I’ve only been back from holiday just over a week but it already feels like a long time ago. It’s taken me almost a week to get back to feeling on an even keel; coming from a tropical climate to grey skies and long nights has been hard to adjust to. Packing all my Summer clothes away is top of my “to do” list this week, which is a shame considering I only got to wear this Eva Trends leopard print maxi dress once.
I like to add one or two new pieces to my holiday wardrobe for every trip, and rotate my existing clothes. That way it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing the same things over and over again. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t want all my holiday photos to look the same! This leopard print maxi dress turned out to be a great addition to my holiday wardrobe as it’s very lightweight and doesn’t crease. Even though it’s quite enormous, the belt that came with it cinches in the waist to create a flattering shape. It has pockets, but they’re quite high so the belt partially covers them.
The V-neck of the dress is perfect for showing off my new necklace from Messages in Metal. I deliberated over whether to personalize the necklace with my name or my blog name, but as you can see I decided on the latter. I’m going to the Blogosphere Festival next month so I’ll definitely be wearing it there! If you’re going to wear a brand name, why not wear your own?
I was so pleased when the necklace arrived. The quality is great and the font is perfect – exactly the style I want for my planned rebrand. Messages in Metal have lots of different designs at very reasonable prices so if you’re looking for Christmas or birthday gifts it’s well worth a look. It’s not just for ladies either because the dog tag style necklaces make great gifts for men too. Messages in Metal design and make all of their jewellery in Montana, USA. They offer a 60 day return policy and free shipping, which is surprisingly fast – even overseas.
As you can see, the dress is so big I managed to fit Isobel underneath it too! She was so excited to co-ordinate in leopard print 🙂
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