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Monday, 3 February 2014

floral skater dress poppy lux poppy lux dress

Dress: c/o Poppy Lux
Bracelet: Pandora
Boots: Ebay

I've just been looking on the Poppy Lux website and the model wearing this dress has actually paired it with a bowler, now I wish I'd donned my little had for this post. Oh well. 
This swishy floral number is on sale now and in my opinion it was well worth the dollar before, it's made of soft material with a thicker underskirt which sets it apart from my usual Primark skaters. The zip at the back is a nice extra detail which I haven't added a photo of as my "sideways" pose is atrocious - I'll never be one of those effortlessly cool bloggers, my over the shoulder pictures are less "Oh you caught me looking demure" and more "why are you following me now I'm startled".

In other news I'm now on day 4 of lowering my caffeine intake in an attempt to feel more healthy, I did try and cut it out completely but mornings were headache central and I was a Grouchy Gretchn so I've reduced it by a lot instead and will probs go cold turkey in a week or so. It seems stupid but I'm actually quite amazed I've gone from 10-12 cups of tea a day to 2! In a bid to keep this up I've treated myself to some crest white strips, I'm really hoping they work as pearly whites are my latest obsession, has anyone tried them?


  1. The dress looks so pretty and effortless :) I really like the print of it and i think it will be really nice for the upcoming spring, which needs to hurry up because i'm tired of the cold groggy weather. I'm trying to cut my caffeine intake too and so far it is going quite well. Ahh this reminds me that i need to invest in some crest white strips too :) I want some pearly whites soon hehe!

    Thank you for posting~ i hope you have a great day! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

  2. This dress is SO amazing, I absolutely love the print and fit. I should probably decrease my caffeine intake too, it's so hard!

  3. I love this dress, the quality sounds great! You look perfect in these pics! I need to cut down my caffeine intake too but I really don't think I would manage a day without all my cups of tea!! haha. Thanks for sharing:)! xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea♥

  4. I love the dress, sometimes floral patterns are a bit too girly for me but I like that this one is dark and a bit grungy if that makes sense. Well done on lowering your caffeine intake :) xo

    Like Sarah

  5. Such a beautiful dress! When you mentioned going down to 2 cups of tea a day I actually shivered, it's my weakness haha I'm literally about to make another right now! xx


  6. Love this dress! I've used crest white strips, and they work, as long as you use them consistently. I never managed to use them for 20 days straight or whatever the instructions say. I've heard they make your gums really sensitive. I use mine about once a week, so I guess I don't get the best results, but they still work.

  7. Love the dress. I dread to think what I'd be like without my 8 or 9 cups of coffee per day?

  8. This dress is stunning. I love the print. x

  9. I'm cutting down to about 2-3 cups of tea a day too, Having a hot chocolate in the evening but missing it a lot in the day. Love this dress, you look ace as always xx

  10. Cute dress never heard of the shop!! I'm on 2 teas normal teas and 1 green tea a day - normal tea is the hardest i just want it all the time x


  11. Oooh! That dress is super cute! If you're trying to lower your caffeine intake you could swap black tea for fruit teas, green tea, spice tea or rooibos? I can go without coffee, but put me on a few hours of sleep or simply poor sleep quality then take away my darjeeling and I'll turn you to cinders simply looking at you :p

  12. that dress is the prettiest! (and i'm pretty sure it'll look great paired with a bowler) and good luck with both cutting down the caffeine and getting whiter teeth! xx

  13. That dress is so pretty! Good luck with cutting down caffeine, I definitely couldn't do it!

    Julia x

  14. Awww I have this frock in red, I love it too!

    You'll have to let me know about those Crest strips, I fancy a go...

    <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  15. What a great dress! Loving the bold floral print. And congrats on cutting down the caffeine- not easy! xo



  16. Purdy dress! Love to hear your thoughts on the Crest strips, I've always wanted to try them.

    Denise | Pretty*Petite*Poppy

  17. You look so pretty :D



  18. Gorgeous dress - going to check out Poppy Lux now!

    Rosie x

  19. This is such a lovely dress, very pretty!

    Maria xxx