Friday, 22 June 2012

Dressing It Down

Dress from Amity, top and shoes from Topshop

I bought this dress when I lived in Ireland, in a gorgeous little shop in Cork called Amity. Set up by two Irish women to offer a unique selection of clothes, the shop is filled with beautiful, vintage inspired collections. Anyway, one day as I was browsing I spotted this dress and fell in love with it immediately. I took it into the dressing room, tried it on, and came out to show my friend...and the sales assistant, standing nearby, said, "Oh, you've got that on back to front but it actually looks great like that too"! I was a little embarrassed! Anyway, I wore it quite a few times in Ireland: out to the pub on a few occasions and once to a Lifehouse concert in Dublin. 

Not sure why I look so sad!

The other day I noticed that it had been languishing in the back of my cupboard, so I decided that it was time to debut it in Scotland. However, I've always been a little iffy about the low front it has...especially as I wanted to wear it during the day this time. So instead of pairing it with boots and tights as I have often done in the past, I decided to dress it down with some cute white lace ups and a casual tied tee. What do you think?




Lip Color is MAC Weekend Getaway

60 comments:

  1. I think you've done a wonderful work with it!! the dress really looks great in this outfit:)

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  2. nice casual relaxed look x i think my own wardrobe needs a good rummage to see what else has been hiding inside :D x

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  3. lovely dress!
    xx and have a nice weekend..
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  4. this is so summery and perfect!

    xo,

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  5. nice look ! :)
    xx
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  7. Cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  8. I think u did proper justice to this dress by wearing it without the tights ! Boots would have gone well too, but u can save that look for later! Thank u for ur sweet comment on my blog dear !Keep Smiling:D
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  9. Love the print of the dress and it looks really cute with those lace up shoes and the tee :) good choice

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  10. Stunning outfit you look so lovely!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  11. thank you ! i really like your outfit ! :))

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  12. Your floral skirt is really cute! And I love the white shoes!
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  13. Wonderful outfit for a heat day like today.

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  14. sweet dress. I love your lipstick and thanks for listing it

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  15. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Your make up looks beautiful & so natural! :)

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  16. Such a lovely outfit! I love the pattern.

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  17. Beautiful dress! This print is gorgeous :) I'm following you now on Bloglovin :)

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  18. such a lovely skirt, so perfect for the summer!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and google friends connect)? let me know!
    see you around!

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  19. The dress has such a lovely print and this is such a great way to dress it down. I love it! xx

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  20. VERY CUTE, THAT LIPSTICK IS FAB!


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  21. Cute skirt, and beautiful lip color!!


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  22. Loved your blog... amazing style. Come by and let's follow each other ;)! Stay in touch!

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  23. Lovely blog.
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  24. i'm a user of Mac too! my shade is "more to love"... a bit darker than yours.. might as well try the shade you're wearing :)

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  25. You look really cute :)

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  26. Love the cute simple outfit! I think the lipstick color really suit you! :D

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  27. thank you for dropping by! happy to follow back on bloglovin'!
    see you around!

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  28. Such a cute skirt :)
    Have a nice week

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  29. nice!! Following you now <3

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  30. Really cute dress, I love the floral print!

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  31. i really like your dress and shoes. make sure to check out my $50 gift card giveaway :)

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  32. very cute. I like the way you combined those shoes and the dress!

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  33. LOVE those shoes! You have a great blog! x

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  34. great skirt!

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  35. Superrrr cute look!!! Love the skirt!!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  36. I love this casual look on you! You look amazing!

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  37. lovely!!!!
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  38. Thanks for your visit :)
    Nice dress, You look awsome :)

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  39. Pretty and sweet! Love the lip color:DD

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  40. such a dainty floral print.
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  41. That is so pretty, and I love your lip color too.

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  42. i love how you are wearing it. it makes it feel casual and weekend-y, but still so pretty!

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  43. I love that your top ties, so cute

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  44. You look so soo sweet!!! love the look!

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  45. aww love this print

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    xx

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  46. you have a gorgeous face. love the natural makeup... and this casually chic look. love the sneakers you wore with this outfit.

    have a great rest of the wknd!

    xoxo
    jasmine
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  47. lovely look :)

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  48. What a pretty dress and your lipstick shade is lovely! Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by and say hello. ;-)

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  49. Loving those shoes, cute combo.
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  50. the print on your skirt is just lovely :) x

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