|Sailor Pin Ups Duvet Set : George*|
|Dress: Handmade (Sew Magazine "Bette" pattern)|
I've always been a little partial to the nautical trend - it's one of those super fallback trends which comes around like a faithful friend, year after year and every time it does, I embrace it. Mixtures of red, white and blue, stripes and anchors are all winners in my book. As are pin ups. So basically, what I'm saying is this duvet set is perfect. I was sent two - one to give my room a little nautical makeover (along with some matching cushions and a cutesy storage box which I'm using for all of those "things" you keep on the bedside table which have no other proper home. Hairgrips, mostly.
|Hello Sailor Cushion // Sailor Girl Cushion : George*|
|Heart Pillbox: It's Fab Darling|
I decided on a gathered skirt, using the full width of the duvet cover and positioned my skirt sections accordingly, to try and make the most of the pattern. I liked the effect of the striped bodice with the anchors and I think this bodice shows off my very best ever pattern-matching to get those stripes running all the way around. The pin-up girl print is quite large, so I kept it to the skirt as I didn't want to lose any of those little cuties to darts.
|Cardigan: H+M // Bag: Primark|
I wore a petticoat under the skirt to show off the fullness, and finished things off with some red touches by way of my cardigan and a fairly plain, red bag. I really like how it's turned out.
What do you think?