This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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This is my end of...

With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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With Autumn just around the...

When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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When your husband surprised you...

Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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Now the heatwave is coming...

A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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OOTD | On The Hunt for a Dorothy Dress

For the past few years I have been on the hunt for a Dorothy dress. Here is my out of the day wearing what I’m hoping is the perfect Dorothy dress.

‘Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.’’

We all know where this song belongs to (you get 10 points if you name it in the comments section and who sang it, also I will give you a pretend cookie), somehow you can’t help yourself and just hummed the tune while walking along.

But I like to dream that there is somewhere – in this big wide world there is that perfect Dorothy dress. You know the one from The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy wears throughout the film. A perfect light blue gingham dress that transport you to Oz, where you meet witches and munchkins.

You see for the past couple of years, I have been on the hunt for a Dorothy dress, it’s a lot harder to find then you might think. I wanted to find a nice replicate of the light blue gingham dress. But everywhere is all too fancy dress and more suited for a pantomime then an actual dress.  Also I would need one that would fit my short apple figure.

Anyway last year in Primark, I was just doing my usual browsing and finding the cheapest bargains, when I came across this dress. Now my first thought was, ‘Dorothy!’ But then on closer inspection It look too summery for a Dorothy dress. None the less I picked it up and thought this could be a summer dress I would wear while out and doing stuff.

Fast forward to this year when my mother made her usual annual visit to my place where she moans about how messy my apartment is, and how little dusting I do. Also as usual she like to nose through my things (I don’t ever do that to her thing – so why does she do it to me?), so she decided to nose through my wardrobe.

She happened to pick out that blue Primark dress which was by that point was shoved at the back of the wardrobe not being worn. Now the strange part is, she also exclaimed ‘Dorothy’ to the same dress. How strange is that? Like mother – like daughter.

I had to laugh at the weirdness of it all, but she insisted I try it on and to see if it a Dorothy dress. It wasn’t as it more of a summer dress then one that transport you to Oz.

The dress itself has a lovely circle skirt that lets you have maximum movement and an underlay which keep everything all in place. But the bodice looks odd and doesn’t quite flow with the skirt. As you will see from the pictures. Also the strap kept falling off.

So overall it wasn’t the Dorothy dress of my dream. I’m tempted to throw it away but I still do like the skirt on the dress. What I might do is take it to a dress maker and turn it into just a skirt, removing the bodice. But I’m going off topic.

I shall finish by saying I’m still on the hunt for a Dorothy dress and don’t be surprise if I do a couple of Dorothy dress outfit pictures. If only there was magic red shoes where I can tap together and all my wishes comes true.

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A similar blue gingham dress


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  • Sophia Alisa Ali
    July 18, 2017

    That “Dorothy” dress looks lovely on you, and thank goodness for Primark! every now and then you can grab a great buy from them that will last you a little longer than expected! I hope you do find your ideal “Dorothy” dress you are looking for, nowadays because of the vintage appeal they tend to be on the more expensive side, but I got a good feeling Primark will pull out something great as always!

  • Cheryl
    July 18, 2017

    Before I even read the post title I thought “that looks l just like Dorothy’s dress!” I love it! I adore the Wizard of Oz books and that dress is the perfect nod to them. It also looks cool and comfortable which is perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing. I may have to find myself a Dorothy dress too!

  • Jacqueline
    July 18, 2017

    I love your dress! It certainly is a Dorothy dress but I see what you mean. You may take it to a seamtress to alter so it fits you well. But all in all I think it’s a keeper!

  • Kristen Jones
    July 18, 2017

    Such a cute dress and even better that you found it at Primark!

  • Amy
    July 18, 2017

    Very cute! Now all you need is some ruby slippers!

  • Casey
    July 18, 2017

    A dressmaker may be able to make the bodice fit better. You could even throw a shirt over the top too.

  • toby
    July 18, 2017

    what a pretty dress! i love the gingham print. come check out my blog xx toby

  • Emily
    July 18, 2017

    How cute! That dress looks perfect for a picnic!

  • Shannon
    July 18, 2017

    I really like your “Dorothy” dress! A good seamstress might be able to help you fix the problems you have with it and make it into something you would more enjoy!

  • Francheska Irizarry
    July 18, 2017

    Love this dress so much!

  • Richa
    July 18, 2017

    Looking gorgeous!!

  • Kristin Cook
    July 19, 2017

    Love that dress. I love it! I would love to have one like that!

  • That dress does look lovely. Isn’t it funny how we can get a picture in our heads of something spectacular then everything else we find that is similar pales in comparison to what we imagine? I too have my heart set on a particular dress that I just can seem to find- a lovely A-line number with lace overlay…I’m thinking about learning to sew- perhaps that could be your answer too! Best of luck in your search 😀👗👠👠

  • Kristen
    July 19, 2017

    Judy Garland! Now for my pretend cookie. . .

  • Tubbs
    July 19, 2017

    It’s a lovely dress and a dress maker might be able to fix the few issues if you can find one that isn’t too expensive. Good luck with finding the perfect Dorothy dress. 🙂

  • jen @ thehollyhockdoor
    July 19, 2017

    Fun dress! I wish I had access to Primark – such great bargains! Have you looked at those online custom dress shops that keep popping up everywhere? they might have something close to the mark? #bestandworst

  • Sarah Howe
    July 19, 2017

    Primark is so good sometimes for finding these little gems. I think it’s quite a good find and think looks lovely. You could wear it in this warm weather for sure!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  • Jane
    July 20, 2017

    Lovely , looks great

  • Lindsay
    July 20, 2017

    That’s a pretty little dress! The style suits you so well and the color as well.
    Keep going! You’re rocking it 😉

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