Sun shining. Flowers blossoming. Warm nights. Craving salad?? Spring must be here! Yes I know, Spring is technically here in September, but October is where it really kicks into gear bringing with it daylight savings, noticeably warmer weather and the count down to Spring Carnival.
Needless to say I am excited about the next few months. So much so that I decided to celebrate my first Spring dress moment with Gelato colored balloons at sunset.
I fell in love with ‘this’ Zimmermann dress a few years ago and was a bit sad that I hadn’t bought it, then I noticed they were repeating it in slightly different prints each season so of course I snapped one up. I actually bought this beauty in the end of season sales much earlier in the year. I wore it once for a very rushed dinner while I was in Singapore and then I came home to Melbourne and it was almost Winter so this is the first time I have really had a chance to enjoy it.
I’m a big fan of dresses, I love when the warmer days start up and I am able to have a few more ultra feminine fashion moments like this one. Having a few pretty dresses like this that aren’t too short, or too booby in my wardrobe I find to be very useful, perfect to dress up for weddings, or down for BBQs and brunch dates. Spring/Summer generally brings with it a large number of such events so having some easy pieces in the armoury like this to grab quickly is helpful. I know that they are on the pricier side but I do find that Zimmermann pieces are a safe wardrobe investment, as their style has stayed to a similar aesthetic for a few years now meaning you get a few seasons of wear out of your purchases before they begin to feel dated, in my experience, I have gotten bored of them before they have dated. This is a great brand to shop at sale time too as they really do reduce their stuff by a significant percentage and you can wear it for a few seasons to come. When buying more expensive pieces it is really important to me that I will get more than one season of wear out of it as otherwise I cannot justify such expense.
However, throwing this dress on did remind me of a couple of extremely key wardrobe gaps which I need to fill early this season as I would like to style this dress and a few others with a small pretty nude bag and a strappy nude block heel. The block heel sandal is everywhere at the moment and it is going to be a Summer staple so best I find one stat. As for the nude bag, well thats just an embarrassing wardrobe gap that has gotten out of hand and I am determined to sort out ASAP.
Spring 2016, time for me to get Nude!
Dress: Zimmermann $495.00 – Shop Similar HERE
Sunglasses: Celine Shadow $420.00 approx (currently on sale HERE)
Shoes: Blush Ballet Flats by Repetto $233.00 – Shop Similar HERE
Necklace: Rope Bow by Tiffany $1100.00 – Shop Similar HERE