May 31, 2012


Length of dresses can sometimes be discussed, I mean I love my mini’s but sometimes there’s a very tiny line between a dress or top, like this silk top I got last week labeled “dress” in store. With my 5ft 8in the dress didn’t cover enough for me to be comfortable wearing it like a normal mini, especially cause of the light fabric. When something is as mini as this my “trick” is to wear it with cropped leggings, and voila, any wind throw or bending situation solved.

I wore this on a super hot day this week, silk dress from Topshop Boutique, loafers by Acne, watch Michael Kors, bracelet Cooee, bag Celine and Ray Ban’s.

Comments (34)

  1. May 31, 2012

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! XO

  2. May 31, 2012

    So you didn’t only keep an eye on what was in stores…I must say this dress looks so fresh on you, Perfect choice ! ( Though I’m not sure about pairing it with cropped leggings ).
    Bonne après-midi, Françoise.

  3. May 31, 2012
    The slow pace said...

    I have the exact opposite problem! 🙂 With my 5ft most of the tops are dresses!

  4. May 31, 2012
    Helen said...

    Sooo nice and really cool haha

  5. May 31, 2012
  6. May 31, 2012
    Tinacious.Me said...

    love the dress! what a pretty print!
    Tina @

  7. May 31, 2012
    Marit said...

    The dress is lovely!<3

  8. May 31, 2012
    Jenny said...

    Love the print of this dress –and I totally agree about the length with longer legs, sometimes leggings is the way to go 🙂

    Seize the Styles

  9. May 31, 2012
    Martine said...

    Love your dress!
    Is the pattern black or blue on yours?

  10. May 31, 2012
    northernlight said...

    Hi Martine, it’s black!

  11. May 31, 2012
    Cashmerekitchen said...

    I love the brogues, they make the dress ever so slightly cooler

  12. May 31, 2012

    What a cute little number, I love the simple shift silhouette and of course the print too! xxx

  13. May 31, 2012
    df said...

    This dress is gorgeous

  14. May 31, 2012
    Irina said...

    That’s a smart way to be prepared if the wind want to play tricks! You look fantastic!

  15. May 31, 2012
    Stephanie said...


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  16. May 31, 2012
    Theresa said...

    I love the look of the mini with your new loafers! Super chic! xxTheresa

    The Habit

  17. May 31, 2012
    ingis said...

    Jeg elsker håret ditt, jeg! Gjerne kom med en liten oppskrift på hvordan du fikser det 😉

  18. May 31, 2012
    thankfifi said...

    you look perfect – you have wonderful legs for a short mini but I understand the gust of exposing wind issue!


  19. May 31, 2012
    vasilieva said...

    love it, gorgeous

  20. May 31, 2012
    monkeyshines said...

    beautiful and simple!


  21. May 31, 2012
    Logomania said...

    You look gorgeous! That dress is stunning!

  22. May 31, 2012
    alicia said...

    When you sit, it no longer becomes a dress but a free show.
    When you stand, it looks great, though.

  23. June 1, 2012
    Karoline Kalvo said...

    What a gorgeous summer dress!

    Kisses from Norwegian model, blogger and student

  24. June 1, 2012
    M said...

    May I know what size did u go for? Tks

  25. June 1, 2012
    Mario said...

    W.O.W…. i would say… only few people can wear mini´s even if we men like to see women wearing mini´s most should´t.

    On you it looks elegant – worn with the right attitude and understatement! Brilliant.

    The campaign …. i saw better ones! It´s to frosty,rainy and kind of sad… my Burberry cheers me up everyday i wear them. The message should be…Take me out… i protect u making u feel comfortable and cosy in every weather….

  26. June 1, 2012
    Laura McSorley said...

    Hi , This dress is amazing! I love how you’ve worn it 🙂 I would really love to know what size you are and whhat size you bought? I work for TOPSHOP and boutique is the most inconsistently sized collection ever! It’s a nightmare when trying to order online 🙁

  27. June 1, 2012
    Natasha Fatah said...

    Love this dress, it’s so versatile…it’s a perfect summer piece!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  28. June 1, 2012
    Benedikte said...

    Love it!

  29. June 1, 2012
    northernlight said...

    Hi M, I have a size 8UK, it runs true to size.

  30. June 1, 2012
    northernlight said...

    Hi Laura, I got a size 8UK and I’m normally a 6-8, hope this is of any help and have a lovely weekend!

  31. June 2, 2012
    eleni said...

    Jil Sander should be proud of your take on paisley chic trend! Looking gorgeous and sophisticated as ever!

  32. June 6, 2012
    Indrah said...

    So pretty! Love how you combined it with loafers instead of heels.

  33. June 6, 2012
    Anna said...

    Aww I did a post on these prints – love them. Lucky you to get your hands on the dress, it has completely sold out near me! Lovely blog too, just found you xxx

    South Molton St Style

  34. June 17, 2012
    The Chic Critic said...

    Love the dress. Hate the shoes.

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