Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful long Easter weekend 🙂 Mine has been really good except on Saturday night I seem to have started to get a really bad cold/flu and spent Sunday and Monday with tissue up my nose. Sexy indeed. On Friday I went to a cupcake decorating class which was good and I will do a post about soon, and then I went off to Stoke on Trent again to visit Terri at her new place. We had a pretty awesome night out and then a lazy Saturday morning before I had to return home again.
Anyway this is what I wore on Easter Sunday. Put the paleness of my face down to the illness! The sun was shining and was looking pretty nice but when I went out into the garden to take these outfit photos it was literally Arctic! So I came back inside to take them in my bedroom as I wasn’t feeling up to facing the cold! I actually put some leggings on for the rest of the day under the dress after I took the photos! Excuse my pasty leg…
Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥
Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥
 Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥

Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥
 Dress: Celia Birtwell @ Uniqlo | Belt: Primark | Bag: Primark | Ring: eBay | Lipstick: Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang | Shoes: Bertie @ TK Maxx
This pretty navy dress (RRP £29.90) was sent to me last week from Uniqlo, and it has been designed by fashion designer Celia Birtwell.  I don’t know much about her to be honest, but she is a British textile designer who is apparently an iconic figure on the global arts scene. Her designs have a 60’s and 70’s style to them, and this dress is part of the new collection at Uniqlo. 
This dress has 3/4 length sleeves which are fastened with a little button, and it also has a tie up waist. It is navy blue with a little white star pattern all over. It also comes in black and a lovely bold green colour. It buttons up at the front, but I found that there wasn’t really enough buttons, as even though I don’t have a large chest, there was a gaping gap between each button, so I had to wear a vest underneath. 
This dress is size medium, which I would have assumed would fit a size 12, but it’s quite huge on me. This made it difficult for me to style because the waist line was really low and when I made it higher it bunched up all the material. The pattern and style of the dress is really cute though, perfect for spring, I just wish I’d picked a smaller size! Doh.
Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥
Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥

Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥
Because it was looking nice and sunny on Sunday, I slipped on my beautiful new shoes from TK Maxx! I was kindly sent these from them to review, and I adore them! They are so comfortable and soft. They’re made from real leather, and they will be perfect for warm summer days. They are made by Bertie, who again I hadn’t heard of, but they are quite an expensive British footwear brand owned by Dune. They have a woven texture all over, and are ballerina pump style in tan with silver coloured edge. I absolutely love them! Their RRP is £55 but TK Maxx sell them for only £34.99 which I think is reasonable for real leather branded shoes. I’m sure I will get lots of use out of these over the summer!

Celia Birtwell at Uniqlo Dress & Bertie Summer Pumps ♥

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19 Comments

  1. April 2, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Love this outfit! I don't blame you for putting on leggings for the rest of the day!

    Lauren x

  2. April 2, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    I really like that dress, I love Uniqlo! I was gutted when my local one closed. xx

  3. April 2, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    That dress is lovely, I love Celia Birtwell.
    great outfit

    lizzie-florence.blogspot.com
    x

  4. April 2, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    I love the dress, its lovely and your makeup is so gorgeous 🙂 xo

  5. April 3, 2013 / 9:01 am

    I haven't really looked at this Uniqlo collection yet, but so many people seem to be loving it at the moment, and this dress is so pretty, that I think I may have to have a look 🙂
    I also love the ring!

  6. April 3, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Oooh, I love the dress but definitely think I'm going to grab a pair of the shoes next time I'm anywhere near TK Maxx – what lipstick are you wearing here? I really like the shade x

  7. April 3, 2013 / 10:45 am

    Loving the dress Vikki! I love that shade of blue for Spring! I got this similar dress from KarmaClothing.co.uk. Can't wait for the sun to come out so I can wear it and hopefully style it as well as you 🙂 x

  8. April 3, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    Oooh i love the dress, its so pretty. Just perfect!
    x

  9. April 3, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Love the outfit! And you look great for being sick. I would look horrifying, haha.

  10. April 3, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    I have this dress in a different colourway (floral version together with the leggings in the same floral print but different colourway – they look great worn together!! – it's a great fit and really well made for the price point. As are all the other pieces of this collection I have purchased. Just a small observation – I am surprised you were not aware of Celia Birtwell and her many years within the industry.

  11. April 8, 2013 / 9:39 am

    That blue colour really REALLY suits you! x

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