“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.” — Sir Francis Bacon
Happy Tuesday Everyone. Fashion like music and art is a form of creative self-expression, a vehicle to experiment with shapes, colours and textures in order to uncover our personal styles. This is the journey I’m taking with you today. One dress styled two ways! Solo, taking me back to my wonderful playful childhood days, and as a skirt, creating a more casual yet elegant look perfect for the city. I love finding pieces with unexpected textures and shapes to help create visual interest. Today’s outfit is the perfect example of that!
Soft ruffles against tie knee high boots, a mix of sweetness with a hint of toughness today. SS17 obsession with ruffles is taking its toll on my wardrobe that has been recently refreshed with delicate lace, romantic ruffles, and feminine florals. This TED BAKER dress has so much movement and is such a graceful piece for this season. Can be worn as a dress or as you can style your own personalized outfit by throwing a cold shoulder top on to add more movement. I personally love experimenting with my wardrobe and it was so much fun seeing this dress transitioning so effortlessly. This little darling is great for spring and beyond.
Even though it’s warm during the day, the evenings can be get quite cool in London. British weather is a bit (huge understatement!) unpredictable with significant changes in temperature and that’s why this outfit is such a great little number with its transitional quality. The booties are just another great transeasonal beauties as the weather starts to drop while this ruffled lace dress embodies the essence of summer.
You may remember from one of my first posts the “Embracing summer look, mini off-shoulder ruffle swing dress with a hint of toughness” featuring my very first pair of Kendall + Kylie (design the Medow Stiletto Shoe) Boots. I still remember how surprised I was with the comfort of the booties. I have now treated myself to another pair of Emma Ghillie Tie Knee High Boots and these are a pure delight to wear. I just can’t get enough of K+K shoes, they are not only stylish, cat walk designs but also so comfortable to wear. Their suede upper lends a luxe finish to your mini skirt and gypsy blouses, while the lace up front flashes a little of your perfectly polished pins!
Kendall + Kylie Jenner, since they made their mark on the fashion scene, have become unquestionable forces in the style stakes and icons in their own right! Their latest collection brings pap-worthy pieces to your new season shoe-drobe and just in case you enjoy this styling, I found a few more shoe options at ASOS
Gorgeous ruffle top from J.O.A. featuring a cold shoulder style, long sleeves and ruffle detailing looks is super cute and playful. It would also look great with a pair of J.O.A’s matching shorts that I badly wanted to purchase but it proved to be a mission impossible to find those in the UK.
Ruffles act as their own accessory, so there’s no need to cover yourself with jewels.
I only added a pair of PRADA Catwalk Minimal Baroque Oversized Sunglasses with beautifuly unique Baroque-style swirly arms and a Ted Baker leather small zipped tote bag.
This look is simply sweet and oh-so cute! Let me know what you think about these pairings. I can overthink when it comes to picking out an outfit. We all want to be trendy, but classic. Put together, but effortless… it’s exhausting! I hope you enjoyed this post.
Hope you’re having a great week so far and thank you so much for reading!
GET THE LOOK
Dress: TED BAKER Bradia Pleated Ruffle Dress
Top: J.O.A Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top. It’s currently unavailable but keep an eye on this beauty!
Shoes 1: KENDALL + KYLIE Emma Ghillie Tie Knee High Boots
Shoes 2: True Decadence Velvet Strappy Sandals
Bag: TED BAKER Leather Curved Bow Small Zipped Tote
Accessories: PRADA Minimal Baroque Round Sunglasses – Tortoiseshell | LOUBOUTIN Velvet Matte So Tango Lip | LOUBOUTIN Khol Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner | LOUBOUTIN Khol Les Yeux Noirs Amplifying Lacquer Mascara