Bloggers X Boohoo Dress of the Month

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Truth be told, I've always hated being made to feel that there's some reason why I can't wear something. Whether it's because of my height, my shape, my colouring or my age, the thought of dismissing beautiful clothes because I "just can't pull them off" really niggles me. Now I'm not saying that I think I can wear absolutely anything, but I do think that most of us can wear more than we think we can - it's all about how we wear it. In other words, I think you can do a heck of a lot with styling. So when Boohoo got in touch to ask if I'd like to take part in their dress of the month campaign, in which a group of bloggers are challenged to style up a dress they had no say in choosing, I jumped at the chance. In fact, I was kind of hoping that the dress I got sent would be something I'd never usually dream of wearing, just so that I could put my styling theory to the test.
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And then it arrived. A stunning, floral print, wraparound maxi, it was exactly the sort of thing I'd have picked out myself, given the chance. Was I disappointed that it wasn't more of a challenge? Well... no. If I'm honest, the dress is so beautiful that I was just thrilled to have received it!

Dark florals are ideal for this transitional time of year, and with sleeves rolled up and pretty sandals, it works really well as a late summer piece. As it gets cooler, I'll wear the sleeves long and add tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket.

Bloggers X Boohoo Dress of the Month OOTD 3 - Topshop Mustard Mules

Although it's a maxi dress, it stops just above the ankle, which immediately suggested "statement shoes" to me when it came to styling. These fabulous Topshop mustard mules - which by the way are one of my latest obsessions - fit the bill perfectly. Mules aren't the most flattering of trends, and in fact, I avoided them completely back in the nineties when they were last popular. But the high heel and pretty colour of these somehow seduced me, and now I can't get enough of them. I love them with this dress, but they look equally fab with jeans. They're also easy to walk in, which I wasn't expecting - always a bonus!

As well as the mules, I went for another nineties trend when styling this dress - the velvet choker. Now this I loved back in the day - I can remember having quite a few of them in different colours. It's been so much fun to revisit this trend - turns out I still love it!

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As for the little black Zara bag, it's been in my collection for years and goes with just about everything. You've seen this little beauty on the blog many times before!

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Dress* - Boohoo, MulesChoker - Topshop, Bag (similar) - Zara

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This dress is actually the first piece from Boohoo I've ever owned, which frankly makes me wonder what I have been doing with my life. The quality and fit is great, and at £22 I think it's a real bargain. And judging by the mouthwatering selection of dresses they have on offer, I don't think it's going to be long before Boohoo and my wardrobe become more intimately acquainted.

Oh, and although I wasn't told the names of the other bloggers taking part in the challenge, I happened to discover that the lovely Alina was one of them, so make sure you check out her take on the dress if you haven't already.

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What do you think of Boohoo's dress of the month? How would you style it?

Kate x

*Dress sent to me for review. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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  1. I have just gone and ordered this dress after seeing this post - it looks absolutely gorgeous on you!!! x
    Sophie Cliff

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    1. Ah so glad you liked it Sophie! Hope you enjoy wearing the dress. x

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  2. You suit this dress so well Kate, the colour and style paired with the yellow mules are gorgeous! I get nervous trying new styles but I think it's good to have fun and wear things that make you feel good :)

    Hanh | Hanhabelle

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    1. I totally agree Hanh! I always think there's no harm in trying, because you might just find something you hadn't considered before that looks amazing. Glad you like the dress and shoes together - I was going to go for the red mules, but I'm so pleased I chose the yellow! x

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  3. I think you styled this dress so well! You look stunning and simply beautiful. Also, I can relate to the feeling of not being able to pull something off and I hate it. But like you said, it's all about how you wear it :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you so much Leta! And yes, we shouldn't give up too easily if we really want to wear something - there's usually some way to make it work! x

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  4. I love this! These are my favourite style of dresses right now, and I always used to be scared of them! I didnt think I could pull them of at all! I recently picked one up very similair to this one from topshop and i. am. in. love!!!

    Erin | Little Bateaux

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    1. Ah I love it when that happens! A perfect example of why we should keep on trying new things! I think shirt style maxi dresses are brilliant - easy to wear and they always look smart too. x

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  5. I love how you styled the dress, Kate! The shoes make a real statement despite the dress being already an eye catching piece :)
    I've seen how Alina styled it too :) Such a fun project! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Thanks Dagmara! And yes, definitely a fun project - I thought it was such a cool idea. x

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  6. These photos are beautiful!! Totally agree about wearing what you want! Would love if you could check out my new fashion post? XX

    The Fashion Road.com
    Instagram @louisefrancescaa

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    1. Thanks very much Louise - will do! x

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  7. I love them shoes! This is a lovely outfit!!

    Darriyan xo
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm currently wearing the mules at every opportunity. x

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  8. I saw Alina styling this dress too and you both look amazing! I have never been fond of floral but this dress is gorgeous.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen, glad you like it! x

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  9. Your photos are gorgeous and you look lovely!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  10. Such a pretty dress and you look beautiful :)
    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/mac-studio-fix-fluid-foundation-spf-15-review/

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  11. That's such a lovely dress! Love the choker and the sandals too! <3
    xx
    www.idressfortheapplause.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you like it! x

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  12. I think that it's super pretty and the shoes go great with it!
    http://carolinapage.eu

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  13. The dress is absolutely goreous! I love how you styled it :)

    What about following each other? :)

    Caro x

    http://nilooorac.com/

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  14. The floral dress is stunning! And the shoes are to die for too!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Poppy - I'm in love with both of them! x

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  15. You've styled that dress so well - the print looks gorgeous on you!
    Ambar x | Her Little Loves
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  16. I'm in love with this outfit! It's great that you opted for bright yellow mules to play up the fun print.

    xx
    Gem
    www.milkwhitemoon.com

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  17. Oh wow I absolutely love the shoes you picked to go with this, you look great :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  18. Love the print of the dress...
    The yellow shoes are so pretty
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  19. wow so lovely dress. I love print dress. I love to buy muslimah salwar suits to wear in arabic countries. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. SOOOO in love with this dress. The floral prints are so beautiful.

    xx
    Adelynn
    http://treasurethatyouthlove.com

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  21. Que pasada, me encanta como vistes. Eres genial. Un besito y te invito a visitar mis siete maravillas. Un besito.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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