Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Seaside Sunset


A colourful summer look, perfect for the seaside!


Primrose Dress in Seaside Print by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury - c/o Rock n Romance
Summer Splice Earrings - c/o Revere Folie
Pineapple Wicker Purse - Natasha Marie Clothing
Hat - Glassons
Shoes - Novo

These photos were taken a few weeks ago after the Fifties Fair, I came home for half an hour, changed outfits and off I was to the waterfront with mum and the dogs. I had been dreaming of wearing this outfit and what better way to end what was already a great day then to go for a walk by the water in another wonderful outfit!? My hair held up the whole day which is always a good thing, with only a bit of frizz towards the end of the day.

I have mentioned before that I have been sizing up for The Seamstress of Bloomsbury dresses (especially those with buttons) and I did the same for the Primrose dress. I am thanking the team at Rock n Romance again for their always helpful advice as the fit is fantastic. The bust and shoulders are comfy to wear and there is no gaping (which I experienced previously in size 8) and although there is a bit of extra room in the waist the belt takes care of that. 

I loved bringing the yellow out on the print of this dress with my earrings and this adorable bag. This is going to be a great dress for spring and summer, as much as I like my thin strap dresses with open backs for summer it is nice to have one with a bit more coverage, especially when it is made of beautiful light cotton. 

This style and print has a really great authentic vintage feel to it and I couldn't help but fall in love with the seaside print, it is definitely a perfect dress for me. I will continue to add nautical and tropical print clothing to my wardrobe as spending my time by the water makes me so happy and when I match that is even better. Bonus points for the front pockets on this dress, I love when my dresses have pockets but I am a sucker for cute front ones.. I usually put my phone in one and sometimes spare change in the other (for an ice-cream by the beach).. Or lipstick - whatever I need at the time haha!!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

10 comments :

  1. Love the dress!! And the earrings, the hat, the shoes and that bag...oh my! Cheers, Michele

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  2. I really fell for this print, and bought the sun dress version with the little matching jacket, but found it ran particularly small. I haven't had to size up in either the Tartan Lisa or the polkadot Violet, so it was a shock, and they didn't have the next size in stock unfortunately. I LOVE this version of the dress on you, you're right about sleeves being a nice change from sundresses for summer, and they certainly help if things are a bit too hot (so you don't burn your shoulders) or a little too cool. I thought the fabric had an almost linen feel to it, really wonderful and authentic feeling as with all their fabrics!

    Gorgeous photos xx

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  3. Oh such a beautiful summer inspired dress, I love the seaside print and those earrings and handbag go so well together! Lovely photos as well! xo

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  4. This dress is super cute! I like the location also.

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  5. A lovely summer outfit!

    I am pleased that it is still warm enough in the UK for me to wear summer dresses even though we are now well into September

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  6. Such a cute dress. I love the colors and cut on you. So perfect with your fun yellow lemon slice earrings and pineapple purse <3 Sounds like it was such a perfect day! <3

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  7. I am particularly struck with the authentic print of this dress! I definitely thought it was an original vintage piece. And the pockets, definitely a great bonus! I love that you put icecream money in one pocket, totally necessary at the beach! You look cute as a button in this adorable look. And the bag is so fun!

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  8. Super cute and colourful look! The print really is something special and it's perfect with the pineapple bag. This shape and style of dress looks horrible on me, which is a real shame but you can't win 'em all I guess! x

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  9. Such an amazing and authentic dress! It suits you so well.

    Many hugs,
    Sandra <3

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  10. Super lovely outfit! It's sweet, cheerful and endlessly cute. Adore it to bits!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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