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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Boho Florals

Boho floral dress from Marks and Spencer worn with leggings and ankle boots
"Boho florals" - brightly colored florals, often in the form of embroidery, and on a black background, are everywhere. I got this dress from Marks and Spencer a few weeks ago with a view to wearing it on Mother's Day when we always go put for lunch.  It's available here and M&S also have a slightly different version in separates: half-sleeve top and A line skirt.

I first tried it on with sheer black tights, thinking this would look lighter for spring, but I think the dress needs solids otherwise it looks fuddy duddy, so I added leggings, ankle boots and a cropped cashmere cardi plus a chunky necklace from Topshop. The picture at the bottom shows me wearing it "straight" with a belt, the sheer tights and Mary Janes, and I think it looks just awful. I have been mugged by flowers!
Boho floral dress from Marks and Spencer worn with leggings and ankle boots
I don't feel that the boho florals look is great on me so reader, I actually sent the dress back. Now you're all going to tell me it's fantastic :-)

Embroidered boho floral dress worn the wrong way
Sharing this post with Laurie at Vanity and Me; Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style,  Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style and Fabulous Friday at A Handful of Polka Dots.


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A few different ways with Belts (Mon 6 March)
Beauty hits and misses (Saturday 4th March)
Mother's Day gifts for the older Mum (Weds8 March)

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15 comments

  1. What a beautiful dress! It looks like a great one for all year round! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  2. I actually like the dress a lot, and I think you look great, but you have to feel comfortable! I have a floral dress, and I like it most with a black sweater over it (which I just realized "hides" some of the flowers...).

    So what are you going to wear on Mother's Day now?

    Andrea
    www.andreaswellnessnotes.com

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    1. That's a good question Andrea! I like the dress but only with the cardigan and leggings, and it'll soon be too hot for them. For Mother's Day I have high hopes of a new Ted Baker top in maroon....stay tooned!

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  3. Wow---I'm so surprised you didn't like the dress, Gail! The sleeves give it a little flair and the flowers look nice! In fact, I don't think they are overpowering at all--maybe because of the black background.
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. So surprised you sent it back! Love this dress, the mesh sleeves are gorgeous.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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    1. It's a pretty dress...but with summer approaching I didn't like it worn on its own. Maybe I should get the skirt....!

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I first thought you are wearing a skirt. Very nice dress! Very nice outfit!

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  6. I think that's a lovely dress. I love how you styled it and think it would look lovely on it's own minus the stockings and with different footwear. You would probably get a different perception of it if you took photos in a different location too.

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  7. I am partial to florals myself but it is you that needs to feel awesome in the dress.

    If you're not feeling it you did the right thing.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  8. The dress is pretty enough, but not very enthralling if you were in doubt enough to send it back Gail. Sheer tights and belt were the deciding factor for me - send it back!

    Have a lovely weekend x
    Anna

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  9. I love it with the Cardigan. It looks really good, and I would have screamed at you not to send it back. However I don't like it without the cardigan. I think it's the sleeves. Always best to go with your instinct anyway regardless of what anyone else says. Thank you so much for linking up ail. Have a great week xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  10. I love how you've dampened down the floral with the plain cardigan. It really works. Spring like too in the lighter cardigan colour.

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