Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany + Style With a Smile Link Up

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany

I’m just back from a wonderful holiday in Brittany where we took advantage of the beautiful surroundings for these photos. I’m very lucky that my dad lives in such a picturesque part of the world which is only an hour’s flight away. We go every Summer but I’m hoping to make more frequent trips, even if it’s only for a few days with hand luggage. I’m not one to travel light but you really don’t need to take much (note to self!) as smart casual is the norm in Brittany.

At first I was unsure about this dress, but when I took a moment in the changing room to envisage how I’d wear it I was sold on it.

I packed mostly casual clothes, with a couple of pairs of culottes and two dresses – this yellow one and my striped White Stuff dress which I bought for Madrid last September. I picked up this yellow dress in M&S recently when I popped in to collect an online order. At the same time I also bought some bright pink culottes which I’ll be featuring on the blog soon. Both were in the sale so longer available but I’ve found some other gorgeous yellow dresses for you in the Shop the Post gallery. At first I was unsure about this dress, but when I took a moment in the changing room to envisage how I’d wear it I was sold on it. It has a slip under it so no worries about it being see through.

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany

Wearing this Marks & Spencer sunshine yellow dress in Brittany complimented the stunning array of hydrangeas lining the country lanes.

We were quite lucky with the weather considering it can be very changeable, just like in the UK. There was a little bit of rain, but for the most part it was warm, even when it was overcast. We managed three trips to the beach which pleased the kids (Isobel has a French playmate when we visit so they keep each other amused!). As well as enjoying the seaside, we enjoyed exploring the little hamlets and admiring the beautiful flowers in full bloom. Wearing this Marks & Spencer sunshine yellow dress in Brittany complimented the stunning array of hydrangeas lining the country lanes.

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany

The low wedge of these Clarks gold espadrilles add a bit of height, which I think works best with the midi length of the dress.

Apart from trainers and FitFlops I only took my gold espadrilles and a pair of flat sandals. I’ve learned from experience that taking heels on holiday is almost always a waste of time and case space. The low wedge of these Clarks gold espadrilles add a bit of height, which I think works best with the midi length of the dress. I take this beige bag on every holiday because it goes with everything and holds plenty. My straw hat is another holiday wardrobe hero; it’s survived being crammed into a case countless times. It’s getting a bit battered now but for only a few quid it’s been one of my best buys.Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany


Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany

The drawstring neckline of the dress meant I didn’t need a necklace so I just added a ring and bracelet. The matching wrist ties are a really pretty feature of the dress; cinching in the sleeves shows off a bracelet perfectly. This one is from Azuni and is part of a bundle I won in a Facebook competition. It’s actually the second time I’ve won jewellery from them…lucky me eh? 😉

Do you like wearing yellow or do you steer clear? It’s link up day so scroll down and share what you’ve been wearing!

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany Azuni gold bangle Jord wood watch Pia sapphire ring

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany

Marks an Spencer Sunshine Yellow Dress in Brittany Clarks gold espadrilles

Marks & Spencer dress (sold out but this one is similar) | Clarks espadrilles (similar herehere and here | hat from Matalan (old, similar) | Azuni bangle | Pia ring | handbag from TK Maxx (old) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses


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  1. August 1, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful, Emma. Yellow is definitely your colour. WOW! I love the dress too… it’s gorgeous! Brittany looks totally charming… how wonderful that your father lives there.
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner

  2. August 1, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    You scream summer! Fabulous dress!

  3. August 1, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Emma you look amazing in this yellow dress. Wonderful pictures 🙂
    Thank you for hosting.
    XO Tina

  4. August 1, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Very pretty yellow dress! It is so sunny and I like the tiered ruffles. Your gold espadrilles and hat look great with it. I hope you had a great visit!

    • August 8, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Thanks Jennie, yes it was a great holiday 🙂

  5. August 1, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    What a beautiful colour Emma! Beautiful photos.

    • August 8, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Thanks Jess! Yes, we’re very lucky that dad lives in such a beautiful part of the world that’s not too far away 🙂

  6. August 1, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    This is a lovely look on you and perfect for wearing during a holiday. I like bits of yellow and I’m wearing it in one of my posts I added to the link up. Thanks for sharing your fabulous look and for hosting.


  7. August 1, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Beautiful scenery and that dress looks gorgeous on you! I also love to wear yellow, it puts a smile on my face as it’s such a jolly colour!

  8. August 1, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Such a glorious colour Emma, works well with your super backdrop. Love France and your holiday sounds fabulous. Thanks for the line up. x Jacqui

  9. August 2, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Really love your yellow dress Emma – it looks superb on you. Funny thing about yellow. Quite some time ago I wrote a post about why everyone needs a piece of yellow in their wardrobe – it complements this post perfectly 😉

    Loving the pictures of Brittany – I have still to get there, Normandy is the closest I have been.

    xoxo Yvonne

    • August 8, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thanks Yvonne! It’s impossible to be grumpy wearing yellow and it gets so many compliments, it obviously cheers everone else up too! Britanny is beautiful, so relaxing, I’m sure you’d love it 🙂

  10. August 2, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Love your yellow dress! Such a perfect summer look!

  11. August 3, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    love that yellow dress on you!!! SO pretty!

  12. August 3, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    That yellow dress was made for you! I love how it pops in your photos!

  13. August 5, 2017 / 5:02 am

    Thank you for linking up to the Top of the World Style Linkup party. Yellow looks great on you.

  14. August 5, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    You are a ray of sunshine in this dress. Very feminine. Your gold wedges are good with the dress and when you are back home a stunning high heel would be nice too. Or cowboy boots.

    • August 8, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Thanks so much Greetje 🙂 Yes cowboy boots…what a great idea! I have some in a cupboard somewhere!

  15. August 6, 2017 / 1:57 am

    Yellow is such a happy color. This dress looks adorable on you and comfortable, too!


  16. September 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Your sunshine yellow dress lets you fit right in – another blossom among the flowers! Your straw hat is the perfect travel accessory, it goes with so much and is wonderful rain or shine! Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

  17. July 30, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Stunning yellow dress – sometimes you just need to take that moment to envisage it in a certain location. I’m so glad you did because it looks amazing on you! xx

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