Outfit: Pretty In Pink

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Dress · French Connection*
Denim Shirt · H&M (similar)
Shoes · Dorothy Perkins
Necklace · New Look
Rings · New Look (similar)

It’s been a while since I last did an outfit post, eh? For the last few months I’ve pretty much been wearing the same 4 or 5 dresses on rotation but, with summer finally starting to make an appearance, it’s high time I had a bit of a wardrobe refresh. This Natalia Dress from French Connection is definitely the brightest dress I own; I love this neon coral-pink shade and it’s perfect for summer. I’m usually very anti-bare-legs, even in the height of summer (although, to be fair, in Scotland the weather is rarely hot enough to warrant removing the black tights anyway), but I like that this dress is a bit longer than most highstreet skater dress offerings. It’s not quite a midi, but definitely long enough to cover up my scabby knees. Seriously, at the moment I’m covered in cuts, scratches, burns, scrapes, bruises… I evidently have the motor skills of a small child. Anyway, I have a couple of lovely French Connection dresses now and they’re always great quality, I’ve got my eye on a few more that I’d like to add to my wardrobe.

I loved the big, full, swishy skirt on this dress (and it has pockets!!) so I decided to keep the ’50s theme going with a denim shirt tied at the waist. I’ve had this H&M shirt for a few years now and, truth be told, it’s a bit small for me now. In fact, I don’t think it ever fitted properly, but I was too lazy to return it. Instead of wearing it like an actual shirt, lately I’ve been wearing it on top of skater dresses like this as something in between a cardigan and a jacket. Perfect with a pretty dress, some Wayfarer style sunspecs and wedge sandals for a put-together outfit that actually requires no effort.

I went shopping last week and got a couple of new jewellery bits and pieces from New Look. Sadly neither the set of rings or necklace seem to be available online, but hopefully they’ll still be in store if you fancy getting your paws on some. I really love the little pop of neon pink in the necklace, and it matches this dress perfectly. I’ve always been a big fan of necklaces on long chains, but lately I’ve been buying lots more of the short/statementy kind of necklaces. This one was nice and cheap – just over a fiver – so I think I’ll have to go back to New Look and see if I can find any more bargain ones for my jewellery box.

Gillian x

Gillian

Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

7 Comments

  • Lynne G says:

    Love this outfit on you – so summery! I'm definitely a black tights in summer girl too, ha. x

  • Charlotte says:

    Love this outfit, the colour of the dress is just gorgeous! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  • Looking lovely – definitely need to get myself to New Look – still wanting that fluro top you instagrammed a while back too :L

  • Catherine says:

    That is such a gorgeous colour on you, and I love how you've styled it!

    Catherine, xo

  • Hayley says:

    Looking gorgeous as usual Gillian! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets so excited about pockets!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Gem says:

    love this dress, perfect for the summer xx

  • Sasha says:

    So glad to have found your blog as I'm moving to Edinburgh by myself soon, from South England, and it's so nice to read all about the city here etc!! Lovely outfit! xx

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