Monday, 13 July 2015

Lilac Rose

I feel really fortunate where I live.  Not only is the area incredibly beautiful, it more than makes up for the high street staples it lacks with cute little independents which do a much better job of catering for my tastes.  A trip to Leamington often involves one of the many independent cafes followed by a browse of shops such as the awesome Berylune (which really is a pint sized department store) and a long time favourite, Lilac Rose.  Their first store opened in Leamington in 2005, followed by a store in Cambridge in 2010 and now 10 years after they first opened they have just launched their website meaning you guys can also get in on the act.  Lilac Rose stock lots of my favourite brands, from Emily and Fin to Closet and Fever.  They also have a lovely curated collection of accessories and gifts meaning I don't often leave empty handed. 

Lilac Rose kindly offered up a dress to feature on A Million Dresses.  I popped in one lunch time pretty sure I knew which dress I was going to end up taking home after having a browse online.  It wasn't an easy choice but this large checked Emily and Fin Abigail dress was the winner.  I was wearing the Cath Kidston trainers I have on in the photos and I think that might have helped swing it, the laces work perfectly with the blue of the dress.  If only I had have managed to get my hands on a pair of the cloud ones, how awesome would that look?!  If you know anyone who is up for selling a pair of the clouds trainers in a size 5 point them my way ;)  The Abigail never fails to please, the bodice darts are so flattering over the bust.  It doesn't have sleeves, hence the cardigan, but it does have pockets.






Trainers: Cath Kidston
Cardigan: Old

I have been a really lucky girl recently, UK Swimwear have sorted me out for my holiday later in the year with this retro beauty.  I was toying with a bikini but as we are having a staycation it's not that likely that I will need to worry about tan lines and I couldn't stop thinking about this retro swimsuit.  It might only get worn in the hot tub this year but at least I will look glamorous whilst sipping a G&T!  I need to get thinking about the rest of my holiday wardrobe asap.

 Swimsuit: UK Swimwear*


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3 comments:

  1. Ah, I love Emily and Fin! Every dress they do is a keeper, one to pull out year after year! I do love an independent shop! :-) xx

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  2. Ah what a find that amazing dress was! Loving the print!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Oh, I really need a new swimsuit. Mine is falling apart, but I can't decide whether that's something I can spend on.

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