FASHION | Hawaiian Dress

Dress - River Island (old) | Shoes - Topshop

One of the few dresses I own and love, even though it's gotten a little bit smaller and I've gotten a little bit bigger so the fit isn't as roomy and smocky as it once was! But it's such a lovely, light material and I adore the buttons that go all the way down. Definitely a classic that I'll be wearing for years (providing both of us stay the same size!)

Yesterday after my hospital scan I did go to Matalan and even though they had lots of lovely stuff I was very good and didn't buy anything. Then lots of family came round for dinner which was lovely also. Yesterday was just a really nice day in general apart from when I got tagged in photos from my old work's Christmas party, I thought I'd gotten away with it but noooo they finally surfaced six months later. Does anyone else's heart just stop when a notification pops up from Facebook on your phone saying 'You have been tagged in a photo'...the worst! Still, it's nice to see the memories because I definitely can't remember much of that night at all. 

Today I'd like to get a few chores done but I downloaded The Sims 3 last night so I know how my day'll be going instead. How much of an unemployed bum am I? I lost my discs ages ago when I moved rooms and was devo but it's only £7.49 to download on Origin (thank you Ellis for the tip off!) Hope your day will be more productive but just as enjoyable as mine.

Josie x



  1. daisychaindream11 June 2014 at 07:04

    I love this dress! You should wear dresses more <3 xx

  2. I dread the dreaded Facebook photo tag notification. It always ends in misery for me! Lovely dress - the print is so pretty x

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  3. Love the look!
    I secretly really like being tagged in facebook pictures:)

  4. What a pretty dress the flower detail is really lovely. Well done on not buying anything in matalan, good self restraint. Enjoy playing Sims Lucy

  5. It is the worst I hate photo tags! Love this dress though looks lovely! Hope the scan went well xx

  6. I love this dress, it is perfect for summer time :)

  7. Such a pretty dress and I am in love with birkenstocks atm!

  8. Such a cute dress:) And yeah....I dread those dang FB tagged photos. You never know what might pop up!

  9. The print on that dress is so lovely, I need more monochrome florals in my life! The button detail is super cute too. Facebook tags are also my nemesis, I feel like they should have a feature where you have to approve the tag first before it pops up on your timeline...

  10. Love the print on this dress! And I get the same when I get a tagged in photo notification, it's even worse if my phone internet is playing up and it won't load!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  11. Such a pretty print! I love the white vibe of your bedroom also!

    Angela xxx
    The Sunday Chapter

  12. you look lovely in this dress josie! and you're most certainly making me want some sandals!x

  13. Omg your skin is flawless. Thankfully smocks are forgiving so I'd say you've got a way to go on the waistline before it doesn't fit at all! My day IS as productive as yours actually because I'm not moving from bed and binging OITNB.

    Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

  14. Diana Cloudlet11 June 2014 at 14:08

    Dear, your blog is amazing! i’m impressed by your design & photos!

    everything is magnificent!

    will be happy to see you in my blog)

  15. Its so great seeing you in a dress, that must mean the weather is good on your side of the world. You look so pretty. Thanks for your opinion on my last post...hope your week is going well.

  16. Haha oh I am definitely gonna have to look out my Sims 3 discs now!! Are you excited for Sims 4? Looks like it should be good! :)

    Gorgeous dress btw doll. Love the shirt style xx

    Little Miss Katy | Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty

  17. great dress. have fun with your new game


  18. I love dresses that look vintage like this one. looks great love!

  19. You look so lovely in that dress :)
    I went out with friends a while ago and the venue uploaded was horrific.
    Didn't know you could download sims3! I know what I'm doing all summer...


    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?




  21. Diana Ashuayem11 June 2014 at 22:52

    I love your dress! So pretty.

  22. It has such a cute fit! I HATE being tagged in photos haha. Well done for resisting the Matalan rails! I think all the sales start at the end of this month anyhoo. Save your pennies!

    Tara x

  23. Euge Etcheverry12 June 2014 at 04:01

    This is a great outfit! I love the dress :) You look amazing!

  24. This gorgeous dress was made for you Josie! <3

    I love the Hawaiian print, such a nice twist on the cliche floral stuff the shops always churn out, makes a fab change IMO!

    Sounds like you're having a fab week, which makes me dead happy ;-) Haha oh my gosh YES! Facebook tagging just resonates with mortification doesn't it?! The only time I ever got out and partied (I really have no social life!!) I managed to get tagged doing dodgy moves looking the worst for wear. Why was Facebook invented again o.O

    The Sims, ahh love it!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  25. I love this dress and you are beautiful! I love your blog and I have started following you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.

  26. Love this dress! x

  27. Lovely dress! I agree, Matalan has some gorgeous stock in at the moment, I applaud you for not buying anything! xxx

  28. Edita Lozovska12 June 2014 at 12:41

    aww Josie - you are in Birkenstocks - looking great :)


  29. So cute, I love your room!

  30. I love that dress! So pretty + you have such an immaculate figure. And ha...yes Sims 3 will consume you!

    xo, N

  31. Sandeep Kaur Sandhu12 June 2014 at 19:37

    so beautiful
    Want to follow each other?
    Sandy Sandhu

  32. I am so obsessed with Hawaiian prints at the moment! Swoon! ~ Claire

  33. Love this dress on you Josie! It looks so girl-y and comfy at the same time.

    Haha I hate being tagged in pictures, that's one of the reasons why I deleted my personal facebook years ago, couldn't stand it! ;)


    My beauty and lifestyle blog

  34. Lovely dress! xx

  35. I normally don't like Hawaiian prints but I like this one, must be the black and white. Plus you look stunning in it!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  36. Super cute, loving the floral print, my signature "color" for summer! Those birkenstocks finish the look with ease, casual cool hun!

    xo- Julie

    Peace! Love! LOL!

    Haute Khuuture

  37. This dress looks lovely on you! Sims is SO addictive. I used to spend summer holidays stuck in front of that game!

    Saskia /

  38. Love the print on this dress!

  39. This dress looks lovely on you and it's nice to see a tropical print in darker colours, I've been looking for something like this cos I'm not really one for the rave coloured tropical prints! And can I just say how flawless your skin looks, it's gorgeous!! :) xx

  40. The dress has this quirky vintage look to it, I love it! I am on the hunt for one! I absolutely hate being tagged in pictures especially when I look like I stepped off planet ugly in them looool I swiftly removed all of them off my fb the other day as it happens lol! x

    ps. thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)

  41. Such a lovely day dress, so so pretty, you're looking rather tanned too Josie! Hope your scan went ok and the results are all good. I know the feeling of Facebook dread paha, though I care a lot less now about unflattering photos than I did when I was younger! I love seeing all the memories in Facebook photos, it's so nostalgic to scroll through them all. Don't tempt me with the Sims!!! It's far too easy to get addicted to, I'm a sucker for getting infinite money and spending four years building my dream home then killing off the characters in a fire by taking away the door.. haha! xxx


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