Sunday, 24 July 2016

Feeling The Heat

fashion blogger oasis waikiki tropical print dressIt's safe to say throughout my time here underneath the Côte d'Azur's sun, the idea of putting on anything other than a bikini has been a gruelling thought.  However, surprise surprise, clothing is mandatory while exploring the area's beauty! After finally giving in to temptation and experimenting with midi dresses lately, somewhere along the line I fell head over heels in love with the style.  So, when I knew I'd be returning to a spectacular church earlier this week in the heart of Saint-Raphaël, I took the opportunity to see what I could do with this gorgeous tropical-print midi dress to cover my shoulders, without boiling alive...
Styling a midi dress for religious sites fashion blogger


Crop top - Topshop

Sandals - Office Garland Block Heels

Choker - DIY

UK fashion blogger summer midi dress styling
SuperStay nude nail polish by Maybelline second skin
Fashion blogger midi dress styling in summer
I have six or seven versions of this short-sleeved crop top to my name thanks to a love of activewear-layering!  Though even with these many colours of the rainbow on hand, I found myself drawn to the black version as a way of contrasting with the fun, tropical print of the Waikiki midi dress.  It also proves to be a great way of continuing the accessories' colour scheme throughout the outfit; speaking of which, this black suede cord choker was so easy to make - that is to say, it hasn't fallen apart so far!

Psst!  On my nails: Maybelline's SuperStay Second Skin (875).
UK fashion blogger office black garland sandals
Ways to wear a black suede longline choker
House of Fraser Oasis SS16 midi dress
So yeah, I'm 100% feeling the heat, but with my time here in the South of France coming to an end, I'm also feeling the heat, you know?  I'm not at all ready to kiss goodbye to the mornings loaded with pains au chocolat, or evenings spent on my balcony staring at the moonlit sea.  I'm making sure to soak up every single moment - and at least I get to bring both memories and my holiday wardrobe home with me!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Definitely soak up every minute while you're there, it sounds like you're having an amazing time! Enjoy the heat for me as well, I'm rugged up in about three coats at the moment :(

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  2. You look great. It's always so sad when a great trip comes to an end, but I'm sure that you will be traveling once again in the near future.

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  3. Stunning! You look absolutely gorgeous and I love your outfit here. Looks like you had a great time in France <3

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  4. Welcome to the (midi dress) dark side! This looks stunning on you, you're killing the Summer layers, I swear. Soak up as much of France as you can!

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  5. I love your dress Gabrielle, it seems the perfect length and I love the print. Gemma x
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  6. Beautiful Gabrielle !! Love the choker!!
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  7. Such a beautiful look. Love your choker and everything!!
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  8. Too bad it isn´t appropriate to explore in a bikini, it could be so comfortable! But your choice of clothing is a lovely and light alternative. I hope you will be able to create some more wonderful memories.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  9. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)


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  10. Love the dress and think the styling works so well! And ugh, would love to start the days with pain au chocolate too! Xx

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  11. I really love the flower print of this dress very pretty. You look fab in this Gab!
    the necklace also is attractive.

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  12. The tropical print is just perfect for the surroundings I would imagine. You look super lovely as always! I have the Côte d'Azur firmly on my travel wishlist now.
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  13. I love the florals on this dress. It really is warm right now isn't it!!x

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  14. I love the way you styled this dress dear! The print is so amazing and perfect for summer ( I'm obsessed with tropical leaves prints!) *-*
    Have a wonderful week!
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  15. You look lovely in those floral.

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  16. A perfect floral dress for the perfect Summer's day!

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  17. you look beautiful, as always, and I love love love the shoes! :)

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  18. Beautiful dress! Your hair is amazing, too :) It must be amazing in France, judging by the photos! :)

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  19. So Gaby is in the Midi, looking stunning as usual. Enjoy the sun, the heat and the cool Rosé wine. See you; )

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  20. I followed along on your travels with so much jealousy!! You look gorgeous in that print and I love how you accessorized with the choker. You look like you had so much fun, whether you were dying in the heat or not! Beautiful as always.

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  21. This must be the most perfect outfit for your time in the sun! I adore the print and I'm sure you'll be disappointed to believe but I know doubt you have some fantastic memories to take home!

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  22. That floral dress is so lovely on you, Gabrielle and I think it'll look great without layering too. Will you be sharing with us about your holiday? I hope so because you take some of the most brilliant pictures!

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    1. Hi Shireen! Thanks so much for the compliment - yes, my travel diaries for The South of France have started to go up now :)

      Gabrielle x

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  23. Loved viewing bits of your travelling in the South of France. It looks like you had fun taking these images. The frock is also a beautiful one. It's been hot everywhere lately, so I am hoping to catch breezes soon somewhere for a short work-trip. Enjoy your week, Gabrielle. <3 /Madison xx
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  24. These photos are gorgeous! Such a cool location :)

    Xx
    Molly
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  25. The dress is really beautiful! I love the print and colour! You look gorgeous! :)

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  26. You look so gorgeous in this dress!! And I love you DIY choker! So cute!

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  27. I could definitely do with some heat right now. Love the outfit.

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  28. Love the way you layered the dress over a basic black top. It's a nice touch and I definitely agree that it's a creative way to continue the color scheme. The choker reminds me of this one video I watched before on YouTube where the girl took a long black shoelace and used that as a choker. I wonder if you did something similar?

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  29. love your dress!! gorgeous!
    x, Ivana
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  30. Floral dress looks so beautiful on you! It is colourful and looks so light that won't make you get hot. Even layering it with a black top looks good, I wouldn't think it would be that pretty! I hope you soaked up as much as sun possible, you will definitely miss the warm summer breeze when the cold hits you :) x

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  31. The midi dress is lovely and I really like how you combined it with the crop top. This is such a clever idea! The location is absolutely lovely! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  32. Love this look on you lovely! Such a stunning midi dress x

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  33. Ooh it sounds utterly dreamy. I don't like summer but I think I could manage the heat in the south of France any day! Really loving this dress on you, midi really looks stunning as a length and that print is just so much happiness!

    Sxx
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  34. Photos are beautiful !
    I love the crop top combined with the dress ! It looks great and the chooker looks really great on you !
    xx,
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  35. Hope you enjoyed your holiday there! I love this floral dress and looks great on you!

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  36. WOW this dress is wonderful! Hope you had a great time in France ♡

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  37. This dress is very nice!!
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  38. Love this dress, perfect for Summer

    Kisses,
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  39. I'm in love with those heels! You look absolutely gorgeous.

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  40. i love the flower print and your hair *_* you always look so flawless and beautiful :) And btw : those heels *___* obsessed with them :)
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    If you want, than follow me, and let me know in comments, so I can follow you back with pleasure.
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  42. Yes sometimes I feel like walking around in shots and bikini when it's really hot outside. I love your floral dress and the way you styled it.

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  43. Nice post :)
    I am in love with your blog :)

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  44. What a beautiful dress and photos with a summer feeling. :))

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  45. How amazing to be visiting the south of France. I am so jealous! Hope you have a safe journey home. Your DIY choker is perfect and I love those shoes!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  46. Loving that dress on you, babe!

    -Ashley
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  47. Beautiful as always, Gabrielle! Gorgeous dress! Tropical prints are so feminine. Loving the DIY choker, too!

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  48. Such a pretty look and I'm totally envious you're at the South of France!:D

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  49. Definitely soak up the sun and enjoy every minute that you can. Ah, I'm SO in love with your floral midi dress. Lately I have been obsessed with longer dresses and usually I prefer a shorter hem, but maybe they remind me of my teen years in the 90s. I guess they will always have a special place in my heart.
    LaToya
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  50. You look amazing in midi dresses. You definitely need to wear them most often.

    P.S love how you layered a crop top underneath to make it more appropriate for the occasion.

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  51. Love how you styled this! The tropical dress is so pretty <3
    xoxo

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  52. Your dress is so cute and I love the print! I hope you've had a lovely time on holiday! I want to go! :) xx

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  53. you look fabulous

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  54. as always, you look absolutely radiant my dear! And can I just say WOW- I'm the 56th comment!! That's amazing!! It has been such a treat to watch your blog grow this past few months-- you totally deserve it xX

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    1. Thank you so much, you're so lovely!!

      Gabrielle x

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  55. what a beautiful post with a beautiful backdrop! Total hair goals!
    Katelyn
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  56. You look super gorgeous, Gab. Your dress is a total perfection! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Much love, Len
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  57. I love this look on you, you look stunning! Midi dresses are so elegant, they're really perfect for the Côte d'Azur sun!

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  58. Very beautiful location and you look gorgeous in this floral dress! Amazing hair too :))

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  59. Love the pattern on that dress!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  60. you are looking beautiful..the dress is gorgeous and nice DIY idea for choker :)
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  61. Love the shoes and the location is beautiful!

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  62. Very pretty dress and beautiful location. ❤

    Have a beautiful day !

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  63. DIY chokers are besties!

    love your shoes babe! ♥
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  64. You look great as always :) Your holiday must have been incredible, France is such a beautiful country

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  65. Accessories, hair and travel goals!!! Adore your style and pics so much!
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  66. Ah you're looking absolutely gorgeous - this is so pretty hun!! Hope you're well, gorgeous photos as always, you have this luxurious effortless vibe which I absolutely love!

    Layla xx

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  67. I'm not surprised you're reluctant for your time in the South of France to come to an end, it looks amazing! I love your outfit too, the print is so pretty and very summery :) x

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  68. Gabrielle you look fantastic! The dress is beautiful and the backdrop is amazing! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  69. I think you look great in midi dress and the floral pattern is perfect, stay fabulous!

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  70. Beautiful look sweetie! That choker is so cool.

    xo
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  71. This is a beautiful outfit, the shoes are amazing!! :) xx

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  72. Your photos are lovely! I love that dress it is so fresh and perfect for summer! http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  73. Dresses really are such a stylish solution when faced wth the dilemma of what to wear when it's hot out. Love the silhouette and the fun tropical print of this dress and how you styled it with a crop top. You look smashing Gabrielle!

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  74. love this outfit, gabrielle! want to wear it myself!
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  75. I definitely love your summer style, babe
    I know what you mean when you say you would wear nothing else but bikini, this is how I'm gonna spend August
    kisses
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  76. You look gorgeous!love the print on that dress!

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  77. Gabrielle, you look stunning! This is my favorite dress on you! Your hair is so pretty,jealous!! <3

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  78. Oh what a great idea to layer a crop top under a dress like that!! You look stunning and looks like you're having fun! Ahh so jealous of your long hair, it's always so sleek and gorgeous! The sandals look pretty comfy too with a square heel!

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  79. Hello,
    Totally loving this look of yours dear. Very beautiful floral dress and you looking really gorgeous. Stunning. Keep up the great work... :)

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  80. Such a gorgeous summer dress! Love how you styled it. Your hair is #goals <3
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  81. Such a stunning dress!! :))

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  82. You're such a STUNNER Gabrielle! I'm so envious of your long long hair - it looks so sleek :) And that floral dress simply flatters you :)

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  83. Floral and choker obsession right here and you have it all in one outfit! ahh love love love - you're always so pretty and your outfits are perfect! love this Gabrielle <3

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  84. Your dress is really cute and love those chokers!!!
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  85. Beautiful dress with a fab slit. I love the chunky heels too!

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  86. The dress look so match with the view behind aha
    Love the sandals! ♥


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  87. definitely the perfect summer look! obsessed with everything about this outfit especially THOSE heels<3
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  88. You look ABSOLUTELY stunning babe! I ADORE the midi dress so much! The pattern is just gorgeous and suits you so much! Xx

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  89. Fun shoes! It wasn't until after I visited Europe that I understood why they all wear such chunky heels over there! Cobblestone.

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  90. I love the dress! And you made a great choice wearing it with the black top underneath and black sandals. So suitable for visiting a church, but also so lovely. Enjoy the rest of your time in the beautiful South of France! Xo, Janea
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  91. You look so beautiful in that pretty dress! :)

    And I've been loving all these holiday pictures! :)

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  92. You are seriously beautiful Gabrielle and this floral detailed dress is perfect! Such a stunning location to shoot such a pretty dress, I do love the South of France so much.

    You have perfected the hair swish so nicely, looks lovely in the photographs!

    The sandals you're wearing look great, I do like Office for shoes, and yours even though high look comfortable which is so important when it comes to shoes!

    Lovely post, now off to check our the other two posts from France! :)

    Laura xo
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  93. PERFECTION! You look amazing <3

    x Alix N,
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  94. Estás guapísima, me encanta el vestido!! https://bohoclosetblog.com/2016/08/19/canotier-y-bolso-de-rafia/

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