Not my usual heatwave fashion

Dress: Louche • Bag: Carpisa • Shoes: via Torfs

Flashback to London, early February. K and I found out about Covent Garden just after we returned from our first visit to this amazing city back in ’10. I missed out on something BIG. I’m the worst researcher-planner when travelling, so when we decided – on a whim – to go back to London, Covent Garden was the first thing on my list of must-sees. And am I glad we went here! Not only is it one of the more cozy places in the city, it’s also very vibrant, with lots of street artists, art-sellers and more quite shopping streets (in comparison to Oxford St.!). In the basement of one of the shops, this dress was waiting for me. As a redhead, I believe a green dress is an absolute must-have and I did not have one. I once saw my green dream dress at DVF, but being way out of my price range I had to let the idea go. And then I dragged K into this darling little shop of a brand that I didn’t know, with lots of pretty jewelry and tiny knickknacks and decorations. The shop assistant kindly told me there was a downstairs area as well. I normally hate it when shop assistants push me but boy, am I glad she did this time! I had to wait all the way until the 24th of April, for the weather to finally heat up and it being appropriate and bearable to wear this pretty number. I look at it as Mother Nature’s gift for my birthday.

Sins last week, A tiny heat wave is resting over Belgium and K and I went out for ice creams multiple times already – I love it! One day I remembered we didn’t have photos of me in this dress for the blog yet – and most importantly, that there was an old kiosk right outside the ice cream shop! Add to that recipe that it was the famous golden hour, and BAM, a huge series of photos and me having a hard time picking the best ones. Therefor… There’s more after the break. 

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47 Comments

  1. 22 July 2013 / 18:28

    Your dress looks gorgeous on you and I love the tan accessories. I absolutely adore the brand Louche. There's a store called Joy in Edinburgh where I live that stock it and it's always my first stop come pay day! I'm also planning a trip to London in September so I'll be penciling Covent Garden in 🙂

  2. 22 July 2013 / 20:36

    Love how you look in green and brown – gingers do so well in these colors!

  3. 22 July 2013 / 23:54

    I never thought about wearing a green dress for a redhead but it compliments your hair and gorgeous fair skin so nicely! I feel it's the perfect length and I love the pleated detail on the skirt!

    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

  4. Anonymous
    23 July 2013 / 00:19

    You look amazing in that shade of green!

  5. 23 July 2013 / 00:58

    So cute!!! The green dress is perfect on you! And I love the shots by the kiosk 😉

  6. 23 July 2013 / 02:48

    beautiful.
    that dress looks just beautiful on you.
    i need to visit london!
    you guys have the best shopping.

    K

  7. 23 July 2013 / 03:03

    Ohhh that dress! I love that dress! the neckline is just gorgeous. Love it on you, especially with these cognac accessories!
    Chic on the Cheap

  8. 23 July 2013 / 08:51

    Aww that dress is stunning on you, so glad you found it! 🙂 And I hope you enjoyed the ice cream afterwards! 🙂

    Away From Blue

  9. 23 July 2013 / 10:40

    I agree with every single point made in this post, and I REALLY love that dress!

  10. 23 July 2013 / 11:17

    De foto's zijn echt prachtig! Golden hour is perfect voor outfits ^^

  11. 23 July 2013 / 11:23

    Prachtige foto's! Golden hour is echt perfect voor outfits 😀

  12. 23 July 2013 / 13:25

    Gorgeous dress!! I'm so loving it.

    Nicole
    settleinn.blogspot.com

  13. 23 July 2013 / 14:31

    As a redhead, a green dress is most definitely a must. You look stunning in this one. Such a fun shape to it too.

  14. 23 July 2013 / 15:47

    Ik vind ook dat groen super mooi past bij redheads! echt mooi! staat je super!!!

  15. 23 July 2013 / 16:04

    This dress is beyond beautiful on you- everything about it is perfect from the cut to the color! It's hard to get around the heat and look fashionable, but you look so put-together and chic!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

  16. 24 July 2013 / 01:22

    your green dress looks lovely with your red hair! and i love the little scalloped detail around the neckline, it really makes the dress a lot more special when there are nice details like that. 🙂

    little henry lee

  17. 24 July 2013 / 18:16

    The color of this dress look amazing with your hair! Love the scalloped detailing on the top especially!
    🙂 Hannah

  18. 24 July 2013 / 21:16

    extraordinary great!

  19. 24 July 2013 / 21:25

    Wat een prachtige jurk! Staat je heel goed, en vooral vind ik het heel mooi contrasteren met je rode haar!

    Covent Garden is inderdaad erg mooi!

    XO Imke

  20. 24 July 2013 / 21:27

    Die kleur staat je prachtig! Ik ben ook al vaak ijsjes gaan halen met dit weer 😀

  21. 25 July 2013 / 11:42

    Je ziet er echt super uit, en je haar wordt inderdaad prachtig benadrukt.

  22. 25 July 2013 / 14:27

    Fabulous, and stunning!!

  23. 25 July 2013 / 15:43

    wat een mooie kleur! staat je goed, leuk gecombineerd!

  24. 25 July 2013 / 18:05

    i love the timelessness of this outfit Nikki. it feels as though you've stepped right out of another era while still maintaining a current vibe throughout. green paired with camel – what a combo! you look charming and trim in these fab photos. what i wouldn't give for legs like yours, not to mention your gorgeous hair is the crowning glory. the golden hour is enchanting, isn't it?!

    years back i visited London and Covent Garden was def one of my faved places there. it does embody a certain magic that differentiates itself from the rest of the city. glad you finally got to be apart of the experience too!! xo ♥

  25. 27 July 2013 / 11:10

    Supermooi jurkje, het staat je echt goed! En wat we toch al niet doen voor onze blogs hé 🙂 heatwave of niet 😉 (zit stiekem gewoon al een hele week in een shortje en topje rond te lopen).

  26. 31 July 2013 / 21:07

    Wauw Nikki, you look fabulous 😉 Groen staat je echt super!

  27. 1 August 2013 / 22:55

    oh wow, groen staat je superschoon, zeker met je haarkleur! prachtige foto's!xo

  28. 4 August 2013 / 22:53

    What a beautiful, beautiful outfit. I adore your classy dress and it looks amazing on you. Cute shoes, too!

  29. 4 August 2013 / 22:56

    What a beautiful, beautiful outfit! I love the classy green dress, and it looks amazing on you. Cute shoes, too!

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