catching the breeze

Dress: Topshop. Beaded tunic: London street vendor. Shorts: Random. Boots: All Saints <---now on sale! Panama Hat: New Orleans. Bag: Thrift DIY studded. Large silver ring & Large claw pendant: Courtesy of Fashionology. Belt: Thrift. Nails: Teal We Meet Again by Sephora
I was invited to the Paper Magazine party last Thursday after appearing in their Social Networking issue and I wore this outfit. I posted behind the scene pics from the photo shoot a while ago here.
This is the Topshop side split dress that I picked up in London and it works over loads. I layered it over an old sheer beaded tunic and cycling shorts. There’s better pics of the beaded tunic here.
It was so humid that evening, so anything that caught a breeze was vital (or risk turning into a hot mess).
Pics from the party to follow!


  1. Nikki Ashley says:

    Loving that topshop dress! Sucha fun summer piece.

    xo Nikki Ashley

  2. Faith says:

    i love the split dress. i feel a diy coming on!

  3. Melany says:

    its a beautiful dress tht i’d neva have the guts to wear out. its great tht you do 🙂

  4. IN3GUE says:

    missed your wonderful outfit posts. very cool dress and great photos 😉


  5. Michelle Elaine says:

    love your look from head to toe!


  6. Sarah Dee says:

    Omgosh this is so amazing!!


  7. Lin says:

    It all works so well.


  8. t says:

    Cool dress. You wear it well!

  9. adrienne says:

    GORGEOUS side split dress. you couldnt have styled it better.

  10. bravegrrl says:

    i love this. the layering is perfect 🙂


  11. leflassh. says:

    um so damn amazing,
    i love it all.

  12. The Fashion Cloud says:

    Love your layered look here and the pendant is gorgeous, Fashionology sure has some nice things.

    Hope you had fun!!


  13. Nathalie says:

    Wow, such an amazing dress. Absolutely love it, especially how you combined it.

  14. The Fall says:

    LOVE this

  15. thischicksgotstyle says:

    Looking good!
    And I checked out zara for the jumpsuit you mentioned me (it’s the one the model is wearing in the campaign where she sits, right?)
    But it wasn’t there, and there weren’t any other long ones . Hope you’ll find it!

  16. Anonymous says:

    that topshop dress is so gorge!

  17. The Little Fashionbud says:


    Love the styling – u have a great sense of style 🙂

  18. Mila says:

    Oooooooh what a perfect dress!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hey Karen, that cute dress spells
    B R I T I S H alright!!..LOL!.By the way, when was the last time you were in the U.K. Oh yeh the mid summer june sales are on over here in U.K, All saints, top shop miss selfridge, french connection, river islands etc has up to a 70% sale, so go online and check them out.

  20. Annie.T says:

    you always have the best pieces put together perfectly. love your style, keep inspiring me.

  21. Karoline says:

    Your blog is the best! Perfect as usual!

  22. fashion clocked says:

    such a fun piece- perfect for layering! Awesome shots and love that claw/talon necklace always!xxx
    fashion clocked
    call by sometime!xxxx katie.xx

  23. Debora says:

    OMG I love love loveee this dress and I love who it looks on you 😀 !
    It’s very CHIC ^^

    I love very much your blog and I follow you everyday !


  24. Anonymous says:

    Hi i am loving your style and have been following your blog for quite a while now. having plans to start my own blog but need to get a camera first. which camera are you using and do you have any tips for edit programs etc?? xx

  25. The Original Swedish Blonde! says:

    Boy that Topshop dress looks awesome on you. You just know how to mix n match things so darn well…..

    I buy and sew things…but alot of stuff just hangs in the closet…I need a stylist. Are you for hire? “lol”

  26. pkjb says:

    you are the queen of layering! love the topshop dress and that beaded tunic. . lovely. ck 🙂 x

  27. Malena says:

    Great idea! You look stunning 🙂