Social Style; Garden Party

The currently smokin‘ hot with gorgeous dresses Missguided dropped me an e-mail the other day, with a challenge. The challenge was to create an outfit suitable for a Summer event.

Sad fact. I have no typical Summer events planned; no weddings, days at the races or garden parties (not even a BBQ) but never one to turn away a challenge, I decided to proceed anyway.

And because it’s most likely that you’d find me at a garden party (preferably an old school TEA party), here’s what I picked as my dream outfit for it.

I decided to keep it minimal and simple. I don’t want to be keeping track of stray hats, sunglasses and other various accessories. I want to have fun and eat cake.

I picked a bright dress to make an impact…

The Aldara Tailored Lace Pleat Dress (currently sold out) in burnt orange has the fit and shape I love, whilst not being too “out there” in terms of colour and pattern. The lace keeps it girly and the colour reminds me of hot summer days.

On my feet you’ll find Tropez Floral Print Super High Wedges because an all out floral outfit would be a garden party cliche, but an outfit for me, wouldn’t be complete without some flowery action. The wedges add height (lots of it) without that awful “heels sinking in to grass” issue that plagues thousands of women all summer long.

And to accessorize? Nothing but bright polka dotted nails, using the Love Nail Polish set. The colours clash delightfully with the dress and there is plenty of scope for nail art goodness.

What do you think? Garden party worthy? What do you think of the Social Style range?


(please note, this entry will later be used as a competition entry so once again I will be pleading for votes!)

20 comments for “Social Style; Garden Party

  1. I love those shoes they are devine.

  2. What a GREAT outfit! 🙂 x

  3. Uh-oh, I didn’t know about Missguided…but I do now! :S

  4. Those shoes are amazing! I’d never heard of this brand

  5. Very much so ! !

  6. Ooh, great shoes! Chasing those up… x

  7. love this look! garden parties and bqs are always fun to dress up for 🙂 x

  8. That dress is really cute, I like the high neck contrasting the short length and belt, it’s a great colour.

    My favourite pieces of the range are the Aaliyah peep toe loafers which are divine and the Jameela Floral maxi – so pretty. The Mandie strappy orange wedges would certainly be a welcome addition to my collection and would look fab with the Carman black and white 2 in 1 bow dress… although I think that maybe a little short for me to wear!

  9. Actually want all of Missguided’s shoe range!

  10. Super worthy! I really like the dress and shoes! 🙂

  11. love this dress! i have my graduation this year and I would love an outfit like this!

    Claire xox

  12. You know how much I love dresses? Thi sdress is sooooo CUTE! It goes perfect with the heels too.

  13. I love the outfit! love the color! thank you for sharing!

  14. definitely garden party worthy. I’ve seen so many lacey dresses that are just darling at the moment, I want them all.

  15. defintly love that colour. xx

  16. I need to have a garden party.

  17. A seriously cute dress! I’ve never shopped there before, thanks for the tip.

    T-Shirt and Tails

  18. hello Laura!

    This dress is perfect for a summer event, I really really like the colour 🙂 As for the shoes, I’m not really a fan of flower shoes, but they are still gorgeous!!


  19. Gorgeous outfit – love those shoes they are brilliant!

  20. Those wedges are so insanely beautiful! Great outfit.