H&M Midi Dress

It has been oppressively hot the last couple of days and for this English "Rose", all too much. I made the crucial mistake of walking to dinner the other night and wow....bad move. I arrived a total sweaty betty and feeling a little bit sick to boot. Shall not repeat.

Today though there was a lovely breeze so when I went out to lunch I wore my new midi dress.

I got this in the mall yesterday....cue shots in the H&M changing room :)

What I wore....


The goods!


What ultimately attracted me to this dress was:

* The blush shade - a great base to pair with tans and pastels
* The lightness of the material - I do confess to a changing room twirl to see how it moves :)
* The slashed chiffon sleeve - the chiffon creates some nice movement and reveals a bit of arm flesh.
* The overall length - there is something refreshing about midi's: not sexy but very demure....which is sort of sexy in itself?

Anyway, here are some rushed shots for you :)








Dress: H&M
Belt: H&M
Shoes: Zara
Purse: Miu Miu
Accessories: Michael Kors watch and large gold metal ring Forever 21.

I think this would look even better with heels....dressed up for evening but I certainly wasn't going to do that today...too much effort in this heat man! :)

Have you ventured into this kind of skirt length?

54 comments:

  1. Oooh I love the blush color of the dress!

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  2. I have the blouse and it's an absolute winner! I've been wearing it just with high waisted chinos or tucked into highwaisted shorts but undone to the waistband, it's a beauty! x

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  3. I love this outfit but what really caught my eye is the TB flats in the first shot. They're simply beautiful!

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  4. @Catherine - so do i! and its a pretty versatile colour as well :)

    @SAdie - thanks girl!

    @Laura - i saw it in the UK and kept thinking about it....had to have. love these kind of blouses...so versatile!

    @Elodie - aaah yes, they are my very favourite ones :) they were in the sale too :)

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  5. You really know how to shop laura. Love your choices. Have a gorgeous day.

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  6. Yes, you are like a Grecian sexy goddess. Woot! Very feminine vibe. Great find!
    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  7. The dress is a lovely colour on you, and I love them flats :-)

    Nat x

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  8. ahh the dress is beautiful!!
    I'm heading to dubai in 2 weeks, looking forward to the food, weather and shopping so badly!

    xx

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  9. Love the blazer, need that one in my life! The colour of that dress is a perfect nude/blush and looks fab with those sandals, a midi length is a maxi on me lol! x

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  10. I love your blazer in the mirror photo! Where is it from?

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  11. @Jessica - thank you :) It's from river island - fairly recent although not sure if its now landed in the sales :)

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  12. Love that dress - and it would indeed look tres beautiful with heels at a dinner.
    I love the midi length but at 5'1 it's proving to be a difficult one for me to master - just half a centimetre too long and I look like I'm 4'1 lol!

    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  13. great! love it with the shoes and belt!

    kisses from germany :)
    Katrin
    Vintage & Vanilla, Darling!

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  14. @Wonderland GIrl - ah i am sure there is one out there...definitely recommend trying out a midi :)

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  15. I love this fresh looking summery outfits.It suits you so nicely...you look lovely and carefree on those pictures.. I was bad today, I shopped for light clothes on Gap and I was thinking you as my inspiration :) xx

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  16. that's our gorgeous laura! you are definitely my style icon!

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  17. I love the first outfit, so chic, and the dress is a gorgeous colour!

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  18. are you coming back to YT as well?

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  19. i struggle with this length, im 5ft so i look really short in a mid length but it looks amazing on you, the colour really suits you :D

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  20. :O i love my midi skirt, so i kind of need this!

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  21. I love mini skirts , as you said they are sexy in their own way..oh btw you looking very lovely at both. I 've been looking for a cream blazer like yours for so long and still looking ! I should go check out H&M soon for that dress :)have a great day Laura xoxo

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  22. That dress looks great on you! H&M have some lovely things at the moment! :) xx

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  23. The color is beautiful and it looks wonderful on you. The length would be my undoing however; I can't get away with dresses that go below the knee.

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  24. Oh wow, I am liking that dress! Think I might hit my local H&M to pick one up as it looks so good on you!

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  25. My grandmother's trick to wearing "clingy" dresses in a humid or hot weather -- powder! She said baby powder in all covered areas will work. But she always used the YSL Poison talcum powder when I was a child.. come to think of it, it does make sense.

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  26. I absolutely adore the shirt you bought! And the blazer in your first outfit is amazing. You look so lovely in that dress by the way :)

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  27. The first shot in the shorts and blazer is simply stunning!great combo

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  28. Love the dusty rose on you.

    Please check me out :) at ykhearts.blogspot.com

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  29. I may have missed this but do you live in Dubai? I've being thinking about moving their after I graduate for a bit.

    Love the outfit.
    yourladyx.blogspot.com x

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  30. Absolutely love this one on you! The shade is uber pretty :) I think I would really like this length.

    Shifa
    x

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  31. Really gorgeous dress ^_^

    Love Christine ♥

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  32. Oh what a beautiful dress, and love love love the color. I feel the need to scurry over to H&M right now.

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  33. Love the blazer and I really like the length of those shorts too, where are they from?

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  34. This dress is so stunning on you!!

    xxx

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  35. That looks so ridiculously comfortable! I have a few midi skirts from my mom but I rarely wear them out. It does have a certain elegance to it.

    I think I still prefer maxi lengths though. =)

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  36. love the background and of course ur sense of style:) xxx

    www.hiddeninstyle.blogspot.com

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  37. i very like it !! xoxo

    http://beautypinklove.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hate seeing all your Forever 21 accessories as I don't have access to them!
    Could the full length H&M door be a trait of Dubai? The English ones remain open at the top and bottom!

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  39. you are so stylish laura! so glad to have you back, regardless of what it is you are blogging about :)

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  40. YAY! Welcome back. We missed ya!

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  41. love the dress and I have the same blouse... great minds think alike ;)

    xx

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  42. That dress is beautiful!

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  43. Love this look on you Laura!
    The dress is beautiful... I am inlove with pleats!

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  44. I like the blouse very much. I have something similar from H&Mm but its more pink. Very good for hot summers!

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  45. The dress looks so gorgeous on you! But then again, you look lovely in everything xx

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  46. so so pretty!! I'm too short to pull off the midi unfortunately :( loofs gorg on u tho xx

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  47. I love the midi! Such a flattering length! x

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  48. LOVE it, spied it in my local H&M and had to have it :)

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  50. Oh it looks good! Love the color

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  51. The dress is such a pretty colour!! love the pleats too!!

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  52. I just bought this dress and paired it with a striking fuschia peep toe.... I love it, but everyone I encounter HATES it. HoHum. What's a girl to do?

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