Dress: Kay Em Kay
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the end of 2012, and are looking forward to a fun 2013.
2012 was a challenging year for me, full of ups and downs. I got married, I got promoted, my best friend had a gorgeous baby and I got to visit Japan for the first time. But there’s also been my sister’s diagnosis, which rocked the family to the core.
2013 is already shaping up to be a big year, but The Sophisticate and I spent at least the first day of it relaxing at home after a week of hectic travel hither and thither to see family both here in Victoria and up in the ACT.
I managed to get outrageously sunburnt in Canberra (life lesson: don’t drive your Dad’s convertible on a cloudless day unless you’re wearing sunscreen. No, not even for ten minutes) so I’ll be wearing high necks until the fetching seatbelt tan-line has faded from my cleavage. Shame, because I have a lovely new Sohomode dress I’m dying to show off!
This dress is a favourite on hot summer days, because of the open feature back. (Fortunately this wasn’t the dress I was wearing when I got sunburnt, or it might have resulted in a very peculiar tan)
I always like to wear this dress belted, so today teamed it with my DIY’d bow belt, which always teams up so nicely with teal ballet flats.
My hair’s inching towards being long enough to put up again, so I celebrated by wearing the great vintage earrings I picked up on Etsy.
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Stop it! Every time I see you with your hair gloriously done I feel compelled to get a fringe.
You looked ADORABLE with a fringe… I totally think you should do it 🙂
Happy new year from Germany!!!
You look gorgeous and I really like your hair. Could you please explain us, how you did your hair?
Hi Anna, Sure – it’s just two little french braids on either side joined in a bun at the back. Pretty easy 🙂
Oh I love your earrings so much! Good luck with the sunburn, I tend to end up with the weirdest sunburn, I’m so pale and there’s always one day I forget wearing sun cream and it’s usually when I have an odd shaped collar on!
Thanks Donna – I love them too! I’ve just started peeling, which is super gross – I haven’t burnt so badly I’ve peeled since I was a kid!
Oh the cut out in the back of the dress makes it go from nice to super super cute! I love unexpected cuteness. Also, I’m with Fiona, you make me want to cut a fringe.
LOL, I grew my fringe out for the wedding, and the moment I got back home I had it cut again – I missed it too much!
have a great year, Gorgeous!
Thanks M. You too!
Have a good start into the new year. Your dress looks perfect with the belt and those shoes. The earings are great! I love Etsy.
Thanks Rena – me too! You can find practically anything on there!
Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is just lovely, including nothing but good news for yr sister.
Also, I second the hair how-to request! I’m considering going longer again, & cute up-do’s like that look like what I want! Tips, please! And I think I’m going to have to get a dress from Kay Em Kay this year. Every time I see this dress I just want one so badly! I think 2013 will be the year! 🙂
Thanks Molly – I might try and do a hair tutorial some time soon, but basically all I did was french braid two little strips down each side of my face, then join them up in the middle at the back of my head with a bun!
So sweet! I love the heart cut out, the dress looks perfect on you x
Thank you, Dani. I love the classic shape, and the little whimsical addition of the heart back 🙂
Wishing that 2013 is a healthy one for you and your family with good happy news for your gorgeous sister.
I live summer but hate the whole plaster myself in sunscreen all the time, feel icky and greasy and then accidentally miss a bit or forget and get burnt 🙁 not fair! I once ended up with a hand shaped sun runt cheek and I was a student working at myer- all these older women thought I was being hit by my partner! But no it was just sloppy sunscreen application!
Gorgeous dress- I love the cut out heart,and your simple styling to show it off! So the heart is cut high enough not to show your bra- that’s my main concern?
Thanks Shell! The secret with the heart was that I put on a bra, then measured how low the heart could go and gave that measurement to Kay at KayEmKay. And when it arrived it was perfect!
Gorgeous dress, and I love teal with black!
Thanks Omega. The teal wasn’t the colour I originally wanted to make this belt in, but it’s prove to be so versatile, so I’m really glad I did!
Love the belt, and your hair looks amaze from the back! x
Thank you, Jessica 🙂
Gorgeous! Love that belt, you are so right, it works beautifully with the flats and adds an extra level of adorable to the outfit.
Thank you, Melissa 🙂
I do love me some ballet flats. I’m thinking of going back to the shop and getting another pair in this same style – I really like the snub nosed toe on it.
Omg I love this dress. Look at the heart in the back soo cute! =] I will be adding this to my Si Chic collection! Hope you come check it out…
Thanks for including it, Lulu 🙂
Gorgeous back to the dress and I love the wee pop of blue!
Thanks Jocelyn 🙂
I love Dresses with pockets!
Me too! I’m a sucker for them 🙂
Hope this year improves for you and your family. Love the unexpected heart cut-out on this dress and your bow belt completely ‘makes’ the outfit!
Thanks! My little sis is getting married in May, and The Sophisticate and I have a few big plans in the works too, so hopefully will be a good year 🙂
What a surprise on the back. Love it, oh, and those earrings too.
Thank you! I do love a good feature back 🙂
Hello! Just saw this post and ADORE the earrings with the outfit! LOVE this blog as a fellow curvy gal,there are just not enough of them 🙂 = gathersalot = Kris