Insta Style #14 | Cute Christening.

Spring is definitely here and I am really loving it, even if it’s still bloody freezing! It’s finally time to start saying goodbye to dark colours and outfits covered in big, heavy coats and to embrace pretty patterns, bright colours and cute dresses. Yesterday was Dan’s nephew’s christening and it was such a lovely day. The sun came out to play so it was surprisingly quite warm outside, and we spent the morning at the church followed by a lovely lunch at a reception later on. For today’s post, I thought I would share my christening outfit with you as it definitely felt quite spring-like!

Geo-printed Shirt Dress – River Island | Shoes – Dorothy Perkins (similar)

I decided to go for the smart casual look, by dressing up a shirt dress with a pair of black strappy heels and a big fur coat. The shirt dress is actually from River Island and it’s a staple piece that I am absolutely loving for this transitional time of year when you’re not quite sure what to wear yet. It’s great for wearing in the day time with boots, tights and a warm coat, or for an evening occasion or special event paired with some heels and a clutch bag. I combined these two styles for yesterday’s look. 

I particularly love the bright pattern of this gorgeous dress. The clashes of colours, including cyan and bold oranges, infused with monochrome patterns create a striking yet elegant piece and I love how it’s oversized but can be dressed to fit with a waist belt. The shoes are ones I wore for my graduation and I like how they have a thicker heel making them comfier to walk in, although too much walking can cause serious blisters. Luckily, we were sat down quite a lot yesterday so my tootsies weren’t worked too hard. 

The whole day was really special and it was great to see Dan’s family again. I’m also a little sad today as it’s the last day I will see Dan before he goes on his travels. He won’t be gone for too long thankfully, but it’s still a strange feeling. 

I hope you’re all having a Happy Sunday!

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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  1. Kathryn O'Connor
    March 6, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Shirt dresses have become such a staple in my wardrobe over the past year, I particularly love this one! I can't wait for Spring to properly arrive so I can start wearing all the bright colours and stop hiding in my jeans haha. xxKathryn | Chapters of Kat

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:18 am

      Thanks lovely! Mine too : ) they're so easy to wear! I can't wait either now – so excited for spring! xx

  2. Jasmin Charlotte
    March 6, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I love the dress! The colours on it are super gorgeous. I've been meaning to pick up a shirt dress for ages as I really like them! Jasmin Charlotte

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:18 am

      Thanks lovely! They have lots in River Island if you're looking for brighter ones! xx

  3. Paula Loreti
    March 6, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    I'm glad you have a great time! That dress is super elegant and you style it so well! Love it :)

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Thanks Paula : ) thats a lovely thing to say! xx

  4. peachesandbear
    March 6, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I've come to hoard a few shirt dresses now. I absolutely love them and how they can pretty much be teamed with anything… for me it's mainly pumps or trainers :')Tamsyn Eliza | Peaches and Bear

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Yes they work so well with pretty much everything! xx

  5. Hannah Williams
    March 6, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutley love this dress! It's perfect for spring. You looked lush! <3 xxBlog:: Hannah Rose

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Aw you babe – thank you! xx

  6. Mel Davies
    March 6, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    River Island are killing it lately, I love this dress!Lilies and Lipbalmxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Totally agree – I was in there the other day and wanted to buy EVERYTHING! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 7, 2016 / 8:18 am

      Aw thanks so much lovely! xx

  7. Shay Grady
    March 7, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Such a gorgeous dress! I cannot wait to get my Spring Wardrobe out!!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:54 am

      Thanks hun! : ) I can't either! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:54 am

      Thanks Marina : ) xx

  8. EmsAlice
    March 7, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Wow you look so great! I adore the print of that shirt dress xoEmily |

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:54 am

      Thanks so much hun : ) xx

  9. fourcatsplusus
    March 7, 2016 / 11:33 am

    I really love this dress, great outfit < – Amy x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:54 am

      Thank you lovely! : ) xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:54 am

      Thanks Cara! : ) xx

  10. Eleanor
    March 7, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    This dress is so gorgeous! It's so versatile you could definitely dress it up or downThe Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:55 am

      Thanks so much <3

  11. Shawner11
    March 7, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Very cute dress and love your hair!!! Super cute!! You look gorgeous doll!! 🙂

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:55 am

      Aw thank you! I was actually having a bad hair day – the photo hides it well haha xx

  12. Heather Nixon
    March 8, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      March 9, 2016 / 7:53 am

      Thank you! : ) xx

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