Sapphire Blue Dress: A Jewel In My Holiday Wardrobe

King Alfonso XII statue, Nerja

This sapphire blue dress is a true gem. The striking colour is perfect for the Mediterranean coast; it adds to the palette of beautiful blues afforded by the azure sky and inky sea. It is elegant and chic, yet easy to wear. The fabric is divine, a cotton and silk mix. It’s the sort of dress that swishes when you walk. I love the flattering waistline and the self-tie belt. It reminds me a little of the Issa dress that Kate Middleton wore on the official engagement photographs. So it was perfect for my reunion with King Alfonso XII. (See a photo at the end of this post of when I met him previously and click to read the blog posts I wrote after our encounters in 2016 and 2017 )

King Alfonso XII statue, Nerja

At the risk of becoming repetitive, my rainbow wedges were once again the shoe of choice by virtue of their comfort and “go with everythingness.”

sapphire dress with rainbow wedges

sapphire dress with rainbow wedges

sapphire dress with rainbow wedges

This little bag by Louella Odié has been on holiday with me for several years now. The embroidered pomfret is fabulous and every time I see it in my dressing room, I get transported back to dreamy golden beaches and crystal clear seas.

Louella Odie pomfret slouchy pouch

It’s particularly special because Louella Odié was the very first brand I did a paid collaboration with, way back in my blog’s infancy. I cringe about how poorly I promoted this brand, not because I didn’t love and believe in it, but because I was incredibly naive and simply didn’t know how best to do it.  So please ladies, help me to appease my guilt and visit the website. Louella Odié is owned by Karen and Lauren Mead, a fabulous mother and daughter who believed in me and who sent love and strength when I needed it most; they were sisterhood personified. There is a bag just like this with a crab design which I adore, along with lots of other beautiful, unique accessories that will bring you as much pleasure as my bag does to me.

Louella Odie pomfret slouchy pouch

The Perfect Pair

What is the perfect eyewear to go with this sapphire blue dress? I wanted something glamorous so chose my Aspinal Amalfi sunglasses. They’re bold, yet elegant and sophisticated, much like the dress. They’re also supremely comfortable and make me feel like a movie star. What more could one ask of a pair of sunglasses?

Aspinal of London sunglasses

Hobbs dress with Aspinall sunglasses

King Alfonso Through The Years…

King Alfonso Statue, Nerja

King Alfonso XII, (from left to right), in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

 

Style Notes...

Hobbs Regina Dress
Hobbs Regina Dress
Aspinal Amalfi
Aspinal Amalfi
Boden Lily Navy Rainbow Espadrille Wedges
Boden Lily Navy Rainbow Espadrille Wedges
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
pomfret slouchy pouch
pomfret slouchy pouch
Hobbs Regina Dress
Hobbs Regina Dress
Aspinal Amalfi
Aspinal Amalfi
Boden Lily Navy Rainbow Espadrille Wedges
Boden Lily Navy Rainbow Espadrille Wedges
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
pomfret slouchy pouch
pomfret slouchy pouch
Hobbs Regina Dress
Hobbs Regina Dress
Aspinal Amalfi
Aspinal Amalfi
Boden Lily Navy Rainbow Espadrille Wedges
Boden Lily Navy Rainbow Espadrille Wedges
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
pomfret slouchy pouch
pomfret slouchy pouch
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This isn't a sponsored post. the dress is a gift from Hobbs, the sunglasses are a gift from Aspinal and the bag was a gift about 4 years ago. The rainbow wedges I bought myself. Thank you for supporting the brands that support What Lizzy Loves.

4 Comments

  1. July 10, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Lizzy you look gorgeous! That dress is super pretty and the colour is lovely on you!
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 12:31 pm

      Oh thank you Suzy. It’s a gorgeous shade of blue isn’t it. So vibrant, yet classy too. Thank you my lovely for always leaving such kind comments, lots of love xxx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much Katie. Yes, it really is a beautiful colour and the shoes make me so happy! They go with so many things, love Lizzy x

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