Outfit Of The Week: The Zara Embroidered Dress


I did it again.

I used my lounge as a fashion shoot back drop. I quite like the way I’m managing to get an alright focus on my photos – I mean yeah, they could be glossier, sure. But they’re light, they get the whole outfit in, they’re not messy (aside from those OH HI WE’RE HERE television cables), and they’re so, so, so much easier for me to do.

There’s no trying to coherce people who REALLY REALLY don’t want to take photos of me into, well, taking photos of me.

Trust me, there’s nothing like begging people to take more photos of you from different angles to make you feel like a self-obsessed diva. And I’m not a diva, I just don’t want my knee fat curdling its way into each shot. So yup.

With the photos in my lounge you not only get to see me feeling comfortable because there’s no passers by giving me questionnable looks, it’s not fer-flipping-reezing, and I get as much time as I need to get them right – plus you get to admire my N64, and that’s really something.

So this Zara dress.

I bought it about 6 weeks ago as a maybe for my brother’s wedding, and, despite buying it in a large, it still comes up really short. Which, if I’m honest made me feel a bit unconfident about wearing it.

Even after I’d decided to go for something lighter in colour for the wedding, I was considering taking it back, because, well, ain’t nobody wanna see this much of my legs.


But then I realised I REALLY like the embroidery, like, it’s the best embroidery I’ve seen on the high street, and the seventies flared sleeves are incredibly sassy, so who gives a damn if it shows off a few inches too much of my thighs? I’m rolling with it.

So here it is, just before it was packed safely to one side into my pile of ‘DO NOT WEAR THESE CLOTHES THERE ARE BEING SAVED FOR TREK’ pile. Everyone else does this right? I’m about to do my last pre-holiday wash.

I’ve teamed it with my new Primark sandals (which, just FYI, haven’t given me any blisters yet despite having two very lengthy wears out of the house), a straw hat (picked up in Greece on holiday last year), and a chain bag – because obviously, life is all about chain bags.

Oh, and a hearty supply of leftover-from-the-wedding St Tropez fake tan.

Not sorry.


Hat – from Greece (similar here)

Dress – Zara, £45.99

Shoes – Primark (still in store)

Bag – Zara (similar here)

Lipstick – Relentlessly Red by MAC, £15.50


  • I love this dress, it’s so cute! I just don’t think I’d be able to pull of flared sleeves


  • You look just lovely! x

  • Love the dress! xx

  • Your legs look gorgeous! I must get me some St Mortiz in a poor attempt… xxx

  • Love this outfit, you look great! Can’t beat a wee boho inspired outfit in summer x

    Reverie de Paris

  • Kind of in love with this dress!- Hope America is treating you well 🙂 Looking forward to posts about it! xx

  • What a cute and unusual dress. I love the embroidery too.

    Mrsinlondon blog | Travel | Lifestyle | London

  • Obsessed with this dress – such a perfect go to dress for summer!
    Sophie Cliff

  • I was so close to buying this because of the lovely neckline, but decided I’m not sure I need another denim dress…you look lovely!!!
    Sophie xxx

  • Love your dress and your makeup is stunning! Loving the bright pink lipstick 🙂


  • Love the dress. Joan at http://www.aviewtothefells.com

  • Allie

    My goodness you are chunky, aren’t you?! Your thick thighs are such a contrast to your little face, you’d never think you’re so large just from looking at you from the next up!

    • Allie you are VILE!! I would LOVE to see a picture of you….
      Feel free to send me one babe. I’m sure you yourself are perfect you spiteful little troll! Seriously I pity people like you who feel the need to anonymously put down others in order to feel better about themselves.

      Hannah you look AMAZING!!! Love this dress! X

    • Rosa

      Allie does making these horrible comments make you feel better about your own obvious body insecurities? Why else aim your ugly words towards someone who has taken the time to bravely address their own on a pubic platform? Hannah looks beautiful, her body is beautiful, and saying nasty things to people on the internet just implies your jealousy towards her. Jealousy is an understandable yet ugly trait, perhaps try to work on your own happiness rather than trying to take it way from others anonymously on the internet?

  • You know what, these photos are great! I love them, the focus is perfect. And I love that dress as well, it’ll just to so perfect for warm summer nights 😀



  • I’m not sure what the troll up there is on, but you look amazing. You aren’t chunky. Them some awesome legs. Trust me – I’m a bit cellulitey and it’s not a great look. You rock it galdem. xx

  • Great outfit 🙂 That dress looks amazing on you!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  • caroline

    you look absolutely lovely, glowing and healthy! xxx

  • You look great – I have tan envy!

    I know what you mean about taking photos, I’m always bugging the other half to take some and then I’m not happy with most of them as he doesn’t get the right angles hah!

  • Kerrie

    You look amazing! But why i really came on to comment is you have a fire place in your home! I AM DYING FOR A DANG FIRE PLACE! Lucky fish.

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