Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Last of the Summer?

If I have done this correctly, then when you read this, I shall be enjoying the sunny South of France! 

Today as I write this, however, I am looking back to the first Monday in September when I went to Portsmouth for the day and it was probably my last day off in summer weather in the UK.

If I had to choose just one "favourite dress" it would probably be this one... 

It was purchased from Fox and Bear on Etsy last year but I have only worn it twice now because I am worried it will get ruined in some way or another!  I don't always feel that way about my vintage dresses but this one fits like an absolute dream and because it is a pale colour, I've only worn it to places where I don't think it is likely to get ruined. 

I just love the daisy detail around the edge and even the matching belt is in good condition.

I purchased this straw hat in Brighton a couple of weeks ago. I had wanted one for the summer but hadn't found one that I liked and when I stumbled upon this in a vintage shop - and for only £5 - I could not resist!  I shall definitely be taking this on holiday with me.

We went up the Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf and although I had never been too fussed about going up the tower, the view was great! 

Dress: Vintage from Fox and Bear Vintage on Etsy
Necklace: Vintage from This is Vintage, Bournemouth
Shoes: Aldo
Bag: Vintage from Etsy
Hat: Vintage from a random vintage shop in Brighton
Gloves: Vintage from Scarlet Vintage in Bath


  1. What a beautiful dress! The colour is divine and it looks stunning on you. I don't blame you for not risking ruin by wearing it all the time.

  2. That is a truly gorgeous dress - I'm not surprised you treasure it.

  3. This is some stunning dress you acquired and with the hat perfect!
    South of France ah yes! this is where i'm going for my honeymoon next year!

    Hope we'll see some pics from your trip!


    1. Ooh whereabouts on the South are you going? I'm staying near Montpellier. Weather has been great though a little too windy for my straw hat! I'll be uploading the holiday outfit photos at some point :)

  4. Well god, no wonder it's your favorite - what a dream! It fits like it was MADE for you. All those tiny pleats, wow. Score on the hat too, every girl needs a straw sunhat (and that one frames your face in the best sort of way.)

    Don't mind me, just gushing all the compliments?

    xo Sara

  5. That dress is really, truly, beautiful!

  6. honey, this dress is a real treasure. it fits like a glove and you look stunning in it. love it's marvelous details.

  7. That dress LOOKS like it fits you incredibly. What a beautiful piece. You look stunning in it.

  8. You look gorgeous. That dress and hat- wonderful.

    I m glad that I found your blog really, I m your new reader now :)

    1. Thanks! :) And for introducing me to yours!

  9. So pretty and summery. The detail on the dress is amazing!

  10. Wowzers! This dress is absolutely stunning, and you look so pretty in it!!!

  11. That is possibly one of the most gorgeous dresses I have seen and it fits you perfectly! Keep those outfit posts coming, they make me swoon! xxx