Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Holy Shift Dress!

For my loyal readers, you will remember I recently did a post on Spring/Summer 2015 HERE. I said Shift Dresses are a season trend that we need to be on the lookout for.   Statement prints and bursts of color, such as blues, are hot on the list of patterns and colors. I'm a very lucky girl and was gifted a beautiful blue shift dress by a lovely girlfriend from Boden USA. I know I shall continue to get so much enjoyment out of this cheery dress as the season kicks on. I wanted to show you some different ways YummoMummo likes to wear a shift dress. I am very conscious of keeping things just below my knee, no higher, so some versatility in the dress is important to me as well as being fun and showing my style and individuality. Remember, rules are out the door these days, so play around with fashion and have fun, fun, fun. And I certainly did in the California sun! Also, since it's not sweltering hot yet but the season is changing, some of the ways I wear a shift dress adds some layers for warmth and comfort. In Northern California, one certainly needs to dress in layers they can peel off as the day warms up.




Glasses / Forever 21 / $5
Shift Dress / Boden USA / similar HERE
Gold Plated Bracelet / Jackie Link Bracelet from Stella and Dot / $69 / HERE


Below I have added a piece I purchased for my Spring Summer wardrobe. A super fresh white jacket. And I have added a flower detail to the lapel for a bit of something extra. Paired with some blue earrings and some gold flats, and I am ready to go and have some Spring fun! White Jacket / Forever 21 Classic Woven Blazer / $24 HERE
Northern California is all about dressing in layers so below is a perfect example of that. I paired the shift dress with some Curvy Gap jeans and added a belt.  I feel the belt really helps define my waist a bit more in a dress where it can otherwise get lost. Defining my waist is important for my pear shaped body type. I switched out the earrings for some more colorful statement ear candy and popped on my black wedges. Consider switching out the blue jeans for a beautifully crisp white pair!

Below is the dress just beautifully and simply paired with some black high heel pumps, and some blue statement earrings that pick up the blue in the dress. Add some red lips, and the look is simply and stylishly complete. Also, wearing this dress with some height in the heels helps elongate my legs.
Man o man, my legs need some sunshine (tan)! C'mon Summer!



I truly hope you have enjoyed the blogpost about some Shift Dress fun. 
Leave me a comment below with your favorite outfit? I read and respond to ALL comments.

*Disclosure: I am not a trained photographer nor trained in how to pose for photos, I am just a Mum trying to share some insights and inspiration with you. In being truly authentic to my cause, I have used my own clothes and used myself in the photos whole-heartily. Enjoy! 

12 comments:

  1. Wow this dress is amazing, the colour literally pops. I love it so much! xxx

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    1. It sure does pop, Laura, thanks for reading. I don't know about you but I am so excited for Spring!

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  2. That dress just screams happy days and looks awesome on you. Great versatility too which I wouldn't of initially thought.

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    1. A shift dress can be SO versatile and I really wanted to show that, so I am glad you enjoyed reading it. Have a great weekend ahead. x

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  3. The dress is so beautiful and it looks great on you! I love floral and blue so your dress is just perfect for me!

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    1. Looks like you need to go out and get yourself one. I have a similar one on the post so check it out in the link.

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  4. This dress is gorgeous on you and I love the different ways you wore it!

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    1. Thanks Priyanka, had a lot of fun playing around with it. x

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    1. Floral so reminds me of Spring that it's a must have in anyone's spring wardrobe. Thanks for reading Valerie! x

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  6. Blue is one of my favorite colors. Love the different ways you styled it!

    http://kaysways.com

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    1. Thanks Kays, glad you enjoyed the post. x

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