By The Boats

 
Wearing: Zara dress, Pieces belt, J.Crew bracelets, H&M flats
A mini heat wave came over Belgium this past weekend. With temps reaching 95 degrees on Saturday it would have been wiser to stay inside, pull out a fan and eat boxes of ice cream, but nooooo this sensitive lady decided to go out shopping in the morning, and then enjoy the sunny weather with friends in the afternoon. Bad, bad, bad, bad, baaaad idea. I got unwell at a party that afternoon and felt my bloodpressure drop. My knees started shaking and quickly I sat down on a nearby concrete block to avoid seeing the wooden flooring from a little closer that I would like. K ran off to find me a good dose of sugar and something to help me cool off. A few minutes later he came back with a big froyo, topped off with Oreo’s, muesli and strawberry sirup. He got an extra kiss for that πŸ˜‰ I instantly felt better, but a few minutes later the heat got to me again so we had to leave the party. After an hour I felt like my old self again, but I was suuuuper tired and had little headache for the rest of the weekend. On sunday I stayed inside, with closed curtains to keep the heat out and a big fan right on my face. I learned my lesson! 
On two happiers notes. 1) I bought a very pretty (but way to expensive) new bag and 2) I wore this cheery dress. I believe I’ve had it for a year or two now, but I have only worn it three times. It’s a shame I don’t wear it more often, because I really love the pattern and the shape, but I’m a bit uncomfortable with it’s length. I have long legs and everyone says I have to show them off, but I feel so awkward when I’m wearing anything that’s shorter than “one hand above the knee”-length. I keep pulling my dress down and checking if nothing’s showing. I must look ridicilous walking the streets like that! But with this almost tropical weather I decided I’d give this dress another go and apperantly rocked it, since I got a few compliments on it! 
  • Nice bracelets πŸ™‚

  • Sorry to hear you got sun stroke! Glad you are feeling better πŸ™‚

    You definitely looks great in that dress – you should wear it more often!

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

  • En ze hebben gelijk, je moet je benen durven tonen Nikki! Ik heb er zelf soms ook wat koudwatervrees voor, mijn benen zullen ongeveer even lang zijn als die van jou vermoed ik, maar bij deze temperaturen is alles toegestaan! πŸ˜‰

  • The dress is really cute, and perfect for you, less worries!
    I hope that you're feeling well now, and good week ^^

  • Ma seg hoe een schoon jurkje, staat u echt goed se πŸ™‚
    Ugh ik ben 2 weken in't italie geweest, niks last van mijne bloeddruk, gisteren echt om de vijf minuten. FRUSTREREND en ik zat binnen ;p

  • i like your outfit. but the best for me today, the amazing place!!! great post!!!

    i have a new look
    fran

    showroomdegarde.blogspot.com

  • I love the pattern of that dress, and it will go with so much! I think the length is perfect!

  • For length I tend to go by the It-should-reach-the-ends-if-your-fingertips rule. If its there I generally know I'm not going to have an embarrassing moment! lol.

    You look great; sorry to hear that the heat got to you!

  • That dress is gorgeous, I love the pattern! I can't handle the heat either, everyone else in Scotland is turning themselves salmon coloured in the sun but I keep hiding out inside, so pathetic xo

  • What a lovely place to take photos! And you look lovely as well darling!

  • i hate letting the heat keep me from getting out too! i think this dress looks perfect for a warm day. and this dress does look amazing on you – i love how you accessorized it

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

  • Oh no! Heatstroke is the worst. Glad to hear you made it through ok though.

    I love this dress! The print is definitely fun, but I'm with you…I prefer things to be on the longer side.

  • You look so curious:D cool bracelets!
    by the way, i'm your newest follower:)

    beholder's inn

  • beautiful! love the setting of these photos. Great dress and totally looks subtle. I always feel strange in a shorter skirt too, but since blogging, I've gotten braver πŸ™‚

  • I'm not sure what I love more… Your dress, or your accessories? How about both?! So lovely. So fun! And those boats. β™₯

    I am SO sorry you were affected by the heat, I get that so often and the sun pretty much hates me. I can't get over it so quickly though, mine usually lasts a few days. /groan

  • perfect day for a cheery dress πŸ™‚

  • I LOVE THE PRINT!!! This dress is so chic and so charming…that squiggly fun print is really eye catching. And such a great shape dress for you πŸ˜‰

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  • Leuke setting! Echt een schattig kleedje, ik vind dat het totaal niet te kort is hoor, staat je juist mooi! πŸ™‚ Ja het was idd zweten afgelopen weekend, zo fijn dat we eens een keer goed weer hebben in BelgiΓ«! Alhoewel ik dit wel tΓ© warm vond… πŸ˜‰ β™₯

  • Haha en om nog eventjes op je vraag te beantwoorden: ja Volterra komt uit Twilight πŸ™‚ Je kon daar allemaal Twilight-tours en weet ik veel wat nog allemaal boeken haha (: β™₯

  • Hi Nikki, you look amazing! I'm now following you, hope you can follow back! πŸ™‚

    xx Olivia

    http://0liviaschoice.blogspot.com

  • Such a gorgeous dress – I love the pattern and that you kept it simple with a colored belt. Perfection!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

  • Cute dress! I definitely don't think it looks too short, but I know how you feel being a tall girl myself. I tend to pull at my dress when it feels short too πŸ™‚

    Sorry to hear about your heat exhaustion! That's never fun. I always worry about getting a sunburn when it's that hot out. Ahhh the life of a ginger.

  • This is such a pretty pretty dress….you should wear it more often! Love how you put all those colorful add-ons!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Super leuke look! Geweldige sieraden!

  • Eat boxes of ice cream!

  • Really like the outfit and the photos, your blog looks great!

  • I heart your blog! I'm a new GFC follower πŸ™‚ http://www.domesticsweetheart.com

  • The print on the dress is very cool, love the black and white with the pop of color.

  • What a lovely lovely dress. And so sorry about the heat getting to you. We've had so much humidity and sunshine this summer too. I'm really learning to dress for the weather.

    Wren

  • You did rock it! Great dress! Hoping some cooler weather comes your way!

  • I love the pattern of that dress – goes great with the pink belt!

  • wow, you look so beautiful, give me your hair color plz πŸ™‚

    http://enwellove.blogspot.com

  • You look so adorable in this dress. I love the coral accessories, so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • I like how you popped a little coral action into an all black and white outfit.

    xx,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

  • Oooh ja je moet het echt meer dragen want het is reuzemooi! En het staat je prachtig πŸ™‚

  • You have amazing legs.. and they are stunning in this dress! I hope you survive the heat wave!
    xx
    Here&Now

  • sorry to hear the heat got the better of you, but i hope that doesn't stop you from enjoying such great weather in the future. summer days seem so precious.

    love that dress on you, and the nice pop of coral with the belt is just perfect.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • Fun dress πŸ™‚ I love pop of color from your accessories!

  • The dress is very beautiful! And I love the bracelets!!

    xxx Anita

  • Such pretty photos – love that dress!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • that is such a cute dress and i love that you chose the marina for a backdrop! Hope you're feeling better, and drink lots of water to rehydrate!

  • Beautiful outfit, your dress is beautiful πŸ™‚

  • I WANT ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES!!

    that is all.

  • Wat een super cute jurkje, love it! En ik snap helemaal wat je bedoelt met lange benen + kortje jurkjes! Ik heb namelijk hetzelfde "probleem" :p …

  • this is a very cute dress! and your hair is adorable!

    ps: we're having a surprise painting giveaway on our blog this week – you're invited! πŸ™‚
    http://chestnutmocha.blogspot.com/2012/08/painting-giveaway.html

    Katie