Monday, 8 December 2014

Simple Dresses for Summer

These are the last two of my November outfits, farewelling spring. Just two simple dress outfits. I feel my dressing with baby is a lot lazier than usual. Less accessories, less time thinking of what to wear, and more reaching for the simple yet lovely pieces like these pretty dresses.


Here's what I wore to visit a friend:
away from the blue asos grey fabric colour block skater dress red accessories
ScarfAlexander McQueen red skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarf
DressAsos grey skater dress (on sale!)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red


Nice and simple outfit. Last time I wore this dress I added a belt and I wasn't too keen on it, so I went without a belt this time. Popped out to visit a friend with baby T. I try to schedule most things so that he's had a feed at home and is either napping or due for a nap when we are out somewhere, makes it a little easier as I'm less likely to have a cranky baby. Babies are unpredictable though, and he didn't fall asleep in the car like I expected him too. We walked around a little bit, and rocked the stroller back and forth until he finally fell asleep.

Added a scarf to the dress as it was a little cooler with the recent rain. Not sure how much more longer I'll be able to wear my scarves for as summer is definitely here now, but I'm trying to take advantage of the cooler days to wear them as much as possible. They are a helpful extra layer to have with a messy baby.


Last worn: skull scarf, grey skater dress, red suede flats.



Here's what I wore to go visit Santa:
away from blue jeanswest chelsea boho dress pink accessories santa photos outfit
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress (on sale!)
BeltAsos skinny pale pink belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH


Took the two boys (Cooper and baby T) to go visit Santa! I knew we would be in a rush to get out the door on time, so I picked another simple outfit - blue dress and pink accessories. I like the combination of blue and pink together. We managed to get to the appointment on time, although I did forget my camera so took a quick outfit photo with my phone instead. Didn't want to waste the chance to get a bit of a different background for my OOTD picture ;)

It was much easier picking what I was going to wear than picking baby T's outfit. Being his first Christmas we have gone a little overboard buying him Christmas outfits....as a result I've spent much more time than any sane person probably would drawing up lists of what Christmas events we are going to and what outfits would be best for him to wear to each! Cooper was a lot simpler. Despite having a little collection of cute Christmas antlers to wear, meeting Santa is scary enough for him that we don't add to it by dressing him up any more. As much as I would love to! He actually did really well with Santa this year, not as scared as previous years. We've already turned our family photo into this year's Christmas cards!


Last worn: Jeanswest printed dress, pink belt, studded Balenciaga sandals.





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29 comments:

  1. The bright orange scarf is gorgeous! Sounds like baby T has quite a Christmas wardrobe, lol. The dress is a great choice as well. Enjoy your week! xx/Madison
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    1. haha he does! I always go overboard buying him clothes!

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  2. Love the grey with the red! Every time you wear the skull scarf, I just love it!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  3. I always seem to love your Jeanswest pieces, this one is no different! Such a great print!
    And simple is always best come warmer weather :)
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    1. They have the nicest printed pieces! I spend waay too much of my money there. I keep telling my sister to get a job there so we can get staff discount, haha! She doesn't want to indulge me ;)

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  4. Love how you added red to the first dress! Both are so pretty!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  5. absolutely love the second dress that you wore to visit Santa! the pink shoes are so cute!

    cute & little

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  6. So strange thinking of you visiting santa in the Spring! Love both outfits, so cool and chilled looking. Love blue on you!

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  7. I love a dress in summer to throw on and head out the door and these are great!
    x Kirsty

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  8. i love the scarf you added to the first dress and you know i love that second dress. hahaha about Cooper! glad he had a great year with Santa this year. his outfits kill me. sometimes it can bring on anxiety in pets. you know how to temper it. you guys are going to have a great Christmas.
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    1. Thanks Kim! I wish he liked dressing up more, but oh well I can always dress up baby T, until he gets fed up too! :P

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  9. Oh I love the print on the second dress! And the color pop against the first makes me happy!
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  10. How can you not go overboard in buying him gifts! It's baby's first Christmas! I think every mumma goes a little nuts. I love the print on your second dress, so resort and that grey dress in the first outfit looks amazing paired with red accents.

    Sxx
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    1. It's true, every baby is a little spoiled! Too much fun buying cute baby things! :)

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  11. Both great outfits - I love the ease of dresses! Ha, I can just imagine poor Cooper with Santa!

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  12. You can't go wrong with a dress and Marc Jacobs flats! Love your collection. How adorable, you took big brother Cooper to see Santa too.

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  13. Both outfits look so relaxed yet very chic with coordinated colors and accents. It is crazy how much I can related to what you are saying about baby T. You can't help it -you just love them so much.

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    1. it's true - you spoil a baby with so much of everything as they are just so adorable! Material and non material things, they have it all! :)

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  14. Both dresses are adorable (of course), but I really love how you styled the first one with red accents. That scarf is lovely

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  15. The pink accessories are perfection with your dress! You look adorable!

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  16. You're just adorable! I want that skull scarf! And that cute doggy! ;)
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  17. So pretty.

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    p.s I am giving away a £30 ASOS voucher on my blog :)

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  18. love the pop of red from the first outfit!! really stood out!!

    Animated Confessions

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  19. I think maybe you have toned down on accessorising as the baby may pull on them ?
    Nevertheless, you look put together in both outfits.

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    1. I have been accessorising less because of baby! I was worried he'd get hurt on them, now I'm worried about him pulling on them....he's starting to understand what 'no' means though, so I'm trying to work a few more accessories back in! :)

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  20. Gorgeous dresses but the second printed one is my fav!! Love your AM scarf collection..to die for!
    xx

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  21. Thank you all for your sweet comments! :)

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