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My school uniform was green (bottle green) and as a result I went off green for ages. I didn’t want to wear anything green until recently. I’ve been loving green again. Granted nothing I wear now looks remotely like a school uniform, but isn’t it funny how we associate things.

It’s interesting that I’ve been drawn to green lately.

Green is synonymous with balance and harmony. It’s the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. Green is the colour of growth, the colour of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing colour on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

I’ve been feeling like I need more balance and nature in my life and I adore Spring – it always makes me feel brand new.

When I saw this dress at Poetry, I knew I had to have it. I tried it on and bought it straight away. Yip, this is unsponsored.

I love how light the fabric is and how flowy it is. I love the length – just above the ankles. It’s still considered a maxi dress, but your gorgeous shoes won’t be hidden.

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The pièce de résistance? It has pockets!bailey-schneider-poetry-green-dress-8 bailey-schneider-poetry-green-dress-4 bailey-schneider-poetry-green-dress-9

I bought these shoes in London – they’re leather and comfortable.

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These are new Ray Bans from Sunglass Hut. They’re mirrored and look so different all the time, which makes them versatile. In these photos they look yellow. In other pics they look rose gold. bailey-schneider-poetry-green-dress-and-sunglasses bailey-schneider-poetry-green-dress

When you have a dress with a botanical print, there is only place to photograph it. The Cape Town Company Gardens… I love it there and I actually don’t visit enough. I could spend hours watching the squirrels dart up and down trees and across pathways. I felt rejuvenated being in that greenery.squirrels

This Blackcherry Leather bag is ON SALE at Zando and there are only 2 left. Don’t wait!zando-bag

Outfit: Juliet Maxi Dress – Poetry // Shoes – London // RayBan sunglasses – Sunglass Hut // Leather clutch – Zando

Photography: Tegan Smith

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12 Comments

  • Reply Tanya

    Great photos! I love the dress and the sunglasses are stunning. You look lovely Bailey 🙂

    October 26, 2016 at 5:53 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Tanya x

      October 26, 2016 at 5:59 am
  • Reply Zara

    Love this colour! You look gorgeous! This just made me realize I don’t own ONE green item of clothing. Think its time to go shopping 🙂

    October 26, 2016 at 7:16 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Zara… Yay for a shopping moment x

      October 26, 2016 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Awesome dress, and your sunglasses are to die for!!!! Oh and the squirrel in the one photo is too cute 😉 xx

    October 26, 2016 at 7:20 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      🙂 Thanks Megs x

      October 26, 2016 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Natasha Viljoen

    The shoes!!! So stunning! Love a good looking flat shoe.

    How tall are you Bailey? I just want to gauge how long the dress is, as I’m tall and struggle to find dresses & skirts that are a nice length.

    October 26, 2016 at 8:37 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hi Natasha! I’m 1.69 – how tall are you?

      October 26, 2016 at 10:23 am
      • Reply Natasha Viljoen

        179 🙁
        the struggle is real LOL

        October 27, 2016 at 6:27 am
        • Reply BaileySchneider

          Wow! What an awesome height to be, but yes I can imagine length of pants and skirts can be quite difficult! x

          October 27, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Gina

    Haha! I still battle to wear anything in that beautiful shade of bottle green…
    I’m good with mint green or olive green. That’s about it though…
    This dress looks gorgeous on you!

    October 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hahah Gina! I bought a bottle green t-shirt and I’ve worn it once. It’s amazing how that colour has such a connotation for us Brescia girls 😛

      October 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm

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