Thursday, 29 June 2017

Watermelon

collectif watermelon jade dress, emily temple cute, orla kiely clarks shoes
collectif watermelon jade dress, emily temple cute, orla kiely clarks shoes
collectif watermelon jade dress, emily temple cute, orla kiely clarks shoes

It's been so long since I've last taken outfit photos outdoors - years in fact, not since my blog was oh-darling.net - that I'd completely forgotten what a battle with the elements it is! I'm currently home for the summer so don't have any indoor areas with good enough lighting, and as my mum and I had spent a large part of the day fixing up the garden I thought it'd make a perfect backdrop. After spending 20 minutes having Marilyn moments with my dress and being forced to eat my own hair, I gave up and picked somewhere more sheltered only to have the sun start playing peekaboo and wash half the photos out. I swear it wasn't even windy before I went out!

This outfit feels simultaneously very me and very different from my norm. It's the first Collectif dress I've ever owned, I bought it in Brighton when I stumbled across their store. I've always admired a lot of the reproduction '50s and rockabilly dresses and the girls who wear them so perfectly, but it's never really felt for me, it's a little too structured. But as soon as I saw this perfectly kitschy watermelon print I knew I had to take it home with me. I own so many watermelon things it's ridiculous, I love a good tropical print in general, and this dress is so fun to wear. I also love the fact it has deep pockets!

collectif watermelon jade dress, emily temple cute, orla kiely clarks shoes
collectif watermelon jade dress, emily temple cute, orla kiely clarks shoes
collectif watermelon jade dress, emily temple cute, orla kiely clarks shoes

I've been home for a couple of weeks now, and it's been quite lovely. I've already been shopping for vintage while I've been here and have a haul to share soon, I've been filling up my new sketchbook (and found a fab set of artist grade colouring pencils for cheap which I'm excited to experiment with), and I've been wandering through the fields at every available opportunity. Next week is my birthday week and I have several exciting things lined up to do, including going down to London to see Their Mortal Remains again and to see The Killers live for the first time. I can't wait!

dress - collectif // cardigan - emily temple cute // shoes - orla kiely x clarks // necklace - sugar and vice // bag - topshop absolutely years ago

4 comments

  1. I love the bright cheerful summery colors of this outfit! It sounds like you have been having a great time at home with lots of fun adventures :)

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  2. What a fabulously kitsch-y dress! I thought Collectif was all fake 50s and lame cherry prints, I had no idea they made cute dresses like yours. xxx

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    1. Thanks! It's so different from what I'd normally pick but I love how fun it is!

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