Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress

Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress

We all know how much I love a Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart 2 in 1 Dress and this one with the fabulous tropical print is no exception.

With its sweetheart neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and elasticated waistband, it makes for a comfortable and flattering fit.

I’ve been wearing the Scarlett and Jo 2 in 1 dresses for years, long before I became a brand ambassador for them and this shape is undoubtedly my favourite; it feels so feminine and fun.

Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress

Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress Makeup By Mellins

Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress

However it was the colourful tropical print skirt that drew me to this dress.  The floral design is filled with pink and orange hues which is so eye catching and perfect for the summer months.

If I had a holiday coming up soon then I’d definitely be packing this dress in my suitcase!

When ordering this dress, I’d suggest going for your usual label as it fits true to size.  These dresses are created with what founder Gifi Fields calls ‘spread,’ meaning that theres plenty of fabric within the skirt so that when you sit down, theres no riding up and revealing tomorrows laundry.

The length is perfect too.  For reference, I’m 5ft 5″ and think that anyone taller than me could definitely still wear this dress, same with those who are shorter too.  Scarlett and Jo do have Tall and Petite ranges on their website which you can check out here for height specific pieces.

Mulberry Lily Black

Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress

With a dress design thats as attention grabbing as this one, I’d always suggest keeping your accessories to a minimum to let the dress stand out.

I paired it with my black Primark flatforms (alternatives linked below) and my  black Mulberry Lily which is one of the best bag investments I’ve ever made.  The size lends itself perfectly to daytime or evening wear, it goes with more or less everything and it still looks great with age.

For accessories, I added my cheap as chips silver and rose gold necklace from Goldsmiths Boutique and my gorgeous bangles from StudioB in Sunderland, which is a boutique in Sunderland City Centre that also sell online through Facebook too.

Makeup By Mellins Melissa Wharton Makeup Artist

Makeup By Mellins Melissa Wharton Makeup Artist

The night that I wore this outfit, I was heading out to an engagement party but although it was bank holiday weekend, there was no rest for the wicked as I had to take some headshots for some work that I have coming up.

The lovely Melissa aka Makeup By Mellins did my makeup for me and the result, I’m sure you’ll agree, was gorgeous! I loved the gel liner that she used and how she took that onto my bottom lash line and blended the eyeshadow lower than I’d have dared to go before.  Its definitely a look that I’ll be recreating myself.

You can follow Mel on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for gorgeous makeup looks and fun behind the scenes snaps of her working on clients, including fellow mackem, Charlotte Crosby from Geordie Shore.

Scarlett and Jo Sweetheart Tropical Print 2 in 1 Dress

The Sweetheart 2 in 1 dress is available direct from the Scarlett and Jo website (if you sign up to the S&J Club, you’ll get 10% off all of your purchases!) and also from Debenhams.


What did you get up to this past bank holiday weekend?

*images taken by my gorgeous friend Sarah


  1. Miria B
    August 31, 2016 / 9:46 am

    This dress is beautiful!!

  2. Parie Joshi
    August 31, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    You look stunning and the print on the dress is gorgeous!Parie

  3. Claire Monaghan
    August 31, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I absolutely love this dress and it looks amazing on you! The print just screams "look at how amazing I look". ClairePs. love the bag too! :)

  4. Samantha Rickelton
    August 31, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I just love the print on this dress and the V neck is very flattering too. Beautiful x

  5. Rhian Westbury
    August 31, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I love the print on the bottom of the dress, I normally wear just black but this is a good amount of colour x

  6. LaaLaa Monroe
    August 31, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    I thought this was initially a top and skirt lol it looks so good! x

  7. Claire
    September 1, 2016 / 9:13 am

    Love that pirnt! So vivid and bright, reminds me of Hawaii!

  8. Cattitude & Co.
    September 1, 2016 / 9:38 am

    This dress is gorgeous. I love the recent blog revamp too!

  9. Joanna Victoria -x
    September 1, 2016 / 11:17 am

    What a lovely dress I look stunning I love the tropical print.

  10. Elizabeth S
    September 1, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Such a beautiful dress! Love the photos in by the garden – you look like a flower fairy 🙂

  11. beautyqueenuk
    September 1, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I thought it was a top and skirt, but I actually do love it, so pretty x

  12. Stella Olojola
    September 1, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    You look amazing Laura. Love the dress so much.

  13. Anonymous
    September 1, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    So gorgeous! 🙂 Love the details of the dress and your bag as well! 🙂

  14. Liz Mays
    September 1, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I love the contrast of the bright florals with the black. The neckline is adorable too!

  15. Nicol
    September 1, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    these prints really suit you! also that makeup look, witt woo. I'm love it

  16. Dannii Martin
    September 2, 2016 / 10:30 am

    That is such a pretty print! I love the combination of the pink and orange.

  17. Hannah Heartss
    September 2, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    You look gorgeous, I love the print of the bottom!

  18. Harriet Shearsmith
    September 2, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    Oh wow, you look absolutely stunning! I adore that neckline on you 🙂

  19. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    September 3, 2016 / 6:29 am

    Such a pretty dress! I love that bright print too.

  20. Lulu
    September 3, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    The first thing I noticed about your pictures was how gorgeous your makeup was! Eyes look perfect! If you recreate at home, will you do a little tutorial on the eyeliner? x

  21. Claire Cly
    September 3, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    This is such a gorgeous dress – i love it!

  22. Melanie Ed
    September 3, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    What a beautiful dress. I love the design and colours.

  23. Christine Dodd
    September 4, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Love the way you are mixing Mulberry with Primark – that's just the kind of thing I would do!

  24. Sam Testing Time Blog
    September 9, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    I absolutely love this dress! This is actually my style, and plus size so I can actually get one, yay!

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