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The perfect smock dress

Well, after months of searching (not really) I finally found the perfect smock dress for mincing around in during the day.

It’s denim and very lightweight with a kind of washed out animal print design. I wear a lot of blue and seeing as I’m living in my silver pointy flats at the moment, I knew it would go perfectly with them too.

ASOS Denim Smock Dress in Animal Print

Things I like about this dress;

1. The length. Never thought I’d say this but I kinda like that it’s short (ish) – it doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable and I think that’s down to the casual design. I probably need to wear more short dresses while I still can, ha! 🙂

2. The smock/swing element. So breezy and not too bulky. Now that we are approaching 40 odd degrees over here the breezy element has become a bit of a need. I really can’t be dealing with skin-tight tops or dresses at the moment.

3. The sleeves. Generously cut sleeves make me really, really happy. There’s nothing worse than buying a gorgeous dress on ASOS only to find that the sleeves cut off your circulation. Know what I mean? The generous cut adds extra breezy action in the armpits too 🙂

ASOS Denim Smock Dress in Animal Print

Aside from all those things, I am most happy with the comfort level (just look at my face!). It’s so easy to wear – fling it on and your done #truedresslove

In other news, today is day four of my facial peel and honestly, I’m not sure if I would do it again. I know it’s not over yet and I may or may not still look like a 15-year-old at the end of this but right now, meh. The skin around my nose, chin and mouth has peeled a lot and the skin that has appeared underneath is tight, red and sore/itchy. Annoyingly, the parts of my face that I wanted to peel (forehead and cheeks) have done nothing of the sort and appear to have completely missed the peeling part. Boo.

I’m wearing a post-treatment SPF50 physical sunblock every day and I’m hoping that it will speed things up before Friday as we’re going to Fujairah on a little mini break. If it doesn’t clear up by then I will just become a recluse for the weekend. Good plan, right? 🙂


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  • Reply Catherine

    Such a gorgeous dress, you look lovely! I honestly have no idea how you live in Dubai, I’d need to stay inside sweating all day unable to move!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

    May 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm
    • Reply Simone

      AC on full blast Catherine and lots of dashing between buildings! 🙂

      May 14, 2014 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Sinead

    That dress looks great on you. Just wondering if you find it true to size as I have ordered asos smock dresses in the past which have been huge (like really huge).

    May 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Simone

      I ordered a 12 and it’s just right so I would say it’s pretty spot on size wise 🙂

      May 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Louise @

    Like a lot xx

    May 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm
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