My idea of a picnic involves about a billion dollars spent at the local deli to adequately satisfy my love of all things antipasto, crusty bread and fresh fruits. Seriously. When we picnic we picnic haaard. This time though, we were off to brunch. I was just awake after arriving home after 3am from a hens party. Sobor! Winning. And I wanted something comfortable, cool and a little bit cuuuuute too. Because why go to the effort being out of bed on a Sunday morning if you don’t look cute doing it, right? Might as well sleep in.

Ha.

How is that for a little bit of a weirdo philosophy on life? But anyway, this dress from the team at 17 Sundays fits the bill beautifully. If you have considered it. Looked at it online and thought maybe. Then I strongly suggest you check out the amazing, intricate and so very vintage knit’esque sleeves and hem. That my friends is attention to detail. Check it out.

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Gorgeous dress, right? I was saying to my Mum that it reminds me of this dress she used to have. I never saw it in real life only in pictures. A cream crochet dress that burned into my memory for all time. The lighting, the softness of the image and the smiling face of my mother {now so similar to my own, weird}. This dress reminds me of that photo. Maybe one day my daughter will look back and remember this dress and the details that make it so unique with a face that looks like mine but different. You never do know, right?

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Fly or Die Knit Dress – 17 Sundays {gifted}
Necklace – Diva {worn upside down}
Sandals – Target Australia {gifted – similar}
Bag – Autograph Fashion {2012}

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  • This dress is so adorable. Perfect on you Melissa x I remember wearing dresses just like this, orange and blue one of my favourite combinations… What’s not to love about 17 Sundays , they’ve hit it out of the ball park this season ❤️

    • Thank you Wendy. And they have, they totally nailed it and like I said to the team, there’s no a single item I wouldn’t be excited to work into my wardrobe. And I’m a fuss bum. Haha.

  • SpiikerKat

    The sleeves on this dress really make it something special, such a great detail! It takes it from a simple stripey dress to something with a feminine, retro feel

    • They absolutely do. It’s beautifully made and hugs and shapes perfectly. It’s a very cool dress.

  • Look at you go, working dem stripes! Love it, you look real purty 🙂

  • BlondieInk

    Great dress! And you’re totally right, the detailing is gorgeous!

  • MANDY…ME…

    Amazing dress! You look great and those sleeves are FAB!

    • Thank you! And yes, designed stitch by stitch by Nikala {of 17 Sundays} I was told. How’s that for talented?