02 June 2013

Cobalt Midi Dress

So, it was Captain's birthday last Saturday.  Yup, my darling husband turned 45 and I swear he looks better every year ;)  I wanted to throw him a small party but since he is currently smack in the middle of an important course, we decided to celebrate in a small way instead.  On the eve of his birthday, the twins and I surprised him with a cake when he walked into a pitched dark house from a flight, assuming we were at a friend's!  It was a good surprise.  The next day, we went for brunch before he had to go for another flight, yet again.  

This is what I wore to brunch, a midi dress in fabulous cobalt.  I should have gone one size smaller on this one but the idea of having to return it just turned me off, so I thought a belt would do the trick.  With that said, I would still have to take it to the tailor one of these days for a small alteration around the waist and sleeves. While I'm at it, might as well I hike up a couple of inches of the length, what do you think? Whatever it is, this dress makes a good day dress and I absolutely love the rich vibrant color!









:: Wearing ::

ASOS front slit dress
Mango belt
H&M clutch
Parfois cuff
H&M earrings

66 comments:

  1. Impeccable outfit as always... and the party sounds lovely! What a wonderful surprise.

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  2. Wow! Stunning dress, Mrs C!
    I love this colour and it suits you so well. Before I read your thoughts on having it a size smaller, I thought that it could be at least a bit shorter. Not too much as that woud ruin the elegant look but just around the knee if that's a comfortable length for you? I especially love the sleeves. Unfortunately I couldn't find it on ASOS. Did you order is recently?

    Your belt reminds me of the Burberry metallic belts. Fabulous look!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Hi, Annette! I think around the knee would look better too. I ordered it about 3 months ago on ASOS UK site, it is still there!

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  3. Gorgeous outfit and such a lovely belt to set off the dress. X

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  4. tHE belt makes it so modern and love this cobalt blue! xoxo

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  5. This is my favorite shade of blue. You look stunning in this dress. I love that you cinched it at the waist with a lovely belt. I think the color of the dress is very flattering on you :)

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  6. That's a beautiful color! I think you'll get a lot of wear out of this dress, might be worth getting it altered to where you're happy with it. (Though I think it looks fine here with the gorgeous belt.)

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  7. Gorgeous dress and color! Thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  8. Love this outfit! The shape and color of the dress are amazing and I love that belt! I've been looking for one like that!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  9. you look fantastic! gorgeous! happy birthday to your husband!

    xo P

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  10. Really great dress! Love this color on you and your accessories are spot on. You are one classy lady.

    blue hue wonderland

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  11. You wear these vibrant and saturated colours so beautifully! Very chic, and perfect for brunch. I think it looks lovely as is, but if choose to alter it, I would agree on the few inches shorter bit.

    What a sweet surprise for Captain! I can imagine the anticipation...

    Sue xo

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  12. Aw, happy birthday to your husband. Love your belt!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  13. Happy birthday to hubby and what a lovely surprise! The dress is gorgeous, I love the colour!! xx

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  14. Although the dress is stunning .. I really love your accessories .. especially the belt!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  15. You look absolutely timeless in this dress! I love everything about it...the cut, style, color....this is something I would definitely add to my closet!

    xx
    ileana
    www.ileanamarcel.com

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  16. Love the whole look! You look fabulous in the dress, belted, and although I like the length of it, you have great legs so I could see you wanting to shorten it. Either way, it's a winner.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  17. I love the belt and the clutch you've chosen to accessories that dress. Beautiful!
    xx,
    Chelsea
    www.abitofsass.com

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  18. That vibrant color looks stunning on you. Belted the dress looks wonderful as is, but if you do have it altered I would probably go for the few inches because of your petite frame.

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  19. So beautiful dress!
    I love the the look!

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  20. Love this look - so pretty!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  21. Beautiful!! Love your blog, I will definitely learn a lot here! :)

    Melissa@FawnOverBaby

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  22. Cobalt is my happy color, so I am OBSESSED with this gorgeous dress. J'adore the belt too!

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  23. It's a tiny bit big but perfectly wearable, especially with that gorgeous belt! It's a beautiful dress in an amazing color. You would look good even in a potato sack ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  24. Oh my I've been looking for a blue dress this dress rocks on you. You look very classy!

    Kim,USA

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  25. Mrs. C the cobalt blue is a perfect color for you. You look gorgeous! The captain is a lucky man!
    The beautiful belt goes well together with the dress.

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  26. I want your dress and I want your belt even more! Can I borrow your body too, so I could fit into the dress as beautifully as you do!

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  27. That outfit looks awesome on you! You really have a great sense of style... Your haircut is really pretty too...

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  28. Stunning look!!!^^
    i love your belt ;)

    xoxo

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  29. looks gorgeous dear! <3

    http://same-but-diffrent.blogspot.de/

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  30. So gorgeous!!! The blue dress, the fab belt, it's just amazing!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  31. So much to love here! Beautiful color, wonderful shape and cut... so graceful ... and perfect styling with all accessories. You look completely gorgeous and absolutely statuesque ... even for a petite girl.
    However, I'm amazed that so many of you very cool girls all actually run around with those flat and fabulous little folding clutches. I have to carry way too much stuff. Even just my wallet and sunnies would throw the whole thing off with great ugly lumps.
    I'm admiring, but jealous. Ignore me.
    You look brilliant!

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    1. Haha! Jan, you are so funny! My clutch would look like a well fed boa too had I carry everything I have in my daily bag but for occasion like this I just carry my phone, a card holder, lipstick and mirror! Plus they have to be arranged in certain way to be even.. oh, talk about being a**l! ;D

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  32. I instantly new this was an ASOS dress... it's been in my "Save for Later" items for a while. I'm so glad you went for it; it's gorgeous on you and that belt is perfect!

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  33. Love the dress and the belt is a great accent. :-) I agree it would look even hotter at a shorter length.

    Mo
    Who is that girl Mo?

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  34. Oh wow. A top look of mine! You look super chic and elegant. Adore the minimalist look - and that belt!!!

    xo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  35. So pretty! Love this outfit!!! Happy Monday :)

    xo,
    Steph
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  36. The dress is gorgeous! Love the color!

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  37. There is nothing that a good belt can't fix - I would never have known that this dress wasn't a perfect fit, the belt pulls it in just perfectly and adds a touch of elegance to the outfit, too. And cobalt is just gorgeous on you! It's definitely your colour :)
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  38. The cobalt color is gorgeous on you and I love the metallic belt! Sometimes a few small alterations can really make a big difference.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  39. What fun to surprise your husband for his birthday! As for your sweet cobalt dress, I like the length, but it would also be cute at knee length. It also doesn't look too big in the pictures, but your comfort is what's important. I alter clothing ALL THE TIME or take more complicated projects to my seamstress to make them just right.

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  40. Oh, the accessories make this whole look so fabulous!! Just beautiful.

    Xo,
    Alyssa

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  41. Mrs C, I love this dress on you and the fact that you added in the belt! It's perfect! I love cobalt blue too.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  42. That dress is soo nice and you look really elegant. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  43. You look stunning and stylish in that dress. Blue is your color!

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  44. love your dress and heels! you look gorgeous! xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  45. Happy Birthday to your hubby! what a beautiful blue dress and love that belt of yours!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  46. Beautiful dress and it doesn't look like it needs any alteration at all. You look elegant and stylish in it. Happy birthday to your husband!

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  47. Very elegant, love it! love the cobalt head to toe, and the accessories complimented the look very well. you look stunning!

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh my goodness you look so classy and gorgeous!! I absolutely love this dress and that belt is perfect with it.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  49. Love this look! You certainly know how to style an amazingly chic look! Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to follow along!

    Kelly Vaughan
    She's In High Cotton

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  50. Beautiful color on you! Great style!
    xx,
    Becky
    cellajane.blogspot.com

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  51. You are soooo rocking that trendy belt Mrs. C.....and that cobalt blue beauty is the perfect palette for it!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  52. Love this look! Truly fabulous! I am wearing a similar cuff today...I will probably post this outfit next week.

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  53. ok stunning dress! the shape and flow it it is divine and you look fantastic! love the cute clutch and belt detail too!

    kelseybang.com

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  54. What a gorgeous dress. I love you in cobalt blue and the belt is so cool! x

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  55. Love those belts! thanks for stopping my my blog for a visit! I don't wear a lot of grey an black, but I was just in the mood that day!

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  56. such a chic look! I love this outfit

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  57. Such a great dress. This is one of my favorite colors, it looks great!
    I found your blog thorough Peacoats and Plaid's blog hop! I'm a new follower now because I love you blog. I'd love if you'd check mine out too if you have time!
    Kallie, But First Coffee Blog

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  58. Your Cobalt Midi Dress is Gorgeous Ida as is that Metal Plate Belt. Together they are PERFECTION. YOUR BEST OUTFIT YET!

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  59. LOVE this dress. The proportions are PERFECT.

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