blue dress summer fashion morrison

I have the summer holiday blues. In a good way.

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 26 Comments

It will be strangely quiet in our house this week. Mr Styling You has returned to work, my teens are with their dad and our visiting friends have returned home. It will just be me and Mr 6.

Hanging out.

Trying to squeeze every last drop out of that summer feeling we felt every day over the past two weeks.

It’s been a fortnight of lazy starts, beach mornings, compulsory siestas and mandatory wine times.

Of salt, sand and zinc-encrusted skin.

Of sun and sweaty stickiness.

Of trying to stay cool while the going gets hot.

And that my dear Stylers has given me the summer blues. In a good way.

My summer uniform of sorts has become a blue one. Three short, flowy, blue-toned cotton frocks have become my go-to summer faves.

Each is SO easy to wear, keeps me cool and works equally as well with a pair of thongs as with a pair of wedges.

Each can be popped in the wash, popped on the line and be ready for me to wear again the next day. If I want to add a little bit of extra length, I layer a white cotton Metalicus tank dress underneath. Too easy.

blue dress summer fashion all for kat sequins and sand

On the ferris wheel at Aussie World for a friend’s daughter’s birthday.

blue dress summer fashion morrison

Keeping cool under the cotton tree at The Boatshed, Cotton Tree.

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Hanging out with the uber-stylish Uberkate at The Boatshed.

french chic fashion, chipie woman rivale dress, mrs woog, woogsworld

Lunch at Bistro C, Noosa, with Mrs Woog

french chic fashion, chipie woman rivale dress, mrs woog, woogsworld

Spa-ing at Stephanies Ocean Spa, Noosa (more to come on THAT tomorrow)

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The details …

blue frocks: morrison, all for kat, chipie woman

1. All for Kat printed smock dress @ Sequins & Sand (I’m wearing size L) | 2. Morrison Lilian v-neck shirt dress (I’m wearing size S – lots of fabric in this one) | 3. Rivale dress by Chipie Women @ French Chic Fashion (I’m wearing size 42)

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With all this blue in my life, is it any wonder my toes got the memo as well?

blue toesBlue toe nails: Butter London’s Artful Dodger

What have you been up to? Enjoying some time off? Some family time? What’s been your summer holiday uniform?

PS. It’s great to be back!

PPS. Don’t forget you can also find me blogging over at Justb.

Comments 26

  1. I love these dresses Nikki. Blue is my favourite colour and blue & white one of my fave combos of colours do wear. They remind me of the China pattern in a way too. I’ve been thinking about blue nail polish & think I might try to find a pastel blue, you’ve inspired me! Fab post, as always!! Xx

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  2. They look so comfortable Nikki. Just this weekend I found the perfect summer dress – an original 1950s day dress in green gingham. It’s beautiful, so well made and tailored! I have become a vintage dress convert.

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  3. i love the Sequins and Sand one, I think you wore that in KL too, looked lovely…I’d like one of those in my wardrobe…it’s hot here today…not hot hot hot, but hot and humid, which I guess you are used to!

    rocking those nails Nikki. x

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      The nails would match your cottage 😉 And yes, I did wear the All for Kat dress in KL. It’s super hot and humid here today. We got an early swim otherwise I think I’d be sitting here boiling in my own skin. x

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  4. Well hello Betty Blue! I think there’s a place in my wardrobe for one of those Morrison shirt dresses…

    I have covered thousands of km’s these holidays, everything from cold rainy weather, to being on a farm in heat, to harbour side Sydney to lazy lunches and beaches at Margaret River. My wardrobe is in need of restocking!!

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  5. Very nice dresses, as I sit here in 41 degree heat, I eyed them off and thought I could do with those, so popped over to the morrisons ones( I need the volume!) and hooked myself a couple of shirt dresses on sale, one with the v neck and the other with the (grandpa) collar. yay!

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  6. I thought you looked gorgeous. Relaxed, flowy and perfect for summer! I was meaning to tell you that 🙂
    I think anything flowy is mandatory for hot weather, I can’t stand anything close to my skin. And cotton is just the best. I need to hunt down some cute frocks xx

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