Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Garden Walks, Sunny Thoughts

Joe Browns Papagayo Shirt DressOne of my favourite things to do during the warmer months is wander through well-kept gardens; guided paths that lead you through tunnels of flowers and insects at play.  Something I've grown to love about England - and admittedly become pretty attached to - is the easily accessible nature.  You're never far from a colourful haven!  On this occasion I didn't have to travel far at all to find myself immersed in rhododendrons - the perfect place to wear this gorgeous Papagayo Shirt Dress by Joe Browns.
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I've developed quite a love for shirt dresses, thanks to their ability to turn a casual mood into something more elegant. Though, much like marmite, shirt dresses seem to divide opinion between those who love them, and those who dislike them.  Personally I feel as though they're flattering on all frames, but I may well be biased after years of buying them!  I particularly love the tie-waist style of this dress, along with the elegant length that makes it ideal for most summertime occasions.
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British classic luxury style bloggerThis tropical delivery from Joe Browns was a complete day-brightener - literally!  The colours of the dress are just as vibrant and beautiful as I was expecting, seeing in particular the coral and green shades pop.  With printed parrots and flowers wrapping around the shirt dress, it's difficult not to imagine yourself wearing it in tropical climates, either with a pair of block-heeled sandals as I've done so here, or perhaps unbuttoned with a bikini underneath for afternoons spent beachside.  Sadly, I'm not at the beach right now, however on the plus side, it means I can wear jewellery without worrying about it ending  buried in a foot of sand!  
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Joe Browns Papagayo shirt dress review
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Shirt Dress - Joe Browns Papagayo Dress c/o

Rings - Z for Accessorize Venetian Ring Set

Ring - Accessorize Amarpur Turq Shield Ring

Necklace - Estella Bartlett Pineapple Necklace

Bag - Chloé Elsie Medium

Shoes - Kurt Geiger Carvela Shadow Sandals

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UK long hair fashion bloggerThe inspiration of the 'lush fauna' in the Gulf of Papagayo is easy to see in this dress, and it goes a long way in inducing those summer vibes I've been chasing.  In fact, they're so strong that even the thunderstorm taking place outside right now isn't enough to shake my tropical mood!   

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Oh Gabrielle u look so beautiful in this floral dress, great colours and perfect setting!
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  2. Beautiful dress, I love the floral print!

    XoXo,

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  3. I like shirt dresses and I agree that I think they're pretty flattering on most shapes. The tie waist version that you're wearing now is always a winner in my book!

    -M
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  4. What a gorgeous print and silhouette! You look right at home amongst all the pretty flowers Gabrielle! I fall into the camp that thinks shirt dresses are so versatile and flattering!

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  5. I love the whole outfit. It's super chic and perfect for the season, I really love it, especially the dress. By the way this is really random, but I LOVEEE your hair, it's honestly flawless!

    Vanessa,xo!

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  6. Hello Gaby, I LOVE it ALL. The tropical dress, the classiest bag, the rings, the nail colour, the silky shiny hair the lovely smile. And I like that you don't pose, it looks natural and spontaneous. Stunning flowers ;-))

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  7. Amazing look! Love the entire outfit! Stay fabulous! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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  8. The perfect setting for a gorgeous dress! I love the tropical print, it really is stunning. You look amazing as always Gabrielle!

    Keisha xo
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  9. Gorgeous photos, I miss UK botanical gardens so much (Kew is my all time fave!) xo

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  10. Looking absolutely beautiful, Gabrielle, and how lovely is the garden you're in? Shirt dresses like this have a spot in my heart for its versatility, like you mentioned; being able to wear it as it is is wonderful but wearing it as something else, like an outerwear, is another thing altogether and I love it!

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  11. Spring is so beautiful! As are you in that gorgeous colored dress =o)

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  12. The photos are gorgeous, your dress is gorgeous and the flowers are gorgeous! :-)
    I love the tropical print and you look beautiful!

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  13. Aww I loved this post, the photos are so pretty and so are you! I loved the outfit you are wearing. Everything in the photos are just to pretty
    Isabelle

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  14. Another gorgeous post! This is so Summery!

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  15. I honestly love this post. The pictures are blooming and it gives me good vibes. I love the dress and the accessories. Beautiful! <3

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  16. love the vibrant tropical print dress on you <3 I love taking short walks when its not too hot in the afternoon also. Lucky for me there's a park near my office but it doesn't have as much flowers as this park :)

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  17. I want your pineapple necklace, its so beautiful! haha trust me to pick up on the smallest detail! Your dress is beautiful though, but that bag, oh my goodness, so so beautiful!

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  18. I like shirt dresses a lot, and the print on that one is extra gorgeous. You fit right in to this wonderful garden.

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  19. Wow what breathtaking pictures, I love your outfit, you look very pretty, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

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  20. Yes, yes, YES - I love warm weather because it means lovely walks outside! You look stunning in this floral outfit :) Shirt dresses are just the best

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  21. Love this floral outfit and the photos are amazing!!!
    Have a lovely day,
    Madalena

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  22. The flowers are booming rather quickly this season. Beautiful. You do look beautiful also.

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  23. This dress screams summer vibes to me as well, and it fits in so perfectly with that floral garden setting. I'm also a fan of the shirt dress, I don't tend to gravitate toward dresses but the shirt dress I find to be quite flattering on most body types :)

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  24. Beautiful blooms. You look stunning! :) :)
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  25. love all your photos , this place with flowers is so beautiful
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  26. Lovely pictures, and your garden outfit is so chich and summerish! Xx

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  27. A Flower between the flowers...
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  28. That dress is so summery and cute! Beautiful look and pictures!

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  29. You are such a class act, Gabrielle! I greatly admire how you always carry yourself with such poise and look so elegant and chic in whatever you wear, be it a lovely shirt dress like this or fab workout attire, you are really such a gem! I love the pattern of the dress, which is indeed perfect to wear surrounded by such gorgeous flowers! I, too, love to be in and around nature, it's so tranquil and puts my mind at ease and I love breathing in and embracing the fresh air! I also agree that this dress would look great on everyone, it truly is a versatile and flattering dress! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful week so far, gorgeous girlie!

    XO,

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  30. You look absolutely gorgeous Gabrielle, the shirt dress fits you to perfection and I love the bold nature of the print, it matches perfectly with the flowered backdrop & your rings are gorgeous! <3!!!


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  31. You look absolutely gorgeous here ! Such beaut photos! X

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  32. Wow papagayo means kite in my language. Such a scenic place! I felt your sunshine vibe :)

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  33. Love your jumpsuit! The material looks so comfortable too :)

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  34. That dress is gorgeous! Love the jewelry and all the flowers in the background. Beautiful photos!
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  35. Wow Gabrielle I love that dress so much! Gorgeous photos x
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  36. Oh hunnie, you look so beautiful and gorgeous. That dress is lovely and the photos are great. Love love love!! :)

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  37. i love the print on your dress its beautiful !! :)

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  38. Amazing dress and backdrop Gabrielle! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  39. Aw! Your dress matches the flowers - love it!

    Charlotte x

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  40. So beautiful shooting Gabrielle....you are amazing with that dress!!! Check out my blog when u have time! Today I have a new post!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
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  41. Absolutely stunning - you look gorgeous and as always I love your photography! There's such a class and elegance about you, your blog and the way you write, it really is lovely and I hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend hun! :)

    Layla xx

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  42. Gabrielle what a gorgeous dress! I love the fit and print and surrounded by all that lovely nature it's a perfect picture of summer! Gemma x
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  43. I love a good shirt dress too, they're also great for travelling. This one is a stunner and really suits you

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  44. Absolutely beautiful! Your dress is like camouflage with your surroundings haha. I'm absolutely loving your shoes as well. The weather sounds and looks lovely! x

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  45. yasss florals for spring! werk it girl! and love the color of your nails too x

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  46. gorgeous dress, bag and I love your rings too! That dress really flatters your waist <3 thanks for sharing! xX

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  47. I love the outfit! You're so cute :)

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  48. I love everythings on this dress : the colour, the pattern, the shape and the length. This dress is so beautiful.
    You couldn't take the pictures in an other place. This is perfect.
    xx,
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  49. You're looking more gorgeous in that dress Gabrielle!

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  50. so gorgeous! florals for garden walks is a very great idea!
    have a great weekend
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  51. Look at these beautiful flowers! Girl, you look so gorgeous in that dress too! Very Spring and so refreshing!

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  52. Shirt dresses are definitely great pieces to have in the wardrobe. I love the one you're wearing! It brings out the summer vibe. :D From dress to jewellery, everything looks perfect. You look beautiful as always Gabrielle!

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  53. Love this post. Thank for sharing & Happy Weekend! xx

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  54. I had the pleasure to work with Joe Browns earlier this year and I love their colourful clothes! You're totally rocking this shirt dress, it very much reminds me of tropical summer vibes and holidays. Love how you've shot the pictures with the beautiful flowers. Have a wonderful weekend Gaby!

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  55. oh my gosh, i LOVE your photos, always so beautiful and you look just STUNNING my dear friend <3 hope you have a wonderful weekend <3
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  56. Wow,, you look absolutely stunning Gabrielle. That dress is amazing. I adore the print and the location you chose for the shoot.

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  57. Gorgeous photos ! I really love your dress.
    Kisses
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  58. Such a lovely shirtdress on you! You look amazing!

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  59. An outstanding dress! You look gorgeous! You found the perfect setting to highlight this dress

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  60. Oh my goodness, you look beyond beautiful!! I love this dress on you, its so perfect for the weather and I love how you paired it with striking yet simple jewellery and let the shoes be nice and classic to keep the main focus on the dress, stunning ♥



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  61. Oh this post feels so summery! :) x

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  62. What a beautiful location! You look so lovely in that dress x

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  63. I love strolling around gardens, too, and your look is the perfect match for it!

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  64. I love the look of the floral print on your dress against the flowers in the garden, so lovely and refreshing. Nothing nicer than going walking where there are plenty of flowers! - Tasha

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  65. Oh Gabrielle, you look absolutely lovely in that dress. That's a very unique shirt dress and if you didn't mentioned that it was a shirt dress, I would have thought it's just a normal dress. Love the prints on it, gorgeous.

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  66. ❤️ Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend!

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  67. How summery! I know that the flowers on the dress and the ones you took pictures of aren't the same, but it matches so well! Personally I was never into shirt dresses until I saw someone at my school completely repurpose a large, button down (with a weird pattern) into a really cute shirt dress, and since then I've been really liking that style!

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  68. Oooo Gabrielle I love this post !!!
    You're actually color coordinating with the plants
    You must have an amazing team that set you off to the perfect locations in the UK to capture the details on your prints. This blog post is honestly giving me all kinds of life since it has such a summery feel to it. If anyone was to capture The summer here in England I would say it would be this blog post

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  69. I love shirt dresses too! Love the way this beautiful dress blends in with the flowers around you! Have a nice weekend.

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  70. Stunning shots! You look absolutely beautiful!!

    Adi xx
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  71. Such a wonderful shoot! I love the details of this dress and the tropical vibe is my fave. Give me palms and I'm a happy girl. Your look amazing in this shirt dress!

    xx,
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  72. Love the summer vibe! Finally :)
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  73. such a colourful post, the dress looks so lovely and is perfect now we're nearing Summer! x

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  74. Love those colourful dress, sweetie! You look so sweet & elegant. Have an awesome weekend, Gabrielle! xoxo

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  75. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.


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  76. What a wonderful place dear!!! *-*
    Unfortunately here in Italy is still so cold for a lovely walk through the gardens :/
    Anyway...you chose such a lovely and dreamy dress for this occasion! So perfect and rich of colors, simply amazing!
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  77. Britain's garden are famous for a good reason, you've so many talented individuals who are passionate about gardening and a fair amount of those who have really turned gardening in an art form of its own. Strolling in a beautiful garden (especially during Spring) is one of the greatest joys life can offer, isn't it? Something about being outdoors is so healing.

    You look ravishing in that floral dress! Its print is absolutely beautiful and I do like the cut. Shirt dresses with a belt...is there anything more feminine? I remember illustrating one shirt dress recently...I do love them. Block heels are a great match for this dress. This outfit makes me thing of the Summer that is soon to come...that tropical print is really such a visual delight!

    The jewellery you have on.....why, it is absolutely beautiful. Every piece is so precious. The ring is very elegant and at the same time eye-catching...and that bracelet is so on the trend!

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  78. I love beautiful gardens myself.. I could spend days in them :) Your dress is stunning! I love floral prints on dresses :) Gorgeous! xx

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  79. That dress looks so pretty on you! Can I also say you hair is absolutely gorgeous! <3

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  80. Great post
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  81. you look stunning as always and these photos are breathtaking! also, loving your dress<3
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  82. You look stunninggggggggggggggggg!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this dress and your hair! Lovely post, thank you for sharing this with us. Hope to see you on my blog www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !! Have a lovely week. xXx

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  83. These pictures make me feel so summery! It was pouring with rain a minute ago and this bright outfit made me smile. Love the jewellery you've styled it with, really compliments the colours on the dress. Daisy xx
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  84. Such a bright beautiful pictures dear, loved it !! and as always you look stunning, love your dress its full of Spring :) x
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  85. Stunning photographs Gabrielle! I love the Spring time and it's so lovely to walk around with the sun kissing your face and to of course wear pretty dresses such as the one you're wearing above.

    Don't you just look lovely :) Your bag is also very pretty indeed.

    A wonderful post.

    I shall email you soon by the way!

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo

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  86. This is such a pretty dress and I love both the print and the colours. That garden looks beautiful as well with all the bright pink flowers :)x

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  87. Gorgeous pictures! !! Such a beautiful dress! You look gorgeous!

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  88. How beautiful !!

    Love your dress it's so tropical !

    Kisses from Paris :)

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  89. You look amazing! I love this dress on you, it's perfect! And you chose the best location too! :) xx

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  90. Love the close-up photo of the dress in front of the flowers. You have to look very careful to see, that it;s a dress and not just a part of the background:):)

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  91. Lovely dress. I love your sense of style. :)

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  92. The dress is gorgeous and fits You so nicely! I really Love it!!
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