lace white dress

I thought I would share with you my love for my Lucia dress from monki, I practically wear it non stop, so I thought I would share with you the two ways I have been wearing it recently. I have always loved layering and mixing textures when it comes to dressing ask my mum I was awful as a child for being the one who through a tantrum if she couldn’t dress herself in the dungaree hot pants and frill knee hight socks yes I was that child. The first outfit is a pretty simple dress vintage denim shirt combo which I obviously had to wear my Tophsop boots to give it a bit of edge. The dress in the second outfit is a little less obvious, i have mixed it with a simple maroon maxi skirt, which is also a favorite of mine. I am really the type of girl that wears the same outfit a few times a week, I normally just add to it rather then wearing something totally different everyday, what with my job its not always best to wear white (I discovered that on my first week teaching hello year 7 art hello orange paint all over my nice favorite dress). So my outfits have to be durable and pretty versatile. I don’t think i own an item of clothing that doesn’t have a paint stain, hair dye or permanent art stain on it, oh the perils of being creative. Is there an item in your wardrobe that is your staple? 



  1. June 15, 2012 / 7:04 am

    Love the way to put outfits together 🙂 x

  2. June 15, 2012 / 8:30 am

    Love this dress so much, it's so beautiful! My staple is usually my lightweight green parka that gets thrown over every outfit from band tshirts and jeans to girly dresses and tights – I swear I'm a teenage boy at heart! 🙂 xxx

    • June 15, 2012 / 5:29 pm

      hehe i think we all have a staple item, your parka sounds lovely xxx

  3. June 15, 2012 / 8:54 am

    I really love your outfits, that dress is so pretty, and I'm incredibly jealous of your hair! xx

    • June 15, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      aww, thank you lovely i will be doing a post about my hair so you can have all my secrets 🙂 xx

  4. June 15, 2012 / 9:07 am

    lovvvvve the monki dress. want it in coral x

    • June 15, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      oooh i do to, i think i want them in all the colours x

  5. June 15, 2012 / 10:02 am

    If I had that dress I'd want to wear it all the time too 🙂

    I like that you added a skirt over it, I should really try that one of these days, and if I get something new I wear it loads of times for about a month or so until I get a new thing to obsess over!

    Lisamello xx

    • June 15, 2012 / 5:31 pm

      yeah do! i would love to see you style a dress 🙂 i always wear this dress and i find anyway i can to mix it uop 🙂 xx

  6. June 15, 2012 / 10:47 am

    Ooh that dress is gorgeous! Ha ha I agree many of my clothes have 'artistic stains' on them, but hey it gives them character. I have a black cape jumper that is my wardrobe staple, it's the item of clothing that I can always style up when I can't find anything else to wear!


    • June 15, 2012 / 5:32 pm

      oooh! your black cape jumper sounds lovely, its always nice to have character to an item i totally agree with that 🙂 xx

  7. June 15, 2012 / 11:31 am

    I always reach for my black skinny jeans – they're smart enough for work and out for drink with the girls after! x

  8. June 15, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    the illustrations on your blog are so pretty 🙂 x

  9. June 15, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    I wouldn't take it off either if I owned it, looks stunning and looks awesome with black tights! I got paint all over me when I was screen printing in the first year, well worth it though haha!

    Urm.. I would have to say my striped tee, I wear it constantly! That and a pair of jeans. I tend to always re-wear stuff, if it's only had one wear and it's not firty why not ay! Constantly rewearing jeans!

    • June 15, 2012 / 5:35 pm

      my breton top is another staple of mine too! I am actually wearing it now haha, Everything i own has paint on it, best way to be lol xx

  10. June 15, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    That is such a pretty dress and I really love both ways that you styled it!

  11. June 15, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    I loooove the second photo with all the pegs! Makes it so colourful! I love wearing the same stuff all the time too.. this week I've worn my navy blue skater skirt pretty much every day.. haha oops! xxx

    • June 15, 2012 / 5:36 pm

      haha sounds lovely, its always nice to know im not the only one to wear something over and over again in a week 🙂 xxx

  12. June 15, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    Lacy dressses are the best! I have added your button to my blog btw! xx


    • June 15, 2012 / 5:37 pm

      thank you lovely, i am a bit of a sucker for lacy dresses… as you can probably tell lol xx

  13. June 15, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    I am a fan of navy and white striped dresses. I have loads that the boyfriend thinks all look the same. I understand your paint covered perils. When teaching Year 3, everything ends up caked in PVA glue etc. I have a work wardrobe and a home wardrobe (I don't think my headteacher would be impressed if I turned up in my other staple- high waisted maroon shorts with gold buttons ) Oh, and my red leather dolly shoes (that go with everything- I posted a pic today 🙂

  14. June 15, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    I was totally that child too! I used to like sneaking back into the house after my mum had got me dressed and sent me out to play, and get changed. My favourite outfit was a green tartan skirt (attached to a silky vest so that it wouldn't fall down but I wouldn't wear a top over that) and teddy bear tights. My mum was always worried that the neighbours thought she had dressed me like that!


  15. June 16, 2012 / 3:38 am

    You look so perfect lovely, that dress is absolutely stunning on you! xo

  16. June 16, 2012 / 5:12 am

    I love just the simple white lace dresses! I have been looking for a (reasonably priced) one forever!

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