Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Giant Sunflowers & Gingham

I wish I'd had a chance to photograph these sunflowers a few weeks earlier when they were less wilted and absolutely magnificent, but although they look a little sad and worn now I still think they are most impressive for how tall they are! I think it's spring - I never really know what season it is here and on the day we took these photos it definitely felt like summer so I ended up wearing this light gingham dress to pop into the garden and water the plants.

I should probably mention that this is most definitely not what I wear to do gardening in - only when I pop in to quickly water things, for actual heavy duty gardening that requires digging and planting I wear my Freddies of Pinewood jeans. Some of you asked me on instagram whether this dress is vintage, and it is actually not - although it sure does look it! It's by a UK vintage reproduction company called Heyday who make great quality pieces that have a true vintage look and feel.

Dress - Heyday
Shoes - Forever New
Sunglasses - Ebay

11 comments:

  1. Your spring looks about x100 better than our summer has managed this year!! Technically we're still in summer so that means you're in winter - and you're not even wearing a cardigan. Why do I live here again?! Anyway, this is the first time I've seen one of these dresses not in the very tall Fleur herself and it looks fab. Really suits you!

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  2. Sooo pretty! Heyday's offerings really do look the genuinely vintage part and are a firm favourite of mine, too. I've never purchased anything from them that I didn't love and wear often (even the swing trousers I got a few years ago that are a touch too big - a tall belt solves that pronto! :)).

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  3. That gingham dress is so adorable and looks so great on you! :)

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  4. You look amazing as always!

    Plus I agree with Cici - I'm sat freezing in my shop in our "summer" and your winter is so glorious!

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  5. I think I tell you how great you look in gingham every time you wear it but that's because it's true! Also I can't believe that's your garden - it looks gorgeous! And that's fantastic that you can confuse winter with summer, it means it's coming and I can't wait!!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  6. Ah I love Fleur dresses and this looks lovely on you!

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  7. Pretty as a picture! Gingham is such a fantastic print for you, and the shape of this pinafore is so flattering. What a lovely, pretty, casual look. And your garden is gorgeous. Impressive height of the sunflowers there.

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  8. SO so gorgeous!!!! I adore this dress on you, looks so lovely in the garden too x

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  9. I am so in love with this dress! I definitely need more gingham in my life.

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  10. How cute! I love the pockets on this dress - and the funky sunglasses to match! Ahhh!

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  11. This is one of the loveliest I've ever seen you...and you're always lovely so wow! I still think the sunflowers are cool even if they are dying a bit. Great dress and color on you!! XOXO

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