Amber Florals in Springtime
As soon as this dress arrived, I knew it was destined to be photographed in a field of flowers. It’s just that kind of dress, isn’t it?
Unfortunately for me, we don’t have many orange roses around these here parts, so daffodils had to do: oh, and a bunch of yellow tulips, which were actually part of my mum’s Mother’s Day gift – I promise I don’t usually go around accessorising my outfits with actual flowers, but, well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be the first time I’d taken advantage of them for a quick photo op. Or even the second time. I could go on, but I’m just going to stop there, and leave you with the certain knowledge that if I ever bring you a bunch of flowers, I’ve probably taken photos of them first. Bloggers, eh?
Anyway, the dress! This one got a lot of love when I featured it on Instagram , and I’m not surprised, because it’s the perfect spring dress, really, with its fitted bodice, swishy skirt (I’m wearing a petticoat with it in these photos, but it looks good without one, too), and, best of all, POCKETS. Oh, and that print! I know florals in springtime are considered a bit of a cliché, but I honestly can’t bring myself to care, because they just work. This dress actually arrived right at the start of that glorious weekend we had a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t imagine anything I’d rather wear on such a sunny, perfect day. I added the cardigan to keep my arms warm (It’s an old one from New Look, but they’ve just re-released it, and it’s also available in a range of other colours, too. Guess who’s going to be placing a New Look order sometime soon?), but, as you can see from the House of Foxy website, the dress has lovely little cap sleeves, which give it a real 50s-inspired feel.
Oh, and the print is called ‘Amber Floral’ – could it be any more perfect?