When it comes to summer frocks, is there anything more superlative than red gingham? I suspect not. Add pockets and a full skirt and I am one happy pinup!
With July right around the corner, there’s a fair bit of summer left still to play out, but sadly it’s the end of Miss Candyfloss’s SS21 season, with all of their newest pretties fully released to the world. It might have been their most patterned spring-summer line yet, but as always with Miss Candyfloss they released plenty of beautiful solid coloured pieces which make for wonderful staples in your wardrobe. This Korrina-Minty is one such piece, a lovely pale sage swing dress that offers simplicity and style in one lightweight summer serving.
Look, I know I must sound a bit like a broken record when I say ‘I saw this dress and just fell in love with it’ but…well, I’m an honest woman, I like dresses more than I like men, and when it comes to clothing, it turns out I believe in love at first sight, okay? And this Dreamy Floral Demira dress is the latest in a (reasonably long) line of dresses that have made my heart go pitter patter. Considering it’s spring epitomised, I doubt you can blame me.
Spring and summer will mean different things to different people, but something I think we could probably all agree on (at least here in the Northern hemisphere) is that it means flowers. And, if you’re a lover of all things chic, summer whites. So, what happens when you combine those two design concepts? Why, this fun Golightly dress, that’s what.
If there’s one thing that screams summer to me, it’s gingham. It can absolutely be worn year round, of course, but for me it will always feel like a joyous welcome to spring when I pack away my heavier, darker winter dresses and pull all of my summer dresses out of storage, gingham right at the top of the pile. The first time I wear gingham each season on a fresh, sunny day feels like turning the page on a new book. It always reminds me of daffodils, of picnics, of sun hats. Today’s gingham number will be a marvelous addition to my summer collection!
It’s that time of year when the sun is playing coy with us here in the UK; bright one day, snowing the next (no, literally, today it’s snowing up north, but yesterday we had a lovely sunny day here down south.) So when there’s a chance to throw on a summery dress, boy does it feel glorious. And it doesn’t get much more summery than this tropical little Hell Bunny number.
Y’aaaaall, it’s finally springtime! Well, for us northern hemisphere folks, that is. Spring is always my favourite time of year, but this year it is definitely a figurative and literal breath of fresh air. A balm for lockdown blues, a sunny salve for the seasonally disheartened–just damn lovely, really. As much as I’ve been enjoying my recent downtime of not blogging so much (wow, not being allowed to leave the house really takes it out of you, huh??), it was so nice yesterday to unpack a parcel of new Hell Bunny spring/summer goodies and to dash out into the sun to take some pictures for you. Was it cold as heck, despite the sunny glow in these pictures? Hell yes! Am I thrilled to be sharing with you my first summery dress of the season, with the promise of cautious garden hangouts beckoning on the flowering horizon? YES! Let’s go.
One of the thing’s I feel like the vintage style realm gets right that the wider fashion world doesn’t is the appropriate level of love for mustard yellow–which is to say, a lot of it. Sure, you can go out and buy a mustard handbag, shoes, cardigan even, but a dress? That just doesn’t happen a lot, even in the vintage-inspired world. So there’s almost no point in telling you how happy I was when I saw this Collectif dress for the first time, is there? No, exactly, you get it.
Last spring Collectif released their Jemima dress, an instant favourite that sold out in both then-available colours. It came in cream and navy, both sporting multi-coloured polka dots, making it ever so cute and sweet and fun. This season? Oh, this season Jemima is back in a big way, not just in new colours but also in new prints. And me? I’m a little bit obsessed with this palm print.
There are two colours that are woefully under-represented in my wardrobe, brown and grey. Happy days, then, that this Baran-Blue dress by Miss Candyfloss features a delightful abstract graphic print on a background shade that is a perfect mix of the two.