New season Collectif Clothing and Sun Jellies has got me smiling!
Jade Seashell Border Swing Dress - c/o Collectif
Lilac Jelly Tote Bag - c/o Sun Jellies
Hair flower - Made by me
Shoes - Target
When I first saw the new Collectif Look book a couple of months ago this dress instantly stood out to me, it is my favourite type of summer dress for hot weather as sleeves and a covered back can get too hot, especially when you're planning on going for a walk in the dress! I guess it's obvious that the seashell border print and the colour blue were the other factors that made me want this dress, I mean how can I resist? The jade dress also comes in quite a few other colours and prints, I want them all!
The fabric is quite a thick cotton and which gives a real luxurious feel to it, it could definitely be dressed up or down because of this. The border print on this dress is just so beautiful!!! I went for a more casual look, though the necklace could be a bit much for a morning walk but hey, if it's a good match I will wear it and I will enjoy it haha! Other honourable mentions go to the adjustable double straps, the pockets in the dress and the matching belt. I went for my usual size UK8/xs for Collectif clothing and found the sizing to be pretty accurate, I had a little bit of extra room in the waist but that is how I like it, I need that comfort space and anyway the belt allows me to pull it in... And then release it a bit after lunch.
Another brand that you always see on my blog is Sun Jellies, the Atomic Tote bag has two new colours this season including lilac (featured with this outfit) and red. I love these bags as they are cute, practical and I love all of the colours available! I usually pack my camera with one lens in my smaller camera case and then inside the jelly bag + all of the other bits and pieces I carry daily. I always take them to the beach since it doesn't matter if they get wet and they're always handy to put groceries in. I love the way this lilac bag goes with the dress, I can't go past pastels especially when they go so well together.
I'm hoping that the beautiful sunny weather sticks around as I have some fun new nautical outfits that I have been waiting to wear out!
Have a great week!
Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo