The prints are all designed in house and based on the story books that accompany them. This season's collection is based on a book set in a chocolate shop and the dress I am wearing is covered in lollipops. Most of the fabric is printed in Lancaster and beautifully made in the UK, something increasingly important to me. My favourite print is the sweet shop one, too cute.
The dress falls to the knee on me and comes with a belt but I don't like them so am not wearing it. The belt is reversible with the other side matching the yellow lining you can just see on the inside of the sleeves. I love the mix of the blue with the yellow and orange of the lollipops, not colours I would have put together but they work so well especially when contrasted with my hair.
Dress: Poppy England*
I'm finding out there are lots of options to buy British made clothing. I have found so many more fabrics and cuts that I love too, more so than on the high street. You really cannot beat a handmade dress that you know has earned someone a decent wage. I've also switched from my regular American apples to British apples! I am trying guys!! How far do you go to buy British or is it really not that important to you? I used to dream about owning my own little shop filled full of pretty handmade dresses. Not sure I would make much money though as I would want to keep most of the stock for myself! Did you know that the sales assistant role is the most advertised vacancy retail recruitment specialist job board retailchoice.com? Maybe I would be better off getting a weekend job in someone elses shop and just take advantage of a nice discount and some extra pennies to spend on dresses! I also dream of owning a tea room, I would defo eat all the cakes :-/