Teal dress and lemon slice clutch

 Another sales purchase over here, this teal pretty cut-out waist dress is just summery perfection.
I absolutely love this teal/turquoise/aquamarine colour, its just divine and its been absolute pleasure to wear. Its been super muggy and warm here the past few days, so this dress was so light and airy that it made me feel much cooler. A little draft even gets through the waist cut out detail making me feel a little naked but safe in the knowledge that everything is covered šŸ˜‰
As someone who never bares my midriff (post baby.. its a big no no for me, no amount of bio oil fixed that much stretching unfortunately.. ) this dress makes me feel a little daring and cool (temperature wise and street cool haha..who am i kidding!) with its cut out beautiful detail, its unlike any other dresses i own.

Can we just take a moment for The lemon slice clutch.. it is just divine..
So fruity and fresh its a true beaut!
I finished the look off with this neon yellow Yosa necklace just to add a fun pop and last years sales buy Next Outlet sandals.

Hubs and I did attempt a little date night last night, but we missed the cinema because
a. i read the times wrong and we were taking outfit photos before we went #blogger/real-lifefail
b. i also didn’t read the listing correctly as Hercules (gotta love The Rock) was in 3D and we didn’t take our glasses (and i was too stingy to buy yet another pair!)
So we sat outside a restaurant in the sun having drinks and chatting which was even nicer in my books!
Sometimes fails turn in to out nicely šŸ™‚

(ahem, please excuse my really dodgy tan lines.. remember i mentioned burning? well this is the outcome.. pretty huh!)

 Actual Dress(only Ā£10): New Look

Actual Clutch(again only Ā£10): New Look

Sandals: Old Next outlet last year

Actual Necklace:Yosa

Ever have your plans change but to end up having a better time? 

I still want to see Hercules but maybe another day;)

(have you seen it, was it good, did i miss much?)

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  1. July 30, 2014 / 10:09 am

    Gorgeous dress on you. I love that colour too. I might have to pop along to New Look for a closer look! Lynne x

  2. July 30, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Glad it's not just me that does silly things like that. I've been known to walk into the completely wrong film :s

    Chloe x

  3. July 30, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Many times things don't happen exactly the way I thought I wanted them too, but they turn out much better! It's good you missed the movie because the lighting in these shots is magical. I just found your blog and these photos make me want to stay awhile. I love the bright colors, that lemon pouch, and all the foliage in the background. Simply beautiful. Things happen for a reason šŸ™‚

    Ele @ http://inspirationele.blogspot.com/

  4. July 30, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    The yellow and blue are just beautiful on you… bright colours just look sooooo perfect with your hair, hun! The dress is such a cute cut and oh, the necklace…!! All your pieces are so fabulous and make every outfit so, so pretty.

    I'm all for enjoying plans that were changed at the last minute… but what I want to know is what cinema is charging you for 3D glasses?! I've never had to pay for mine but maybe because our cinema is a big Vue. They do recycle them which is good šŸ˜‰

    Oh not seen Hercules – going to see Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend. As it's a Marvel film I'm sure you and Salvatore will be going to see that too?!!

    Happy hump day Rachel

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

  5. July 30, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Gorgoeous color on you Rachael! Love the crochet detailing at the waist line. The lemon clutch is so cute !! I saw a kate spade lemon one that I thought was adorable, I just love the pairing of yellow and blue.
    rom the link up, jess
    please stop by

  6. July 30, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    That dress is so perfect on you + the colour is heaven!! And the failed date night sounds amazing… messing up movie times, sounds exactly like something I'd do!! xoxo

  7. July 30, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    This teal dress is such an amazing colour. The lemon clutch really sets it off. Such great colours together. Actually want everything in this post! The sandals go perfectly…it is so hard to get this colour in sandals particularly!

    Trish x

  8. July 30, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    You look so gorgeous!! I love your hair like that and this color is amazing on you! Plus, how cute is that lemon clutch? Seriously!! Sounds like you had a great night even though you didn't end up at the movies. Sometimes just sitting and talking is the best kind of date šŸ™‚


  9. July 31, 2014 / 3:25 am

    I don't think there has been enough teal in my closet this summer. I love this gorgeous dress!

  10. July 31, 2014 / 8:45 am

    WOW Rachel that turquoise blue dress is stunning as is the lemon clutch, and the sandals match the dress to perfection. Beautiful Daytime Look. =)

  11. July 31, 2014 / 10:15 am

    That clutch is SO fun. I have a thing for lemons!

  12. July 31, 2014 / 10:26 am

    Teal and lemon look so summery and smashing together. šŸ™‚ Im really glad you stick to bright colours even though your style have changed quite a lot. šŸ˜‰ You have evolved into a mature, grown up look but I cant seem to shake of my love for childish prints. šŸ˜‰ hehehe Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment, means a lot! šŸ™‚ xxx Monica

  13. July 31, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    You look lovely here, that clutch is perfect!

    Maria xxx

  14. August 5, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    I love the clutch bag, it's so cute. Like I said in my previous comment, you are stunning, I really wish I could pull off the same looks!
    Stunningly Inept

  15. August 6, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Oh, this look is so pretty on you! I love that you made the best of your evening and had a great time with your love;)

  16. August 8, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Such a beautiful colour and the lemon clutch works so well against the teal!

    Tara x

  17. August 13, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    That is such a pretty outfit Rachel & LOL at the cinema failings! You are so right though as sometimes the best times are the unplanned ones! It sounds like you had a lovely evening together! Ax

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