NAVY MIDI DRESS WITH ESPADRILLES

Finally getting to wear this gorgeous navy midi dress which was gifted to me by Karen Millen. Wow I don’t know what is going on with the weather in South West London. One day it is bright and sunny with temperatures soaring and the next its raining and bitterly cold. Trying to decide what to wear in advance has been thrown at the window for now. I was so pleased I could wear this dress as navy is not a colour I normally gravitate towards. However this navy midi dress is so feminine, elegant and with a hint of sexiness from its thigh high slit I just could not pass up the opportunity to wear it.

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

In Mum Life this week, I went to watch Zeke’s performance in his school play. It’s based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes “Goldilocks and the three bears”. The children all looked absolutely adorable in their costumes. The play was so much fun to watch and Zeke had a wonderful time too. He was a Juror and was dressed as one of the three little pigs. The children were given a choice of picking a nursery rhyme character they liked and Zeke chose to be a pig. After searching on few sites I managed to find him a onesie costume from Amazon. He was thrilled with that as it can get rather cold in the hall during their rehearsals.

Eli has been set a fiver challenge in maths. They have been put into groups of four to come up with a business idea of making and selling a product. So far there has been lots ideas and testing going on at home. I can’t tell you just yet what the product is as they have not made the final decision yet as to what they will sell.

As for Wyatt he has been busy practicing for the Spring concert which is on next week. It is always a pleasure for me when he performs, he is naturally talented when it comes to music. However, being a shy and quiet child it is so great as a parent to watch him come out of his shell during the performance.

Let get started onto my ensemble at hand and more about this navy midi dress. Like I mentioned earlier this navy midi dress was gifted to me by Karen Millen. I actually chose the dress and this time around went for something in a colour that I would not necessarily have gone for. What caught my eye was the stripe belt in yellow, white and navy. That just drew me in and of course the fact the dress is fitted through the waist and flares out just made me want it even more. The same stripe detail is carried onto the shoulders and the sleeves are short with split openings. The dress has an asymmetrical v neck and invisible zip fastening at the centre back.  A beautiful dress which can easily be mistaken for the infamous wrap dress as it is so similar in design.

I wore my navy mid dress to lunch to celebrate my Zeke’s 8th birthday at Benihana’s in Chelsea. It’s the perfect dress for lunching in, so easy and versatile to style. There are so many other ways I could have styled it, but I opted to keep it simple. Well for me this is simple.

Next I opted for my high heeled Espadrilles from Zara. These are in the X lace-up and I absolutely adore them as these give me the elevation I am looking for. Also they make my legs appear to be that much longer too! Espadrilles and wedges are my favourite to wear around this time of year. Hopefully I will get to wear my new pair from Castaners very soon, weather permitting. Here’s being hopeful, I so want to get more content done but keep having to postpone it due to the weather.

I grabbed my new Bamboo Coffer Bag from Mango. The basket bag trend is not going away anytime soon. From oversized beach totes to your miniscule woven baskets, handbag designers have included straw, wicker, rattan and bamboo bags like mine into their collections. Around spring time without fail you will see these in high end stores and on the high street. I have finally jumped on the band wagon and purchased my first basket bag. I am sure I am not the only one as these cute bags are irresistible. Don’t have to take my word for it just take a look on Instagram.

My sunglasses are from Le Specs and are in the LTD Edition Prince style. This futuristic update on the classic aviator features completely flat lenses, and spring hinges for maximum comfort giving the ensemble that little bit of edge it requires. I always love a little bit of edginess to my looks and here I am happy to say that my sunglasses give me that in my opinion.

Finishing off the look I wore Teddy Bear, Velvetines matt liquid lipstick by Lime Crime. Its Vegan and cruelty free too, how great is that! Such a pretty and gorgeous nude colour I just can’t seem to get enough of it. It is a lilac brown shade, on my skin you can see more of the lilac coming through. It’s one I would say to try first as the shade adapts to each individuals skin tone. I adore it and it’s my new go to nude shade for sure! Now all ready to celebrate in style with my boys!

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

NAVY MIDI DRESS

 

Thank you so much for stopping by to tread my fashion blog. What do you think of this navy midi dress? Do you wear Navy a lot? Are you one of those people like me who hardly has any navy in their wardrobe? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Navy Dress: Karen Millen

Bamboo Coffer Bag: Mango

Lace-Up Espadrilles: Zara similar here (@) here (@)

Sunglasses Prince LTD: Le Specs

Lipstick: Lime Crime Teddy Bear

Watch: Gucci old similar here

 

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74 Comments

  1. May 5, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Your look is absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • Lovely
      May 5, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Thank you so much Gil.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 5, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Thank you so much hun!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. May 6, 2018 / 6:45 am

    This dress is absolutely stunning! I’m currently obsessed with midi dresses and I really love the style of this one – the little white and yellow bow is so gorgeous too! Loving your shoes as well!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • Lovely
      May 6, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Thank you Heather.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 6, 2018 / 11:57 am

      Thank you so much Radi.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 6, 2018 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Melina glad you do!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Thanks darling and so awesome to know that you are also a huge fan of Karen Millen!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. May 6, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Nice dress! The weather all over the place where i’m at as well. It feels like summer now, but tomorrow its back to freezing. Love how timeless this dress is.
    http://www.comfycozyup.com

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. Khadija
    May 6, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit and you look so stunning! Navy goes so well against your complexion and the bag is so different, I love it!

    KHVDIJA | http://www.khvdija.co.uk

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Thank you Khadija.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. May 6, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Looks very interesting) Thanks a lot for sharing!

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:42 am

      Thank you Vika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:42 am

      Thank you Zorica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. May 7, 2018 / 12:17 am

    Hey hon, lovely to hear about your son coming out of his shell with acting. That’s the great thing about the arts, it can be a time for introverts or shy people to shine.
    Now let’s get into this outfit, midi is my fav length! And I’m all about the deets here: the striped belt, bag, X-crossed Espadrilles…wErk!!
    Have a lovely week ahead ( :

    • Lovely
      May 7, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Thank you so much Bika, so glad to hear midi is your favourite length. Have a wonderful week!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:28 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. May 7, 2018 / 11:02 am

    This midi dress looks very flattering on you darling! The colour suits you so well and I totally love your pairing of espadrilles and this cutest little bag. Have a good week Lovely

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:29 am

      I am so happy to hear you love the Espadrilles Simone, I adore them so much!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Aww thank you Margot, that bag is from Mango and a great find.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thank you Ann-Marie

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much Alyssa

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 10:31 am

      I am the same Robin, but was pleasantly surprised! Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. May 8, 2018 / 11:40 am

    charming!…

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 11:43 am

      Thank you!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. May 8, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    The dress, bag, shoes, everything amazing. you look really nice.

    larisalefleur.com

    • Lovely
      May 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Thank Larisa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      One of my favourite espadrilles Dominique, thank you so much and have a fabulous day!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. May 8, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Really interesting post) Thanks a lot for sharing!

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Vika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much Kuks.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Glad you do hun and thank you!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. May 9, 2018 / 3:26 am

    Navy is not a color I usually carry too Lovely! But like you said the belt really catches my attention and I absolutely LOVE how you style this elegant dress with the basket bag and espadrilles.

    Xx

    Ting

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      So happy to hear that Ting and thank you so much darling, have a fabulous day!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. May 9, 2018 / 6:46 am

    You’re a mom wow you look so young! I was shocked learning that while reading the post! LOVE the navy dress and how you carry it so fabulously! The pops of yellow in the navy dress make it even more interesting! And those tie up espadrilles look so good!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
    xx
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Aww thank you, yes I am a mum of three Ankita, thank you so much for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 9, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you.

      Lovely

  13. May 9, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    This look is gorgeous, you look great. I love the way that you have accessorised this, it all comes together flawlessly.

    Have a great rest-of-week!

    Amy; Wandering Everywhere

    • Lovely
      May 10, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Thank you so much Amy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  14. May 9, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    You look like a model on a catwalk in those pictures! I really love the dress and how you styled it, although I am a little disappointed that you haven’t showed us your eye make-up and covered it with sunglasses (which are cool, don’t get me wrong), but looking at your photos I was just missing out on that last part of the outfit. I also have to admit your legs look way longer in the Espadrilles.
    Btw. happy birthday to Zeke!
    Dorota
    http://www.fetchcandle.wordpress.com

    • Lovely
      May 10, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Hi Dorota, aww thank you so much darling, sorry to hear you were disappointed in not seeng my eye make-up, unfortunately I wasn’t wearing any, so you didn’t miss much there. So happy that you also think the espadrilles make my legs appear to be longer. Thank you for Zeke’s birthday wish, have a wonderful day darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  15. May 9, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Karen Millen is definitely your brand girl. Love the A-line skirt and yellow waist belt. The bag and shoes are great with this outfit – perfect for a nice lunch date! You look gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful week!

    Xo,
    Miki

    • Lovely
      May 10, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Dear Miki thank so much. Have a fabulous week too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  16. May 9, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    This is such a super cute dress dear! And I love it how you styled the bag with it 🙂
    xx, Carmen – https://carmitive.com

    • Lovely
      May 10, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Thank you Carmen.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  17. May 10, 2018 / 5:24 am

    Love that you chose the color navy in this dress. You look absolutely fabulous from head to toe! And love the belt detail around the waist. Very chic.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
      May 10, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Dear Pantene, thank you so much I am so loving this dress too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  18. May 11, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Such an amazing dress and look my dear Lovely! That navy dress by Karen Millen is so chic and feminine, perfect for summer! And styled with this cute bag, is simply perfection! Thanks for the inspiration, and have a beautiful weekend!
    Love,
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • Lovely
      May 11, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      It is so great to hear from you Stella, glad you find the dress chic and feminine! You have a fabulous weekend with your family!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 11, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      Thank you so much Yara, have a wonderful weekend darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  19. May 13, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    What a fab looK! Loving the bow striped belt, it definitely adds a chic character to the edgy dress.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lovely
      May 14, 2018 / 8:45 am

      I loved the bow stripe to Jess and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 15, 2018 / 7:55 am

      Aww thank you so much Nistha and have a fabulous day darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      May 15, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Loving the bag too hun and thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!

      xoxo
      Lovely

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