The Ibiza dress

Dress (seen here) and bolero (seen here), Primark. Sandals (seen here and here), Kurt Geiger. Earrings, Aldo. Bangle set, Accessorize. Wooden bangle, New Look. Ring, Forever 21. Necklace, gift. Bag, Zara.

In all honesty, this dress is so not me. It’s flashy, trashy, super short and has been vomited all over with a floral overdose. But for some bizarre reason, I like it. I remember doing a bit of panic shopping last year for my trip to Ibiza, and this dress fit the brief to a tee – I was after something purse-friendly that would be the perfect complement to a long, hot (and fun) summer night. Indeed, this dress did the job just fine, as seen here.

I hadn’t worn this dress since last summer and thought I might as well bring it with me to Málaga. I’ve now decided that it will definitely have to remain as a summer nights dress, or a straight-to-the-beach-and-back-home-from-the-beach dress – it’s even shorter than I remembered, way too short to walk around in during the day in the city! I’m afraid the cute little bolero didn’t quite help me tone down the dress’ skimpiness.

Well, what can I say about the print… remember when these kinds of hyper real, tropical, mirror-effect floral prints were huge? Forgive me for not remembering the actual name for this trend if there was one. I’m sure in less than five years’ time (if most of you don’t feel this way already) it will be regarded as a ‘What the f*ck was I thinking look’. Fortunately, I never quite got into it – this piece was definitely a one-off. This print in particular doesn’t offend my eyes – I find it pretty amusing, as well as holiday-friendly. It’s sort of like an old Mary Katrantzou on a tired day? That’s pushing it I guess. 

Is there a point in having an
item in your wardrobe that you only wear once a year? I think there is.
This dress is a fond memory of a great holiday – it will probably be a
while before I can part with it. My dear Ibiza dress – see you next year.

Pictures taken in the city of Málaga, Spain, on August 1st 2013.



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