One Dress Two Looks – Series Four

12-7-09As a minimalist dresser, in my ideal world, if I were allowed to make style rules, the rule number one would be: Wide brimmed hat and sandals (not wedges) only, I do mean ONLY – when wearing a summer dress.

In other words, you don’t need anything more. So, please take off your heart-shape necklace; let go your beaded friendship bracelet and those Boho bangles; the drop earrings have to go I’m afraid; you don’t really need a belt and you can forget the scarf too…
By now you might be looking at me with doubt and a questioning expression.., well, follow this style advice then please take another look at yourself in the mirror. What do you see? A pretty summer dress without interruption!

The thing is, we have so many accessories and choices nowadays, therefore, we often forget that simple is the best!
I know it sounds cliché, but do allow me saying it again – ‘Less is more!’

Self portrait with the collaboration of F.N.


  1. Fia Essen · · Reply

    You made me think of a quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

    I will definitely follow your style rules, Viv! And now I’m looking forward to summer so I can don the wide brimmed hat and the sandals.

    1. Thank you Fia. I can already picturing you in your summer dress with a wide brimmed hat and a pair of sandals!
      I LOVE that quote from Leonardo da Vinci. 🙂
      In a way I was inspired by one of your recent blog post – ‘Collect Moments not Things’ so I want to embrace a simple, minimal style in fashion and the same way of living!

      1. Fia Essen · ·

        We’re two Pisces women aiming for simplicity and harmony! 🙂

  2. You look lovely 🙂

    1. I’m glad that you like it Katie. Happy Australia Day!! 🙂

      1. Happy Australia Day!! ❤ hope you stayed out of the rain!

  3. RosaVelata · · Reply

    I agree: less is more!

    1. Cheers~ RosaVelata! 😉

  4. Such a beautiful dress! Lovely simple and chic look~!

    1. Great minds think alike @The Fashion Huntress! 😉

  5. What a graceful lady… Class is not water! 🙂

    … and in this case less is perfect! xox

    1. Oh I’m flattered.., thank you @il neige sur Liege! 😀 :-*

  6. if I had Bernini’s gift I’d do a sculpture of you in that very pose 🙂

    1. Haha thank you Heath, you put a big smile on my face!! 😀

  7. Love the hat where is it from? Great blog by the way 🙂

    1. Thank you for asking @faceandfortune 🙂 I bought it several years ago from the department store David Jones in Sydney. They do have their own brand/products and this hat is one of them. I just love the orange! So summery!!

  8. Pretty! I love it all beautifully combined!

    1. Thank you Sophie! 🙂

  9. You make summer cool and elegant!

    1. Thanks Margie! 🙂

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