Ballerina Blue: ASOS Body Con Midi Dress in Austin, Texas

Greetings from Austin, Blog Reader!  Recent travels have led me to Texas, meaning another wardrobe change and a few (um, major) adjustments to the heat and humidity.  Austin is an amazing city, full of great music, great food and shopping gems like Stag and Goorin Bros. which I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks.

Just before I arrived here I bought a few basic dresses from ASOS (ASOS: As Seen On Screen) for my day-to-day being out and about in the city.  Despite it being the end of summer the sun is blazing here and the temperature has been 100F (you’ll be seeing a lot of hats on StyleOnTheCouch, Blog Reader, as I try to find ways to protect my English-near-transculent-skin from the sunshine!)

This body conscious midi dress in blue has been a staple for evenings relaxing on the balcony, mornings over at Jo’s Coffee (picture, below) and my near habitual runs over to Amy’s Ice-creams.

The dress is a very simple fitted style with a ballerina / leotard detail around the neckline.  It comes in black, cream and pale blue.

It’s a simple dress for some simple Austin, Texas living.  And now if you’ll excuse me, Blog Reader, I must return to the pool…. :-)

Wearing: ASOS midi dress; Dorothy Perkins heels; Chain gold plated bracelet, Freddie & Cinnamon.  Photos: Lydia Hudgens.

Under The Sea.

The spring collections at Versace, Holly Fulton and Chanel all shared an under the sea theme.  I also appear to be having an aquatic moment – drawn to all things green and blue I found this gorgeous form fitting midi lace dress from ASOS and couldn’t be happier with the style and colour.

The dress has cute capped sleeves and a scooped back. The lace floral effect fabric turns delicately semi-sheer at the neckline which gives the dress some interesting texture. I love it – I had to stop myself buying it in all three shades (black and pink in addition to the green here).

When I was thinking of shoes to wear with the dress the obvious choice was my nude pumps, but then I had a re-think.  I decided to go all out blue hue with my sapphire pumps from Nine West – a Christmas present from my big sister.  These peep toed shoes with scalloped edge (continuing the under the sea theme, no?!) are aptly called ‘feelngood’ – despite a heel height of 4 1/2 inches, feel good they do.

Below: clockwise, left to right inspiring green and blue hues in the spring collections from: Holly Fulton; Chanel and Versace.

How are you wearing blue and green right now, Blog Reader?

Photo credits: Lydia Hudgens.