I have been loving the white trend that seems to be so popular this summer. While in Greece, I couldn't get enough of the little white smock dress I had on in my previous post or the dress I'm wearing here. The smock dress was my favourite daytime look, and this was my go-to for the evening. It's from Topshop. I didn't get it that long ago, but I can't seem to find it on their website. Perhaps it is still available in store? In any case, the website has quite a few similar dresses, so I have linked to some of my favourites below. In the meantime, here's mine.
I love everything about it. The scalloped detailing, the sheer panels, and of course, the colour. White in the summer is just so crisp and fresh-looking.
My initial ideas when I first bought this dress involved dressing it up to the nines. I've worn it with nude strappy heels and my favourite red wedges, and both of these shoe choices lead to a much dressier result. That's how I was planning to wear it on holiday, but the roads on Santorini were not particularly heel friendly, so I tried to stick to flat sandals whenever I could. To be honest, I wasn't sure that they would work with this dress, but I tried these sparkly ones from Accessorize and really liked the combination. So the dress has turned out to be a lot more versatile than I thought it would be, and that makes me love it even more. :-)
There's only one drawback with the white trend as far as I'm concerned and that's the impracticality of it. If you're like me and tend to wear fake tan and/or leg makeup in the summer you just can't avoid the dreaded dirty hem. Even plain old sun cream seems to leave a mark and the stain removal is a bit of a pig. Still, I reckon it's worth it!
As I mentioned in my previous post, Santorini gets pretty breezy in the evenings and it can feel positively cold at times, so a cover up is a must, especially for wimps like me. I kept the casual theme going by adding my trusty denim jacket. I also took along this yellow clutch that I picked up in the Zara sale about a week before I went away. In fact, I used this bag every day on holiday. It holds all the essentials, you can carry it hands-free and it goes with just about everything.
Dress - Topshop (similar styles here, here and here), Jacket - Topshop (I bought mine a couple of years ago, but this one is pretty much identical), Sandals - Accessorize (these are very similar), Bag - Zara (similar here)
This is the makeup I wore - a classic red lip paired with a clean sweep of black eyeliner.
On my face:
Skin - Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Cool Bone, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair, Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Peach Glow, Benefit Dallas bronzing powder (love this!)
Eyebrows - Benefit Brow Zings brow shaping kit.
Eyes - A wash of the palest pink shade from L'Oreal's Color Riche Quad in Eau de Rose all over the lid, Collection Extreme 24 Hour felt tip liner, Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara - a recent purchase which I badly wanted to love because it is supposed to curl your lashes, has glitter on the packaging and is by Lancôme, but I'm not sure it's any better than L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes, and it's a lot more expensive.
Lips - YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 13 Le Orange.
What do you think of the white trend? Would you wear this dress? If so, let me know how you would style it!