Sometimes it's really lovely to know that a shop you've supported (mostly from afar, as I don't live very close) wants to share the love. Although I've visited Kiki's Boutique just the once when I was visiting Rosie, I often find myself browsing their website and a lot of my Emily and Fin dresses have been from there.
So, after waxing lyrical about it in a recent wishlist post, I was absolutely thrilled when this fabulous Jenny dress arrived through my letterbox. Since I was off to the seaside that very weekend, I packed it ready for some cute seaside photos of the synchronised swimmer print and it's nautical colour scheme.....only to find that it rained all Bank Holiday weekend so I didn't get a chance to even wear it.
That said, I've certainly made up for this since I got back and wanted to share three ways I've styled it up in the past couple of weeks. Seriously, it's become a firm favourite already!
|Jumper: M+S // Bag: Irregular Choice // Shoes: Iron Fist|
So, Outfit One is my most casual look, I guess. Inspired by the endless rainy, hailstoney weather. I decided I couldn't let that stop me and layered a red jumper, picked up from a charity shop when I dropped off some books, over the dress. The tights, although they don't photograph so well, have tiny red polka dots on them, which I figured went nicely with the red theme and these Iron Fist shoes are perfect for puddles with their super low, chunky block heels and leather bow detail to the fronts.
|Cardigan: Bryony + Co // Hat: Per Una // Bag, Shoes: Irregular Choice|
Outfit Two: I seem to be in a bit of a polka dot tight rut at the moment, but these ones are lilac dots, which I seem to wear with just about anything (polka dots are a neutral, no?). Inspired by She and Hem's recent post, I couldn't resist pairing this dress with my new Bryony flamingo cardigan. And my shark shoes to add to the nautical vibe. I love this hat and wore this ensemble to venture out for coffee in last weekend's thunderstormy weather.
|Clutch: Kate Spade // Shoes: Topshop // Jacket: River Island|
Finally, my third and favourite outfit, to head out for dinner. I've always been a bit of a sucker for sequins and these shoes have been such a firm favourite that I ended up buying them twice. More obvious polka dot tights this time and my Kate Spade train clutch, which I fail to accept doesn't go with just about *any* outfit.
How would you style up this dress? And any of the other Emily and Fin range from Kiki's? They've been lovely enough to share the love even further by offering a 15% discount to all blog readers, when you use the code in the sidebar, so be sure to take a look.