Eternal optimism

You guys, my closet is overrun with summer dresses right now.  I cannot stop buying them.  Perhaps I am an eternal optimist?  I mean, honestly, in Scotland we have had approximately two sundress appropriate days this year…  and on one of those days I was here, in Chambéry, where it was a good ten degrees warmer than home and I was super glad I packed this dress at the last minute (not forgetting this was a stop off for lunch en route to the airport after our ski holiday so packing summer dresses was not top of the spatial priority list).  Nonetheless I did pack it.  And it survived not one but two baby puking situations on the way down the mountain so I figure it deserved to be documented for that at the very least.

What I love about this dress is that it kinda reminds me of Zimmermann in a way with its pretty cutout details and yet it is pretty affordable.  The shape is a little loose around the waist which looks perfect with super high heels but with boots or flats I prefer it belted.  It is genuinely just one of those dresses that is super easy to wear.  And I like that.

Coming up next week – the sundress I wore on the only other semi hot day we have enjoyed in Scotland in 2018.  Let’s pray for a few more of those days so I can get the rest of them off the hangers…



dress – Next
boots – Pavement
aviators – Ray-Ban
love necklace – Astley Clarke




  1. 11 May / 7:14 am

    That’s such a classic dress, the cut outs are a cute detail and it’s perfect with the tan belt and boots! 🙂 Fingers crossed for warmer weather for you soon! It’s cold here, but I’m glad it’s starting to feel a little more autumn-like (just in time for winter, ha!)

    Hope that you are having a lovely week and you have a good weekend ahead of you 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. 12 May / 2:50 am

    The dress is so beautiful. I was admiring it on your Instagram as well. You look very pretty. Oh, and if you don’t get a chance to wear your other summer dresses, you can send them to me . We are having a pretty hot summer this year

  3. Gaylesbury
    12 May / 8:08 pm

    Love the details! And love it the way you’ve styled it with the belt x

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