Thursday, 20 June 2013

floral memories..

cardigan : matalan
bag : hey sailor / heels : primark
maxi dress : laura ashley
Another of the dresses I dug out for my Laura Ashley post last week, before realising I'd hardly ever worn it. I always get told by my dad when I wear this dress that it reminds him of a duvet cover which my grandparents owned when he was a boy. I know the one he means and it's rather similar, I think that may be one of the reasons I like it so much.

Sometimes I'm drawn to an item more because of the things it reminds me of, than anything else. It could be a print on a garment I wouldn't usually wear, or even just the colour of something. It's hard to explain, but things like that can make me feel happier, somehow.

I may have fallen into my usual maxi dress trap and tripped over the hem just a little, but I still think it's a keeper.

I had a lovely day in the Lake District and have spent today catching up on everything, I think, as well as getting things sorted for the weekend and a senior section sleepover I've prepared. I'm getting a little disheartened at organising events which they've asked for and then not getting much of a response or turn-out for them, but I guess I have to remember that they're teens and that can mean your priorities are different. I have to go and buy popcorn and pizza later for them.


  1. Great dress and the bag is so cute, I had a look at Hey Sailor last night - got a wishlist!

    I love my maxi's but do spend a lot of time tripping on them, or rolling over them with my office chair...

    Good luck with the sleep over!

  2. There's a wonderful sense of nostalgia about bedding that belonged to grandparents, isn't there? Mine had these brilliant pastel coloured stripy flannel sheets and I don't think anything will ever be as comforting as being tucked up in them.

  3. I love this dress, I really like maxi dresses but I never know what shoes to wear with them (I'm not good in heels!)

    Hope the sleepover goes well, I can imagine that organising things for teens must get really frustrating!

    Liz xx
    Distract Me Now Please
    The Cake and Tea Blog

  4. Love the dress and the bag! Great blog, so I'm a new follower on GFC =)

  5. Oh hope the sleepover went well. I love this dress on you, it's too pretty!