Baker Boy Hat and Heritage Checked Dress

Heritage Checked Dress

The heritage checked pattern is sure to continue this coming season too. So if I were you do not rush to store away your checked garments just yet! As seen on the catwalks for SS18 at Balenciaga in the form of voluminous coats and at Victoria Beckham in a more traditional form. Expect to see checked caps everywhere next season as seen at Burberry!

It has definitely been a busy two weeks in the world of mum, since the boys have been back at school. This week is science week and each one of them has to do a presentation on a science related subject. Eli has chosen to speak about Wormholes in space, Wyatt the Four layers of the earth and Zeke has decided to do his presentation on the Life Cycle of a Frog! So lots of research went into getting the information together. Then of course practising and memorising what they are going to say. They get two minutes each to present and I think it is such a good way to get the children to start public speaking early on in life.


Wyatt has already presented his to his class and said it went rather well. Zeke is doing his today and Eli will do his on Friday. They are all pretty much confident as they have done presentations in front of their classes a numerous amount of times. Practice breeds confidence in my book, that can be said of many things in life. I try to instil this to my boys and they seem to follow it enthusiastically to begin with and then it just gets dropped and left by the side. At this stage I just have to keep reminding them that it will pay off for them in the future.

The same can be said of me, the more I write I find that my writing and vocabulary gets better, I was never into story writing at school more of a numbers person. If I had to chose between English and Maths I would always pick Maths hands down. Having been writing on my blog for the past nine months I have seen the progression I have made. So hopefully there will be more improvement to come in the near future. Thats about it for my little insight for today!

This stunning heritage checked dress I am wearing is from Asos White. The minute I saw this midi dress I knew I wanted it. It comes in this high neck with press stud button details and double D-ring waist belt. This is what drew me to the dress and I adore how you can cinch the waist by adjusting them. I also tied mine at the back just to show off my waist a little more as it was still a little big around the waist for me. Also has a zip-back fastening and these gorgeous long sleeves which become narrower as you come down from the shoulders. 

The midi dress is completely my style of dress, I just adore how it sits on my body. Instantaneously makes an outfit look super elegant and polished in my opinion. When a  checked dress like this one is so unique and different and so affordable who wouldn’t jump at the chance to purchase it.

Then to choosing what shoes or boots I was going to style with dress. After much deliberations I opted for my black knee length sock boots from John Lewis. I purchase a pair from them every year in the same make. This years pair is slightly different from last years but I actually prefer this years one. The heel is just a tad higher than last years although still a kitten heel and suede as the front is much more thicker than the last ones. All in all a great everyday boot which get plenty of use and I pretty much wear them with most outfits on a regular basis around this time of year. You can see me in them when I am dropping the boys off at school.

As for the accessories I decided to wear one of my many baker boy hats that I have owned for a number of years. I used wear these religiously when I was at university it was my signature look back then during the winter months. This black knitted one that I’m wearing, I bought from Accessorize many years ago. As you can see I have a black theme going with the accessories and therefore when it came to picking the bag with this ensemble I chose this one.

From Karen Millen it is such a cute little bag. Adore the shape of it and that it has these extra straps with the buckles. Certainly big enough to fit everything apart from an umbrella which I tend to carry all year round just incase. On this occasion I can safely say I didn’t need it. Enough room inside for all your essentials and closes with a zip fastening.

Now to my velvet gloves, these are vintage and I cant remember where I bough them from. I can’t believe that I have actually had them that many years and they are still in this great condition. They just work so well with this look and I am glad I chose to wear them.

Rounding of the look, of course I was going to wear a pair of sunglasses with this ensemble. I wanted to wear a pair that would give it some edge and this pair does just that! They are from River Island and I adore the oval shape of them. They sure do make a statement and also help me from getting teary eyed from the wind too!

Finally I wore my go-to nude lipstick yes you have guessed it Adrienne by Chanel Coco Rouge. I cannot emphasise how much I am loving this lipstick, such a gorgeous nude to say the least.


checked dress Lovely Amusan

checked dress Lovely Amusan

checked dress Lovely Amusan

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you think of this checked dress? Will you be wearing check this coming season? Do you like the check trend? Please do let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.


Checked dress: Asos White

Sock Boots: John Lewis similar here (@DuneLondon)

Hat: Accessorize similar here (@Topshop)

Bag: Karen Millen similar here (@Karen Millen)

Gloves: Vintage similar here (@MatchesFashion)

Sunglasses: River Island similar here (@Nordstrom)

Lipstick: Adrienne Chanel Coco Rouge


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  1. January 21, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I can’t believe the price of this check dress! The Double D-ring waist belt is so eye-catching and stylish. It makes the waistline so slim. Of course you have a tiny waistline to begin with. always inspired by your look.

    • Lovely
      January 22, 2018 / 9:54 am

      I know the price is just perfect Ting! It is such an awesome dress and the material is of such high quality too. Thank you for your wonderful comments Yours truly Lovely

  2. January 21, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Ooohhh I am a science fair geek. I love it!!! What I love most is watching students’ bright little faces as they present with such pride & enthusiasm. Your boys chose some great topics. I am assuming Zeke is your youngest. I have this great website, where he can take a quiz on frogs I am sure your kids are going to nail their projects. Your checked dress checks the boxes of chicness and elegance. I adore your accessories that you styled with the dress. Your minimum makeup with this outfit is perfect. Thank you for sharing Lovely. Have a great week.


    • Lovely
      January 22, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Thats really good to hear Nikki, Zeke is my youngest and he really did enjoy doing his presentation! Thank you so much for the link I will get him to go on it when he’s back from school. I am sure he will love it! It is always are pleasure to hear from with all your words of encouragement and support. Thank you darling and have a fabulous day! Yours truly Lovely

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    • Lovely
      January 24, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Thank you Emily, I shall check out your website. xoxo Lovely

  4. January 31, 2018 / 5:27 am

    I love this plaid ensemble! Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Lovely
      January 31, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thank Katie, always great to hear from you. Xoxo Lovely

    • Lovely
      February 5, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thank you hun, xoxo Lovely

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