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(Amber and Thomas Bikini, Shona Joy Shirt Dress, George Jensen x Red Cross Bracelet, Ray Ban Aviators)

Is it just me or is finding nice clothes to wear at the beach or poolside a lot harder than you thought? I often steer clear of denim shorts and singlets but living so close to the beach makes it hard to find pieces I can just throw over my bikini when I'm running out the door. So when I found this maxi shirt dress by Shona Joy I couldn't stop layering it over all of my beach attire, nor could I stop twirling beside the pool in it too. Perfect to wear buttoned up as a light, summery maxi dress or unbuttoned as a cool addition to throw over your beachside bikini. The thigh high splits also make you feel sexier than you should when you're sitting alone by the pool... which is something I seem to be doing a lot of lately (sitting by the pool, that is. Can't say that I ever feel sexy) as I'm officially stuck in holiday mode. It's the summer that I never want to end.

This is just a sneak peek so head over to Harper's Bazaar Style Network to see my latest post HERE.

Photos by Luke Shadbolt.

86 comments:

  1. wow, wow, wow! such an amazing and PERFECT piece for the beach or pool! you look stunning and I'm obvs jealous of that view, pool and beautiful sun!!!

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  2. that shirt dress is amazinggg and so are these photos! making me crave the summertime, i love wearing a loose dress to the pool/beach - a lot easier to throw on than shorts. Xo



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  3. lovely post! I really like how you used the shirt dress as a swimsuit cover.

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  4. Amazing! So gorgeous...these shots look like an ad for the hotel Nicole! You look splendid in white...the perfect beachy piece!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  5. love it! x
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  6. Wow that scenery and the red lipstick are absolutely lovely :)

    XX Kathryn

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  7. You are an absolute beach babe, makes me miss the summer so much! That dress is quite a gem. x

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  8. WHITE is wonderful on your skin! :)
    This would be the perfect summer-"dress" for me!

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  9. That maxi shirt dress is gold! Absolutely love it!

    xx

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  10. i hope we're talking abt the same summer in sydney - i'm still waiting for proper beach weather! love this maxi shirt dress, such a great alternative to shorts and singlets. you look amazing as always.

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  11. perfect beach wear and scenery! please come check out my blog sometime!

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  12. Love this shirt!

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  13. Your photos are always such a delightful treat. Glad you're having a good time by the pool :)

    Angela
    angeladissected.blogspot.com

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  14. Love these images!!

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    xx

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  15. LOVE the shirt dress, you look gorgeous! :) the view from your pool is incredible, how lucky!

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  16. gorgeous, this is just what i've been looking for xx
    Moloko + Honey

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  17. love the dress

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  18. ur amzing!!love the maxi:)
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  19. LOVEEEE that maxi shirt dress! it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  20. love the shirt!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
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  21. Nothing like a bit of luxurious overswim as opposed to the standard denim shorts. I just did a post on my zimmermann overswim that I can't seem to not live in these days! x

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  22. cute bikini. love the dress

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  23. The first photo is so dreamy! It's so cold now where I'm living, can't wait for the Summer time, for the pool time, for the beach time and everything else that Summer brings :)

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  24. This is such a pretty outfit for a day at the beach! And your place with the seaview looks breathtaking!

    Fang Ting
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  25. Love the print of the bikini top..

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  26. I agree with steering clear of singlets and I love the idea of a maxi shirt dress as being multifunctional as both a bathing suit cover up and a lovely summer dress. Great new purchase and I hope you have a good rest of the week! xx

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  27. Oh, I love that first photo! Just like from an editorial :)
    Enjoy dear!!!!
    xoxoxo

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  28. The dress is perfect for the beach! Gorgeous pics, beauty!

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  29. Love the shirt dress. Great staple beach piece.

    Christie

    Dark Blue Stripes

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  30. You look tres chic!! Glad you are enjoying your holidays. I'm also on holidays and go back to work in a couple of weeks! I'm savouring every moment, but it's going by so fast!!
    Suzi x
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  31. love your dress!

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  32. you're so beautiful! pictures look great

    xx Leila

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  33. wow you look gorgeous!
    i love the bikini
    and the shirt dress is amazing :)
    xxx

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  34. This is absolutely amazing! You look incredibly gorgeous :)

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  35. Oh I love this shirt dress! Perfect for the beach! I always have trouble finding the right clothes to wear.

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  36. love the post!!! you look amazing!

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  37. wow your photos are amazing.. greeting from Spain.!!

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  38. It flows so nicely! Love a good summer maxi that's versatile!

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  39. These pictures are amazing.... you look always so perfect! Nice bikini :)
    xoxo

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  40. Your shirt dress! Damn. I'm in love!

    xx,
    CARISSA

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  41. so pretty. great idea



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  42. incredible post, i really love all the photos
    !
    xx

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  43. So nice to hear your in holiday mode Nicole! You deserve a little time of relaxtion! Shona joy is amazing and that piece looks incredible on you! I hope your well love and I am loving all these posts you've been whipping up lately a Holiday is just what you needed!

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  44. "Is it just me or is finding nice clothes to wear at the beach or poolside a lot harder than you thought?"

    yes, it is! I never know what to wear to keep it stylish, yet not too fancy. last summer, I found a perfect semi-sheer oversized vintage shirt in a lovely mint color and I'm sticking with it (paired with a bikini underneath it and a big floppy hat on my head).

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  45. These photos are beautiful, you can almost feel the sunshine on your skin whilst looking at them :) x

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  46. Such great photos! Love your cover-up and bikini is so cute! Where were you in these photos? Looks gorgeous!!

    EF xo

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  47. the shirt is like a dream... fallen angel or something! Amazing with the dark hair too!
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    helena

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  48. holy freakin moly. these are stunning..

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  49. Absolutely love these pictures!

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  50. Gorgeous shirt dress! I just love the way it billows in the wind.

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  51. The dress is TO DIE FOR! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites - always stunning and so inspiring!

    Kavita @ http://www.shewearsfashion.com
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  52. LOVE YOUR PHOTOS AND YOUR BLOG! AMAZING OUTFITS!
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  53. Love the dress!!!
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  54. Oh thank you girls. I wasn't too sure about this post so these comments make me realise I need to stop worrying so much!

    x

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  55. ahh your blog is amazing

    I'd love you to join my giveaway^^
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  56. I love the dramatic feel of the images...you and your boyfriend are such a good team! Congratulations!

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  57. your house looks so amazing! gorgeous photos

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  58. Super lovely blog!

    xoxo,

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  59. Can you please tell me where your lipstick is from. It's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks!

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  60. Aaa!! Nicole you look like a fab. korean celebrity ;) on a summer holiday. or more like...a relaxing and long morning break - chilling out with your adorableee friend :D
    wat's his/her name??
    your sunnies defs. make you look sexy~

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  61. You always look so beautiful. Would lve to see you in one of our designs Gary. xxx

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  62. You look fabulous!! I love your blog!

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  63. By far you and Jessica are my favorite bloggers. Your pictuers are amazing and needless to say, the maxi dress. Simplicity goes a long way!

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  64. The first photo is incredible. Love the movement of the dress!

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  65. I need a vacation, especially after seeing these photos.

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  66. love these pictures, cute dog!

    JADE EMILY
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  67. what an awesome functional piece, love the slits and looks great with the swimsuit!

    xoxo louie

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