Boho Vibes

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It seems like months ago now, but just a little earlier in June I was in Cyprus for a week. Cyprus is a bit of a home from home for me. My husband has Cypriot heritage so since we've been together I've had the opportunity to visit often, which is absolutely fine with me. I have a very high sun, sea and Greek salad threshold, believe me! It was a bit of a flying visit this time but we did take a few photos, so if I can find enough suitable ones I might do a little photo diary type post next. Today, though, I wanted to share this outfit with you, which is something I really enjoyed wearing while I was over there.

#OOTD featuring Topshop dress, sandals and bag

DressSandalsBag - Topshop, Watch - Jord, Ring - Accessorize

I found this dress a couple of weeks before I went away, and the shoes and bag were even more last minute as I ended up grabbing them in a mad dash to Topshop about twenty four hours before we set off for the airport! I'm glad I did though as I wore them with anything and everything, pretty much seven days out of seven. I don't know if all this lace up and fringing business is going to last more than a season or two, but it's such a fun trend to wear and I certainly made good use of it that week! The bag is just big enough to get the essentials in and I found the shoes a lot more comfortable than I thought I would.

#OOTD featuring Topshop dress, sandals and bag
Floral Topshop Boho Dress
Topshop fringed Boho bag and lace-up sandals

Now, I apologise in advance if the following paragraph is TMI, but....

The bodice of this dress is open at the sides, with laces that tie at your waist. While this is very pretty and adds an element of interest to the design, it also poses that sticky question - what sort of bra am I supposed to wear with this? The model on the Topshop website doesn't appear to be wearing one at all, but some of us like a bit of support! I pondered this question for a while and then finally decided that if my bra was going to be on show, I might as well look like I intended things to be that way, so I plumped for a bright coral one. You can just about see what this looked like in the photo below. I don't know if this was a good solution or not but I felt comfortable with it so I guess that's all that counts! How would you get around this situation? 

Lace-up Topshop Boho Peasant Dress with Floral Print

Other than the bra issue this dress was so easy to wear - cool and floaty and a nice length for those days when I didn't feel like showing too much leg. For the evening, I threw a denim jacket over the top and that kept my arms warm as the temperature started to drop. (Yes, I still feel the cold in Cyprus in the summertime. I'm beyond help.)

What trends have you been loving so far this summer?

Kate x
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31 comments

  1. your dress is so cute, I love the print
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  2. Love the length of that dress! The sandals are really cute too!
    Jennie Emma
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I like the length too, makes a nice change from mini or maxi! x

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  3. You look lovely Kate :) I've only been to Crete in Greece but would love to explore Cyprus. I like the tie up sides, I think I would of worn a colourful bandeau :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks Hanh! I didn't think of a bandeau but that's such a good idea! I might try that. x

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  4. What a gorgeous dress, I love the length of it and the lace-up detailing! I would have totally done the same with the bra situation and picked out a colour from the dress - love the coral! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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  5. You look lovely! I adore the dress and the sandals. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  6. Kate, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dressing style :)
    The tassel bag, dress & your shoe fits nicely in such a beautiful place & weather xx

    | Bold Expression | Hana

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  7. That dress looks gorgeous on you!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  8. Wow That dress is fab on you! As always!
    I think the coral bra is a good idea. It POPS! but only a bit, and not something the casual observer would notice :)
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks Angie! That is what I was going for! ;-) x

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  9. This dress is really nice. I like the length and print of it but I'm not too sure about the side laces! But it suits you really well.

    www.yasminqureshi.co

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    1. Thanks Yasmin! The side laces are quite unusual, so I can understand that they're not everyone's cup of tea! x

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  10. I get chills whenever the temperature drops below 24 degree, so I am with you on that. I probably would have opted for a black lace bra, but your choice looks great, too, and if you felt comfortable, this is all that counts.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I like the black lace bra idea, and that would give a different, sexier vibe to the dress, which would be fun! I actually love the look of a black lace bra under a sheer black blouse, or white lace under a sheer white one. x

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  11. You, this dress and an exotic place? Seems like a perfect combo! I think I'm jealous!!! Ha :*

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  12. really loving your dress! and your fringe bag!

    lifeisashoe

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  13. Such a lovely post :))
    xoxo Antonella
    beautylove7694.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous outfit, awesome pictures!

    Hannie // HUEMORIST

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  15. That dress is too cute! I just love it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  16. That dress is amazing; I love the detail on the side!

    I've got a new post about my nail routine, if you're interested :)
    Hannah x
    http://xhannahsaidso.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Lovely photos! I love your dress :) xx

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  18. I love this dress Kate! Such a strikingly pretty piece for summer. The coral hues are gorgeous, I love that you went for a bold bra colour under the dress, it contrasts so well with the floral print. The sandals have such great boho, grecian vibes about them and the fringing on the bag is so rad. Lookin' beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your time out in Cyprus <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  19. This is a lovely look - perfect for warm weather destinations!

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Gorgeous! I totally agree with the bra situation! Glad you went for a pretty, matching look rather than trying to hide it with a nude bra. The matching accessories are fab too! xx

    www.rockonholly.com

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  21. Agh that looks amazing, I'm really craving a holiday! The Miss Selfridge dress looks lovely on you

    Hannah x
    xhannahsaidso.blogspot.com

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