Let’s go to the beach, each! Let’s go get away…

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How To Style A Summery Smock Dress

Haven’t done an outfit post in absolutely ages, so I thought I’d make it this a good one! I went to the beach at the weekend and initially reached out for denim shorts and a vest top. Like the rest of the nation, I basically wanted to wear as little clothing as possible! 

fashion blogger outfit of the day, fashion blogger summer beach style
However, I can’t wear my Topshop denim shorts without tights because it shows far too much. Put it this way, my underwear are bigger than the shorts themselves (yeah, they are short shorts!). 
I remembered that I had this blue paisley smock dress so I put that on, wore my sandals and away we went! The sandals I wore were these ones from River Island as seen in this post from last year, which have lasted a very long time but the studs have started to fall off!

UK fashion blogger outfit of the day, fashion blogger summer style
nikki lissoni coin pendant necklace

My necklace is from Nikki Lissoni and I’ve noticed that a lot of you are a fan of rose gold jewellery and accessories. This is the first rose gold piece of jewellery I own and needless to say, I instantly fell in love with it. I met the Nikki Lissoni UK team at while back, and they showed me their pendants which are interchangeable.
beehive hair style
As I have mentioned before, I’ve had my hair in a topknot since I got it cut in Easter. Since my sister’s wedding when the stylist put my hair in a lovely beehive, I have wanted to learn to do up-do hairstyles myself. 
I loved the beehive style I got done on my sister’s big day that I didn’t want to un-do at the end of the night! My hair is so thick that when the hair stylist started to backcomb it, the comb actually snapped (oops!)
Anyway, my up-do’s are not as good as the day of my sister’s wedding, but thanks to vloggers and bloggers, I’ve been able to re-create the hairstyle from when I was a bridesmaid! 
I was pretty determined to give it a go because the stylist made it look easy! When I tried hairdo’s before, I used to get frustrated but  I’ve started off doing a simple french twist and here’s the lovely lady who’s tutorial I used.

classic black leather watch
turquoise shell round framed sunglasses

Very exciting news came through a few weeks ago. I’m going to Germany at the end of the week, to visit Stylight.
I’m sure I’ll tell you all about it next week but all I can say now is how nervous I am. I have never travelled to another country on my own before and I’m flying from Manchester which it about 3 hours drive away. Instead of driving, I will be getting the train to the airport.
I’m excited but I am extremely nervous.However, this was an opportunity I couldn’t say no to! Everything always turns out good in the end, I’m sure I’ll have a fantastic time. 
I just have to stop letting my imagination and travel anxiety get the best of me!

beach souvenir
saltburn knitted toys
saltburn knitted toys

Outfit Details:
Dress: Choies
Necklace*: Nikki Lissoni
Bag: Mulberry
Watch: Tesco
Sunglasses: ASOS
Belt: Primark

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  1. 15th July 2013 / 5:36 pm

    Oh how pretty is all this! The dress is amazing, and the necklace is beautiful. You look stunning, and so happy. Just gorgeous <3 xx

  2. 15th July 2013 / 6:06 pm

    You look so wonderful! That dress is beautiful, such a gorgeous pattern! xxx


  3. 15th July 2013 / 6:07 pm

    You remind me of a 50s movie star here x

  4. Anonymous
    15th July 2013 / 6:26 pm

    I love your dress! It's so pretty. Any time I say, "let's go to the beach," I get that song in my head lol. I swear I've been wearing my hair in a bun all summer, too. It's too humid, so I hardly ever wear it down.

    Good luck with your travels! I went from the US to London by myself with a bunch of connector flights and airports when I was 18 and I made it! Don't be nervous πŸ™‚

    Life of Mabel

  5. 15th July 2013 / 7:26 pm

    This dress is absolutely perfect! Definitely tempted to buy it now. Your hair looks lovely too x

  6. 15th July 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Ah love what you've done with your hair and loving that dress too! x

  7. 15th July 2013 / 8:21 pm

    I love everything about this outfit! Your hair looks lovely- really chic. And the smock/dress is cute and perfect for this weather

  8. 15th July 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Your dress is so beautiful- you look amazing! Try not to fret too much about your journey- I used to find that sort of thing incredibly stressful, but doing it a few times got me used to it. If all else fails, just ask someone at the station/ airport where you need to go. Good luck, and have a lovely lovely time! xx

  9. 15th July 2013 / 8:25 pm

    You look amazing in this dress! Such a pretty dress and I love the print. I have such thick hair too, and I might try and change it up with a beehive too πŸ™‚ have an amazing time in Germany! Have a safe flight just bring lots of books and music and the travelling will go by so quickly! xxx

  10. 15th July 2013 / 8:30 pm

    Adore this dress on you!

  11. 15th July 2013 / 8:45 pm

    Gorgeous dress! πŸ™‚

  12. 15th July 2013 / 9:09 pm

    love this outfit, your look beaut! also love your beehive! i hope you had a lovely time xxx

  13. 15th July 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Love this outfit and your hair is perfect here! πŸ™‚

  14. 15th July 2013 / 10:07 pm

    Aww Sunny Saltburn πŸ™‚ You look so pretty! xx

  15. 15th July 2013 / 11:15 pm

    I am simply in love with this look! and I know what you mean about the whole tights pants thing!! but this dress is simply stunning on you. Looks like you had a fabulous time. I am obsessed with the beach! Have an amazing time in Germany! xxx Rebecca

  16. 16th July 2013 / 12:55 am

    I absolutely love the outfit, especially when paired with that hairstyle! It makes the look so classy.

  17. 16th July 2013 / 9:06 am

    Oh my, that dress is beautiful on you and that necklace is incredible πŸ™‚ I've just popped onto the Nikki Lissoni website to have a look at what they have, they've some wonderful things.

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  18. 16th July 2013 / 11:05 am

    Oh you look gorgeous! A way more sophisticated beach look, I love it. How exciting about Germany! I hate flying too but I use my rescue rememdy and think of the destination πŸ™‚ Good luck, you'll have an amazing time

  19. 16th July 2013 / 12:52 pm

    you look gorgeous!! seriously love the dress πŸ™‚ xx

  20. 16th July 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Good luck with your trip to Germany lovely, I hope you have a fab time – it all sounds very exciting! I'm sure once you're sat on the plane you'll be fine πŸ™‚ what are those little knitted people and palm tree? They're adorable! You look beautiful Sarah, well done on the updo you did a really good job – I'm useless at hair but I'm going to watch the video and see if it looks feasible haha πŸ™‚ xx

  21. 16th July 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Loving the dress and the sunnies!
    Hope you are enjoying the weather & having a lovely week
    Ruth – Room31.co.uk x

  22. 16th July 2013 / 7:13 pm

    Wow, you are so lucky, a trip to Germany!! I'm so happy I discovered your blog today, it has such an amazing layout and your pictures have an amazing quality, not to mention your flawless style! I love the dress and your necklace, so cute!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

  23. 16th July 2013 / 7:50 pm

    I love that necklace! You are so beautiful β™₯

  24. 16th July 2013 / 7:51 pm

    Oooh bet you caught some sun in the weekend, it was lush! πŸ™‚

    I'm trying to do more updos lately as I'm stuck in a rut with the top knot, I like the look of Victory rolls. I tried it a couple of times and it's getting easier, perfect for short-ish hair. You may want to give that a go.

    Hope you have a blast in Germany!


  25. 16th July 2013 / 9:42 pm

    I absolutely love your dress. I love paisley and it's so flattering. May have to have a look on the website for it. I'm wanting to try more updos too so I'll definitely be having a look at those links.

    http://tshirtsandtea.blogspot.co.uk x

  26. 16th July 2013 / 9:42 pm

    wow that dress has to be the loveliest thing ever! also, you look amazing and super happy, almost like you're glowing! πŸ™‚

    Ester from Drawing Dreaming

  27. 16th July 2013 / 10:27 pm

    Aww good luck with your travels and can't wait to hear all about it! Germany is an amazing country!
    I really love your hair here! That's the first thing I noticed in the first photo. It looks so good! Whenever I try to do an updo I like a bit of volume at the crown but I can never get it to stay up like yours there. Well I can but only endless hours of blowdrying, products and backcombing πŸ™
    My arms also get tired easily when trying to put my hair up! xx

  28. 16th July 2013 / 10:52 pm

    omg, i looove your blog!
    cant believe i've only just discovered it! obsessed! x

  29. 16th July 2013 / 11:02 pm

    You look so beautiful! Gorgeous photography too! I'm excited for your trip to Germany! Do keep us all informed! I hope you have a wonderful time ^.^
    XOXO Sade

  30. 17th July 2013 / 6:59 am

    I adore your dress! And honey, you don't have to be sorry for not posting outfit shots in ages This one definitely sparked it! I'll sure try to make my version of this get up soon πŸ™‚

    Not Your Ordinary Beauty Queen

  31. 17th July 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Love the dress and nail color


  32. 18th July 2013 / 4:48 am

    Beautiful dress, such a gorgeous print. I really miss summer and the beach right now

  33. 18th July 2013 / 5:12 am

    Hi~ Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!I use to love BB creams as well (I had quite a few.. haha) but I think I might be liking CC creams more..!

    Anyway, your outfit looks AMAZING. You are just so elegant and classy!The shades are to die for.


  34. 18th July 2013 / 2:14 pm

    You look lovely here, I love this dress!

    Maria xxx

  35. 19th July 2013 / 12:57 pm

    You look lovely there, perfect for the beach! Very excited for you about Germany, good luck and looking forward to hearing about it.

  36. 19th July 2013 / 9:58 pm

    la la love this look x

  37. 20th July 2013 / 3:44 am

    u look so pretty!

  38. 29th July 2013 / 3:45 am

    This bouffant looks amazing on you. When I wear one I always want to wear it for multiple days, so I definitely understand. This whole outfit is so gorgeous on you. Your blue dress is super flattering.

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