Wednesday, 21 March 2012

floating on a boat or on a star..

boat print dress: laura ashley
'my mum's garden' heels: office

cardigan: primark

I'll have you know that boats are one of my favourite prints at the moment; my favourites bar is filling up with boat print dresses as I prepare to embrace the annual nautical trend once again.
So imagine my delight when I was trawling through eBay listings a few months back and came across this beautiful vintage Laura Ashley number. It's no secret that I'm a big Laura Ashley fan, too = I have almost an entire wardrobe full of LA dresses, some of them dating back to decades ago.

So needless to say, I couldn't resist a cheeky last-minute bid on it, and was pleased when it turned up, although being white, I put it away for sunnier times..Cue the first day of Spring, where I decided to drag it out of hiding once more. After some strategic safety-pinning (I'm apparently a fair bit smaller than I was in the Winter) and some shoe-choosing, I went for this pair of Office heels in similar colours..

Anyone else ready to embrace Spring, whatever the weather may bring? I'm getting all excited about finally getting some plants into the ground at the allotment, car boot sales in actual decent weather, and even days out without the coat! (Well, maybe not, but one can dream..!)


  1. I love this dress, I love boat prints too.
    Looking forward to spring/summer and bringing out pretty summer dresses again

  2. Argh stop finding such amazing dresses, I have too many faves now! And with the shoes, perfect! :)

  3. Gona stalk you on here now aswell, but I love your dress!!! Ironically, I bought some boat print shorts from eBay last week (haven't arrived yet though), and I have to say I am so excited for spring/summer this year xxx

  4. Absolutely loving those shoes! The dress is pretty too - boats always look good in print.

  5. love this dress and especially with those fab shoes x

  6. I love everything about this outfit! I am so jealous of your clothes!

  7. Those shoes are gorgeous!