Summer maxi dress and leaving for holiday

This dress is one of my favourite summer dresses. I bought it three years ago in London. The maxi length, the flowery print, its brightness, the colour palette that I really like - so many things to make it one of my favourites for summer. The dress has a very open back and very thin straps that leave shoulders and chest area also quite open. I like it but...

Wearing same dress three years ago in London. No bolero needed

I feel uncomfortable to wear it "that open" here in Nepal. The weather is just perfect here for such kind of a dress but then I get too much of wrong attention and too much wrong staring that make me feel like I'm naked. So, to make the dress more modest I wear a small openwork bolero over it. I like it this way too.

If on the previous photos I'm wearing flats, on the next photo there are wedges. I am not sure which variant is better...I think flats are after all...What is your opinion - flats or wedges with this dress?

On Sunday I'm leaving for holiday in Belarus and will stay there for almost two months. The journey is rather exhausting. I'm leaving Kathmandu in the afternoon to take a flight to Delhi. Then 10 hours awaiting in the transit area of the Delhi airport, almost for the whole night. After that - a 6 hours flight to Moscow. Then again I have to wait for the whole day to catch a night train to Polotsk. And finally, 45 hours after leaving my home in Kathmandu I will reach my destination.
I will not vanish from my blog, I am planning to blog regularly during my holidays too. See you soon.

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  1. Pretty maxi dress! The bolero looks like it's actually part of the dress. Lovely! :)
    Following you now back via GFC dear! Thank you so much for the support.

    xx, Mela

  2. Great colors.



  3. ooo jak kolorowo ;) ładnie
    zapraszam też do siebie na mały konkurs:)

  4. Olga, I can see why this dress is one of your favorites. It has everything a summer dress should have. It is colorful, floral, feminin and sexy. You look fantastic in it. Also with the bolero jacket. The small butterfly is wonderful.
    I wish you a good trip, take care of you! And I look forward to hearing from you how you spent your time in your homeland.
    Sabine xxx

  5. Very beautiful dress! Too bad you can't wear it without a bolero... I had no idea that people are so conservative in that part of the world :) Have a wonderful trip!

  6. Fun and fabulous dress! I love the colours! It looks perfect for an afternoon out in the garden!
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  7. I love the dress and the bolero is the perfect finishing touch. Its just beautiful!

  8. That maxi dress is lovely, and the green a wonderful colour on you. Beautiful with and without the bolero (and I can totally understand your decision to use it - too much of the 'wrong' attention makes one too uncomfortable. I love the dress with the flats best. Wishing you a great holiday in Belarus!

  9. That dress is so gorgeous. And I think the bolero makes the outfit look more unique; it's adorable. I hope you have a lovely time in Belarus!

    May the force be with you.

  10. oh wow you look like a tropical garden by yourself! i looove that dress!

  11. Hands down, this is my FAVORITE look from you! I love the maxi and I prefer the styling with the little vest. You look gorgeous, Olga!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  12. I love all those maxi dresses.

  13. Lovely dress, and the bolero and hat really add the wow factor!

  14. Love the dress! Safe journeys to you, bring a lot of books! Thanks for sharing your lovely look with Visible Monday.

  15. Gorgeous dress, Olga.
    What a trip you have in front of you! Get rested up once your there and then enjoy.

  16. What a fun, colorful dress! It's really delightful with the bolero. You look perfect for your holiday!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  17. If ever there was a dress that says summer, this one does! So beautiful! I'm sorry you can't wear it as it was meant to be, but cultural differences are important. How beautiful it would be with an unlined peach or green shrunken blazer or linen bolero for a more formal look! Or perhaps a pashmina stitched into a permanent shrug. Pretty, though, as you are wearing it. And cute with the little hat!
    Lucky you! Both sandals and wedges work, so you're set.
    Have a safe trip, and we'll look forward to hearing from you when you can!

  18. That dress is like a work of art! The bolero goes perfectly with it, like it was made the that dress.

    I don't envy you that long trip, but I do wish you Bon Voyage and I hope you have a wonderful time in Belarus!

  19. it looks great both ways, with bolero or without!

  20. Oh this dress is so beautiful!! And good idea with the bolero, you're right! I love so much the fantasy of this dress i'm in love!!
    have a nice journey =)