What I Wore: Paisley Smock Dress

Paisley Smock Dress, uk fashion blogger
Paisley Smock Dress, uk fashion blogger
Paisley Smock Dress, uk fashion blogger
Paisley Smock Dress, uk fashion blogger

Dress* Choies (out of stock) / Bag* BritStitch (new site coming soon) / Watch ASOS / Sandals River Island / Sunglasses ASOS / Necklace* Nikki Lissoni

I have found a new spot to take outfit photos, where no one gawps and acts like they have never seen a camera before! It’s a massive park where people go for walks and picnic, and it’s so nice during a sunny day! On our day out at the park, I wore a smock dress. I have two smock dresses, this navy one which I wore to the beach (with a belt to give it more of a shape) and this baby blue one. I don’t like wearing tight clothes that cling on to you during summer so for me, smock dresses are kind of perfect for the warmer months. It’s more airy! I have to say though, it is not the most flattering style, hence why I put a belt on when I wore the navy blue dress. I can’t accessories the baby blue dress with a belt, it really doesn’t look at all, so I’ve left it as it is. They are comfortable but they do look like maternity wear, there’s just no shape to it at all. 
The sleeves on this dress is three-quarter length bell sleeves but I cut the elastic out because they were really tight over my arms! I think I prefer the way the look now they have been removed (the elastic, not my arms…) It is a really short dress but I can just about pull this dress off what with being short person! (waaaah!) 
I’ve had some major issues with blogger/blogspot this week. I have been unable to edit any posts which means I can’t write any posts and save them as a draft, because when I go back to it at a later date, the whole post will be blank! I am also not able to go back to any of my published posts and add links, labels, or edit my spelling mistakes. Has anyone been experiencing the same problems? I’m so anxious about it, I don’t like it when I don’t know how to fix something that is broken!
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  1. August 25, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    Sorry to hear about your blogger issues, I haven't had that problem but hopefully it will sort itself out for you soon, if not maybe you can get in touch with blogger? πŸ™‚ I really love the smock on you, the bell sleeves are so pretty, you were definitely right in taking out the elastic! I love the shade of purple on your nails too xx

  2. August 25, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I love this dress! I have one similar and I know exactly what you mean about the fit, sometimes I love it and other days I'm unsure, haha. Love what you've done with the sleeves though, I'm tempted to do that myself now.
    Hope you get the blogspot problem sorted soon, I had something similar a few months back but it seemed to just fix itself : )

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat

  3. August 25, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    The dress is very delicate, in my opinion!!!
    I like the new scenario, this park looks peaceful and gives your picture a relaxed effect thata I really like (has "relaxed effect" some sense?? I hope so!)

  4. August 25, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    This looks really cute on you!

  5. August 25, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    I love this dress, gutted that it's out of stock. I've not been having those problems but I hope you can get it sorted!

    Water Painted Dreams

  6. August 25, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    You look so lovely in this style of dress, it doesn't look like maternity wear at all! I love wearing big floaty dresses too, so much comfier and cooler in summer weather. Unfortunately, I can't help with the blogger issue πŸ™ hopefully you get it sorted soon!
    emmerliejay x

  7. August 25, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    This is the perfect summers outfit! I have serious love for that bag, can't wait for the website to launch!

    Rosie xo

  8. August 25, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    What's the nail varnish-its such a striking purple :)and that bag is stunning

  9. August 25, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    That dress is such a beautiful colour! You look lovely! xxx


  10. August 25, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    lovely dress

  11. August 25, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    The setting looks lovely. Lucky you for finding it!

    I haven't been having such problems with Blogger. I often have problems with comments though, although only when using my iPad… it seems to be an iPad specific problem…

  12. August 26, 2013 / 12:15 am

    That dress is so cute, and I love the color of your bag!

  13. August 26, 2013 / 3:28 am

    I love the relaxed look of smock dresses. This one looks gorgeous on you! The trouble you're having with blogger sounds so frustrating… I always get really annoyed when I can't figure out how to fix the computer glitches! Maybe someone really skilled in computers could take a look? Hope it's fixed soon πŸ™‚

    Ellie | EllalogyΒ 

  14. August 26, 2013 / 3:46 am

    Such a cute dress! Those loose dresses are so nice during the summer because they don't make me feel so hot in the heat . πŸ™‚


  15. August 26, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    ur very pretty <3

  16. August 26, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    wow, this is just the prettiest thing! You look stunning, and the colour looks just amazing on you. GORGEOUS THING XX


  17. August 26, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    Smock dresses are perfect, I absolutely love how they fit! This one is gorgeous x

  18. August 27, 2013 / 1:16 am

    The color of that dress is so dreamy! And I actually think this looks great on you. Also, I'm obsessed with those sunnies. Such a perfect shape!

  19. August 27, 2013 / 8:14 am

    I am simply in love with this outfit, and I know exactly what you mean about some smock dresses looking maternity'ish but this is perfect on you. I just sat watching your lovely style video! I do love a jolly good video and this is so nice to see your outfit come to life as well as seeing your boyfriend! Reminds me of my fella….pulling faces at the camera (he does get a little fed up sometimes of the constant need to document everything!). Ah the life of a bloggers boyfriend…that's a whole blog in itself really isn't it?
    That Britstitch bag is such a brilliant size and fab colour!! hoping you had a great day xxxx

  20. August 27, 2013 / 11:57 am

    I wish I could pull off smock dresses but unfortunately they make me look like a sack of potatoes, think I need your figure instead!

    Maria xxx

  21. August 27, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Ah such a gorgeous dress, love how floaty it is and the bag goes perfectly. I have been looking for a pastel blue bag, I am so jealous πŸ˜€ xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  22. August 27, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    i just wrote my comment on the wrong post.soz. I love the sleeve length and style, and the lovely soft blue. I'm satchel obsessed, and brit stitch do the perfect ones. cant wait to see your post. x

  23. August 27, 2013 / 4:00 pm


    I used to have so many issues with Blogger so switched to WordPress and found it so much easier since πŸ™‚

    Love From Kelly

  24. August 27, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Those problems sound annoying. Hope it'll be fine soon! Love your dress, looks so pretty on you πŸ™‚

  25. August 27, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    I love every single thing about this outfit – the periwinkle blue goes so well with your pastel satchel and I love how your nails are such a bold purple! I can understand your issues with elasticated arms though, I hate feeling as though my arms are being strangled and it feels even worse moving about with elastic digging into your arms!

    I've only had blogger for a few months but I haven't experienced any problems. Quite a lot of people are saying they have and now I'm worried the same will happen to me!!

    Cara xoxo

    P.S.- Say hello to Oscar for me, I love exotic shorthairs so much!


  26. August 27, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    I love this smock dress, it looks lovely on you! Also great video, so fun. I've been thinking about incorporating the odd vid into a post but haven't been organised enough yet πŸ™‚ x

  27. August 27, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    This is the second Choies paisley dress I've spotted today and loved! It looks lovely on you, I like how oversized it is. Also, that Brit-Stitch bag is delicious.

    Yay for finding a quiet spot to take snaps. Sometimes people can be so weird, they take photos of me having my photo taken. Haha!

    Tara xo

  28. August 27, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    Lovely Dress ,also beautiful Bag πŸ™‚


  29. August 28, 2013 / 1:58 am

    Your sunglasses are fantastic! The shape is so flattering on your face and would be on anyone's face, forreal. I'd love to add them to my collection!

    xo Ashley

  30. August 28, 2013 / 11:05 pm

    I love this smock dress. The print is beautiful and it looks so light and breezy on you. I have a new found love for smock dresses since being pregnant. They're one of the few items I can wear pre and post birth and whilst I can still fit into them without them being too short at the front I would rather spend my money on them than something that I can only wear for a few months.


  31. September 6, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    Those Nikki necklaces are so beautiful, every time I see it on here I wish I had one πŸ™‚
    This is a beautiful outfit on you, so elegant.

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

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