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Thursday, 20 June 2013

floral memories..

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cardigan : matalan
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bag : hey sailor / heels : primark
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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.


6 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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