The Model and Me: Read and Bell spring-summer 2018

The Model and Me: Read and Bell spring-summer 2018

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 3 Comments

Are you a festive dresser? Me too. In the week leading up to Christmas (and the day itself), I cannot get enough of Christmas-y red, white, green and sparkles in my outfits. 

So, it seemed fitting for the final Model and Me post for 2018 that I feature a frock that would make a perfect summer’s Christmas Day outfit. It’s from gorgeous Australian label, Read and Bell, a Styling You fave which has been featured here for many a season.

The model

Read and Bell shoestring dress with frill in cranberry

and me

Read and Bell dress dress  Simone Walsh necklace  FRANKiE4 Footwear LiSA heels
Read and Bell dress (I’m in M) | Simone Walsh necklace | FRANKiE4 Footwear LiSA heels

This 100% hand-printed cotton maxi is so incredibly comfortable to wear – for all shapes and sizes. The sizing is very generous and the drawstring tie at the neckline makes it super adaptable for having the dress sit exactly where you’d like it to sit. Me? I like to tie it up higher so as to avoid any flashing of side boob.

The tie is separate but gives you the option of creating shape to suit your waist. I love the tiered, layered hem for an on-trend addition to a frock that allows you to release your inner boho queen while carving up the ham and/or peeling five gazillion kilos of prawns.

Dress this dress up with heels, as I’ve done, or down with slides or flat sandals. If weather is on the cool side, add a denim jacket.

So, tell me, are you a festive dresser? What outfits have you got planned for this week?

These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.


Last chance to shop our summer faves

Adorne large round basket PLUS Lee Garrett scarf

Thanks so much to each and everyone who’s shopped with us in the Styling You Shop in 2018. We’ll be closing the online store from 12noon Wednesday, December 19 until Monday, January 14. 

Hop to it if you’d like to shop our summer faves and receive your order via Express Post before Christmas. Shop HERE.

Comments 3

  1. Beautiful dress, perfect for Christmas Day. And the idea of a cooler Christmas day, wouldn’t that be wonderful! No new dress for Christmas Day this year for me, I am hosting/cooking for 10 adults, so wearing a dress from the vault with an apron over the top. Hasn’t this year flown, fancy the last Model and Me post for 2018! x

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