6.4.15

Nautical: dress over skirt

Nautical outfit, dress over skirt

Here it is again, my all year favourite navy blue maxi skirt. You have seen it quite often here on the blog during last year. I wore it paired with different tops accesorized with different jewelry, bags and shoes. And what about today? I'm wearing it with a dress! This dress is a bit too short for me to wear it on its own here in Nepal. Of course, I can always wear it over skinnies but it seems a rather trivial and predictable variant. I wanted something more interesting. Then I noticed that the base colour of the dress and the colour of my favourite maxi skirt matches absolutely. So, I decided to give this combination a try. And I liked the result.

Navy blue maxi skirt, different styling I wore this navy blue maxi skirt quite often during last year

Nautical outfit, dress worn over maxi skirt
The dress with its stripes and images of ships and wheels on its pockets is already so nautical that all I have to do to complete the look was to add a hat, white shoes and sea shell jewelry.


The photos of this outfit were taken during our visit to the Garden of Dreams. The Garden was created by Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana in early 1920s. It was known at the time as the Garden of Six Seasons and was inspired by gardens in Europe. The garden originally included an ensemble of six impressive pavilions dedicated to each of the six seasons of Nepal along with other accessories like fountains, garden furniture, verandah, pergolas, balustrades, urns and birdhouses. The garden and pavilions were a favorite pass time for the Rana family, where Kaiser Shumsher used to write diaries and enjoy the nature.

Garden of Dreams Kathmandu

Kaiser Sumsher Rana
The founder of the Garden of Dreams, Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana

Photoshot at the Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu
However, after his death the garden was handed over to the Government of Nepal which used its beautiful pavilions as offices and store area. Decades of neglect resulted in crumbling buildings, overgrown paths and loss of the flora. Luckily, the sad story has a happy ending: the garden was restored in the early 2000s, opened for public and now is one of the popular hang out places in Kathmandu.

Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu

Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu

I hope you're enjoying your Easter weekend

Dress - Lubawa (Belarus), skirt - Next, shoes - Indiana, sea shell necklaces and bracelets - from India, hat - Mark&Spenser

Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday and Jess' Turning Heads Tuesday
Have a nice day!

16 comments:

  1. What a great idea for the dress over skirt! Love this look, Olga.

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  2. Great look!!!! Love the way you combined the mini dress with the long maxi skirt!!!! :) the colours of the two match perfectly as well as the nautical theme :) plus accessories match perfectly too!!!! You look lovely in the hat :) it suits you! :)

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  3. Olga, I really love this , it really works so well on you. The shell bracelets are lovely and pull the nautical theme together. The gardens and buildings are stunning, glad they have been restored, always so sad when history is lost. Looks such a beautiful place to spend time.

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  4. wow garden of dreams. i used to go there all the time... u look lovely
    Have a lovely week
    Stay in touch
    xoxo

    P.s New post in my blog

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  5. I love how you styled the dress-over-skirt -- you've given me some ideas! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

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  6. That mini over a maxi looks great, what a fab idea! Loving those gardens, a glorious place to spend a sunny afternoon. x

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  7. It gives a fishtail effect! How ingenious. Will have to have a play! :-) xo Jazzy Jack

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  8. A wonderful combination! You look so beautiful. And that place is amazing :) xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely


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  9. That blue maxi skirt is so pretty and versatile. Love all the way you wore it and with the short nautical dress it looks like a long maxi dress. It might be my favorite yet. I love, love remixing my closet and I always appreciate posts like these. Welcome by to see my latest. Thanks, Ada. =)

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  10. Olga, you created such a perfectly nostalgic, romantic look of the bygone era - especially perfect for this setting! Really like this look, adorable, elegant, playful and chic. It made me think whether can I wear one of my short dresses over a maxi? hmm... The garden is glorious, so happy to hear the happy ending. xxx

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  11. You look like a lovely lady spending summer in a seaside resort. This beautiful garden and your maritime jewellery emphazing the impression. You look fantastic Olga! This skirt is absolutely versatile.
    Sabine xxx

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  12. I love learning the history of places ! thanks so much. I love what you did with the dress over the skirt, creates such a great shape on you> Pretty Olga!

    Thanks for linking up to Turning Head Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  13. parining this maxi with that striped dress was a stroke of genious...you have created a beautiful and elegant outfit that is also very unique...and it reminds me of the early 20 century European ladies and their dresses.

    You look amazing...the place is also lovely and so are the photos...I really enjoyed this post.
    xoxo

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com

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  14. The nautical dress and your favourite blue maxi are made for each other, what an inspired idea, Olga!
    The Field Marshal looks rather a dashing chap, and the Garden of Dreams is a beautiful place. xxx

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  15. the two pieces matches perfectly and what a nice idea to wear a maxi skirt and a short dress together!

    That is a delightful place...it deserved to be restored!!

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  16. The gardens look impressive and your dress over maxi skirt idea is impressive,too. I might get a maxi skirt,too as it offers new ways to wear dresses.

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