Tuesday, 3 June 2014

What a thing to be a witness to the sunshine...

Hi dolls, I hope you're well! Today's post is an outfit post: I captured these photos when we last had a really warm, bright day. That kind of weather is always a nightmare when trying to take outfit pictures because of the harsh shadows and inevitable squinting, but I just love the sunshine so much that I had to give it a try anyway. I hope you like the outfit...

Dress - Joe Browns*
Sandals - Clarks (old)
Hair slide - New Look (via ASOS)

When I saw this item on the Joe Browns website I loved the embroidery and shape, but it was listed as a tunic when I envisaged wearing it as a dress. Still, I'm pretty fearless when it comes to hemlines so I took a risk on it, and fortunately it paid off: it's actually a really great length worn as a dress. The shape is super-flattering: it massively boosts the bust, but is draped across the front - I wore this to a restaurant with my friends, and it was a perfect choice because I didn't feel self-conscious after eating a big meal - that might sound silly but I hate that feeling! I've always liked Joe Browns as a brand because their designs are always so unique with cute, thoughtful little touches, like a little heart-shaped button attached to the skirt, and tie detailing at the back.

These sandals are from Clarks, believe it or not: they're the first shoes I've bought in there since I was a child buying school shoes! I got these at the very end of summer last year when my mum and I were shopping: we were looking for work shoes for her, and instead I found these heavily reduced in the sale and fell in love. They are a beautiful quality, and really comfortable.

One of my special life-skills seems to be managing to make summery outfits that are still all-black, and this is no exception. In this country it's so rare to get days where you can wear a summer dress and sandals without being cold, so you have to make the most of them. Find this outfit on Lookbook here...


What did you wear during the (short-lived) heatwave?

14 comments:

  1. wearing a beautiful dress, despite being black flowers are a beautiful detail, I love sandals, and believe it or not but envy white skin like yours (although I agree with mine) :)

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    1. Thanks so much Carla! I've just come to accept my pale skin now haha! xxx

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  2. Gorgeous Hannah, the detailing on your dress is just so so pretty x

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  3. Love this dress on you it really complements your body shape! I agree on making black work in summer, literally all I wear is black I'm not too into the pastel colour trend! Xx

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    1. Thanks so much Alice! Yeah I'm not a massive wearer of pastels, I've enjoyed working some of the accessories into my wardrobe but still am at my most comfortable in all-black!xxx

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  4. Such a gorgeous dress and I love the shoes too. Sidenote: You have such beautiful skin! <3

    Tara x

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  5. Ahh we used to get a Joe Browns catalog through in the post every so often before we moved house - I completely forgot about them! They always have lovely clothes. I especially love that dress, the flower detailing and shape are really pretty :) x

    Hannah @ Cutes and Fruits

    Hannah @ Cutes and Fruits

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    1. Yeah I often get their catalogues too and really enjoy them as all of their clothes are so unique! xxx

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  6. You look amazing, Hannah! This look really suits you! I LOVE those sandals; I can't believe they're from Clarks! I've not had shoes from them since I was in primary school and I'm always surprised when I see great shoes from there in OOTDs. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Louise! Haha I know I was so shocked to stumble across some shoes *I* wanted to buy in Clarks, and my mum ended up being the one to leave empty handed on that occasion! They are so beautiful though, and even better to get them in the sale! xxx

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  7. Oh this Joe Browns dress is so lovely on you - works perfectly well as a dress. I need to get in on this action!

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    1. Thank you Char! Yeah I'd definitely recommend this one :) I love it xxx

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