Layering a Yellow Summer Dress in Summer? Outfit Proposal of the Day


Happy Monday lovely people! Remember my post about the art of layering a summer dress in summer? Well, if you don't, you can always refresh your memory here. One of my tricks for layering a summer dress is very simple: wrap a shirt around it. There is something so nineties about that, right? I don't mind because I love the nineties. You can also wrap a long sleeve tee around your waist, but there is something about wrapping a shirt that really appeals to me.

As we all know, it can get very hot during the summer. That is why it is important to pay attention to the fabrics we wear. Take this outfit, for example. I'm wearing a cotton dress paired with a cotton shirt. By relying on cotton materials, I managed to layer my summer outfit without risking being too warm. The necklace I'm wearing is my own creation. It is made from up-cycled faux leather and rhinestones but since the necklace isn't enormous, it didn't make me uncomfortable. I like statement necklaces but I do try to make them comfortable to wear as well. For me personally, the practical aspect of designing a necklace is just as important as the aesthetic one. 




You can see more of my hand made necklaces herehere, and here. I tend to avoid glue in my creations, for a number of reasons. First of all, using a needle and thread has to be more ecological. There are no chemicals involved in the all good sewing! Secondly, I'm quite good with the needle so why not make the most of it? In my last post, I spoke how skills take both time and effort to develop. Moreover, one has to constantly maintain one's skills. So, if you want to do something or get better at something, instead of loosing time questioning whether you have the talent or not, just do it! If you don't try, you'll never know. I didn't just wake up one day with mad embroidery skills, it's something I've worked on for years. 





But back to the subject of today's post: layering in Summer, or to be more precise- layering of a summer dress. If you are looking for more ideas, look no further. There are definitely a lot of ways to layer a summer dress, even when it's really hot outside. Why not try the following:

- wearing a vest with it,
- wearing a blouse, a t-shirt or a shirt over it,
-wearing a cropped top over it,
- wearing a body chain over it,
- wrapping a scarf around your waist,
-wrapping a blouse, a t-shirt or a shirt around your waist,
- wearing a scarf as a poncho,
-wearing a regular poncho, 
- wearing a skirt over it,
- wear it with jeans or jeggings,
- wear it with leggings,
- wear it with shorts,
- wearing a crochet or sheer jacket over it.





 

As you know if you have read my last post, I've been trying to get back into drawing & illustrating. Thank you very much for all your kind comments. It is definitely a challenge being consistent with one's art, finding the time and energy to keep one's your art skills, especially if you don't receive a compensation for it (apart from your personal satisfaction obviously!) but as they say- where there is a will there is a way.  I have a lot of art plans for August and there is still a joint exhibition I need to attend! I submitted my painting for this exhibition more than a month ago. By time time,  I almost forgot what paintings  I have submitted and what they look like. Almost. Speaking of my art, I was planning to write a post about my experience of taking an art course, but I want to wait until the exhibition. In reality, I've took several art courses so far, (I think I have something like 4 art certificates/degrees by now) and I wanted to put all those joint exhibitions in one's post. Moreover, I started another course that has nothing to with art or languages. Can you guess what it is? I've started it about a week ago, and it's been very intense. I guess that last week was  'back to school' for me! I'll tell you more about it in the future. 

Thank you for your kinds comments about my last post!







Besides summer layering, another subject I like to talk about are books. In case you're looking for a good reading recommendation, here are links to some book reviews I've published recently on my other blog and goodreads:


1. The Good Wives of China by Xue Xiran 
4. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje 5/5
5. Eyeless in Gaza, by Aldous  Huxley 4/5
6. Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck 5/5
7. Buzz by Anders de la Motte 3/5 




Dress: Galeb/Adriatic (Croatian brand), T-shirt: Mana, Shoes: not branded (bought at Borsa store in Mostar)
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  1. STUNNING POST
    THIS DRESS IS SO CUTE
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    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2018/08/white-dress.html

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  2. I love how you make any dress have so many different variations, Ivana!!
    And your necklace creation is so lovely!! You have such a talent for drawing and creating!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
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  3. This dress is like a ray of sunshine and your styling is so fun and chic. You're right to point out that we should pay attention to the types of fabrics we wear if we want to stay cool in the summer. Lightweight cotton or linen is definitely the way to go. I tend to stay away from synthetics that don't breathe.

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    1. me too, at least during the summer. I do wear them once it gets colder.

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  4. This is a great casual dress outfit! Love the yellow on you!

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  5. Nice and relaxing style, you look very cute wearing it.
    Also I said it many times, your illustrations are beautiful, well done.
    Have a wonderful day, hugs!
    Dusana ;-)

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  6. A very nice dress, perfect for summer! I'm also a big fan of books but lately I have no time to read ... maybe I spend too much time on blogs ;) Have a great week Ivana xx

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    1. I know what you mean, it's hard to make time for everything.

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  7. Amazing post dear! Dress is lovely and photos are awesome! xx
    Have a great week! :)

    Beach, please!

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  8. Carinissimo questo abitino giallo Ivana, stai benissimo! Baci

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  9. Beautiful dress, great summer color:)
    kisses:*

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  10. Hi Ivana, how are you? It's been a while since I popped by and I'm so excited seeing your blog entries! Love the yellow summer dress and how you layered it with a waist shirt. It's so simple yet fun. It's so humid here by the way that being outside calls you to relinquish any type of layering. I hope that you will get to exhibit your art the way you had planned and continue expressing it. Have a lovely day beauty :) xoxo

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    1. I'm a bit feverish but otherwise alright. Thank you!

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  11. You look super cute in this yellow dress, I like how you layered it, and I always liked your fashion illustrations. Happy Monday dear. xx

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  12. I love this look, the yellow colour of this dress is super cute and suits you a lot!

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  14. I love the idea of layering during the summer! I always tend to keep it simple, but this really inspired me to do more, especially because all I can wear are dresses! lol. Have a lovely day!
    -PerlaGiselle
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  15. This kind of yellow is really pretty. I love the figs, I get them too from my backyard on summer.

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  16. Such a nice outfit, love it!

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  17. Thanks a lot :D

    totally fresh :D loved all combo

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  18. E' vero, fa molto anni 90! Ma mi piace come idea e te la copierò! soprattutto può coprire un po' di pancetta anche se non è il tuo caso ma potrebbe essere il mio!
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  19. Great Post Ivana! Yellow works very well with the Color of your Hair <3

    kisses

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  20. Anche a me piacciono moltissimo questo tipo di abiti, sono freschi, comodi e si possono abbinare in mille modi!
    Il tuo è carinissimo e ti sta anche davvero bene, sei fortunata a poter indossare il giallo anche senza dover esser abbronzata, a me, anche se come colore piace molto, purtroppo sta malissimo... :(
    Mi piacciono molto anche le tue scarpe, crei sempre look originali ma chic!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  21. Yellow looks so good on you!

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  22. Dear Ivana, I love to wear a dress in the same way like you as I think it always looks cool to wrap a shirt around the waist when wearing a dress! Not only therefore I really like your look with the yellow summer dress!
    Could it be you are attending a sewing course? Or maybe a cooking class? Now I'm curious to hear more about it!
    And I'm convinced you'll get back very soon to your drawing and illustration routine, cool that you show your art in this exhibition!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. yes, it is a sewing class. You guessed correctly.

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  23. Very stylish tips! Love the dress!

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  24. Eu amei suas fotos, está tão linda com esse vestido, arrasou!
    Beijos. ♥
    Diário da Lady

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  26. I have been into yellow since couple years now and there is no perfect summer without some yellow touch of style :) such a beautiful casual dress !!
    Sonia
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    1. <3 I do agree, yellow is perfect for Summer.

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  27. Il giallo ti dona, l'abitino è delizioso!
    Mi piace come hai editato le foto!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  28. You wear that dress so well and I love the yellow on you! You layer it beautifully and you shared some great tips for other ways to layer, thank you! :)

    Hope that you are having a good week! I have the week off so I've got lots of relaxing things planned! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  29. These are great tips and yellow is my favorite color! Perfect post

    Lindifique

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  30. I'm curious about your new class. I like summer layering and you gave some great tips. My favorite is a vest, but I love how you tied the shirt over your dress.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. thanks Kathrin, wearing a vest is one of my fav ways to layer in summer too!

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  31. Beautiful post turned out! Thank you for the beauty and for the useful information! )))
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  32. Ova žuta boja je savršena za ljeto! :)

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  33. I love your outfit, the shade of yellow really suits you!

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  34. This is such a fun and stylish outfit on you Ivana; you well and truly suit wearing the colour yellow! Above all else though, I love those pointed heels; they look so chic :) Hope you're having a fabulous week so far!

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    1. I definitely have a week spot for pointed heels!

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  35. Really nice!! ;)
    kisses
    Agnese & Elisa
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  36. You really can't go wrong with this color, especially on summer! Such a vibrant and fun color to wear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  37. So stunning look!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

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  38. I love wearing good fabric dresses in summer that could keep me cool and comfortable. The dress you are wearing here is so cute. I love the color and style. You have perfectly styled it. The color is perfect for summer and your pointed heels look great with this dress. It seems the weather at your place is nice. How is your health now, I hope this week is going good for you <3
    Kisses <3
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    1. thank you dear! My health is a bit better, but I still feel tired, it must be the heat.

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  39. Predivran outfit! Jako mi se sviđa haljinica i način na koji si je kombinirala s košuljom. Savršena kombinacija boja.

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