Saturday, March 14, 2015

Outfit of the Day - The Oriental Spring Dress

Hooray, we've finally hit Spring! Whilst London has been lucky enough to have it's fair share of winter sunshine, it's nice that I can finally head out with thinner Spring/Summer cover-ups without the need for scarves and hats.

Last weekend, Ad and I decided to celebrate finishing the High Fat Diet by heading out for milkshakes and some awesome chicken and waffles at one our favourite hang outs, Stax Diner. The diner is located just off of London's Carnaby Street which is is full of cute eateries and lots of boutiques and niche clothing stores.
Today I'm wearing:

Denim Coat: Molly King Loves @Oasis, sadly it's still a little early for denim jackets online but we all know they'll be back around soon
Boyfriend Fit Cardigan: Mango
Dress: Louche Faris Flower Dress - Joy
Boots: Macay Holly Boots - Clarks
Shades: Ralph Lauren 

I was so pleased to finally be able to pull out some Spring dress which have been hiding in my wardrobe since late October. I knew those sale bargains would come in handy eventually. This particular beauty was 1/2 price in the Joy sale at Christmas so today was the first time I'd been able to wear it.
Once the jacket come off, it was time to roll up those sleeves on that slouchy cardigan. As the jacket is quite fitted, it obviously didn't fit particularly well underneath with all that bunching. I thought the cardigan would bring out the mustard tones at the centre of the flowers and add another pop of colour to the outfit.
It was actually quite pleasant for most of the day in London, so it wasn't until the evening that I really needed to layer up at all with the jacket. After a day of pottering around the shops in London we headed over to the IMAX to watch Chappie (bloody brilliant if you're wondering) before heading home.
I loved the oriental style print on this with it's ornate flowers, and cut out detail, this will be a dress I know I'll wear again and again as the weather really hots up. It's cute enough for pottering around, but still smart enough that I could probably wear it to the office as well!
I'm totally in love with my new Ralph Lauren sunglasses, the cat eye detail isn't too much, the frames actually have a really cute print on which you can't really make out in the image above, I'll have to try and capture that for you!

I'm so pleased that the weather has finally taken a turn for the better. For me, there is nothing better than pottering around with my man, enjoying the sunshine, scoffing some fantastic food and just taking time out to enjoy one another's company. That for me, is bliss.

Have you been out and about enjoying the spring weather yet? What pieces are you looking forward to wearing again.


  1. Such a pretty spring look! I am so excited (and relieved!) that the weather is finally warming up here. The flowers sprouted up overnight it seems. Our little park has yellow and purple flowers blossoming, and it's so nice to walk around and take in some sun. Like you, I'm excited to break out some of my end-of-summer purchases that I haven't been able to wear much. One is a floral dress I picked up from Taking Shape whilst in Scotland. I've only been able to wear it once, and I covered the top with a cardigan and belt. I'm ready to wear it and let the print sing!

    The print on your dress is so lovely. I'm really liking the oriental florals, particularly the orchids, that I'm seeing for spring. They're quite different and more sophisticated than the usual daisies and roses. I also like how you paired the dress with the mustard cardi to pull out a bit of the yellow. It definitely makes the yellow bits stand out.

    Thank goodness spring is upon us! I always get excited to get dressed in spring. I can't say the same for winter, that's for sure!

    <3 Liz

    1. I've been so sick of the cold weather so I'm excited that I can finally bring out some of my gorgeous winter sale buys! I knew it was worthwhile keeping them tucked away.

      I do love all the flowers coming into bloom, we've had a lot of snow drops and cherry blossoms which are some of my favourites, they're just so sweet and pretty to look at it.

      I think it's time to invest in a good body scrub to make my skin glow and try and get some colour on my legs (no hope there, I'm always lilly white). I'm so exicted!

      Plus it means more weekends out and about which will hopefully mean more outfit posts, I've been living in loose jumpers and leggings all winter which don't really make for good OOTD posts. Blogger problems eh?

      Laura xx


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