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.
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.
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?
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?