Summer, beach and why fashion blogger can love dresses

White dress, summer style, casual style, sunday afternoon, Marusya V, crashingred, fashion blog

Last weekend we discovered beautiful Shelly beach in Manly. Most of the beaches in Sydney have huge waves, which is great for surfers but not that amazing for such frog-swimmers like me and most of my European friends. So Shelly beach became my treasure. The most amazing thing is that this beach has both surf and still water. But to get to the surf you need to walk (more like clilmb) around rocks on the right side. It was not that easy to do the climbing thing being pregnant 7 months but it was justified by all the magnificent rock formations seen and an opportunity to enjoy dusk over Manly scenery in an absolute isolation.

That’s the beauty of Sydney: you can live next to CBD and enjoy metropolitan lifestyle yet be just 20 minutes away from the most spectacular natural splendour…  So many things to do and to see!

White dress, summer style, casual style, Marusya V, crashingred, fashion blog

White dress, summer style, oriental necklace, Marusya V, crashingred, fashion blog

Oriental handbag, summer style, casual style, Manly beach, Marusya V, crashingred, fashion blog

Sandals, oriental style, crashingred, fashion blog, sydney

Sand stone rocks, manly beach, Sydney, crashingred

Shelly beach, beach style, manly, sydney, crashingred, blog

Sand stone, manly beach, Sydney, crashingred

Surf, manly beach, surfer, crashingred

White dress, casual style, Marusya V, standing on the rock, fashion blog

Well, this post supposed to be an outfit post… let’s call it casual summer style for beach. I cannot wear shorts/pants/many other things anymore and, as a fashion blogger, find it difficult to accept pregnancy clothing (sorry, but those make me look like a penguin in a sack!). Dresses are all I left with while trying to look stylish in pregnancy. So, lovelies you will see plenty of those over the next 2-3 months.

White dress: $80, Sportsgirl. This dress is a true style chameleon – see herehow it can be converted into an autumn style outfit.

Bag: $5, bought in Turkey few years ago

Sandals: ab. $50, bought in Melbourne during Xmas sales

Necklace: ab. $9, bought in Russia few years ago.

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  1. Jade+Dom Garcia April 6, 2011

    I’m so jealous at how fantastic you look!!! :D

  2. Jenny April 6, 2011

    Dear. you look amazing. and so does the beach! yesterday i met with Olesya Shimanskaya, she used to wear the same style of dresses, the same reason:) and you know what, i d like to get this dress at my time of pregnancy :) deal? :) lots of kisses and hugs to you and your cute belly :)

  3. Aprilia Love April 6, 2011

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog and leaving some love! It’s always much appreciated. <3
    Ahhh, good old Manly and Shelley Beach – I live in Collaroy, so I'm pretty local ;)
    Shelley Beach is lovely but it gets so busy and touristy at times which is a shame! I like going down there in the Winter when it's not as crowded! Beautiful spot though, and I also like your bag!

  4. Andrea April 6, 2011

    That beach is so beautiful. And you look really good, i love your bag, it’s awesme *_*


  5. DanniiBeauty April 6, 2011

    The pictures are so gorgeous! I love the beach, its so relaxing. Your dress looks great and so comfy. Oh and I love love love your bag, beautiful detailing. Great post!

  6. Rosie April 6, 2011

    just came across your blog on ifb :-)
    i love the white dress in these photos, and am also super jealous of the amazing beach backdrop to many of your photos!

  7. froso April 7, 2011

    Dresses are an excellent choice, as they are worn easily, they are feminine and there is a perfect type for every woman!

    Froso from Style Nirvana.

  8. Anya adores April 7, 2011

    I think you look fab :) Just found your lovely blog – looks like a stunning place – please come say hi sometime – that would be great fun !!
    A xx

  9. Karen April 7, 2011

    Thanks for the comment. I would love to go to Australia one day :)

  10. Aleksandra April 7, 2011

    Beautiful photos and lovely dress!

  11. Anita April 7, 2011

    Couldn’t agree more. Shorts and pants at the beach, especially with a bit of humidity thrown in, are so hot and restrictive. You must have felt fabulous in the little summer smock. Love the tips on how to take it into winter. Versatility+. Kaftans and tunics are my favourite things too…almost an addiction. All the very best with your pregnancy. It’s a very special time. The hard work starts when you get them home!

  12. Angel Garcia April 7, 2011

    Love it! Who said you cant be stylish while pregnant. Can’t wait to visit Australia one day!


  13. Diana Dang April 7, 2011

    Aw, I wish for summer now!

    I think you would love to join my jewellery store credit giveaway!

  14. Federica April 7, 2011

    Great shots!!!You look amazing and love,love,love your dress/shirt!

  15. Helen April 7, 2011

    That beach and your bag are Beautiful!

    Thanks for the comment :).

    Helen, X

  16. LINDSAY HARPER April 9, 2011

    Wow! You don’t even look pregnant in these pics! You look GREAT! I hope I look like that when my time comes :) Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate it xx

  17. Amalia April 9, 2011

    Wow, you are breathtaking! Very beautiful, especially stunning with the accessories. Congrats on your pregnancy!

  18. Courtney April 10, 2011

    You look beautiful! Sydney is gorgeous!

  19. Jeanette April 14, 2011

    Such a cute outfit. Wish I had those legs!