Fashion: Pretty Holiday Dresses

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As many of you may have noticed, the blog has been pretty quiet for the past seven days. Don’t worry, I haven’t been neglecting it or doing a mini disappearing act – I have just been enjoying myself on my first holiday in pretty much two years! Those of you who read What Emma Did will know that I pretty much post every day, and I literally haven’t giving myself a break over the past two years (the four years before that I used to blog around 3/4 times a week). I think I managed a little getaway to Barcelona last year, in which I spent three days over in the Spanish sunshine, but aside from that, its pretty much been blog/work/blog on continuous repeat for a long while.

If you follow me on my social channels (here’s a shameless plug to say why not come and follow me on my favourite channel – Instagram? I’m over at @whatemmadid_!) you’ll see that this time it’s been the Rhodes sunshine I have been enjoying. I jetted over to one of the busier areas, Rhodes Town, and stayed in a lovely little beach front hotel called Hotel Kipriotis. As always, I’m 100% frank and honest in this blog so I have no shame in sharing that I managed to find this little June time break for as little as £215 for a week. Bargain, right? The hotel came with breakfast every morning (a buffet one at that too – which means yes, I had around 4 courses at 9am every morning. Belly really is gonna get me!). I took some time out to visit the ancient Greek part of Rhodes too, which is the Old Town. There were so many lovely little traditional Greek buildings, ruins, market stalls and a stunning port area.

But anyway, Old Town aside, here’s a couple of little snaps from the bargain hotel I managed to stay in for the week. Pool bar – check. Spacious room- check. Sea front view- check. Not too much more you could want…

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During my trip, you can probably imagine that I over packed way too many outfits and in true Emma-style, went over board with dresses. But hey, the Greek sunshine welcomes the need for pretty dresses, and that I was more than happy to contribute too. One of my favourite new styles I brought along with me was this gorgeous floral number from Quiz which you can see on the top shot and those below. Quiz is an online retailer I literally haven’t checked out in such a long time, but I was so impressed with their latest collection of occasion dresses. I’ve been much more of a classic, black and grey wearing girl lately, keeping any prints and florals to a minimum. But in light of a good old Summer holiday, I found this Navy and Purple Flower Cut Out Skater Dress is more than ideal for those holiday evening meals and drinks on the beachfront. Plus, I can get extra wear out of it this Summer for friends weddings or parties that are coming up.

At £34.99, it’s a pretty good all-rounder if you like to get dressed up really girly for Summer events, like I do!

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Have you found a staple new favourite dress this Summer? Do share them with me if so!

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