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

  1. BeingIsabella May 7, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Yes babe! I love this OOTD and boy oh boy do you wear it good! I can see how this got you loads of compliments. I like how you paired the Chanel shoes with it for a classic and elegant look, the sweater makes it a bit more slouchy, the bag is perfect for summer, and the belt gives it a bit of grudge and edge contradicting all the white! This couldn’t have been styles better 😀

    http://www.beingisabella.com

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:18 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you so much hun! So great you totally get this look 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Alyssa May 9, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I love your look from head to toe! Reminds me of summer solstice 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      Hehe yay to summer right!? Who doesn’t adore the summer xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:52 pm

      Thank you so much Catalina xx

  12. Kasie May 9, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Now I can’t wait for summer to hit England just so I can see the rest of this gorgeous dress! It looks, and it’s a strange way to describe it, so magical! I also run into the issue of longer dresses hitting me at a bad place because I’m short so I can appreciate what an incredible find this was!

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:53 pm

      The trials and tribulations on being short! Haha xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you Cris xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:53 pm

      Awww thanks doll! The hair has suddenly got very long, haha! xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:54 pm

      Best comment ever!! Who doesn’t want to be a fairy?! xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much Laura xx

  13. Lorna May 10, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love how you mixed a sweater with such a feminine skirt! Elegant!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you doll! Mixing styles and textures is my favourite xx

  14. Lizzie May 10, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I love this outfit! Those shoes have been on my wishlist for so long! I’m on the hunt for a dupe until I can stomach the price of the chanel pair lol

    Lizzie Oladunni

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:57 pm

      OMG tell me about it! I felt ill about it for months and it actually made me not like them for a while. But 18 months later I’ve got over it and wear them all the time! Haha xx

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Bring on summer! It’s currently thunder storming right now, will summer ever arrive!? xx

  15. 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

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  16. Florentina May 11, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Gorgeous look, I love especially the skirt, the light and diaphanous way it looks on you.
    Regards,
    Flo

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you xx

  17. Tina May 11, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Omg that combo is sooo perfect on you dear!!
    What a pretty dress and loving the accessoires that you chose!

    Happy weekend ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    • thatnewd May 26, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      Thanks Tina, you’re such a sweetie xx

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:00 am

      I’m obsessed with this dress and it was surprisingly affordable! Whoop whoop! xx

  18. Carmen May 11, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Oh such a beautiful neutrals look dear! It even makes me super excited for summer, so so pretty!
    Much love, Carmen – https://carmitive.com

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:01 am

      Bring on summer!! xx

  19. Marisa Cavaleiro May 11, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Hello The dress is indeed wonderful. And I enjoyed seeing it with the sweater.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Kisses
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:01 am

      Thank you so much Marisa xx

  20. Marcia May 11, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    wow girl, you are such a model, so stunning!

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:01 am

      Oooo you are too lovely, thank you so much hun xx

  21. Mica May 12, 2018 / 5:27 am

    That is such a beautiful dress and I love the cosy knit with it! 🙂 I am looking forward to doing things like this with my dresses now it’s a little cooler here. It’s been nice to have it cool down here, as it’s nearly witner, even though it’s nearly summer for you! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great weekend to end your week! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:02 am

      I love layering sweaters over dresses! xx

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:03 am

      Thank you so much xx

  22. Bambi May 12, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    That’s such a cute outfit, you really look like a fairy in it! Especially in this shade, the dress is gorgeous *o*

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:29 am

      You are too sweet, who doesn’t want to be a fairy! xx

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:29 am

      You’re so lovely, thank you hun xx

  23. Elegant Duchess May 12, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I know what you mean! That weekend was fabulous and even better bank holiday weekend! I was straight onto sun bathing! You look so beautiful 😍. I love how you paired your shoes and the bag, pure perfection 💖🌟💞💖

    http://www.elegantduchess.com

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Yesss to sunbathing! Got to enjoy it while it lasts xx

  24. 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

  25. Isabel May 13, 2018 / 10:38 am

    love this outfit, babes !!
    So beautiful 🙂

    love, isabel

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Thank you Isabel xx

  26. Jessica May 13, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    That’s a really gorgeous dress dear! Loving the beautiful patterns, really feminine details.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:31 am

      Thank you so much Jessica! So happy it got your seal of approval hun xx

  27. 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 27, 2018 / 12:31 am

      Awww you’re such a sweetie xx

  28. Rubi May 14, 2018 / 7:19 am

    Goshh you are soo gorgeous! Love the pretty outfit and bag!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:32 am

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:32 am

      It’s a dress, but yes it so is!! xx

    • thatnewd May 19, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      The sun can’t come soon enough!! xx

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:32 am

      It definitely makes a statement xx

  29. Susie May 18, 2018 / 9:04 am

    You look just like a model! This outfit is perfectly put together I love the flowy-and-comfy vibes it brings! It is so beautiful! Also I love your hair!!

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

    • thatnewd May 27, 2018 / 12:35 am

      You are way too kind, thank you so much hun xx

  30. @Lucy_Angele May 21, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I don’t blame you! This is such a beautiful outfit! x

    • thatnewd May 29, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

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