Allow me to begin with a note on this dress - I fell in love with it on Twitter.
I fall in love a lot. A pretty lipstick here, a colourful pair of shoes there, a sleek bag, a rosy blush, an adorable puppy... But nothing grabs my attention like a patterned, full skirted dress. I feel like Dorothy Perkins know this and that by posting this dress on Twitter in July they were reaching out to me and imploring me to make it mine.
Unfortunately it was just a tad too long after payday so I resigned myself to bookmarking the dress and sighing wistfully when passing it in store windows. Eventually my lovely mum took pity on me and out of the goodness of her heart (or to stop me sighing) purchased the dress for me. I didn't wear it straight away though - a dress like this needs a special occasion, like a summer picnic, garden wedding, or... a friend's engagement party! My lovely friend Stephie got engaged a couple of weeks ago so naturally we all had to get together and celebrate. I teamed the dress with a cardigan from New Look, a few dainty necklaces and flats in anticipation of a possible walk - as it turned out this was a very good move!
After stuffing ourselves at Cote in Covent Garden (a French brasserie-inspired chain of restaurants that do a rather brilliant 3 course lunch offer) we decided to go for a wander to ease our bellies after indulging ourselves! I've been wanting to visit the poppy installation at the Tower of London for some time now and I'm so glad we did - it's awe-inspiring and a rather beautiful way of remembering those who died for our peace. We then meandered along the river and over the Millennium Bridge solely so we could pretend we were in the sixth Harry Potter film...we might all be growing up and moving to the next stages of adult life, but some things will never change. Thanks to my friend Geo for taking the photos for me, thus relieving Jon of his normal duties! I'm happy my friends are so accepting of my weird bloggy ways and don't judge me when I photograph my food and constantly inquire what lipstick they're wearing.
Looking back at these photos I can hardly believe they are from a week ago, it really feels like summer has left us and I'm now looking at knits and boots again as autumn draws in. So sad!
I hope you're all having a lovely Sunday and have a great week ahead - I've got lots of things planned but will try and update soon - I'm plotting a new foundation review as we speak...
N.B. I just looked the dress up to link it for you and it's in the sale! Not many sizes left online but at £22 it would be a steal if you spot it in store!