This blue and white striped long shirt dress is another one from my recent Zara haul. I ordered it at the same time as the green dress, and the red and blue floral print dress. Oddly I had to exchange it for the next size up; usually I take a medium in Zara but I needed the large in this dress because the fit across the bust isn’t very generous. Sometimes Zara sizing really baffles me. This dress first caught my eye when saw it on a friend of Greetje’s, who kindly told me where it was from. Sadly it’s now sold out, but I’ve linked to some similar ones.
I wanted a comfortable outfit that I can wear for shopping and walking around. My feet have been quite painful lately, especially my left big toe (the bunion certainly doesn’t help). I’m starting to think I may have arthritis so I need sensible shoes with plenty of support. Luckily Jake Shoes recently sent me these gorgeous FitFlops and now my feet are on cloud nine!
I have a few other pairs of FitFlops, including some boots which I live in during the Winter. I swear that it shows on my face when my feet are happy…being able to walk for miles without my feet hurting is very liberating. They say you should have a comfortable bed and shoes because you spend most of the time either on your feet or asleep. Although working in a newsroom and on the blog at home means I spend a fair amount of time sitting on my derriere. Good job I have a very comfy sofa too then 😉
I chose these metallic blush FitFlops because they will go with just about everything. My other pairs are not so fancy, so it’s great to have a more dressy version. Because this outfit is for wearing out and about, shopping etc, I opted for a big straw shopper bag that my mum gave to me. It’s from Joules and is quite a few years old, but I’ve linked to some similar options in the widget.
SHOP THE LOOK
I bought these earrings in the Azuni sale last week, along with a bracelet and necklace which I’ll feature in an upcoming post. They are scarab beetles with lapis lazuli…very Egyptian!
Zara dress | FitFlops c/o Jake Shoes | Joules straw bag (old) | Jord watch c/o | Azuni bangle and earrings | ring from France
Last week’s favourites were…
Jennie of A Pocketful of Polks Dots, Suzi of Alternative Ageing and Nalil of Thirty Minus One!
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I’ve been so tempted to buy this dress, it’s really popular online. A little too long, unfortunately. Looks fantastic on you Emma. Love the bag too xx
I need those shoes! I have bunions and I am always searching for comfortable shoes!
Those shoes go perfectly with this dress, Emma!! I love all of the jewelry you added too—it makes the whole outfit shine!!
What a gorgeous shirt dress!
Chambry and white is such a clean and fresh look-your dress is wonderful.
Emma, I adore this dress! It is so perfect for any summer occasion! And those sandals are lovely. Cute and comfortable, you can’t beat that!
I saw today Zara have a very tempting sale! Lots of outfits for under £30! The dress you feature is such a great buy – smart yet casual, timeless. And your red hot pokers are looking great in the garden!
What a lovely dress. So easy to dress up or down. Don’t forget Thursday is A Labour of Fashion Link up and I would love to see you come share your looks of the week.
Oh don’t start me about Zara! Every time I lol at their site, I see these amazing clothes! I heard that their sale starts on Thursday! Ice already have my eye on some outfits! Sssttttt.
Beautiful dress btw!
Pretty dress! I like the mix of stripes and fronds, as well as the colors. So perfect for summer! Those FitFops look so cute and sound quite comfortable. Thank you very much for the feature, Emma!
Such a fresh and pretty dress on you Emma! xx
Love the dress on you ! I have thought about this dress myself, I mentioend on twitter, this and the red /blue floral were some of my favorites from this season. The style and fit is fab on you! The white feathers are such a pretty print against the blue. My mom during her visit showed me her FitFlops, they look comfy! I like the jewels on yours. I cant wear anything between my toes, as I get blisters, but I know what you mean about happy feet!
Pretty earrings too!
Have a great week!
The entire outfit is perfect for spring and early summer. Those shoes look nice and cushy. I swear the older I get the more I want comfortable shoes. Sometimes I think I have arthritis in my big toe too. Such a pain! (literally)
Love this classic silhouette on you—yay for Zara hauls! My cart is all loaded up, waiting for their next sale! 🙂
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What a beautiful dress. I’m seeing shirt dresses everywhere at the moment. This style looks fabulous on you Emma but sadly being so short it would drown me!
That’s a terrific dress, with lots of versatility, Emma. And your new sandals look chic AND comfortable! thanks for linking up, xo
Your shirt dress is so cute Emma!! The length adds extra umph to it 🙂
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Such a great striped dress. I love the white and blue stripes for summer!
Those FitFlops are really cute! I love having some comfortable and cute shoe options!
This dress was made for you!
Hello Emma, thank you so much for featuring me in your favourites Link Up! Very proud. Love those colours on you and that basket….and the pussycat photo bombing you! Great blog. x
Such a lovely dress Emma. I love long floaty dresses 🙂 Love your bag too. Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays.
It’s a wonderful dress Emma, and I must visit Zara more often as I always find something I love when I go there. Thanks for sharing this summery outfit, love the bag – I borrowed my god-daughters for a future blog post, and will be buying another when I go away I think! Jacqui Mummabstylish
What a pretty dress! Zara has the best pieces – I always have to restrain myself when I go in there! I have bunions too – so I feel your pain! Your sandals are so cute, though!
Emma I can imagine that we see in your face when your feets hurt. Me too.
You look gorgeous in this dress and this comfy shoes are wonderful:)
Such a cute, casual outfit, Emma! And the bag is adorable! You are SO right about the shoes; if your shoes hurt, you can’t enjoy doing anything!! Your flops are very cute. Have a great week!
Great dress, Emma! I do like the style of dress but whenever I’ve tried them on me, they just don’t look right, for some reason! I’m a big fan of FitFlops too – they’re incredible comfortable aren’t they?