Fashion Union: Botanical Print Dress

Dress Motel Rocks from Fashion Union / Jewellery Temporary:Secretary

Last week, I mentioned that I am a guest blogger for a fashion brand called Fashion Union and my first blog post is now live on their blog. I don’t usually give suggestions for what to wear with an outfit other than what jewellery or shoes I’m wearing myself, so I thought I would give this a go when I was browsing through Fashion Union’s website in attempt to recommend a day time and evening look (as seen below). I love florals but I don’t own many dresses with such a sharp print as this and it reminds me of Mary Katrantzou’s collection (especially the one she did for TopShop).

I really like putting these images together for the Fashion Union article and I don’t think I have done anything like that before. It makes me wish that I did a graphics outcome for my final year at uni. We were allowed to choose a graphics, surface pattern/textiles print or a fashion based project. Some people produced amazing fashion magazines, some took beautiful photography and artwork to produce a book. As I thought I was better at sewing than I was at graphics, I chose the fashion pathway straight away. I didn’t enjoy this at all, and I actually hated designing and making the six garments for the collection. I wasn’t very confident with graphics back then and lacked imagination but I have improved since I’ve graduated as I’ve had to do it as part of my job. Anyway! Hope you like the looks I have put together! x





  1. 8th March 2012 / 4:48 pm

    This dress is gorgeous, you look fab! The day & evenings looks are amazing, well done! xx

  2. 8th March 2012 / 4:55 pm

    You look so beautiful in this dress, Sarah! I love how you have styled it for day and night as well! xoxo

  3. Anonymous
    8th March 2012 / 4:58 pm

    that dress is a bit gorgeous! I love those accessories too! xo

  4. 8th March 2012 / 5:05 pm

    Lovely dress.
    I just checked out the Fashion Union website. There is so much to choose from and the prices are very affordable.

  5. 8th March 2012 / 5:07 pm

    Do you ever look less then stunning?! Seriously you look gorgeous, the colours really suit you.

  6. 8th March 2012 / 5:11 pm

    This dress is gorgeous on you; love how it nips in at the waist and the print is lovely. Also love you with curls in the 'evening' look and enjoyed reading your recommendations for additions to the outfit, those wedges in particular are super cute.

  7. 8th March 2012 / 5:15 pm

    This dress is beautiful!

  8. 8th March 2012 / 5:17 pm

    So pretty! I can smell the spring in the air! πŸ™‚

  9. 8th March 2012 / 5:18 pm

    That is the most lovely floral dress! I love the colors…so pretty πŸ™‚


  10. 8th March 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Beautiful dress:) I love it:)

  11. 8th March 2012 / 5:28 pm

    ah i love the dress,looks amazing on you!

    Jessie xx

  12. 8th March 2012 / 5:44 pm

    I love putting graphics together too, you've done a good job and the dress looks stunning on you x

  13. 8th March 2012 / 6:19 pm

    Some stunning combinations! The daytime look especially is right up my street πŸ™‚ Good luck getting through your to do list! …I'm still staring at mine telling myself I'll get round to it


  14. 8th March 2012 / 6:48 pm

    That's such a gorgeous dress and I love how you've styled it! x

  15. 8th March 2012 / 7:07 pm

    Gorgeous looks! I love the dress and the wedges in the first look are lovely too. xx

  16. 8th March 2012 / 7:41 pm

    I love this dress. The floral print is so striking. x

  17. 8th March 2012 / 7:57 pm

    that dress is stunning, love how you styled it

  18. 8th March 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Beautiful bright colours! Love the Leop ring xoxo

  19. 8th March 2012 / 8:29 pm

    I love this dress…the colour is really bold and lovely.

    Sophie x

  20. 8th March 2012 / 9:16 pm

    that's such a pretty print, the colours are wonderful x

  21. 8th March 2012 / 10:22 pm

    that dress looks absolutely stunning on you. Off to read your first guest blog post x

  22. 8th March 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Such a pretty dress and LOVE the turquoise necklace!
    Roisin Elizabeth

  23. 8th March 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Beautiful dress and beautiful images you've put together, I love doing stuff like that too but haven't the foggiest! Trying to constantly bug my boyfriend to teach me – Getting there slowly πŸ˜‰

  24. 9th March 2012 / 12:09 am

    Lovely picks for the outfits and accessories! The dress is so pretty, I love that print! Your hair looks super pretty curled. xx

  25. Anonymous
    9th March 2012 / 7:35 am

    WOW,congrats on being a fashion blogger on Fashion Union:) i will definitely go there and check it out.

    I loveeeeee your floral dress:)I dont do much florals either but nice to wear them out of the blue i guess.

    Happy weekend dear;)


  26. 9th March 2012 / 8:42 am

    i love the print on ur dress πŸ™‚ x

  27. 9th March 2012 / 9:32 am

    Beautiful dress I have noticed FU have some fantastic day to night 50's and floral dresses I am going to be getting quite I few I feel πŸ™‚ Thanks for matching them up for a night and day look, great idea!

  28. Anonymous
    9th March 2012 / 2:23 pm

    Amazing dress! Love the colours and the fact you can dress it up or down is such a bonus.

    If I curl my hair I do it a day after washing, then use Umberto Giannini hair spray which is usually pretty good to keep curls in πŸ™‚

    Looking lovely as ever!

    Samantha Avena xx

  29. 9th March 2012 / 5:18 pm

    wonderful dress πŸ™‚

  30. 9th March 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Love the print on your dress. x

  31. 10th March 2012 / 1:46 am

    I've missed reading your blog Sarah , I seem to get so busy that I never get to read my favourite blogs. Your latest outfits have become even more lush! I love how i'm not the only one whipping out the florals early and going for crazy pattern combinations. Please can I borrow your wardrobe ? I feel like I have to steal all your clothes! xx

  32. 10th March 2012 / 2:03 am

    Love the floral print on your dress! πŸ™‚

  33. 10th March 2012 / 3:02 pm

    The dress looks fantastic on and loving the looks you've put together, the shoes for the evening looks are lovely.

  34. 10th March 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Your blog is amazing. I love the pictures in this post too :3

    I will follow πŸ™‚ let me know in a comment if you want to follow too lovely. <3

    My one is

  35. 10th March 2012 / 10:26 pm

    I love your hair so, and you always look so good in prints! πŸ™‚

    The Cat Hag

  36. 11th March 2012 / 4:09 am

    that such a pretty print on the dress! im all about florals and prints this spring

  37. 11th March 2012 / 4:49 am

    You look gorgeous in this dress and your makeup is so pretty!!


  38. Anonymous
    11th March 2012 / 9:35 am

    This dress is beautiful and you've paired it with some great items.

  39. 11th March 2012 / 12:55 pm

    Sarah can I just say how much I adore you and your blog? Once again you look insanely gorgeous and I'm loving how you've put the outfit together


  40. 11th March 2012 / 12:59 pm

    Wow, I love this dress! I love your stylings of it and the colours in the print are just so bright and beautiful.

    Florrie x

  41. 11th March 2012 / 1:59 pm

    That dress is SO awesome on you Sarah! You look beautiful.

  42. 11th March 2012 / 8:49 pm

    I like the way you put the 2 looks together =) it's very pretty with your hair up !

    xxx Vee

  43. 13th March 2012 / 4:31 pm

    I love the way how u matched the dress for a daytime and nighttime look. Very nice and comprehensive blog!

    I've followed u πŸ™‚ Mind to follow me back?

    wytane xx

  44. 16th March 2012 / 2:34 am

    Very very pretty little dress. The cut is so flattering on you!

  45. 21st March 2012 / 8:17 am

    Congrats! I think you look lovely. That dress is gorgeous and the colors really pop. As for curls staying, I find it helpful to coat my hair in hairspray before starting to curl it, also avoid touching the curls while they are hot! Those are basic tips a friend taught me, but they've worked pretty well!

  46. 21st March 2012 / 4:12 pm

    how about following each other? πŸ™‚
    follow me and I'll follow you back as soon as I find you in my follower list πŸ™‚
    and another thing: I really like the way you edit your photos, especially the one of your cat! which program do you use and what do you do with the photos exactly? πŸ™‚

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