The Issey Dress. Baukjen Summer choices

This is definitely my favourite time of the year and I think we have all been so blessed by the weather this year. It’s marked firmly in my head that this is time for dresses. I spotted this Baukjen Issey dress at the Spring-Summer press day and knew it had to be mine.

 It's marked firmly in my head that this is time for dresses. I spotted this Baukjen Issey dress at the Spring-Summer press day and knew it had to be mine.

I tried this dress on at the event on a really wet wintry day. It was hard to imagine wearing it during warm breezy air and sunshine. You can read about my visit to the Baukjen studio here. The Issey dress made of cotton sateen is just perfect for now. I love how simple and timeless it is.

 It's marked firmly in my head that this is time for dresses. I spotted this Baukjen Issey dress at the Spring-Summer press day and knew it had to be mine.

A simple button through dress with a self-tie belt. I’ve doubled mine around the waist with just enough left to tie! Who hasn’t put on a few pounds during lock-down?

I absolutely love the colour of this Issey dress and the material is so soft. When hit by the sun it has a glorious sheen to it.

On the hanger, it looks like a lot of material and I wondered if I had chosen the wrong size (I’m wearing a size 10) but it’s the skirt end of the dress that has the volume and it fits perfectly for movement on top.

 It's marked firmly in my head that this is time for dresses. I spotted this Baukjen Issey dress at the Spring-Summer press day and knew it had to be mine.

I’ve kept styling the Issey dress simple. Flat mules and a basket bag. I’ve been wearing my hair tied a lot lately, simple and lazy! I wasn’t sure about the length of the sleeves and was tempted to give another fold over. They finish just at my elbow joint and decided to run with the three-quarter length. Oh and pockets! These are deep ones too!

I found a spare piece of material in my drawer. I think its one of those that you would wrap around a handbag handle. I couldn’t believe my luck at how well it matched this gorgeous copper colour.

I have four basket bags now, quite a collection growing. I use them so much throughout the warmer months. they’re so handy and work well with for a relaxed look.

Perfect tailoring, within the Issey dress, just as I would expect from Baukjen

 It's marked firmly in my head that this is time for dresses. I spotted this Baukjen Issey dress at the Spring-Summer press day and knew it had to be mine.

The finish, cut and detail are apparent just as I would expect from Baukjen. This brand that I love so much. You can read Baukjen’s brand ethics here. They have done incredibly well throughout lockdown, supporting NHS staff with large discounts and making masks from pretty materials to give to people that needed them most. Just look up #MASKS4ALL

Tailoring and finish from Baukjen is what drew me in to love this brand. I have created a classic staple wardrobe of items that all mix and match together just using the Baukjen brand. The new Gail jeans that I featured here have been worn and worn. You can see my daily outfits on Instagram stories to see how I style the items differently.

I’m waffling on about how much I love this dress and I forgot a very important bit of info! That the Issey dress is currently cut in price too. There are actually some good sale items at the moment.

I can’t help thinking this dress will look good during the colder months with a polo-neck and knee high boots underneath. We will see!

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I’d like to hear your thoughts on the Baukjen brand. Do you wear it? Thoughts on fit and quality? I’m thinking about adding a style film to my YouTube channel just featuring the Baukjen brand. Would this be of interest?

Update! You can now get 20% off any full-priced item from Baukjen using the code VM20

Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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  1. July 8, 2020 / 11:22 am

    What a lovely outfit, I love the colour of the dress and material looks so cool and the bag and shoes, so summery, lovely…

  2. July 8, 2020 / 2:19 am

    That dress is stunning and so flattering on you! I love the color too!

  3. July 6, 2020 / 4:01 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress Laurie! I love the style and colour. I don’t own anything from Baukjen, I really need to check their website. Love those sandals too, they go perfectly with the dress.

    Alison xx

    • laurie
      July 6, 2020 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks Alison. It’s really worth checking out xx

  4. July 4, 2020 / 2:57 pm

    That’s a gorgeous colour on you, and a fab looking dress too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      July 4, 2020 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks Stephanie. I’m really pleased with it xx

  5. jodie filogomo
    July 3, 2020 / 10:39 pm

    Laurie, not only is the dress perfect, but the shoes and scarf add so much to it.

    • laurie
      July 4, 2020 / 10:56 pm

      You get those days when an outfit works out so well Jodie! It’s up there with my favourites xx

  6. July 2, 2020 / 10:30 am

    Oh Laurie I love the dress. It suits you very good and I’m obsessed with the shoes!! So pretty but they also look comfortable 🙂

    Have a great day,


    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:16 pm

      Hi Tiziana! Thank you so much. I’m so pleased with this dress. The shoes are comfortable too. A last-minute sale purchase in winter last year. I wish they were still available xx

  7. July 1, 2020 / 12:41 pm

    Gorgeous dress! I love the colour and the style. I only have one piece from Baukjen – a dress that I’ve yet to wear. I’ll take a look at the sale…I really shouldn’t buy any more clothes though! Fabulous sandals, they look great with the dress! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:18 pm

      Thanks so much Emma. I think I have bought more clothes this year than any other year! I blame the lock-down for that one. My purse strings are firmly pulled shut now xx

  8. June 30, 2020 / 6:48 am

    Your dresses choices are amazing, Laurie. This one is so lovely, love its burnt orange colour and the casual vibe. Like what you’ve done with your hair

    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:19 pm

      Hi Anna. Thank you. There have been a few comments about the hair! I think I will tie it up more often! xx

  9. June 30, 2020 / 1:02 am

    Orange is my favorite warm color, but you don’t see it often. I love this dress, and it looks wonderful on you! I’ll be featuring this outfit on this week’s Creative Compulsions.


    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:22 pm

      Hi Michelle! Thank you so much. I agree about the colour. I think that’s why I was drawn to the dress xx

  10. June 29, 2020 / 7:57 pm

    Oh how I love this dress on you Laurie! The tied waist and the color is fantastic! I love orange and the orange/rust family very much! Great looking leopard sandals too! Love seeing your hair up too, mine is mostly up in the summer despite the blog pics!
    jess xx
    thanks for linking!

    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:23 pm

      Thanks Jess. I actually did the hair but it was so hot, I could feel it going all wrong before I left the house! This was a last-minute pull together that worked well. I might go buy some hair ties! xx

  11. June 29, 2020 / 7:25 am

    I totally adore this cinnamon dress on you Laurie! It’s a colour that I’ve not seen you in before, but it really suits your skin and hair colour. And golly those shoes are rather fab too! I’m taking a shopping break currently (12 months in fact) so I’ll just have to drool…

    Take care
    Anna x

    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:25 pm

      I admire you for that shopping break Anna. I will check out what antics you are up to regardless! xx

  12. June 28, 2020 / 4:13 pm

    What a gorgeous dress, Laurie! It’s not only got the perfect cut, but the perfect colour as well. The material looks very comfortable for wearing on a warm Summer’s day. I love the mules and basket bag with it, and the piece of material you used for your hair is a perfect match! xxx

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks so much Ann. I love it when you order an outfit and it just wows you. I’m so pleased with this dress xx

  13. June 27, 2020 / 5:35 am

    This dress is lovely. I can see why you had to have it. I like how you belted it and that you wear the tails of the scarf in the back. So chic.

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you, Nicole. If you have seen through my five years of blogging, I’ve rarely worn my hair in a ponytail. For some reason this year I’m really enjoying it. I normally hate it! xx

  14. June 26, 2020 / 12:26 am

    That dress is such a beautiful color and I love the tie waist. And, the pop of animal print on your sandals, just so perfect!


    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Carrie. I love this outfit. xx

  15. June 24, 2020 / 7:10 pm

    You can see the sheen of that lovely fabric. I adore the colour on you. And I love the basket and sandals too. Perfect for the dress xx

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Gail. This brand can do no wrong in my eyes! I have really loved every item from them xx

  16. June 24, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    This might be my new favorite on you! I love how you tied the belt twice around the waist like that. The perfect straw tote to go with it and perfect down to the sandals and scarf in the hair. Summer at its best.

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:54 pm

      It’s good to have something like this to wear in my wardrobe for high temperatures Mireille. I’m super pleased with it xx

  17. June 24, 2020 / 9:22 am

    It’s a gorgeous dress, such a warm color. And I love how you wear the scarf in your hair.

    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:01 pm

      Thanks so much Nancy. It was so hot this day I’ve been tying my hair up quite a bit! xx

  18. June 24, 2020 / 4:34 am

    This dress is gorgeous on you! The style is timeless!

    I hope you have a fabulous week!


    • laurie
      July 2, 2020 / 11:02 pm

      Hi Amber! Thank you so much. Thanks for stopping by xx

  19. June 23, 2020 / 9:54 pm

    This dress is delightfully pretty and I love the colour for summer – I do like the mules too! How cute that print is! Thanks for sharing this stylish dress. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. I’ve been wearing these mules a lot! xx

  20. June 23, 2020 / 9:49 pm

    I absolutely love this dress and the colour is just gorgeous.

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks so much Hilda xx

  21. June 23, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    i am so happy orange is no longer saved for the fall/autumn…love seeing the richness of this orange–kind of burnt orange…lovely, lovely, lovely!
    xo eva

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:58 pm

      Hi Eva. Thank you! I love the colour and I’m thinking like I said that it wouldn’t be impossible to wear this in the cooler months with a sweater and boots xx

  22. June 23, 2020 / 1:45 pm

    This is such a fabulous dress! I love the color on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you Jill xx

  23. Lise
    June 23, 2020 / 12:06 pm

    I love the colour of this dress, but mostly I love you shoes! Lise

    • laurie
      June 28, 2020 / 9:59 pm

      Hi Lise. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by xx

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