Oriental Pastels | Chi Chi London

Dress – Chi Chi Petite Rosey Dress*
Shoes – Public Desire Sophie Heeled Sandals in Black Faux Suede*

So Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the incoming abundance of pastels and florals in nature, and on the high street, than another pastel feature. I literally can’t get enough of them, it may aswell be because wearing colour is pretty hard when you have silver hair – but I really don’t mind that limitation as pastel shades bring a whole new lease of life to an outfit. 

I was giddy with excitement when Chi Chi London asked if I would like to style this dreamboat dress from their New In collection – Oriental neckline? Floral detailing? This is a perfect piece of occasionwear to take pastels into SS16. Whilst the neckline says sophisticated and high end, the floral patterns keep it playful and feminine. Totally have to mention the open back feature, which flashes just enough skin for a lil’ sex appeal whilst keeping all your bits toasty since let’s be honest, the British weather isn’t kind this time of year.

I teamed my Rosey dress with a half up half down bun ‘do to keep with the Oriental theme, and I just had to team it up with my Public Desire lace-ups to add that much needed sassy edge to complete the outfit. Throw on a Kimono jacket and understated black clutch – and this is a SS16 winner.

Check out  Chi Chi’s New In to find your perfect Spring ensemble!

How would you style your pastels this Spring?


Check out the awesome photography by Ben Blyth, he’s a wizard behind a camera – and these shots have some serious edge to them. He also resides in Cardiff, so if any Cardiff-based bloggers out there need a photographer for a shoot – Ben’s your guy.

Ben Blyth

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  1. Jodetopia
    March 12, 2016 / 1:48 PM

    That dress is so beautiful and what a stunning shoot location! You look great!Jodie @ Jodetopia x

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:01 PM

      Thank you so much, Jodie! <3

  2. Amy M
    March 12, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    The dress is so nice and I adore those shoes! acalculatedmess.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:01 PM

      Thank you for reading, Amy! <3

  3. Vicki Skitt
    March 12, 2016 / 4:14 PM

    You look fantastic so so pretty! XLove Vicki | victoriajanex

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:02 PM

      Aww that's so kind, thank you Vicki!

  4. Alyse (J.X.L.) / Lumière & Lens
    March 12, 2016 / 5:08 PM

    I love this dress! This was also a good choice for a location. The lighting is so interesting – it looks very stark and sharp in some places. Did you use flash at all? x

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:02 PM

      Yes, the photographer used two flash guns! XO

  5. Tamzin Swann
    March 12, 2016 / 5:38 PM

    That dress is beautiful! Absolutely love the pattern too, I always stare in envy at their website but never grabbed anything from there before. Those shoes are beaut too, always love public desire shoes xxTamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:03 PM

      Thank you for giving this a read, Tamzin! xo

  6. Lisa Santos
    March 12, 2016 / 10:10 PM

    love the shoes!!www.thelisasworld.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:03 PM

      Thank you, Lisa! xo

  7. Grace Bee
    March 13, 2016 / 10:56 PM

    Ah I love this shoot! You look like a little fairy in the woods! Grace xxwww.gracebee.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:03 PM

      Awww thank you so much, Grace! xo

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