Finally A Scorcher

When it’s sunny in the UK you better make the most of it.

It was absolutely gorgeous weather over the weekend so I ended up going for a picnic with my family and my super cute niece. It was warm for once so I thought I’d show off my Caribbean tan (very little one) and enjoy some sunbathing.

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Striped shirt dress* – Miss Selfridge via House of Fraser dresses  | watch – Cluse | Sandals – old | Sunglasses – non-branded (bought on holiday)

I wore this summery outfit that was so simple to slip on. It’s a lovely stripy shirt dress with a very thin fabric belt that adds shape (which I always need because of my tiny bottom…!) It felt comfortable and looked stylish, perfect for a summery day out. Don’t worry though, I’ll definitely be wearing it again when it cooler, leggings or tights will both look good with it too.

I also wore chunky sandals because I was told the weekend will be hot. It was a good idea too – who knows when the sun will come out again 😉 So, to finish off the summer look I accessorised it with my usual favourite new watch and sunglasses. It’s not quite the Caribbean summer but I sure am glad that the temperature is rising and the sun is gracing us with its presence!

Did you make the most of the hot weekend?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • June 6, 2016


    Damn those sandals being old, I wanted to know where they had come from and I love the shirt dress x

  • June 6, 2016


    Lovely dress the weather has been fab the last 3 days here and been glad to get out in the sunshine.

  • June 6, 2016


    Love your dress! I am loving the sun out!! Last week we was on holiday and I was so cold I wish I had taken my ski jacket. So glad Summer is back 🙂

  • June 6, 2016


    Looks airy and perfect for city summers!

  • June 6, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    Love it. Looks lovely on you. Perfect for the summer! We as usual had some of T’s friends over, so it was another manic day for us 🙂 xx

  • June 7, 2016

    Kerry Norris

    Love the dress. It really suits you. We went camping on the weekend so we enjoyed the weather too x

  • June 7, 2016

    laura dove

    Oooh I love that! Looks like it would keep you lovely and cool in this gorgeous weather!! I always worry about that kind of fabric that it will need ironing, haha!

  • June 7, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    I was working sadly but I was still outside which made work more fun. I love the monochromatic look as well xx

  • June 7, 2016

    Fi Ni Neachtain

    The warm sunny weather has been fab here too in Ireland. Your shirt dress is lovely, perfect for the balmy days 🙂

  • June 7, 2016

    Kara Guppy

    You look fab but I think you have scared the nice weather away again :0)

  • June 8, 2016

    Melanie Edjourian

    That’s a lovely dress for the summer. I’m happy to about the weather change, finally!!!!

  • June 9, 2016


    Unfortunately I was away in Hamburg that weekend but good news it was awesome weather there too. Loving your dress

  • August 31, 2016


    That’s a lovely dress – I hope you’ve managed to wear it again on the few warm days we’ve had!
    Alana x