THE OOTD THAT HAS ME RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED FOR SUMMER

 

 

It has been a fabulously sunny Bank Holiday Weekend in London.  Like any Brit, when I see even the tiniest glimpse of sun, I dive straight into my summer wardrobe.  I basically want to wear every single dress I own but in the end, I settled on this cream one.

I’m fairly sure I’ve previously mentioned on the blog I enjoy winter dressing much more than summer dressing.  I am a total sucker for chunky knits, layers and oversized scarfs.  However, this dress has got me totally pumped for warmer climates!

 

 

The number of lovely compliments I received on this dress was wild!  I was pretty chuffed given it was a bit of a bargain!  I have raved so many times about discovering up and coming labels on ASOS, such as Oneon knitwear (read about it HERE) and True Decadence dresses (read about it HERE).

My most recent brand discovery, called Forever New, is another great find.  Although I am going to be completely honest, you do need to weed out quite a lot of rubbish but they also have some real treasures.

 

 

This dress was £120 which admittedly is on the higher end for ASOS.  However, you’re getting a lot of dress for the money and the quality is really good.

The floral embroidery is ornate, the sheer organza isn’t too shiny and the lining is a perfect pink.  At the time of writing, ASOS had size 6 left (see it HERE) in stock, so if you’re tempted don’t even think about it, just snap it up because it will sell out very soon!

 

 

I felt like a forest fairy floating around in it.  Sadly, being on the short side, long dresses don’t usually suit me.  I continually dream of being able to wear statement maxi dresses from Zimmermann but alas, it’s not meant to be.  I usually look like I’m 10 years old again, trying on my mum’s dresses which drag along the floor!  So, if you’re also on the short side, I highly recommend checking this brand out for full-length dresses.

 

 

The only blessing about the recent spate of cold weather we’ve endured, is people haven’t been snapping up all the best summer finds yet, so I highly advise doing your summer shop stat before all the best bits sell out.  Although there are only limited sizes left in this particular dress, I suggest you also check out the gorgeous top version of it HERE, the mini dress version of it in black HERE and this stunning metallic maxi spot dress HERE.

I am planning on putting an edit together in the next couple of days with the best summer must-haves and the best swimwear, so watch this space if you’re in need of a little shopping inspo!

 

 

Obviously, with it being the UK, you still need to take a trusty sweater with you.  I have not taken this cream cropped Miss Selfridge one since I bought it.  I purchased it on a total whim in their sale and it’s one of those purchases which has been a real winner.   I got it in a size UK12 as I wanted it to be loose and snuggly.

It is absolutely perfect for layering over dresses.  Unfortunately, this cream one has now sold out but Miss Selfridge have so many good other ones all on sale between £10-£20.  Talk about a bargain!  I am loving this grey one HERE, this soft pink HERE, powder blue HERE and amazing cream cable knit one HERE.  If you also love that mix of knitwear with pretty summer dresses, you need at least 1 or 2 of these in your summer wardrobe!

 

Outfit details: Dress – find in HERE in limited sizes or gorgeous alternatives HEREHERE & HERE | Sweater – similar HERE & HERE in pink & HERE in grey | Belt – find HERE & HERE in red | Shoes – find HERE & HERE | Bag – similar HERE & HERE

 

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    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Awww thank you xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Being short and wearing maxi dresses/skirts is such a struggle but this one is perfect! xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much Anya xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you, white isn’t my usual colour but I’m loving it this summer xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much, it’s a firm favourite of mine xx

  1. Anne May 8, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    This look is amazing, so beautiful girl!

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much Courtney xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Awww thanks doll xx

  2. Georgia May 8, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    This look is so stunning – you look so ready for summer! I love the soft texture of the dress with the hardness of the belt, gives it that little edge. And those shoes finish it perfectly <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      I do love an OOTD to have a bit of an edge, so it’s fab that you noticed hunny, you have a great eye! xx

  3. Vika May 8, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Really interesting post) Thanks a lot for sharing!

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks Vika xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thank youuuu xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks darling xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you hun xx

  4. Mercy May 9, 2018 / 2:02 am

    Such a pretty dress! I’m glad you found Forever New, it’s actually an Aussie brand, I like shopping here for elegant pieces. I like going to their shops when there’s a sale because they have cute stuff aside from clothes and shoes. Happy hump day!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Yea, I heard it was Australian! I swear Aussie brands are the best right now, there is so many I love xx

  5. Leila Anzabi May 9, 2018 / 4:03 am

    Wow, you look absolutely gorgeous! This outfit is so creative, it’s like a casually dressed fairytale. I love the way you styled it!

    http://www.lifewithlay.wordpress.com

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much, you are SO lovely hun xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks doll! My hair seems to have suddenly grown so long so quickly! xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks hun, it’s actually a dress! xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks sweetie! I bought this bag on a whim last summer but adore it. So happy I got it! xx

  6. Lovely May 9, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    What a great find hun and the dress is so pretty and just ideal for summer. Also what a glorious bank holiday we had, loving the recent sunshine long may it continue!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Yessss to sunny England! Lets hope it is here to stay! xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much Olivia xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      That’s so great to hear, thank you for the kind words doll xx

  7. Ashley May 9, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    This dress is SO pretty layered with that slouchy sweater! Gorgeous, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Yay, thank you hun xx

  8. Heather Rowland May 9, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    This outfit is so gorgeous and I’m in awe of that beautiful skirt with all of the intricate details! Definitely got me super excited for summer with this outfit!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      It’s such a pretty dress, the detail is super stunning xx

  9. Dorota May 9, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    You really do look like you’re going for Coachella. Very nice outfit. I like the dress very much but… I don’t know, paying £120 for a dress? I must be poor 😉
    I am a sucker for scarfs as well, althought I do have to admit I don’t think I ever styled any right. I generally suck at scarf-styling departament, seriously.
    Maybe you could write something about that, if you haven’t already.
    Dorota
    http://www.fetchcandle.wordpress.com

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks hun! I guess it depends what your priorities are, I would rather spend £120 on one dress I wear for 5+years than but 5 dress £30 on a few dresses I wear for one summer. I think it’s more about how you choose to spend your money, then about being poor or rich xx

  10. Vika May 10, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the interesting post) Have a nice weekend)

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you sweetie xx

  11. Gil Zetbase May 12, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    So pretty look!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  12. Vika May 13, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Really interesting post) Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks doll xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      The sun can’t come soon enough!! xx

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