. awww you are just to sweet! adore this colour on you, very pretty :) xx

  15. omgeeeee I adore this dress!!

  16. The dress and belt is really pretty and hair is so nice! Beautiful looks. Love to work with you!
    agenzie promoter


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