Wow, where did March go? I’m looking forward to the first quiet weekend at home in weeks and getting very excited about one of my best friend’s weddings next weekend! My bridesmaid outfit is ready and raring to go – and let’s just say I doubt you’ll have seen another quite like it. Follow me on Instagram and I’m sure you’ll catch a peep before I post about it more fully here 🙂
Anyway, the result of the past month going so fast is that we are at last in Spring! I’m not shy about how much I loathe the winter months and while this one wasn’t too cold by usual standards, it feels like it literally never stopped raining. Literally. So thank heavens for Spring’s arrival – I was at Porcelina’s last weekend and we had the most glorious sunny Spring day out (ok, it’s rained ever since, but what can you do?). Photos from that trip coming in the next post, but meanwhile let’s have another Spring outfit!
As you’ll have gathered from recent posts, I’ve been dipping my toe into 60s style lately and today’s outfit is a continuation of this theme. I never really saw myself in a non-fitted dress but I couldn’t resist this cute dog print, so I got it partly for that reason and partly for one of sheer bloody-mindedness. Why couldn’t I work out a way to style it, even if loose shift dresses are my body’s worst nightmare? Call myself a fashion blogger!
Fortunately, Hell Bunny’s Paloma cardigan exists in the world and I happen to have most of them, so it wasn’t too hard to find one that complimented this dress. The great thing is that they are by contrast very fitted, so they helped to define my silhouette and prevent the ‘I’m wearing a sack with dogs on it’ look I’d been fearing. I ended up really pleased with this outfit, which isn’t my usual style but still feels like it ended up very ‘me’ indeed.
Cardigan: Hell Bunny ‘Paloma’
Brooch: Erstwilder ‘Goldie’ (available here)
Bag: Warehouse (old)
Shoes: Clarks ‘Serin Sing’ (old)