Monday, 9 June 2014

Dressed up in dreams...

Hi dolls, and happy Monday! I've been enjoying my freedom (and the better weather) and am really enjoying posting slightly more regularly (between applying for jobs and trying to organise moving out, that is!) Today I have another outfit post for you, I hope you like it...

Dress - Joe Browns*
Shoes - borrowed from Momma!

I remember exchanging amused glances with my coursemates when, in the first year of university, our tutors declared that often artists unconsciously end up dressing in a way that is reflective of the project they're working on at the time. Now, three years later, I know it's exactly the case. When I'm working on my preferred macabre styles, my clothes stay dark, but with my recent nursery rhymes project I've been craving feminine, playful styles and colours much more than usual. When I saw this Brazilia dress from Joe Browns, the first thing I thought was that the print reminded me so much of one of the drawings from my lookbook, and I just fell in love.

This dress is probably the most ladylike dress I own. I adore the fitted waist, the full skirt, the perfect flattering length. Although it is habit for me to try and balance girlie clothing with tougher accessories, I hope you know what I mean when I say that some dresses are so ladylike that a pair of DMs or cleated heels just isn't going to work with them. So I borrowed these cute shoes from my mum, given that all of my footwear felt just slightly too chunky to do this dress justice, and played at being ladylike. While I can wear this dress with sandals for picnics in the park, this dress is more than fit for a special occasion, and I found myself wishing I was attending a wedding this year!

Of course, there's nothing wrong with just a hint of tongue-in cheek... but don't worry, I promise I won't wear this necklace if I ever do wear this dress to a wedding! (Can't promise I won't buy shoes to go with it, however...) Find this outfit on Lookbook here.


One of the reasons I love clothes so much is the way they can completely change how you feel about yourself, and this dress made me feel so elegant and grown-up - which, now that I've finished uni, is perhaps a personal style goal I need to cultivate a little more. What do you think of this dress? How would you style it, and where would you wear it?

16 comments:

  1. Ahh this is such a gorgeous print and fit! Love how you've styled your hair with it too.
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    www.maisymeow.com

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  2. Oh wow, gorgeous Hannah! Your dress is so so pretty x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, Holl! I love it xxx

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  3. that dress is adorable, not only the design, but the pattern is beautiful, and it is true that many times we dress reflects our moods, even myself now I feel much happier I can not stop thinking about the pink :P

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    1. Thanks Carla, I agree both the shape and pattern are gorgeous. I know, I've become much girlier since I've grown up and I do like a bit of pink again now and again.. mainly flowers :) xxx

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  4. Dress is so pretty! It's weird that artists dress according to their project, interesting tho x


    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I know it sounds insane haha but it's true. To be honest, I'm ridiculously easily influenced: from the project I'm working on, to the show I'm watching, to the music I'm listening to.. it all affects how I dress xxx

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  5. This is beautiful! I used to love Joe Browns! Great to see someone else wearing it :) xo

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  6. Ahh! You look so pretty! It's such a beautiful dress, and I love how the black background still makes it look very you! It really would be perfect for a wedding... better start coaxing your friends down the aisle! Haha! xx

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  7. This dress is beautiful on you and it fits perrrfectly! What lovely colours. <3

    Tara x

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  8. amazing dress, the dress is absolutely gorgeous :)

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  9. Great post, Hannah! I'm so obsessed with your illustrations! you are so talented! :)
    I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog because it is so lovely! The dress looks beautiful on you <3
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!!xx

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 That's so sweet of you! xxx

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