Friday, 15 April 2016

Prints That Pack a Punch

zara patterend red dress 2016I'm beyond excited for the upcoming months of spring/summer styling, though I actually shot this look on an unusually warm March afternoon a few weeks ago.  But you know how it goes: you take the photos, you move them off your card, you get distracted, you go to Scotland... nevertheless, this transitional look is finally getting to see the light of day in all of its patterned glory!
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Surprise surprise, this colourful zig-zag beauty is by Zara!  My appreciation for the store has somewhat turned into an obsession and now very rarely does a fortnight pass without me entering one of their stores or clicking 'Add to Basket' on their website.  Though, as far as obsessions go, there are worse alternatives to having a wardrobe filled to the brim with patterned knit dresses, crisp pastel-coloured shirts and essentials basics, such as the perfect white t-shirt.

Dress - Zara

Rings - Accessorize

Bangle - Anthropologie

Boots - Heavenly Feet
  
Bag - Ralph Lauren

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style fashion millennial bloggerOn this particular day, I was joined not only by an unusually friendly sun (for the month of March, that is), but also an entire family of ladybirds.  Perhaps they came out to say hello to their enamel form on my middle finger?!  I'm not usually one for quirky rings and tend rather to prefer classic, understated pieces, however I've loved these miniature, quirky nature-inspired shapes by Accessorize for over a year now.  It's pretty much a case of 'suns out, fun rings out'. 

Psst!  Discover the products used to create this manicure (as well as tips on attaining better-looking nails) here.
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beauty and hand nails bloggerclose up detail fashion photographySince shooting this look late last month, my love for bold springtime patterns has only intensified.  With botanical prints popping up everywhere and floor-sweeping lengths finally hitting British shop windows, I've put together some of the striking maxi and shorter length dresses that have recently caught my eye.  Needless to say, they each boast bold, striking patterns...
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uk lifestyle style fashion bloggerI hope the explosion of colourful prints in this post has helped to remind you of how the sunshine-filled, ice-cream-licking days are just around the corner.  Though, things will be getting a little chillier on my blog first as I'm in the process of writing up a Scottish travel diary for my stay in Edinburgh.  Until then... have a lovely weekend!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. I really enjoy shopping at Zara as well, it is like the more sophisticated sister of H&M.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. You are such a doll. Love your dress and + your hair is gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend ahead girlie!
    Much love, Len
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  3. you look stunning in that patterned dress! I love how you paired it with those boots and tights...a perfect transitional look indeed.

    These photographs are so lovely.... filled with sun and positive energy (not to mention beautiful you) they are really a joy to look at.

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  4. Haha your not the only one with a Zara obsession Gabrielle :D That dress is stunning on you. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma x
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  5. Stunning! Love the dress! xxx

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  6. These photos (AND YOU) are just so stunning! Can't believe that dress is from Zara, the pattern is lovely! Beautiful look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  7. Gabrielle, you are such a natural beauty and the camera LOVES you, you should be a model! I love your entire look, the dress is so pretty and has a lovely retro vibe I love so much! I also love your nails, I remember your post on this design, and those beautiful rings, especially that lady bug one! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

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  8. well you're just as GORGEOUS as ever. love the outfit combo! that karen millen striped dress has been on my wish list for a few months now.. LOVE IT! can't wait to read about your holiday! xX

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  9. So many fun fashions and photos in this post! I love those dainty rings and the pattern on your dress. So cute! Although I'm not sure I can relate to being distracted by a trip to Scotland, that sounds amazing! Hope you had a great time! :)
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  10. I can't believe the ladybirds are out so early! maybe there's a hot. Summer in store. That Zara print looks fab on you

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  11. This is such a stunning print, and the quality of the piece looks amazing too. Perfectly styled hun!

    Elle
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    xx

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  12. I absolutely love this look and your photos you look lovely! Xx

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  13. That is such a pretty dress and you look great in it, Gabrielle! Must admit I have no prints or floral in my wardrobe but I aim to change that this year!

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  14. Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of prints on myself, but I love the look of the dress. Especially with the high boots too, whenever I think of patterned dresses in the spring I pair them with sandals, but it looks good on you! The Bluebell Maxi dress definitely caught my eye too - I love the double strap thing it has going on there. Can't wait to see the Scottish travel diary!

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  15. That dress is stunning! I love the bold print...gorgeous!

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  16. Amazing selection of dresses. Sorry to say but i'm copying your nails next time i go to the salon.

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  17. I love that pattern! So beautiful and great shots. Simply gorgeous girl. enjoy your weekend. xo

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  18. love that dress!!! and your nails are awesome :) I am so digging prints for spring to, no more black!! xx
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  19. You look lovely girl. and i totally adore your manicure :) love those rings ! x
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  20. I like the pattern of the dress! You found the perfect one for you.

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  21. I'm not usually a huge fan of bold prints but that Zara dress looks gorgeous on you. I love the neckline of the dress as well, from what I can see it's almost t-shirt style which makes the dress so much more wearable for every day in my opinion.

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  22. As someone who loves bold prints and colours, I'm absolutely in love with this dress. Those dainty rings are so cute.

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  23. The print is fabulous, I do love a good pattern. Can't wait to see your Scotland pics!

    xx,
    Tania
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  24. Gorgeous outfit, so lovely!

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  25. Sometimes I shy away from wearing prints but I think they can be really pretty paired with something plain like a basic T-shirt or a denim skirt. Great outfit btw!

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  26. Ah you're so pretty girl, teach me how haha! <3 Love this print on you xo
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  27. beautiful photos love the nail art!
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  28. You look sooo beautiful! I love this dress! It suits you perfectly! :)
    And your hair is amazing too dear!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Pisa ❤
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  29. Beautiful bag! I like your hair ♡ Kisses!!

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  30. I love both the pattern and colour of the dress and even the material looks stunning too!
    xx, Pia

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  31. Looking absolutely perfect in this pretty pattern Gabrielle! Zara totally draw me in every S/S, they just nail so many styles so gorgeously. Also adoring your stunning mix of botanical and bright, bold print dresses, all so necessary for the hotter months <3

    Loving your nails too; they're so enchantingly beautiful, so dazzling and stand-out!

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  32. thanks for you sweet comment! have a lovely weekend.

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  33. Have the same dress and love it. Looking fab and your hair is so gorgeous !!!

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  34. your dress looks so cute on you. i love it.


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  35. I love this dress!
    And those are such a positive photos. I love it. :)
    Have a nice weekend. :)

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  36. I live for prints! I love your dress too. I also love understated pieces when it comes to jewellery.

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  37. I like your blog, its really dope.
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  38. Love, love, love the print on this dress. I am so into all the retro inspired prints lately.

    Amy Ann
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  39. Love this dress! You look beautiful :)

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  40. You look way too cute, love your look!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  41. I don't have too many colorful prints like your selection but I love them because they definitely remind of spring and summer that has arrived!! That dress looks great on you!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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  42. rocking that print! :D

    Have a great weekend!
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  43. I'm not much of a prints-kind of girl honestly. Except stripes! I absolutely adore stripes! Your rings are absolutely delightful, the ladybird rings are too cute! <3

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  45. I love your outfit.. The cross body bag is super cute!

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  46. Love your nail art! Super stunning photography, Gabrielle :)

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  47. In love with this dress! The texture and colors make it so unique. You'll get so much wear out of this. The rings are so sweet and look so chic with your manicure!

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  48. beautiful !
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  49. oh god everythings that's on your body are stunning! x

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  50. This outfit is pure perfection - so unique and beautiful! I love the lady bug detail too. Hope you had an incredible weekend x

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  51. What a lovely dress Gabrielle, it really suits you! A printed dress is such an easy look to just throw on and perfect for so many occasions, whether you are heading into work or going for evening drinks! And it looks utterly fabulous too!

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  52. Great outfit! I love your outfit and style! you look gorgeous :) Such a great outfit inspiration :)

    xx Jamie| With Love, Jamie

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  53. Cute look and great colors! Dresses are so fun to wear because they are easy.

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  54. I'm so jealous of that dress ! Zara does such a lovely range of clothes and those mini nature themed rings were gorgeous I've got to get myself some of those !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  55. Such a beautiful print!

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  56. I love your dress! It looks lovely on you! I hope you're having a lovely time in Scotland! :) xx

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  57. h you look enchanting in that dress :) I wish I could wear their sizes, but mostly I have problems finding something that matches in the size :D This dress looks so amazing and I love that zig zag print and the colorplay here ;)
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  58. Gorgeous dress!! You look beautiful! The print is amazing!

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  59. Love the print on your dress and the ones you picked out!

    xo,
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  60. Love every detail of your outfit!
    xx
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  61. Such a gorgeous look hun, absolutely love the print and as always you just look stunning!!!

    Beautiful! Hope you're having a great start to the week so far! :)

    Layla xx

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  62. What a memorable print and something about it reminds me of the 70s...Zara seems to be THE shop to shop in at the moment. Almost every blog I visit mentions it...I like it too for their polo necks and faux leather skirts...You have goooorgeous hair btw! (:

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  63. Love this dress and the details are just perfect!
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO Erica
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  64. You look so great in this dress I love that print :)
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  65. What a gorgeously detailed dress. I love the delicate rings too :)

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  66. This outfit is so cute! xx
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  67. I still haven't really shopped at Zara, but this post is making me want to drop by! Such a gorgeous look xx

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  68. I absolutely love this Zara dress and think the print is so pretty. The Karen Millen striped dress is also right up my street :) hopefully some warmer weather will be heading our way soon! x

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  69. The print looks great on you. Don't think I could pull off this look like you :-) The photos are beautiful and loving your nails.

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  70. Super cute dress and bag! Love your rings too!
    ~Jessica
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  71. Love the details on this dress. The texture makes it look super luxe. xo, Pam

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  72. That print is so fun! Loving your boots!!

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  73. So so so pretty ! Love the print of your dress and that little bag!
    And thooose rings! Oh I love them, so cute and perfect for spring ♡ ♡

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  74. Love this dress. And those are the perfect boots for this look!

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  75. Lovely dress, goes well with the bag and the boots. So chic! Xx

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