Blue linen shift dress – a new favourite!Blue linen dress

I spotted this blue linen shift dress whilst browsing the sales in Quebramar recently and I couldn’t resist trying it on. I’m glad I did because it’s made me realise that shift dresses really do suit me (I never thought they did). But you know the real bonus? It was only 17 euros in the sale!

Penina Hotel

I’ve worn it a couple of times since buying it but pictured here was for a dressier occasion. A friend of ours kindly invited us to dine with him at the Penina Hotel. We decided to arrive early to have a little wander and take some photos. Isn’t it the most beautiful location? The hotel has been in existence for many, many years and it’s still as impressive now as it was in the early days (not that I was around then lol). It’s just to serene and immaculate. We had a wonderful meal, although I must admit to having a bit of a hangover the following morning DOH!

Our friend kindly invited us to the Penina for dinner last year too and I did blog about my outfit at the time. It was certainly a very different look to this blue linen shift dress! I wore a figure hugging black dress with one heck of a low bust line lol. And my hair was super short too! You can check it out here.

Blue linen shift dress

Blue linen shift dress

Blue linen shift dress

But back to my new favourite blue linen dress – it’s the perfect dress to wear in the heat (because of the linen, obviously), and I love that it doesn’t cling to any part of my body.

Dressing up a shift dress

Happiness Boutique

Floral peep-toe heels

Because I wanted to dress it up a bit, I added my gorgeous floral peep-toe heels which are surprisingly comfortable, probably because they’ve got a bit of a hidden platform. I knew I wanted a statement necklace so I opted for this beauty which was gifted to me from Happiness Boutique last year. You might remember me featuring it at the time? I love it’s art deco feel.

Blue linen shift dress

On our last visit to the US, hubby bought me a gorgeous pair of diamante hoop ear-rings and I figured they’d be perfect to wear with this outfit. My pale pink leather handbag was a gift from my mother-in-law quite a few years ago and it’s perfect as an alternative to a clutch. And this stunning purple bracelet was a gift from one of my closest friends.

Blue linen shift dress

The scarf was from Stradivarius in the sales. I’d had my eye on it for a few months but, determined to get a bargain, I patiently waited for the sales to start. I hoped they wouldn’t all be sold out. I got lucky! So I bought one in pink and another in black. Originally, the price was 12 euros (already cheap but I do love a bargain!) and I got them for 3 euros each YAY!

Do you ever wait for the sales to buy a certain item? Do you usually get lucky?

Blue linen shift dress


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  • love that dress! and the necklace is so pretty!

  • I can’t believe this is your first shift dress!! Now you now it’s the dress for you–as well as this color!!

    My favorite is the 9th shot! So pretty!!

    Love, Annie

    • LOL Thanks Annie! I shall be looking out for lots more in future 😉
      The 9th shot is funny…. me trying to look sexy he he he
      Suzy xx

  • What a perfect way to dress this up and look so lovely, Suzy!!

    • You’re too sweet, Jodie! Thank you so much!
      Suzy x

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    So elegant and fun with the floral shoes and kimono!! Wowzers… is so fabulous on you and your pretty face looks so happy and relaxed! Love it from head to toe!!

    • Awww thanks Andrea! It was such a lovely evening – it must show on my face <3 <3

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    This dress is so perfect on you my friend! And your right about the setting, the shots are so beautiful! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Debbie, my friend!
      Suzy xx

  • Stunning, Suzy – you and the dress! You know I’m a fan of shift dresses – they’re versatility probably being the
    main reason why. Love how you’ve styled yours and that backdrop is magnificent!


    • You’re so sweet, Mary. Thank you so much!
      Suzy xx

  • Looking super chic here, lady- and loving those floral pumps!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • You’re too kind, Ashley! Thank you so much!
      Suzy x

  • Anna Marcus

    Lovely look, love your choice of accessories especially these gorgeous floral shoes

  • ohhh, what a pretty area.. makes me want to just dive into that pool… 🙂 Love the mix of blue with your rose shawl and elegant floral shoes> so pretty on you
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  • Suzy, this dress is gorgeous! You are right that shift dresses are very flattering on you. I love the way you have it styled with the pink lace scarf and those totally amazing shoes! Such a wonderful outfit and wha t a beautiful setting for photographs. Thanks so much for linking up with me at #SpreadTheKindess!


  • Fabulous dress, it looks great on you. The silver necklace really stands out against the navy. Love those floral print heels! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • This is what I love about a classic shift dress Suzy. You can make it whatever you want it to be. The accessories look amazing and the necklace has transformed the look. Love it xx