Sunkissed Field

Aesthetic contradiction dark fashion blogger

 I love it when well-known brands reach out to work with smaller bloggers,
particularly when they launch projects that celebrate style diversity.
On this occasion, I was approached by River Island , to be part of their “shape my style” campaigne,
in which bloggers with different styles, choose their favourite item
from the current dresses collection and style it to fit their individual look.

River Island style project





  The current collection includes dresses for every occasion and to suit any body type, but one really stood out to me as a piece I could wear for many different occasions,

styled in different ways and would have longevity in my wardrobe.

I try to make each addition into my wardrobe considered and don’t tend to go for things that are “too” trend led, unless I consider them a staple.

River Island black midi dress

The dress that I chose is this black long-sleeved midi dress with shirring and tie details to the neck, wrists and waist (also available in other colours!).

I have recently noticed I have a preference for midi dresses over shorter styles, I find them much more elegant and flattering.

The top half  of the dress features a wrap stye front, with a tie closure that can be worn open or tied in a bow to show varying degrees of skin. Features like this make this dress extremely versatile, which is one of the things I really loved about it.

River island dress details

I like the floaty, feminine style of this dress but I wanted to add a bit of edge to my outfit so I paired it with some of my signature accessories with silver hardware and a harness bra with a choker detail.

I love the brightness the flashes of silver bring to this all black look.

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The rouched waist makes this dress very flattering, but also forgiving and helps it remain comfortable, even after a long night of dinner and drinks.

The fabric feels good quality but is also easy to wash so it’s not a dress you would have to worry about on a day out with the family.

River Island blogger style project

I wore this dress on quite a warm summer’s evening and it was the perfect weight

but it could definitely also be worn in colder months with tights and boots and a jacket.

I will definitely be featuring it on here again, styled up for winter.

Dark fashion blogger Aestheticcontradiction in black River Island dress

We have been enjoying some gorgeous weather here in the UK this summer so I took the opportunity to shoot this look

at golden hour,in one of the sun kissed fields by the golf course. They are always filled with long grasses and wild flowers

at this time of year but look particularly impressive after two months of solid sun!

dancing in the sun

Dress: River Island

Necklaces: Dixi

Earrings: H&M

Belt: Asos

Bag: Givenchy

Shoes: Miista



Photography by Richard Ayres

dark fashion blogger in field


  1. Katie Campbell 17th August 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Photos are absolutely stunning! Very good length of dress.

  2. Bastard Travel 15th August 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Good style. You look like a classy witch. Shades of Stevie Nicks.

  3. Neil Alvin Nicerio 15th August 2018 / 3:53 pm

    You look really nice on black. 🙂 Im excited see more of your photos. 🙂

  4. Harish Joshi 15th August 2018 / 7:25 am

    These pictures are amazing. You’re looking beautiful in this dress. Thanks for reviewing. 🙂

  5. Grace Esedeke 15th August 2018 / 3:12 am

    That dress looks fabulous and you look so great in it. I looovee black and midi dresses too. I love your style. We seem to have that in common (even though I don’t take lots of photos..) I love everything about this post, the simplicity in your writing, the photos, the dress, the shoot location and you! Maybe because I see myself in them all. I’m following asap on Instagram.

    Stay Awesome!

  6. Chai 14th August 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Amazing images and worth remembering tips on capturing the “golden hour”

  7. Jeferson 14th August 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Great choice….. Black dress is versatile…. Can wear it any time of day and season……

  8. Sayanti 14th August 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Totally love your aesthetic styling here. Beautiful pictures

  9. Indu 14th August 2018 / 3:03 pm

    You look stunning in this outfit sunkissed field. Such stylish and comfortable dress I will like to have for myself.

  10. Tracy @ Cleland Clan 14th August 2018 / 11:59 am

    I love the jewelry with that outfit. The dress looks like it was made for you–it seems to fit your personality perfectly.

  11. Maysz 14th August 2018 / 5:00 am

    Your photo looks stunning and gorgeous!and Love the background!

  12. siennylovesdrawing 14th August 2018 / 3:58 am

    Thanks for this lovely piece, really enjoyed it & love all the lovely captures shared 🙂 Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  13. Evelyn Hernandez 13th August 2018 / 12:11 am

    I love to collaborate with different brands too, by the way I love your dress!

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  14. Monidipa 12th August 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I too love when brands do that. It makes us feel important. Loved the dress, would love to try it myself. You look really beautiful in the dress.

    • admin 12th August 2018 / 9:06 pm

      thank you! Haha, you’re right, it does!

  15. Juli 12th August 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I love when brands do that and I do love the style of that dress.

    • admin 12th August 2018 / 9:06 pm


  16. Arnab Majumdar 12th August 2018 / 5:55 pm

    It looks beautiful. Loved the color, and matches with the background perfectly.

    • admin 12th August 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you!

  17. Katie-Louise 12th August 2018 / 4:41 pm

    You look great… your photos are stunning! I particularly like the necklaces from Dixi

    • admin 12th August 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks, I’ve had those for quite a while, they always have nice nice things! In fact, they have a sale on at the moment!

  18. Jan R 7th August 2018 / 6:57 pm

    My favourite length too!

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