blue ASOS 50s style dress

Blue sky, blue dress

blue 50s dress and gold sandals

michael kors clutch bag

blue ASOS 50s style dress

Last week, Links of London kindly sent me this beautiful personalised gold pendant, and before I go any further with this post, I have to just quickly show you the packaging it came it, because seriously, how pretty is this?

links of London

I always think jewellery should feel like a treat, whether you’re buying it for yourself or for someone else, and this definitely does: in fact, I almost didn’t want to open it and disturb the perfect little bow (which I’ve clumsily re-tied for this photo, obviously: AS IF I’m going to resist opening the box while I quickly set up a photo opportunity!). Open it I did, though, and here’s what was inside:

links of London narrative pendant

The pendant is from the brand’s Narrative Collection, and as I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been really into yellow gold lately, so it’s a very welcome addition to my slowly expanding collection. To go with it, Links of London also challenged me to put together an outfit for £50, and, well, there was only one place to go, wasn’t there?


Some of you might recognise this dress as being the twin sister of the white version I bought a few months ago. So, yeah, I bought the same dress twice, and I have absolutely no excuse other than that I LOVE this dress, and it was down to £21 in the sale. Twenty. One. Pounds. Seriously, if you can find a dress this nice for £21, I want to know where you shop (That’s not a rhetorical question by the way: I REALLY want to know where you shop…), because it’s just such amazing quality, and such a perfect, 50s-inspired shape that honestly, I’d buy it in more colours too, if they had them.*

(*OK, maybe not.)

(*Probably, though.)

With the rest of the budget, I also managed to fill the “gold strappy sandals” shaped hole in my closet with these vintage-inspired heels by Glamorous. These are surprisingly comfortable given the 4.5″ heel, so I have high hopes of them. Finally, I promised myself I wouldn’t mention the weather in this post, but it seems that my “one day of summer” declaration was a little premature: look at that blue sky behind me!

P.S. Boring technical note: I’ve had quite a few people contact me to say that my Bloglovin’ feed isn’t updating… I contacted Bloglovin’ a few days ago about it, and have emailed and tweeted them several times since then, but I can’t seem to get a response, and am a bit lost as to what to do! I’ll keep on trying to contact them, but in the meantime, you might be better following on Twitter or Facebook (or subscribing by email) if you were relying on Bloglovin’ for updates: so sorry!

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WEARING: ASOS 50s style dress*; gold Glamorous sandals; Narrative collection pendant c/o Links of London; Michael Kors ‘Selma’ bag

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  • Georgia


    “If you can find a dress this nice for £21, I want to know where you shop (That’s not a rhetorical question by the way: I REALLY want to know where you shop)”

    Hahaha this is so cool – I’m sabotaging your vacation budget I’m afraid but if you really mean that sentence then OMG check out the collectif sale … why oh why do they do this to us!!! 😀

    August 19, 2015
  • Lovely dress. You look fab.

    August 19, 2015
  • Kate


    Ha! I’ve been waiting for a long time for this dress to show up in some blog so that I can see it better. Thanks Amber. You look stunning. You reminded me of Nicole Kidman.

    August 19, 2015
  • Wow such a pretty dress. I’m so tempted to buy it! It looks so pretty on you. Gemma xx

    August 19, 2015
  • Love the blue dress, especially the v neck and wide belt, and the skirt is great too. Just love it, and the pretty pendant. I agree with Kate on the Nicole Kidman comment. Fab for your holidays.

    August 19, 2015
  • Such a pretty dress. I need one in this colour for summer! Love the 1950’s style!

    August 19, 2015
  • I’ve probably said this before, but all of Inditex’s shops (ie Zara) are cheaper in Portugal and Spain. WAY cheaper. I *try* to wait til I go there to shop, or ask someone to do it for me and ship it…

    *Mango too, but you don’t seem to like it much.

    August 19, 2015
  • Gold is a great choice of accessory with the powder blue. Wouldn’t it be great in pale green? I’d snap one up if there was 🙂

    August 19, 2015
  • Suya


    Exactly my point – I cannot stay away from UK high street shops when the prices are this low! The dress is amazing. Is the belt removable, I wonder? Can imagine a golden belt with this outfit…

    August 20, 2015
  • Ooh,t hat looks a very different blue than on the website photos of it..

    August 20, 2015