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Archive for March, 2013

The Monochrome Trend

Although, I always associate and like brights, pastel colours with Spring/Summer fashion, I recently purchased two monochrome lace dresses. There’s something rather elegant/chic about the colour combination if done right – I have no intention of looking like a zebra 🙂

This lace collar shift dress from Miss Selfridge (£39) caught my eye on a recent perusal of their store on Oxford Street. I pair mine with a thermal black jumper from M&S, opaque tights (try John Lewis opaque cotton tights for £8, great quality and no holes after months of constant washing and wearing).

Miss Selfridge Lace Collar Shift Dress, SS13

Miss Selfridge Lace Collar Shift Dress, SS13

Dorothy Perkin’s take on the monochrome trend is very ladylike – their Bonded Lace Prom Dress (£38) length hits just above the knees, the prom like skirt and pretty bonded lace makes this a firm favourite.

Dorothy Perkins Lace Prom Dress (£38)

Dorothy Perkins Lace Prom Dress (£38)


Lavender Fields Hampshire

Lavender Fields Hampshire, originally uploaded by kensingtonabida.

Vintage Gunne Sax dress that I bought off ebay. Such a beautiful field matched my dress perfectly. Shame my hair got in a mess 🙂