Help me out with a little research experiment, Blog Reader. How many of you can’t resist buying something new and perhaps that little bit different for a holiday? I call these items my ‘holiday purchases’ – whilst the vacation itself is for relaxing and exploring and rarely (perhaps surprisingly for me, shopping), before I head off I tend to buy one new thing to take with me and enjoy wearing.
This Zara dress was my Turkey-holiday-purchase. I bought it in London in fact, quite taken with the neckline and bewitched by the print (shock, horror*).
I wore this dress often last week and I’m now looking to Mary Katrantzou and Erdem for the inspiration that will help me continue to wear it beyond my trip. Erdem – the eternal king of floral prints in my book – has some delightful dresses in their new resort 2013 collection. Perhaps a bit more sombre than their usual designs, I nonetheless liked the silhouettes and use of lace:
Catwalk images above from Elle.com. Top, Erdem resort 2013. Below, Mary Katrantzou spring / summer 2012.
Wearing: Dress, Zara (no longer available on line, similar alternatives here and here); Leather ‘O’ bracelet (just seen) Bordelle; Clutch by CurlyInTheCity – her Etsy shop here. Sunglasses, GUESS.
*Alright, alright, I might just have to concede that I can now ‘do’ print *gasps*