OOTD: A Summer Dress

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‘I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.’ – Whitney Houston.


Gosh I miss Whiteney Houston. I am listening to one of her hits – ‘One Moment in Time’, and it is so sad to know we will never hear anything new from  that golden voice again. I loved Whitney, and her quote above was one of my fashion favourite quotes.

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I am a jeggings and top girl, but I also love my skirts and my dresses, especially my dresses. I really enjoy wearing dresses, especially in the summer. There is nothing like rocking a cute floral summery dress on a warm summer day. It is the best. I find dresses super comfy and easy to style on warm days. I got this stunning skater dress some weeks ago and this was my first time wearing. I love the design and cut a lot. It was also a perfect fit. This new addition in my summer dresses collection is now a favourite, and I will be wearing this beauty some more. I have a couple of outings planned in the next couple of weeks, so I am happy I am sorted in the dress department.

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I found this skater floral dress very easy to style. I wanted to style it up with a pair of sandals because it has been dead warm over here in Cheshire, so I went for my golden tan sandal and paired it up with this brown bag. I didn’t plan this look in advance, it just fell into place and looked good. I am loving this new method of just going with the flow with styling outfits. Looks like it is working prettily well for me.

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Last week was so busy blog-wise. I got back from my Amsterdam holiday, last Monday, and I had so many collaborations to get started, and that is why I was unable to post an outfit feature so I really hope you like this outfit and are inspired by it.

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What do you think of this outfit? Are you a dress lover? What would you rather wear on a very warm day?

Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a lovely day xo




Kimono Sleeve Skater Floral Dress – Blue Vanilla via House of Fraser

Tan Sandals – here

Black Hat – here

Gold Watch – DKNY

Sunnies – here

Bag – Guess

Earrings – here








Beauty Muse – Yaya Dacosta

I am sure you all can remember the beautiful and outspoken Yaya Dacosta from the American’s Next Top Model, cycle three. Well I can. She is now a very successful actress and fashion model, and she is our beauty muse of week.


This woman is the truth. I love her. She has a flawless skin, beautiful eyes, amazing smile, and lovely, natural curly hair. Her hair has never been relaxed. Can you imagine that? I wish I had her hair. It’s gorgeous.



Here is the secret to her beautiful face:

“Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I’m smiling, sometimes I’m giving thanks for all the things I have, rather than worrying about the things I don’t. Or I’m remembering how much I’ve grown in the past decade, year, or even a day – instead of beating myself up about my shortcomings. I’m replaying some silly joke my younger brother told me, or basking in the light of my older brother as he looks upon me from the spirit-world. I try to make my mood uplifting and peaceful then watch the world around me reflect that mood.

Women have been conditioned to dislike ourselves, to compete with each other and ignore the beauty in other women. We often feel we ourselves are not enough. This psychology of ‘lack’ is a source of unhappiness. Always remember, joy and peace actually look good on us! Just like we choose whether or not to where mascara, we can choose happiness.

We can simply be joyful, inspire those around us to be more joyful, and then let the domino effect begin!

The answer is JOY.”

I agree with her. Happiness is definitely the greatest cosmetic.


I think Yaya Dacosta looks a lot like Whitney Houston. Do you agree?

What do you think of her as a Beauty Muse?


Top 50 Fashion & Style Quotes

Coco Chanel
1. ‘Walk like you have three men walking behind you.’ – Oscar de la Renta
2. ‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe
3. ‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.’ – Coco Chanel

4. ‘Fashions fade, style is eternal.’ – Yves Saint Laurent

5. ‘One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.’ – Karl Lagerfeld

Marilyn Monroe
6. ‘Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.’ – Bo Derek
7. Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.’ – Audrey Hepburn8. So soon as a fashion is Universal, it is out of date.’ – Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

9. ‘I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.’ – Whitney Houston

10. ‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ – Coco Chanel

Audrey Hepburn
11. ‘Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul.’ – Stella Blum
12. ‘I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.’ – Carrie Bradshaw
13. ‘The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.’ Giambattista Valli

14. ‘If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.’ Anna Wintour

15. ‘The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her.’ – Mary Quant

Anna Wintour
16. ‘Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.’ – Betsey Johnson
17. ‘Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.’ – Lauren Hutton
18. ‘Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.’ – Virginia Woolf

19. ‘The difference between style and fashion is quality.’ – Giorgio Armani

20. ‘You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.’ – Christian Dior


Yves Saint Laurent
21. ‘Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.’ – Gianni Versace
22. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.’ – Coco Chanel
23. ‘I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.’ – Lady Gaga

24. ‘I lost 200lb to wear suits by Hedi Slimane’ – Karl Lagerfeld

25. ‘Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.’ – Alexander Wang


Karl Lagerfeld
26. ‘When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little.’ – Miuccia Prada
27. ‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ – Rachel Zoe
28. ‘Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.’ – Alexander McQueen

29. ‘About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.’ – Manolo Blahnik

30. ‘The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.’ – Audrey Hepburn

Gianni Versace
31. ‘You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur.’ – Karl Lagerfeld
32. ‘The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.’ – Diana Vreeland
33. ‘Style is when they’re running you out-of-town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade.’ – William Battie

34. ‘I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.’ – Ralph Lauren

35. ‘Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.’ – Oscar Wilde

Mary Quant
36. ‘To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.’ – Marc Jacobs
37. ‘Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.’ – Orson Welles
38. ‘I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.’ – Coco Chanel

39. ‘Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.’ – Yves Saint Laurent

40. ‘A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.’ – Sophia Loren

Marc Jacobs
41. ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’ – Leonardo da Vinci
42. ‘I can’t concentrate in flats.’ – Victoria Beckham
43. ‘Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce’ – Manolo Blahnik.

44. ‘If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion’ – Michelle Obama

45. ‘Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will’ – Anne Klein

Michelle Obama
46. ‘When in doubt, wear red.’ Bill Blass
47. ‘Fashion is instant language.’ Miuccia Prada
48. ‘Beauty is power, a smile is its sword.’ Charles Reade

49. ‘Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!’ – Donna Karan

50. ‘Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.’ – Edna Woolman Chase


Victoria Beckham

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