First outfit post of the year kicking off right here, right now! This one is a classic case of: can I make a summery style winter-appropriate? Because this palm leaf print is too good not to wear year-round! I love the colours – and January is pretty bleak and definitely needs all the colours. I mean, you can tell from the lighting in these photos that everything is looking g-r-e-y right now – and I feel like that includes my skin. Sigh.
Anyway, this is another dress from Karina Dresses – and it’s just as comfortable and easy to wear as the one before. I received a couple of dresses from Karina to review this time around and I can honestly say they were great friends over the Christmas period. You can eat til your heart’s content in these beauties – they’ll forgive you; they’ll just expand with your waistline, no problem. The only downside was that my puppy has decided my dresses are THE most fun thing to bite/attack, so I would be walking along only to find he was dangling off the back of my skirt, threatening to put a big hole in it. But kudos to these dresses again, he managed to do zero damage to them with his needle teeth. Unlike my Collectif jumper dress, which has a lovely big plucked thread (right on the bust, that one was a jump-and-bite), and my Hell Bunny pinny which I’ve already explained he managed to ruin within minutes of me putting it on.
But, it sure is too cold to wear a sleeveless dress right now, hence a few more layers were needed here. And yeah, maybe layering a top underneath like this doesn’t look very ‘vintage’, but meh, most the time nor do I. I just wear what I like! I think we know by now I’m not one to stick to authenticity.
Headscarf: Bow and Crossbones (old)
Top: ASOS (old)
Dress: ‘Ruby’ c/o Karina Dresses
Bag: Ollie & Nic (old)
Shoes: Sainsbury’s (last year’s)
This dress is from Karina Dresses’ new ‘Resort’ range, which just went live with three styles in this pretty print. I’m definitely nowhere near a tropical paradise right now, but I’ll definitely be bringing it back out for the warmer weather too!