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Style & Fashion: Floral Blue Dress Review and Styling Tips

Looking to add something floral to your Spring/Summer closet... well then, this dress could be what you're looking for, by Rosa Fairfield.

Photographs by Linda Smith

I know I'm writing a review here, but by nature I'm not very opinionated when it comes to clothes. I don't really have a opinion on what's good or bad... for me, it's all about what can created with a item, rather than the item itself. Anyway, here are some of my thoughts:

The Dress
I picked this dress because I like prints. I'm just attracted to fun patterns for some reason. I also liked the way it was floaty and loose, which is good for summer coming around the corner. I also thought it was something that could be adapted to create lots of different looks, from formal... to something more boho.

Quality/Value for money
Maybe this is just me, but when something is fairly cheap to purchase I don't really expect it to have the most amazing quality. I do think this is good value for money, it didn't fall apart when I was wearing it and that's all I ask for from a dress. That may sound silly, but I've had other things fall apart on me before. I'm not too bothered about that anyway though because I know how to sew and I'm comfortable with repairing things if that does happen.

Overall, I really like this dress. It's from Exlura who sell via Amazon. The delivery was fairly quick and I felt like the company were efficient. Bellow are a few styling tips:

Styling Tips

Bridesmaids (2011) 
I love the film Bridesmaids (2011) so much. Kristen Wiig is definitely on my list of favourite actors, she's just so, so talented. I was actually watching Spoils of Babylon (2014) the other day, and it's so funny and I definitely recommend watching it. It also has Will Farrell in it, who is also super amazing, my Buddy the Elf cuddly bear would agree. Anyway... I went super off-topic there and tried to turn this post into a essay about how much I love Kristen Wiig... I did have a point to all this.

My point was, I love the whole floral dress with blazer look that Annie rocks in the film Bridesmaids (2011). You could totally work that with a dress like this. Yes, that was a whole long and difficult road for me to say that one simple sentence.

Wear a belt
What character really rocks belts? The only name that popped to mind was Carrie Bradshaw from SATC a.k.a basically most people's style icon. Anyway... moving on from that. This dress has an elasticated waist... and maybe it's just me but I always like to cover that part up with a belt.

If you haven't got a belt, you could always tie a neck scarf around your waist... like I did in this picture. Hey, I'm broke and back living with my parents so who can blame me? Kinda like Annie... can someone please make me their maid of dishonour? Or, to stay on the Kristen Wiig theme, you channel Alice from Welcome to Me (2014) and wear a fanny pack/bum bag (depending on where in the world you're from). I actually really love Alice's quirky style from the film.

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