Mustard Yellow Summer Dress

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how difficult I find the hot Algarve summers and dressing for the heat really very tough. Honestly, I should be living in the north not in this kind of climate! But I’m here now and I have to cope with it. On a recent shopping trip, I spotted this cute little mustard yellow summer dress in Pull & Bear.

Mustard Yellow Summer Dress

I tried it on more for the colour than anything else (you might remember me mentioning that I don’t tend to wear many dresses, especially short ones!), but I really liked it. The cut is good for me (because it skims over the tummy – perfect for bloated days) and shows off my shoulders (I love yoga 😉 ) And at less than 15 euros, it was a steal too.

mustard yellow summer dress

Unfortunately, the cute cut out in the back doesn’t quite sit well for my tattoo, but I can live with that 😉

mustard yellow summer dress

Fake Tan

You might also notice that my legs aren’t quite as translucent (!) as they were the last time I was brave enough to show them off. There’s a good reason for that – not because of the beach, but because my friend convinced me to buy some fake tan. Now, I’m not good with fake tan. I tried it about eight years ago and ended up a streaky, blotchy mess.

But my friend is a beauty therapist and urged me to give it a go. I did and I’m still perfecting the art – the following day after I wore this dress (and went over to friends for dinner) I realised my legs were distinctly patchy lol. Oh dear. Needless to say, when I’ve left the house since, I wore my thin, flowing trousers to disguise them. But I’ll persevere – it’s worth the effort considering how awful my legs looked when they were bright white!

mustard yellow summer dress

As for the full outfit, as I mentioned, the mustard yellow summer dress came from Pull & Bear – a shop I do occasionally find the odd item of clothing in, even though it seems quite young (like I care about that!). Remember the blue shoes?

mustard yellow summer dress

My tan sandals were bought from New Look several years ago and I still love them. They’ve got a slight 70s feel to them, I think. I love my Mangotti handbag. It’s the kind of colour that goes with just about everything. I bought it from Secret Sales last year.

mustard yellow summer dress

The necklace and earrings I’ve had for years and can’t even remember where I bought them from, to be honest. Although after we took these photos, I did remove the necklace because it was just too hot to wear! Me and this heat – blimey, I’m useless aren’t I??! But at least the mustard yellow summer dress kept me a little cooler 😉

mustard yellow summer dress

LINK-UPS

Sydney Fashion Hunter / Elegantly Fashionable / Not Dressed as Lamb / Elegantly Dressed & Stylish / Style Elixir

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    OOoooooh I LOVE you in this color!! Mustard yellow is a fav of mine but I always think it looks best on brunettes and your are proof of that!! Love the wedges and necklace (dang heat) you picked too!! You are such a chic, classy and fun lady; not to mention Be-U-Ti-FUL!!!!!!

    • You are the sweetest!! Thank you so much. I do love yellows – all different shades which is funny considering I always hated it when I was younger!
      HUGS from Portugal
      Suzy xx

  • Suzy
    You look great in this fun summery yellow dress! I love the style, the ease. I can understand as I am in Charlotte and not a fan of it being this hot! It is nearly 100 and there is only so much you can wear in this heat. Love the tattoo also!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jess, you are too kind! Thank you.
      Suzy xx

  • Love the colour of this dress Suzy, I’m glad you tried the fake tan too. Fake tanning has come a long way in the last few years and is so much easier now.I love your hair (I used to have mine the same) tempted to go for the chop x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Awww thanks! I still haven’t fine-tuned the fake tan yet but hope to soon lol!
      Suzy xx