I dare you to name a piece of clothing that is more versatile than a shirt dress. It can easily look put together with the right accessories, but just as well could be casual with a pair of sneakers. Even better, undo those buttons and you have a throw on that you can wear over a t-shirt and jeans or even over a simple dress. Also, because we did this shooting in one of the first places that I’ve seen in London, I want to tell you a bit more about that.
My very first trip to London happened in the summer of 2016 and to tell you that it was life-changing, would be an understatement. I was always a huge advocate of how traveling takes you out of your comfort zone and makes your mind more flexible to accept new cultures. Even so, I could have not predicted how much this trip to London would change how I want my life to be. It made me recalculate everything: my career, the place I want to live in and who I want to spend my life with. It so happened that this is the summer when Paul and I re-saw each other as adults, after we haven’t spoken a word in 10 years.
On my very first day in London, my friend Daniela(who was then living here) asked me which is the first place I want to see and my answer couldn’t have been quicker: The Big Ben. Even my house keys had a Big Ben on them so I guess it was meant to be. So yes, after the airport and the tube, the first place I saw in London was Westminster with it’s beautiful Big Ben. I thought it is about time to go back to it, this time doing what I came here to do. You might have noticed that Westminster is also the beautiful background for this shooting featuring the Zara shirt dress.
We might as well go back for another shooting because we could not capture the Big Ben because it was under construction. Whenever such an iconic touristic destination is under construction I think of how annoyed I would be if this was the first time I came to see it and it’s well…still in “hospital”, however that’s exactly what happened with Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and I still enjoyed it.
Back to the shirt dress, though. This is still from my Zara haul, the same one which started our under £100 outfit from the high street brands. I have to admit that this shirt dress was actually picked by Paul. While I was trying on what I picked, he saw a lady wearing it so the moment I came out of the changing rooms he was a;; too excited to show me the dress and I loved it. The textile is so soft on the skin and because it’s not form fitted, it’s so comfortable, yet it looks so put together. Literally the easiest thing to throw on.
I am a huge print fan, you might have read my post about tropical prints, but this one is slightly different. In the grand scheme of prints, this is a mature print, yet still age versatile. It would look just as natural on both me and my Mom. Also, this print gives me huuuuge Versace vibes so if you ever looked for an affordable option for a Versace shirt dress, here you have it. What do we think about the colour? I personally love wearing this red wine burgundy during autumn.
I also saw it in a light cream option with navy and gold pattern and I must say I am quite tempted. How do you like a shirt dress? Do you prefer them to a regular one? Also, I quite love how even though I have only lived in London for almost two years now, I have memories in so many beautiful places that I love sharing with you.
Happy beginning of autumn (it just hit me:D)
Shirt Dress – Zara