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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  • 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 🙂

  • Love that dress! What a great location!

  • Posing like a boss! 😉
    Naomi, x

  • That green looks wonderful on you!! Love that you accented it with brown! So pretty!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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

  • very pretty!

  • Staat je leuk dit kleedje en ook supertoffe foto's!

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    You look amazing in that shade of green!

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

  • such a classy summer look from head to toe!! this green dress is perfection! so flattering!

    Animated Confessions

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

    K

  • 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

  • Very beautiful style 😉 Amazing dress 😉

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

    Away From Blue

  • Heel leuk kleedje! Je staat goed met groen!

    xoxo
    Grietje

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

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

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

  • Gorgeous dress!! I'm so loving it.

    Nicole
    settleinn.blogspot.com

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

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

  • 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

  • perfect dress!

  • 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

  • That color looks soooooo good on you!
    I simply adore it!

    Corina
    http://www.cocorrina.com

  • Lovely! Green goes well with your skin tone and coloring.

  • You should always wear Kelly Green. It is a fabulous color on you!

    Nicole
    http://www.eleganceandclutter.com

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

  • extraordinary great!

  • 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

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

  • Waaaauw die jurk staat fantastisch bij je haar!

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

  • Oohh dit staat je echt heel mooi!

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  • Fabulous, and stunning!!

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

  • 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 ♥

  • Dat groen staat je beeldig!

  • this green is perfect on you baby
    really beautiful

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  • 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).

  • Damn girl, you look so freakin' classy! Love this look, glad the sales lady pushed you 😉

    <3

  • Wat een mooie outfit!

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

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

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

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