Summer dresses. I’m having a linen moment

Spoilt by the weather, all the summer dresses lined up from previous years are at the ready. It’s my favourite time for dressing up. This year its the easiest to wear non-crease dresses that have been my choice to wear being as I’m not going anywhere and I want to be comfortable indoors.

Are we all just used to being comfortable? Used to too much lounging around in our homes? This past couple of months has to be my scruffiest of my life! But I really haven’t cared that much. I’ve got into a habit of dressing late, enjoyed at first but now I’m ready to get out of that habit.

all the summer dresses lined up from previous years are at the ready.

I’m having a real linen obsession at the moment. There are some gorgeous summer dresses to be found online at the moment. (anyone else having to restrict themselves from browsing)

I spotted this lemon dress on the Mango website, added it to my shopping basket and refrained from continuing to checkout.I’ve refrained myself quite a bit of late! but this dress just wouldn’t get out of my head and I caved.

Spoilt by the weather, all the summer dresses lined up from previous years are at the ready. It's my favourite time for dressing up.

There’s a lot that I like about this summer linen dress. It’s a classic smart shape and it won’t date. The colour is gorgeous, and for the money, this is really good quality 100% linen.

I love lemon in summer. It’s just so simple and classic, also available in white but I feel the lemon shade is softer and more forgiving on my ageing skin.

The dress is fully lined and fastens at the front via two buttons at the waist. It’s unusual for me to go for a sleeveless dress because I hate my arms! I would also state that the dress is true to size.

I’m having such a linen love moment. There are some beautiful items out there at the moment. I will gradually collect some key pieces for my wardrobe. I wear the pink shirt from Hawes Curtis so much, I have my eye on a stripe linen shirt too. Hawes And Curtis have a brilliant sale on at the moment.

And my wide-leg trousers from Bonmarche. They have been excellent quality. This year they have a tapered linen trouser that’s very appealing. I will be sharing another summer dress very soon.

This summer dress will crease. You have to embrace that

Another find online. These shoes were a gift from Dee. I wanted them so much but had given her my bank card to stop me from shopping anymore. I might have to try that trick again haha!

A really good dupe of the Valentino Rockstud sandals I found them via Daniel Shoes and I’m over the moon with them.

I do love a good dupe. You may have seen my post about Tissardi? a brand that makes high-end good quality dupes. Their bags are perfection and it amazes me that they get away with such good copying.

You will notice the creases in the linen dress. There is no getting away from that with linen. I love the material enough to embrace them. Getting back to the sandals, the block heel and the height is just perfect. These are called the Pitter Beige Leather Studded Block Heel Sandals Also available in a multicolour that I was tempted to go for.

I’ve kept the other accessories fairly minimal because the bag and the sandals are doing all the talking alongside this summer dress. But I wanted to mention this delicate duo by Daisy London, a brand that sells good quality gold plated on-trend jewellery.

The gold and white bag is from Bonmarche and is no longer available I’m afraid. I’ve tried to find the best nearest copy and added to the shop below.

all the summer dresses lined up from previous years are at the ready.

I left it until as late as possible to go for my country walk and take photos. It was so hot on this day, the thought of going out earlier didn’t appeal at all. But I suffered in another way taking them late by receiving around ten gnat bites! I can’t win! Still itching now.

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42 Comments

  1. Debbi
    June 27, 2020 / 8:53 pm

    Such a gorgeous shade on you. I think your arms look lovely, I have arm envy!

    Also just watched your YouTube blog for June. Your skin is looking fabulous. Are you using anything new?

    Very difficult to know what to wear at the moment. Hot, but sudden downpours, even in Scotland πŸ™‚

  2. June 24, 2020 / 3:06 pm

    Such a beautiful dress! The colour looks amazing on you!
    Gemma x

    • laurie
      Author
      June 28, 2020 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Gemma. I’ve made a note to buy more yellow! xx

  3. June 19, 2020 / 7:50 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen you wearing lemon before Laura, but it really is very flattering. I too am not so happy about my arms, but on these hot sunny days that seems to be less important than being comfortable. The sandals are super and the multicolour ones sound fab. I’m taking some time out from retail at the moment otherwise I would be tempted.

    Take care
    xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      June 22, 2020 / 7:35 am

      Its a difficult one isn’t it Anna. I mean about our upper arms. I guess we just have to roll with it or maybe some form of work out? I have tried exercise but have had no helpful results. Glad you like the dress xx

  4. June 19, 2020 / 3:02 am

    This outfit is stunning. Your sandals are so cool. They call my name. Great find. They are perfect with the dress. You’ve got great Euro Classic style. Love it!

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 8:19 am

      Thank you Nicole. I’m into finding good quality dupes this year and finding these on the new Daniel footwear site got me excited. I can’t justify paying 500 on a pair of shoes when you can get a near identical pair from another brand for 100!

  5. June 18, 2020 / 6:27 am

    I totally get it why you couldn’t resist buying this dress, Laurie. It’s simply gorgeous and gorgeous in its simplicity :). I love lined clothes too, there is something about this fabric that screams summer. You look so lovely in it

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 8:26 am

      Thanks so much Anna. I’m on a collecting spree of Linen. Finding some good wardrobe staples. I love Linen It’s so comfortable. A bugger to iron though! xx

  6. June 16, 2020 / 4:38 pm

    Gorgeous Summer dress! I love those sandals, Dee chose well! I have to shop secretly (well I try to) because Pete moans about me buying clothes and shoes! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 8:28 am

      Thanks Emma. Trust me, Dee has more clothes than me! And shoes for that matter! It’s her that has to be reigned in! I can never feel guilty haha! xx

  7. June 11, 2020 / 8:41 pm

    Oh wow, this is a super dress and I can see why you love it. Dresses are perfect when the weather is warm and have a few hanging to wear come the better weather. Have a super weekend Laurie, and I love the sandals – great choice and gift from Dee. Jacqui xx

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 8:28 am

      Thanks Jacqui. I’m really pleased with both of these items xx

  8. June 11, 2020 / 11:44 am

    I love this lemon shade, it looks really pretty on you. I just can’t do linen though, I hate the creasing as soon as I sit down! Love Michelle xx

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 8:42 am

      Hi Michelle. I get what you mean about the creasing but there’s no getting away from them regarding linen. That’s what I mean about embracing them. You have to love the material enough to love the creases too.

  9. June 10, 2020 / 7:05 pm

    Laurie, this dress is so beautiful on you. And your shoes are magnificent! I am ready to get back into the habit of getting dressed again as well. I am still keeping it casual but I have ditched the loungewear for day time. Thanks for linking up with me.

    Shelbee

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 9:07 am

      Oh the lounge-wear Shelbee! I nearly just kept adding more of this to my basket instead of clothing! xx

  10. June 10, 2020 / 11:24 am

    Such a pretty dress and can see it’s good quality linen, you have nearly persuaded me to go for linen! Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday.

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 9:36 am

      Thanks Gail. I only realised this year that It’s one of my favourite summer fabrics. What I reach for the most. So I’m on the hunt for a capsule linen wardrobe xx

    • laurie
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 9:41 am

      Thank you. I’m really pleased with them xx

  11. June 6, 2020 / 8:16 am

    Such a yummy shade of yellow and the dress looks fantastic on you!

    Michelle

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Michelle xx

  12. Regine Karpel
    June 6, 2020 / 1:21 am

    So pretty. I love it.

  13. June 5, 2020 / 11:02 pm

    I love this beautiful dress on you, Laurie – it’s definitely your colour and suits you to a tee!! I disagree about your arms – as soon as I saw the pics I thought what lovely arms you have, but we all have these issues with our body!!
    Enjoy your beautiful weather – it’s getting colder here although the sun continues to shine!
    Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:43 pm

      I shouldn’t have spoken about good weather so soon Donna. It’s pouring with rain now and really cold! Thank you for such a lovely comment xx

  14. June 5, 2020 / 9:13 pm

    It looks beautiful on you!

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:41 pm

      Hi Joanne! Thank you so much. I’m really pleased with this look xx

  15. June 5, 2020 / 7:10 pm

    You are so stylish- and linen and butter yellow both warm my heart. Love this styling:) Thanks for linking up over at my site!

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:40 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy xx

  16. June 5, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    oh yes! love the simplicity and elegance of linen! and the shoes are a perfect fit!
    xo Eva

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:39 pm

      Hi Eva. I’m pleased you like my choices xx

  17. June 5, 2020 / 4:40 pm

    Oooh, I love this butter yellow! Beautiful Laurie! You know Mango is my go to! I have a dupe pair of the Rockstuds, but a little different. I love the ankle strap and heel. I went a bit linen crazy a few summers ago and look forward to wearing.
    jess xx

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:39 pm

      I’m with you on Mango being a go-to Jess. This brand is the first place I look for new ideas and styles xx

  18. June 5, 2020 / 4:26 pm

    Oh how thoughtful of Dee! If I would try that thrick on Gerben, I would I probably would have to write it down and say at least 10 times :I want those shoes so bad but I’d given you my credit card. Ha ha ha. Alas, I the dress is gorgeous on you, very soft, and I don’t think your arms are that bad.

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:38 pm

      I know bless her Nancy. She’s good like that sometimes. At least with our weather at the moment I can cover my arms with a cardigan! xx

  19. Dawn
    June 5, 2020 / 1:35 pm

    Hmm, it looks like a wrap dress in which a gust of wind would blow the skirt wide open. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • laurie
      Author
      June 5, 2020 / 11:59 pm

      Hi Dawn. The dress buttons each side of the waist, so there are no worries about that. Actually, it doesn’t state that in the description of the dress. I would have been unhappy with it if it didn’t cross right over. Thank you for stopping by xx

  20. mireille
    June 5, 2020 / 1:10 pm

    Lovely shade for a dress! Love each little detail in the accessories! Trying to stay cool here too.

    • laurie
      Author
      June 6, 2020 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you, Mireille. Our weather has had a huge downward turn this week. I’m back in sweaters and jeans! xx

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