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Archive for May, 2013

Miss Selfridge Ditsy Floral Maxi Dress

The weather is still unpredictable, but the warmer weather over the past two days has prompted me to look at some summer dresses. As I’m undergoing laser hair removal treatments on my legs, I want to avoid exposure of them to the sun, maxi dresses are perfect. This pink one by Miss Selfridge has a delightful ditsy floral print, cut out detailing at the back, and is reasonably priced at £39, might decide to buy some pink polyester material and line it myself.

Miss Selfridge Ditsy Floral Maxi Dress - Side View

Miss Selfridge Ditsy Floral Maxi Dress – Side View

Miss Selfridge Ditsy Floral Maxi Dress - Back View

Miss Selfridge Ditsy Floral Maxi Dress – Back View

Erdem Spring 2013

The prettiest collection of dresses imaginable, a few of my favourites below. I don’t think I’ve ever been so enamoured by designer fashion before 🙂

Erdem Spring 2013 - This dress is my favourite.

Erdem Spring 2013 – This dress is my favourite.

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013 - Second favourite :)

Erdem Spring 2013 – Second favourite 🙂

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013

Erdem Spring 2013

Close up - beautiful detailing.

Close up – beautiful detailing.

 

Myleene Klass Floral Dress

Myleene Klass

Myleene Klass

Such a pretty dress worn by Myleene at a Sony Radio Awards event. The sheer lace top is a bit daring for daytime or evening come to think of it!, much prefer a bit of lining as I don’t want my bra on display to all and sundry. Not sure who made this dress but a similar style is this one by ASOS:

ASOS Midi Dress

ASOS Midi Dress

Zoo Lates

I have to admit that I’ve never been to London Zoo – shocking admission since I’ve lived in London since I was 18! It was always on my list of places to visit in the summer months, but never got around to it. I thought I’d wait until my nephew was a little older, then I’d have an excuse 🙂

My good university friend emailed me asking me if I wanted to go for a girls evening out at their Zoo Lates event which runs from 7th of June to 26th of July 2013 and as the name suggests, starts late from 6pm until 10pm. Booking in advance means that it only cost me £15, a ticket in pdf format is emailed to you which you just print and take along on the day.

I’ve googled it and there are a lot of pictures on flickr, it looks like a fun evening out, and a bit different to the boring dinner and/or drinks on a Friday night. I was meant to be saving this month given my extended laser treatments (more on this in another post), but I was worried it would sell out and the advance ticket price was reasonable. Hoping the weather improves!

Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Collection

It’s refreshing to see women of colour front beauty campaigns. Although, I’m not a nude makeup fan (prefer pinks myself), I have to admit the image of the model is absolutely beautiful – she’s striking!

Bobbi-Brown-Summer-2013-Nude-Beach-Collection

Bobbi-Brown-Summer-2013-Nude-Beach-Collection

Pretty Dress Alert: Miss Selfridge Embroidered Floral Dress

This is just gorgeous, reminds me of my vintage gunne-sax dress that I bought off ebay and which is still in pristine condition. Super sweet and girly for summer strolls in the park…

Miss Selfridge Summer 2013

Miss Selfridge Summer 2013

Miss Selfridge Embroidered Floral Dress

Miss Selfridge Embroidered Floral Dress

Summer Trend: Cut Out Dresses

It seems that the trend for cuts in clothes to expose flesh has transcended from Autumn (cut out shoulder jumpers) to Summer. ASOS have two lovely summer dresses with cut out detailing, but I feel they’re best reserved for when the weather is considerably warmer and probably whilst on holiday on a beach – a bit too much exposure for daily wear, unless of course you’re a teen, then you’d probably get away with it!

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Skater Dress With Tie Back 1

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Skater Dress With Tie Back

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Off Shoulder Dress

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Off Shoulder Dress

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Off Shoulder Dress With Flower Appliqué Detail 2

My preference is for subtle flesh exposure 🙂 This dress by Topshop is a great way of investing in the trend – a pretty 50’s style tea dress with a twist.

Topshop Daisy Print Cutout Teadress

Topshop Daisy Print Cutout Teadress