Style: By The Sea

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By The Sea

I don’t want to sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but I bloody love this Dress! I mean, seriously, it’s everything I want from a summer dress, it’s the perfect length, a great fit and a killer print. Want to know something shocking too? Despite it being a shirt dress, it doesn’t gape at the boobs, which is basically unheard of! In fact, I love this dress so much, I ordered a second one… y’know, just in case the laundrette do something stupid and ruin it, which has happened in the past. I figured I would get myself two now, rather than spend the next 10 years searching for a duplicate on eBay. You know it makes sense!


In general, I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe, but not when it comes to this dress. I went the whole hog with this look; the coat, dress, bag and shoes are all from the Boden S/S17 collection. Look closely and you will notice everything has a bit of a nautical / naval theme to it. After all, committing to a look is far more fun than committing to something serious like a job, mortgage or diet plan. Am I right?! I think I’m right! FYI, if you haven’t already stalked the Boden website to see the summer collection, I highly recommend you do, there are some amazing things online right now, some of them are even on sale! I might even go as far to say, that this dress is one of my favourite ever Boden designs!

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Shop My Look

Boden Medal Print Dress

Boden Military Coat

Boden Handbag

Cartier Love Ring

Paul Hewitt Watch

Ray Ban Sunglasses

Boden Shoes

All Photos taken by the amazing photographer, Samantha Taylor. She’s so good!!!

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  1. June 14, 2017 / 9:49 am

    That dress is stunning, I love Boden for their prints and patterns. In fact, I haven’t checked out their website in a while so I’m going to have a browse today! x

    • fashionforlunch
      June 14, 2017 / 9:50 am

      Thank you so much Chloe! I’m a huge boden fan!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 14, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you so so much! you are so sweet!!! xxxxxx

  2. June 14, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Oh I love this look on you! Hello Sailor! Coveting that handbag

    • fashionforlunch
      June 14, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you so much susie!!!! i love the bag too, so I’m so glad you like it!! xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      June 14, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      i love it soon much!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 14, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      aw jemmmmaaaaa!! you are the best!! thank you so so so much!!!!!!

  3. June 14, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I love this look! Especially the coat – that’s HOT!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 14, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!!! xxxxx

  4. June 15, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I’d love for you to style me! I am so rubbish with clothes!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 15, 2017 / 11:48 am

      You are so kind! Thank you so much!!!!!

  5. xkass
    June 15, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Kirsty you look bloody fabulous!! Loving this outfit I feel like you should be on a boat at the seaside eating fish and chips ha ha but no seriously I love this outfit. X

    • fashionforlunch
      June 15, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Aw thank you so much kasie!!!!!!

  6. June 16, 2017 / 12:31 am

    You look beaut Kirsty, your styling is out of this world xx

    • fashionforlunch
      June 16, 2017 / 7:23 am

      Aw you are so kind! Thank you xxx

  7. June 16, 2017 / 1:17 am

    That dress is perfect on you!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 16, 2017 / 7:23 am

      Thank you so so much xxx

  8. June 16, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I think it definitely makes sense to buy more of something if it fits really well! I adore this post, you look amazing and I love the espadrilles too. xx

    • fashionforlunch
      June 16, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you so so much kathryn! xxx

  9. June 18, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    You look fab – like a beautiful pin up 🙂

  10. Megan McCoig
    June 18, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I absolutely adore this jacket. It adds something so special to this look – so nice! Xx

    • fashionforlunch
      June 18, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you so much! IT’s a hugeeee favourite of mine!! xxxxx

  11. Amie Cadwallader
    June 20, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Your outfit is actually incredible! You always look absolutely amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
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    • fashionforlunch
      June 20, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you so so much Aime! you are so so kind!!! xxxxxxx

  12. Dena-Jayne ? (@denajaynee)
    June 23, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I just love your fashion babe, your amazing!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

    • fashionforlunch
      June 23, 2017 / 10:29 am

      No you are amazing!