DRESS FOR A SUMMER HEATWAVE

SUCH HEAT. SUCH WARMTH.

August is back. Not just back. But back with a BANG. I’m currently typing this from the floor of my living room, cos the sofa was far too hot and sweaty. I have iced lemon squash and a hand-fan and I’m still sweating like a beast. … Sorry for that image.

And sorry to be such a moaning minnie but EURGH. Is it September yet? I’m so, so, SO ready for cool Autumn breezes.

ANYWAY.

My question at the moment is: what do you WEAR on days like today? The answer is simple: dresses.

Short, sleeveless dresses to be precise. Ones that are light and breezy and comfy enough to withstand the hottest of all weathers…

Ones just like this sweet little number from Apricot*!

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Short at the front but dipped at the back, it’s perfect for keeping me cool whilst covering my big bum and stopping me from flashing my pants to the world.

It comes with a white strappy bodycon slip-dress to wear underneath, which keeps everything modest for everyday life, which is handy. I think I’d like to get my hands on a couple of the slip dresses in other colours. Don’t you think it would look fab with pops of bright colour peeking through the lace sections? Exactly. I need to try this.

And I also reckon it would be awesome to wear on a beach holiday, as a swimsuit cover-up or something!

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I kept the rest of my outfit super simple, as I wanted to make the dress the star of the show. (Also cos, when it’s as hot as it is today, ain’t nobody got the energy to come up with complicated outfit combinations!)

So I went for my favourite New Look ankle strap leather sandals. They’re so simple but comfy and I wear them ALL the time! I threw my hair up in a bun and topped it off with my limited edition Rayban Wayfarer’s.

I also added my trusty black chain bag and my new favourite watch, both from New Look. (I can’t find the watch online but I bought it a couple of weeks ago and it only cost me £9.99 and it’s a brilliant alternative to the Daniel Wellington one I’ve got my eye on…)

Slap on a bit of tinted moisturiser and a dash of bright coral lippie, and I was all set to go!

Apricot white lace dress

What I really love about this outfit is how it can work for both night and day. I wore it out shopping a couple of weeks ago, and I wore it again last night for drinks in a garden pub.

It’s simple and classic, but still got a little bit of an edge to it cos of those fab, fab lace panels. They give the dress a bit of interest and texture, but it’s still subtle and so pretty. A perfect addition to my limited Summer wardrobe!

*I was gifted the dress by Apricot.
As always, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t blog it! :)

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  • I will always chose to wear a dress when it is really warm. This one is so pretty and really suits you <3

    Gisforgingers xx

    • You really suit dresses Claire!! :) I love all your skater ones xx

  • Lovely outfit! I always love floaty dresses in the summer! The Scottish summer has been so rubbish that I’ve only worn dresses like a handful of times this year though… And I’m with you, I’m excited for autumn (even though there’s barely been a summer)!

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings

    • Yeah there’s not been many sunny days down here to be honest! Or at least not ones that are warm enough for dresses without tights haha. I’m glad I got a chance to wear a few of my collection at least, but yeah: ROLL ON AUTUMN! :D xx

  • Oh K.

    Omg Apricot? That’s the cutest name for a store and it’s one of my new favorite colors! Along with peach. I’ve themed my instagram all peach colors now! :)

    doitfortheirony.com / creative lifestyle blog of a career gal.

    • Isn’t it brilliant haha? I love cute names like that! And yessss I saw that you were doing the peachy-apricot shades! So so pretty :) xx

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    I love some of the clothes at Apricot, so cute! Lovely lovely dress, but bring some sun up north please!

    x
    http://www.siobhanrothwell.wordpress.com

    • Their dresses are all so pretty aren’t they? I love the prints! xx

  • Such a cute dress =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

  • reneejessome

    Very cute dress! I love anything lace! I really wish a had the confidence to wear dresses. I always just stick with shorts and a tank/tee.

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • Lace is so pretty isn’t it? Subtle but gives such a lift to something simple! :) why don’t you try wearing dresses around the house so you can get comfortable in them, before wearing them out? I bet you’d look ace in them! :) xx

  • M&MFASHIONBITES

    Cute bag :)

    BLOG M&M FASHION BITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/

    Maria V.

    • Thanks Maria! I love chain bags like this :) so simple and classic! xx

  • Jessica Thoma

    That is such a cute summer outfit! We’ve had temperatures above 30 degrees all of August and through most of July too and I am definitely ready for some autumn weather too.. it’s my favourite season and there’s so many nice autumn clothes and stuff in the shops already.. can’t wait to get shopping! :D Oh and yes.. dress girl all the way :D xx

    jess-inretrospect.blogspot.com

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    • Thank you Jessica!!! :) oh god… I don’t think I could handle that heat for that long anymore haha. I left Spain for a reason!

      A couple of days of heat, so I can wear all the pretty dresses… and then back to September breezes thanks! :P xxx

  • Adorable! I love the shape of it…I don’t think I can pull that off though! Perfect for the hot hot hot-ness.
    My go to is a maxi dress, any time, any place, anywhere. Hides everything and is loose enough to avoid thigh sweat. Bleugh.
    M x

  • Im reading this from my sofa too, but it’s absolutely TIPPING it down outside. Sob. This dress is super gorgeous, so versatile too! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

  • Such a lovely dress, it’s really boho! :)

    Tara x