Eva Trends navy shift dress + link up

November 20, 2018

Eva Trends navy shift dress

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week has got off to a good start 🙂 I’ve been packing away my Summer clothes, which I’m always reluctant to do. I still haven’t finished, but I’m determined to get it all done by the end of the week. Apparently the weather is due to turn very cold over the next few days so I can’t put it off any longer.

This loose-fitting Eva Trends shift dress (which I think is more like a kaftan) was perfect for throwing on after a day at the beach.

It certainly wasn’t cold in Barbados where we took these photos. I’m definitely missing those hot days and balmy evenings. This loose-fitting Eva Trends shift dress (which I think is more like a kaftan) was perfect for throwing on after a day at the beach. When I ordered it I thought it might look very sack-like and unflattering, but I was surprised to find it fits really well.

The contrasting line down the front helps to create an elongating effect and counteracts the loose style. The pockets are a very welcome feature too. But it’s the fabric that really makes it a winner for me; it’s 100% cotton and feels lovely on. I would describe it as a medium weight fabric, so better suited for warm evenings rather than hot and humid days.

Eva Trends navy shift dress

A pair of neutral-coloured flats and these wedges, plus my FitFlops are all I need for a beach holiday.

My Clarks gold wedge espadrilles are holiday footwear favourites. They are really comfortable and go with everything. Gone are the days when I used to take ten pairs of shoes on holiday. A pair of neutral-coloured flats and these wedges, plus my FitFlops are all I need for a beach holiday. If there’s a gym I take my running shoes too and stuff them with toiletries to save space in my case. It’s amazing what you can fit in them!

Apart from the turquoise ring, I kept my jewellery neutral. I’m a bit obsessed with tassel earrings and took at least eight pairs in various colours! (No, I didn’t wear them all!).  The bangle is so old, I must have bought it over twenty years ago. It comes on every holiday though and gets plenty of wear. Some things become tried and tested favourites…I’m sure this dress will too.

Don’t forget you can get 10% off your Eva Trends order with the code EP10!

Have you packed your Summer clothes away yet? Do you look forward to it or dread it?

Eva Trends navy shift dress

Eva Trends navy shift dress

Eva Trends navy shift dress

Eva Trends navy shift dress, Ottoman Hands turquoise ring

Eva Trends navy shift dress

Dress c/o Eva Trends | Clarks wedge espadrilles (similar) | Zara earrings | Ottoman Hands ring


Last week’s favourites were…

Leah Behr, Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish and Laura of I Do deClaire!


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26 responses to “Eva Trends navy shift dress + link up”

  1. Eva Trends is really making its rounds through blogland! My new things should be here Friday! I am loving this fun dress on you. It is perfect for so many occasions or just lounging in! Super cute!


  2. Suzy Turner says:

    That dress is perfect for the hot Barbados weather, Emma! My friends have just booked to go there in January and they’re super excited! I’ve been once but I was only about five or six. Maybe one day I’ll make it back there 🙂
    Suzy xxx

  3. Oh, that must have been a great trip. I really like that Eva Trends dress on you. I linked up the black one that I posted about this week.

  4. Gail says:

    Perfect dress for a holiday. Pretty turquoise bracelet and nails! I packed my summer stuff away quite early but I kept a few pieces out in case the weather stayed warm.

  5. That looks like it was so much fun! I just adore your dress. The style is perfect and highly versatile:)


  6. Your vacation sounded so nice! I would love to get away when its the coldest here to somewhere balmy myself. Your dress is so perfect for the setting and I love the aqau blue nails and jewelry you are wearing. Your makeup always looks so fresh and pretty!
    jess xx

  7. amy says:

    That looks like my kind of dress. So cute and comfy! Love your nails and jewelry too.

  8. Jodie says:

    It’s such a lovely dress, Emma. I love the vertical stripe down the front for pizzazz!!
    I never used to put away my summer things, but for some reason my closet has shrunk…and I didn’t even put it in the dryer…LOL!!

  9. Laurie says:

    Isn’t it cold! I haven’t changed over the wardrobe yet either. I’m heading home full time from mums this week and I’m looking forward to getting sorted out! xx Dress is lovely btw

  10. Rena says:

    I packed already my summer clothes away because it got cold here in Bavaria … your dress is super beautiful!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  11. Kim says:

    Well, there is not much mix of seasons, here, but I am not wearing my most summery looking things, I’m actually tired of them! This looks like the perfect after beach dress.

  12. Cheryl Shops says:

    I love your vacation look with the caftan, statement earrings, and slicked-back hair. I went to Barbados years ago and loved it, especially the rum punch!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  13. Ruth says:

    That dress is so unique! I love the shape of it and the detailing down the front is so unique and really sets it apart!


  14. Sasha says:

    This is such a lovely dress, Emma! I love how you’ve accessorised it too! Those tassel earrings are so pretty and I don’t think you can ever have too many! 😉 I always take beaded necklaces in various colours when I go on holidays, to give me colour choices and they don’t take up much room! Hope you’re having a great week so far, Emma! XXX

  15. Such lovely lighting there in Barbados! You look wonderful in the blue Emma. Wasn’t it freezing today!? I had snow on my car! xx

  16. Darlene says:


    That dress is darling!! And so perfect on you! And you can’t beat cotton!

    Have a wonderful week!

    xx Darlene

  17. Ada says:

    Your kaftan dress is gorgeous, Love the length, fit, colors and print. Also love your jewelry and how the pretty ring matched your aqua nail polish. I’d love to visit Bahamas one day. Hope you had a great time!

    Make sure to link up your latest this week on Thursday Moda! You’d also enjoy my latest collaboration post. Welcome by. =)

    Have a fantastic holiday weekend and Happy Thanksgiving! <3 Ada.

  18. Laura says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my outfit from last week! I love your Eva Trends dress! The detail down the front is really fun!

  19. Anna Shirley says:

    That is perfect vacation dress! You styled it nicely. I hope that you had a great time. o)


  20. Jessica says:

    That’s a lovely dress you have here dear! So comfy and flowy. And your earrings are super pretty too!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I love this. I’m not a huge kaftan fan but this has enough form in it to be flattering and comfy. Love it


  22. Liz says:

    This dress is so pretty! What a great color on you!

  23. You are making me want to go some place warm and sunny. This dress is perfect for throwing on just like that. Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. Sugar Lane says:

    The tunic is really smart, and I love your manicure with that ring and bracelet!
    have a great weekend,

  25. Shauna says:

    This blue dress is just gorgeous! Love the pretty detail too!



  26. Emma you look fabulous in this wonderful blue dress!
    XOXO Tina

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