Outfit of the week: A printed summer dress

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Beware… today’s outfit screams summer! This lovely dress has got such a summery print with all the plants and flowers on it… let me show you how I styled it for a trip to Jane Austen country!

I bought this dress at Ly-Lou, a shop which specializes in retro clothing  (although this dress is not particularly retro) and was helped by the very friendly and honest shop owner, Kelly. The dress is from the Irish brand Avoca Anthology.

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I was immediately drawn towards this dress for several reasons. First of all of course for the print. I just love the bold leaves print! Second of all, the shape of the dress as I instantly knew it would be perfect for my body type. And third of all the neckline! I know these kinds of necklines look good on my as you can see in this outfitpost and in this one.

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When I tried on the dress I felt so comfortable in it 🙂 So how to style it?!

For my trip to Chawton (the village where Jane Austen spent her final, but most productive years… but more on that in a later travelpost!!!) I wore this dress with my denim jacket and a soft pink scarf. The dress is quite classic, but the jacket makes it a bit younger in my opinion.

Lucky for me, the weather was so nice I could take off the jacket and scarf most of the time!

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I also added a belt and as we walked for hours on end that day, I opted for my comfy wedge sandals from Gabor. My giant tote (from H&M) could hold all the necessities for a day out and as the sun was out regularly, I wore my Dior sunglasses (which I bought at least 8 years ago, but I still like them!!).

Do you like this dress? Any tips on how to style it otherwise? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Kathleen

PS: More about Chawton in next Thursday’s travelpost!!

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23 thoughts on “Outfit of the week: A printed summer dress

    Beyoutiful said:
    July 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Very nice pics!!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you… it was such a stunning location! Have a lovely evening and thanks for the comment! Kathleen x

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    The Emma Edit said:
    July 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I love your dress and how you styled it! 😊. It looks like you had a great time there, and you was lucky with the British weather hehe

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      We sure were 😀 Thanks for your comment Emma! Have a lovely evening. Kathleen

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    Stacia May said:
    July 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I love that dress! I liked the styling with the jacket and scarf too.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you for your comment Stacia! In the beginning I could do with the jacket, but once the sun was out I had to ditch it 🙂 Have a lovely evening. Kathleen x

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    thatfeelinginside said:
    July 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Love that dress and how you’ve used the belt to accessorize it

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment! I like wearing belts as they accentuate my waist 😉 Love, Kathleen

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    Simran sachdev said:
    July 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I love neckline. In need of the same dress honestly!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Yes, that neckline is so flattering isn’t it!! I’ve got three dresses with a similar neckline, can you believe it 😀 Have a wonderful evening. Kathleen x

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    What Abby Says said:
    July 26, 2017 at 10:16 am

    What a lovely dress. It looks great on you! Very flattering and i absolutely love the pattern, perfect for summer! X

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      It is, isn’t it?! I actually love everything about it 😉 have a great evening and thanks for the comment. Kathleen x

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    Lise said:
    July 26, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I really love the neckline! I could imagine this would look good with the “audrey hepburn” straight across cut too! Beautiful pattern.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Oh yes, you’re so right!! Thanks for your lovely comment and enjoy your evening Lise! Love, Kathleen

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    Kerry LifeandLoves said:
    July 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Thats such a pretty dress, I love the colours. The location looks amazing too!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 9:21 am

      It was a lovely village!!! Tomorrow on my blog you can see/read a travelpost about the Jane Austen House Museum, so feel free to pop over again 😉 Love, Kathleen x

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    SimpleSerenity said:
    July 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

    The dress looks great on you, it is really classy and feminine. Love that you matched the color of belt and shoes, really nice touch. xx

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank you for your comment! Yip… the matching shoes and belt… that’s not a coincidence 😀 Have a lovely day. Kathleen x

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    chloejwoodhouse said:
    July 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

    The dress is beautiful, and looks so flattering! I love bold prints!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Thank you so much Chloe!

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    Ann Ages Gracefully said:
    July 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Like 🙂 looks good (what doesn’t 🙂 haha)

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Ann 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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