topi tea dress: motel
fedora: topshop
selena bag: la moda
martie shoes: topshop
chunky silver band: kukee

some brands are just damn dangerous for my bank balance! 

motel is one of those websites I go out of my way to avoid browsing due to the sheer amount of temptation on offer, I am however fatally weak (I guess some things are just too pretty to avoid goddamn it)

I finally ordered this dress after a few days of ummming and ahhhing and I'm so glad I did;  it's the perfect little summer dress and really comfortable to wear (now I just have to resist the other three dresses I spotted...)

I also picked up this oversized selena bag from la moda which was a steal at £16 and could quite literally carry a small rhino (ok I exaggerate a little but it's amazingly roomy) I loved the padlock and tassel detail and I wanted a big white summer bag for holiday so it ticked all the boxes. they have some beauties in stock the minute and I'm seriously tempted to go back for another style as they're so darn affordable.

I best get off my laptop, the boy has been on a 100 mile bike ride today and is expecting a slap up meal, god help him (the contents of my fridge include butter, chocolate and a suspicious looking packet of  ham... send help!)

back soon

caroline x

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  1. Everything about this outfit screams perfection and you look adorable in the third photo! :) x

  2. You look gorgeous Caroline! That dress is so pretty, and I love your ring too! xxx

  3. It looks so pretty on you, especially with the hat, I love the hat. My favourite shop is Urban Outfitters, I adore everything!xx

  4. Oh Caroline! I watched a pair of those beautiful shoes on eBay all week and unfortunately the bidding ended whilst I was working. Seeing them in action, looking so gorgeous makes me even sadder I lost them!! Must have white t-bars ASAP. I love contrasting them with black tights :) xoxo

  5. Such a cute outfit!
    I want those shoes.

  6. This dress is just gorgeous!
    It's kind of a blogger dress isn't it? Seen a lot of bloggers with something like it :)

    Looks really pretty on you!
    Mlhauken // Beauty, Lifestyle & a bit Fashion

  7. Absolutely love the dress!! Summer is doing awful things for my bank balance xxx

  8. Love this outfit! I now need that dress! :) x

  9. The dress is lovely, red really suits you! xo

  10. Don't you look as cute as a button?!

  11. Can you be any more perfect?! I'm in love with this dress, it's really similar to that Primark one that's been blogged about a lot recently!


  12. Oo I love your bag :)

    Kerry X

  13. I too adore your dress Caroline, it looks so easy to wear - oh and how cute are those shoesies? I need!


  14. This dress is gorgeous, I love it so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  15. This dress is lovely. I saw something similar on RI website but it was sold out. I never thought to look at Motel for an alternative. It's really nice!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  16. So pretty! I love the pairing of white shoes and the white bag with it :) You look lovely!
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  17. Hey,
    sweet pics and a beautiful dress! :)

  18. I have a dress really similar to this one from River Island, love the Motel print too though :) You look lovely.

    Sweet Monday

  19. I love this dress so much! You look stunning! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  20. I thought the dress was the Primark one I got a while ago (link below), they're pretty identical!

    I love how you've styled it, although I'd be constantly freaking that a gust of wind would reveal my pants to all!!

  21. You look gorgeous in red! I've been tempted to buy a dress like this, but I have decided that I don't suit red! x

  22. You look lovely, red suits you :) The nails look lovely too, I always love your nails arts!
    Rosalie x

  23. I've been eyeing up this motel dress for a while! Think I'm gonna get the white one <3

  24. Love this dress, it's so pretty. Cute shoes too :)
    Lucia's Loves

  25. this dress is so pretty!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

  26. gosh -thanks for all the lovely comments guys!!! <3 xx


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