In my last post I mentioned how it’s all about transitional fashion atm in the UK, as summer tends to last about 5 minutes… I’m naturally sticking to my guns and dressing like I live in a warm country for as long as possible, but have cheated just a little by adding two pieces to my in-betweeny wardrobe that will help me out on those days when it’s not exactly feeling very tropical.
THE MISSGUIDED DRESS
At the end of last month I went to my hometown in Spain for a wedding, and spotted this dress on one of the guests. I fell in love with it instantly, but didn’t dare ask the lady where her dress was from. I then found out via Freddy My Love that it was from Missguided and pressed ‘Add to basket’ in a heartbeat.
This has been my first ever successful shop with Missguided – the fit is amazing! The mock wrap effect and frills are so flattering and yes, the floral print totally does it for me. The long sleeves are what make it the perfect staple for those still summery but slightly cooler days – although I’m thinking it will look good with a pair of ankle boots too?
I wore it twice in the space of one week – first for a day of work and an evening with a friend, followed by last weekend in the countryside (you can see the pictures on my Instagram). I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those dresses that I’ll want to wear all day, every day (not to worry, I won’t).
Pictures taken on August 10th, 2017 by Wembley Stadium Station, London. Missguided dress worn with a Zara coat, Lavand bag, Miss Selfridge shoes, Desigual necklace, River Island earrings and Primark (or Forever 21?) ring.
THE ZARA DRESS
I’m pretty sure this Zara dress did the blogger rounds this spring and summer – I spotted it on blogger Joelle Anello and it creeped up on my Insta feed at least once thanks to other fashionistas. It looks stunning on Anello, but she has a completely different body shape from me, and I don’t think I can pull off smock dresses.
So as much as I loved the look of this dress I just didn’t think it would work for me, but when I found it on sale in one of Zara’s stores in Bilbao last month I just couldn’t resist getting it. This is the size M – I wish I had found a size S, as it’s so oversized. I’m still not 100% convinced, but a few people who saw me in it seemed to genuinely find it really nice – I’m not gonna lie, sometimes it does help to get positive feedback from others!
Not only does this dress have long (and very poet-like) sleeves, as it’s completely see-through it comes with a slip dress. This softly layered effect makes it a pretty good option for cooler summer days and autumn. And like my other dress, I think it will totally work with ankle boots.
Indeed, I’m no stranger to transitional fashion, but I’m in no rush to get a pair of nude tights out either. Let’s not resign ourselves to any ‘end of summer’ nostalgia just yet – Summer, I’m (still) looking at you.
Pictures taken on August 14th, 2017 by Wembley Stadium Station, London. Zara dress (sold out, sorry) worn with Zara bag, Miss Selfridge shoes and Gogo Philip earrings.