Tuesday, 21 June 2016

RED FLORAL CAMI DRESS









Here in Manchester we were enjoying absolutely gorgeous weather; the sun was shining, the skies were blue, and it was pretty darn hot. Unfortunately it was short lived and the past 2 weeks have been miserable and full of rain. Luckily though I took some outfit photos before the weather took a turn for the worse. The blinding sun on this particular day did make it quite difficult, so apologies for the quality of some of these photos, but it’s an outfit that I love and had to share.

Sadly, here in the UK we’re used to not having much of a summer, and as a result I’m often quite reluctant on spending much on summer fashion. I will spend more on a few pieces that I really love, such as my recent Topshop floral dress and Asos embroidered bomber jacket, but I usually try and avoid spending a lot on clothes as I know that they won’t get much wear. I instead try and find much more affordable things, and Primark is the first place I like to go. I haven’t been in for quite a while, but I’ve been twice in the last month and got some really great things that I know are going to help see me through the summer. This red floral cami dress is one of my recent buys, and it is perfect to add some summer brightness to my wardrobe.

Layering a cami or slip dress over a classic white t-shirt is my go to, and I love how very 90s this style of dress is. I was a 90s child, and it’s one of my favourite decades fashion wise. Granted, my style choices back then were largely influenced by Britney, The Spice Girls and an array of kids TV shows, and were very poorly executed I’m sure. Now though in adulthood I get to enjoy the 90s in all of their fashion clad glory as trends from back then are re-imagined and modernised. Cami dresses seem to be the key piece this season to add some 90s vibes, and wearing some kind of top underneath is my favourite way of styling them. Of course for evening cami and slip dresses are in their element teamed with heels, but making them daytime appropriate is more my thing. This particular white t-shirt is from Asos, and I opted for some black 60s style chelsea boots which I got last year to finish off.

This look is fast becoming my summer uniform, sadly with an added jacket and tights while the weather continues sucking here. I love the loose shape and the light, floaty fabric of this dress. I actually got a few different colours and prints of this style from Primark, along with some gorgeous plisse dresses that I can’t wait to share with you. Hopefully the weather improves soon and we get some more of the lovely sunshine.

Katie xx

Red Cami Dress £8 Primark
White T-Shirt £10 Asos
Ankle Boots on sale £15 Asos
Fishnet Socks £0.99 Lamoda
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23 comments

  1. Wow! I'm absolutely loving this dress on you and the colour looks so gorgeous on you! I do wish I got this beauty now - still loving my leopard print one actually I just find myself getting more and more clothes and forgetting about some! Oops! Anyways... I love how you have styled it with a plain tee and some black boots! I quite like the photos with the bright sunshine, it makes the dress stand out even more and the shadows are cool!
    Beautiful post as always lovely.
    Natasha xx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I'm so glad you encouraged me to get it as I'm in love with it and red is one of my favourite colours to wear as it seems to suit my blonde hair quite well. I really hope you do eventually get one yourself and they're such a great price. I do love the leopard print ones we got though too and it looked gorgeous on you when you wore it on your blog the other week! Xx

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  2. I'm obsessed with the cami over a t-shirt trend so much right now! The style of this dress looks amazing on you, it's so perfect for summer. Looks great with the choker and ankle boots too x

    heart-autumn.co.uk

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    1. Me too, it's my favourite way of wearing dresses like this. I have the same leopard print dress as you from Primark and I styled it the same way as this and was basically twinning with you when you posted your outfit on Instagram lol. And thank you so much! Xx

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  3. It was such a gorgeous day today, wasn't it, sweetie? I'm glad we got such lovely weather here in North West :) Now, when I saw the very first picture to this post, I went "WOW". Hon, the colour, the print & the length is beyond perfect on you! You looks so gorgeous, this is so you <3 <3 <3
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Aww Nadia you are so sweet thank you so very much!! I keep getting such lovely comments about the colour on me and I'm really glad as I love it! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment xx

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  4. The weather really sucks. I'm already fed up with the rain.

    This is such a pretty look. I love the pop of colour.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Same here!! I'm hoping the rain stops soon as it is driving me a bit mad at this point. And thank you so much I'm really glad you like it! Xx

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  5. This dress is sooo cute, I'm not sure if it would suit me or not though I'm just far too pale!

    Lauren x | https://huggled.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much!! And it would definitely suit you. I'm ridiculously pale and these photos are actually me wearing some fake tan on my arms and legs and don't even show just how white I still am. It's a gorgeous dress and would look great with your hair colour xx

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  6. The red dress is gorgeous! It really suits you. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma! Hope you have a great weekend xx

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  7. I tried this one ages ago in primark and loved it but found that the fabric was really clingy on my butt so I didn't buy it. I've since realised my error but can't find it again! I love how you've styled it x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

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  8. I tried this one ages ago in primark and loved it but found that the fabric was really clingy on my butt so I didn't buy it. I've since realised my error but can't find it again! I love how you've styled it x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

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    1. Aww I'm sorry! There is nothing worse than the regret of not buying something and then not being able to get it. I was in Primark again the other day and they still had it but only a few so it seems like they are getting more stock but it's selling fast. And thank you very much I'm really glad you like how I've worn it. I hope you manage to get it because it's gorgeous xx

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  9. You literally rock a cami dress! I am so bad at always wearing black as I think that is my comfort zone, but this red little number looks so great, I may even branch out!!! Love the little tee underneath, sometimes its just not warm enough for slinky straps!!!

    Charlotte x

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte!! That's so great to hear I really hope you do branch out. I have to admit I'm all about colour and prints. I love black though too but I seem to be drawn much more towards colour and red is one of my favourites! Xx

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  10. such a babe <3
    www.britishmermaid.com

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  11. I LOVE THIS DRESS BABE!!!!!!!!! You look incredible! The red suits you so much! Such a perfect summer look! Babe, babe, babe!!!!!!!! Xxxxx

    http://theemasphere.com/

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    1. Aww you are so sweet Emma, thank you very much!! I love wearing red and thought this was such a cute little summer dress, I couldn't pass it up. I'm really glad you like it! Xx

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