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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Like synchronised swimmers in an ocean of sounds..

Swimmer Collage

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!

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE all three outfits, but especially the last one. The dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it! xx

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    1. Thank you, I really like this style of E+F dress. I have a crayon print one already which I picked up in a sample sale and I love the fit.

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  2. ah my favourite kind of post - I love seeing hoe people style things differently.
    It's a lovely dress :)

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    1. Really enjoyed this - must do more!

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  3. I've just been to have a sneaky peek at the Emily and Fin dresses, I love the 'Holly' and the 'Hazel' ain't bad either ;)

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