Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Put a Bow on It!

Dress - Trashy Diva by Candice Gwinn
That's right - I took two gingham dresses with me! For some reason, being in the country side makes me want to wear gingham. Maybe it's because gingham is so rustic and wholesome? Before I left I mentioned that I took some new dresses and old dresses too, so some of you might be already familiar with this one. Earlier this year in summer (well, my first summer since technically I've had summer twice this year!) when it was very hot I wore this dress without the bow. The bow is one of my favorite things about this dress, but I love how it looks either way!

This week I have spent quite a lot of time picking berries: wild strawberries, blue berries and today I noticed that the raspberries have started to ripen. When we took these photos this vintage-looking airplane was circling overhead, and I was quite surprised to see an older model like this in the sky! I showed these photos to my grandpa, who worked as an air crash investigator in the 50s and 60s, and he was able to identify the plane as an Antonov An-2. This particular model originated in the USSR in 1947 and was affectionately nicknamed "Annushka" - which is exactly what my grandpa calls me!

27 comments:

  1. omg...the dress is soooo cute. i love it!

    xoxo Perlchen Noir

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  2. I love that story! Aren't grandpa's the best? You look beautiful! I am pretty obsessed with gingham myself this summer, and have been searching for the perfect gingham dress. Trashy Diva's Hopscotch is in the lead! ;)
    Your trip sounds wonderful! Thank you for posting such lovely pictures.
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  3. Beautiful dress! And I love the airplane :) So cool that your grandpa could identify it and that it was the same as your nickname!

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  4. Stunning dress - love the bow detailing.... you're looking lovely as ever missy!

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  5. You do right-gingham is probably one of my favourite patterns, it's just so pretty :) This dress is perfection, the shape is perfect and I love the subtle detail of the bow. Berry picking in the sunshine is the best!

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  6. I love that dress. And you were meant to see that vintage airplane.

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  7. Annushka...That's so so lovely. I am loving this Gingham on you...I don't own enough Gingham. The dress I got for my birthday was gingham but had to be returned as it was too big...so sad! I'm hunting down a yellow gingham for my collection and you've inspired me.

    Picking berries I really need to do sometime! I made Jam for the very first time the other day which I loved!

    Hoping you are having a fabulous Holiday! xxxx

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  8. This dress is perfection! x

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  9. Red, white and black plaid finished with a bow? Perfect!

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  10. Looking beautiful and it sounds like you are having a wonderful time over there. And what a lovely story about the plane and your Grandpa! <3

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  11. Can I have your shoes, please?! You look wonderful as always, the countryside is also such a dreamscape paired with such glorious outfits of yours :)xx

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  12. I must say I like it 'bow-less' but this is still gorgeous. So nice to be spending time in the country - and with your Grandparents!
    AHKA VINTAGE BLOG

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  13. awwww how cool is your grandpa!! :) And that dress is a darling - I'm a sucker for gingham as well!!! You are totally right - gingham is really wholesome!

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  14. That is one gorgeous dress, you look stunning my dear. Great minds think alike as I'm in gingham too :) How lovely to see the first berries appearing - our wild strawberries were delayed but now coming out with a vengeance, don't you love this berry picking time of year.

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  15. Gorgeous dress! I lovvvve Trashy Diva dresses.

    That person is quite the daredevil to fly such an old plane.

    Gingham is my favorite print, especially in pink and white. I love the bow :)

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  16. Oh you're in Russia now - that means I haven't dropped in here in quite some time, sorry about that lovely ;)
    As usual you look totally "vintage queen chic" beautiful to say the least! I love gingham too, it's the perfect print for outfit shootings with a rural backdrop like the one in your pics! And the bow is the cherry on top! So cute!

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  17. I love the instantly eye-catching impact that both the bold plaid and the darling, generously sized bow impart to this wonderful frock.

    Ooohh, all of those berries sounds heavenly and remind me of picking raspberries and strawberries from my grandparent's backyard as a youngster (some of which my grandma would, for a special treat from time-to-time, whip up into the most scrumptious English trifle I've ever sunk my teeth into :) ).

    Wishing you a gorgeous, fun filled July, dear gal!
    ♥ Jessica

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  18. Lovely pictures! Your dress is pretty :)

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  19. I found your blog a few days ago and I'm thrilled! The beautiful dresses!

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  20. Looking beautiful as usual my dear! I am loving the photos in Moscow too....how fun and the weather looks lovely! As the summer appears I am really in the mood for more travelling....quite excited to be visiting Berlin soon too! Have a fabulous weekend my dear!
    May x
    www.walkinginmay.com

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  21. i love your dress you look amazing, got two vintage dresses and i really need to buy more :)

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  22. woooow that dress is a dream made of gingham, i generally love and adore gingham so no wonder that this beautiful dress of yours is no exception, that bow on it is so cute! how fabulous you look always! i think i have a style crush on you;)
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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