Friday, 23 June 2017

Breezy Summer Dress (& #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

We have had the most glorious week of sunshine and a 30 degree heat-wave here in Wales and it has been divine. 
I have to say though, when this weather arrives my fashion senses go on strike. Its too hot to accessorise, and i totally go in for the 'as little clothing as possible without getting arrested for indecent exposure' look. So its simple light dresses all round for me and this 100% cotton dress from one of my favourite companies Seasalt Cornwall was just the ticket.
Light easy and breezy, the perfect warm weather companion. I'm looking forward to taking this on holiday with me in August as i feel it could be perfect family holiday attire, in the sense of it works for a number of holiday occasions, day-wear, cover up for a beach day, sight seeing and a casual evening meal. That is definitely a good all rounder of a dress don't you think? 
Catherine also very skillfully mixed this dress with jeans and a white tee layered underneath which looked divine, so I shall be taking inspiration from the fabulous Catherine and try dabbling with layers too (its just calling out for a denim jacket to be its buddy isn't it?!).

The espadrilles have to be at least 5 years old (but quite possibly 7 years... i cant remember!) and i found them in my attic when i was switching over my summer clothes, they had gotten lost along the bottom of some piles (of crap) and haven't seen the light of day for a couple of years, but i am so pleased to have found them as they've barely left my feet. 
It's fait to say espadrilles never ever go out of Summer fashion and are definitely a shoes style that you will pull out year upon year. These are sublimely comfy and the neutrality of the navy makes them go with pretty much everything.
Ive put a few Espadrille options down below for you to peruse as i really think its the shoe for every women!

Outfit Details
Navy Espadrilles, these are the closest
Seasalt Dress
Yellow Bag

Espadrille Options



  1. Espadrilles are by far my favourite footwear at the moment.Love the dress and the colours really look good on you Rachel. Have a fab weekend xx

  2. Your maxi dress is beautiful and I like your espadrilles with it :) I'm a big fan of simple accessory free dresses in the summer heat too :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. What a vivacious sea of colours your dress is, Rachel. Alive and fun and joyful. Perfect for Summer :) as are those espadrilles. I always love a comfy pair of espadrille wedges although we'd probably wear them (almost) all year long here in Houston.

  4. What a pretty dress, love the coolness of it, the espadrilles finish it off perfectly. Jacqui

  5. That's a really pretty dress. I love Seasalt. Wondering at mo if it's too long for my 5ft. I have a yellow bag from Accessorize. A great splash of colour.

  6. Easy breezy! You look so relaxed and happy Rachel. Lovely! x

  7. Lovely dress! We are finally warming up here in the Idaho mountains. Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  8. It may be too hot for accessories, but that dress does all the work for you with its amazing print and bright colors! And your espadrilles are so cute! Glad you found them and can wear them again!

  9. I love that every summer I can pull out espadrilles and they work!! But I know what you mean about accessories!!
    Have a great weekend, Rachel!

  10. Rachael, I adore this dress on you! The style and the bright pattern is perfect for summer. I love the midi style as well. I wear the death out of my white espadrilles, perhaps I need to look for another summer pair. love those
    jess xx

  11. I love the colors and print on this dress! So perfect for summer.

  12. This dress is so beautiful! I love the bright colors and pattern. Perfectly breezy for a hot day!

    xx, Elise

  13. What a great lively dress. I love the colors and pattern - it suits you. Great wedges too.

    Welcome by and join my linkup Rachel. <3 Ada.

  14. I agree...accessorizing is rough when it's hot out! I go for light layered necklace and a few bracelets at the most. I cannot stand being too hot!! You look beautiful though, the dress is perfect for a heatwave.

  15. Espadrilles never go out of style! So glad you found them in your attic!

    Thanks for the linkup!


  16. Beautiful, Rachel! What a fun and interesting print. And I love that you paired a yellow bag with it! Unexpected and so perfect!


  17. That maxi dress is lovely. I agree with you concerning when the weathe ris hot. I,too dress as light as possible.

  18. Rachel I'm so glad you got the dress and that you loved it too, it looks amaaaaaazing on you! I just wish I had a fab pair of pins like you so I could wear mine without jeans... the split is far too high for me to get my legs out :(

    And I agree about espadrilles - they are THE shoe of any summer. How cool that yours are years old and so on trend this year?!!

    Thanks so much for the mention sweetie!

    Catherine x

  19. Beautiful dress Rachel! It looks fab with the espadrilles...don't you just love it when you rediscover something after being stored away for years? :-)

    Emma xxx


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