Style: Tea Dress & Trench Coat

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Tea Dress & Trench Coat

Anyone who knows me, will know I’m not a ‘beach person’. I don’t like having sandy toes, I get burnt within minutes and jellyfish scare the crap out of me. It’s probably for all these reasons I own very little ‘beachwear’, which is how I found myself trawling through the Next website a few weeks ago, desperately trying to find something ‘beachy’ for my trip to Soma Bay, Egypt. It was around that time, I spotted this cute little Floral Tea Dress. It’s neither beachy, or appropriate to wear in 40 degree heat, but I had to have it regardless. I’m a stubborn so-and-so, which is why I put it in my Egypt suitcase, but let’s be honest, it’s more suited to English than Egypt weather! FYI, if you are looking for some seriously cute summer dresses, Next have an incredible selection, I literally can’t recommend them enough, I have about 5 on my wish-list right now!

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New & Old

When I first got my Chanel Pearls, I wore them all the freakin’ time, like I wore them with EVERYTHING for about 2 years straight! I couldn’t get enough of them, but in my defence, they are pretty special. Anyway, I wore them so much, I kind of maxed them out and I put them away for quite a while. I finally got them out a few weeks ago and I’m so enjoying wearing them again! I paired them with my classic Chanel brooch, I’m sure some people will think it’s too much and showy, but I’m just that kinda gal. As for my watch, it’s brand new, it’s by Cath Kidston and I love it so much! It’s so cheerful, I smile every time I look at it!

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Shop My Look

ASOS Trench Coat

Next Floral Tea Dress

Chanel Pearl Necklace

Chanel Pearl Brooch 

Gucci Sunglasses

Coach ‘Rogue’ Handbag

Cath Kidston Watch 

Vagabond Black Leather Platform Boots

All Photos taken by Samantha Taylor. Isn’t she good?!

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cath kidston watch red flowers floral

gucci sunglasses classic wayfairer style

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next floral dress blue flowers flute sleeves

coach rogue handbag red leather tote bag

gucci sunglasses red and green classic shape

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cath kidson red poppy flowers watch

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coach rogue handbag red leather tote bag detal shot

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vagabond black leather platform boots



  1. Rebecca Nicholass
    June 29, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I love this dress! It’s so pretty – I never thought to try Next for this style before, but definitely going to have a peek at their selection! Thank you!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 29, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! Next can be a dark horse, they have some really great stuff, I featured a pink coat lately too which everyone went crazy for!!! it’s nice to hunt out new and unexpected brands! xxxxx

  2. June 30, 2017 / 6:49 am

    You really suit this dress Kirsty- the florals on black. So chic!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 30, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Aw thank you susie! That’s so kind of you!

  3. Megan mccoig
    July 2, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I adore of all your accessories. That Chanel brooch is so stunning – your style is so classic! Xx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so much!!! So glad you like!!!! I love your style, it’s so cool!!!!

  4. Laura
    July 2, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    This tea dress is gorgeous, your style is so so perfect x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Aw thank you so so much! I’m so glad you like it! xxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I am so glad you like it! xxx

  5. Amie Cadwallader
    July 2, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I adore that Cath Kidston watch! It’s so beautiful! Your outfits are always so perfect.

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you so so much Aime!! xxxx

  6. Sharon
    July 2, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Love the colours on the dress, it’s very pretty and super easy to dress up or down. Very nice

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like the dress! xxx

  7. July 2, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    What is this fabulous red lipstick though?!

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 12:16 am

      Oh I think it’s 714 by urban decay, one of my all time faves!!!!!

  8. July 2, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I absolutely love the dress! More so because it isn’t one I expected to see you wearing!

  9. Roxie Watt
    July 2, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I absolutely love vintage floral tea dresses. They are so effortlessly pretty and way to wear.

  10. MakeErinOver
    July 2, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I love your dress so much it is so cute! I love your chanel Jewellery too, stunning, and the Kath Kidson watch is the perfect finish!

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 12:16 am

      aw! thank you so much erin! you are so kind! xxxxxx

  11. July 3, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Love that dress and how you have styled it!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thank you so so much xxx

  12. July 3, 2017 / 9:45 am

    This dress is absolutely STUNNING and exactly the sort of thing I’d wear at the moment – and I love what you’ve teamed it with too x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thank you so so much! So glad you like it!

  13. July 3, 2017 / 11:18 am

    You look lovely, your watch is gorgeous and your dress is so pretty, lovely outfit as always xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  14. Antonia
    July 3, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Ah you look so Chic! That Chanel pin is everything xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you so so much xxx

  15. July 3, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Love the little floral pops with the watch and dress! Trench coats are such staples aren’t they! X

  16. July 3, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    kirsty you look fab!! seriously loving this whole outfit and accessories xx