Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Shire


This weekend the parsnips were in Wiltshire for my grandmothers 90th birthday celebrations. I was so happy that the sun was shining so that I could show the boyf some of the beautiful countryside (rather than just my parents living room!) but more importantly it meant I got to wear some good outfits!

 We got the train on Friday and l finally got to wear the next maxi dress I got from traid for £6 earlier this year. Love it!

 On Saturday I wore a dusky pink chiffon dress that I've been saving for my grans birthday, this dress is from China and I loved it as soon as I saw it on ebay, it reminds me of a Chloe dress I saw in a fashion mag a few months ago.

 I was a bit worried that the sizing would be small so I wanted to order the 24, but as they'd sold out of that size I ended up ordering size 22 & size 26. As it turned out the sizing is pretty spot on and the 22 was perfect on me. This means that if you're a size 26 and you like this dress then you might like to visit my blog shop here, where I'm selling it for £20!
I felt very lady like in this while frolicking in Lydiard park with my beloved!
Hair flower - primark
Cardi - primark
Big old glittery ring - primark
Stud earrings - Covent Garden market
Dress - ebay
Shoes - Terra Plana

3 generations of Parsnips!

I put my flip-flops on for this morning jaunt but changed in to my heels for an extremely posh afternoon tea at Whatley manor... 

  I hope you'll agree that this is the perfect dress for somewhere like this, quite lady like! My sisters dress is by south and she got it from very btw.
 Ummmmm cakes..... How amazing is my gran? Still sprightly at 90!
 Ummmm pimmmmmsssssss......
Sunday was grans proper birthday party with extended family, and I got to wear another dress thats been waiting for a party!  I feel like a film star in this dress, its so beautiful....
I didn't want to wear leggings but it wasn't as warm as I had expected it to be. Never mind, still looks amazing!
 My mum made a MAHOOSIVE cake!
Can you tell this is my mum an sister by any chance?! Look at my lush nephew!
I chose this dress because I wanted to look nice (obviously) but also I needed something I'd stay cool in, but it had to be comfy for sitting in a restaurant (and allow for belly expansion after a big roast dinner!). Double silk is ideal for this kind of this because it's light and stretchy!
I'm not wearing any shaping undies underneath this by the way, this dress is just an amazing shape!

Earrings - Cyprus (the country!)
Dress - Anna Scholz
Leggings - new look
Shoes - Marks and Spencers

I love summer time fashion, I'm already thinking about what to wear to work this week.... clothes clothes clothes! Xx


  1. I just discovered this blog, and I really like your style! That pink dress is gorgeous, but my favorite is the last one, the Anna Scholz dress. It' so flattering and beautiful! I want one, too... :D



    1. Glad you found me & all my delicious dresses!

  2. I love that pink dress. You look beautiful! Then so sexy in the colourful, figure hugging dress. Looks like you had a great time and your family look so much fun! xx

    1. Thank you! I love a busy weekend that I can get dressed up for!

  3. The Anna Scholz dress is amazing...

    1. Totally agree, in fact I love it even more now than I did when I first bought it!

  4. Love that black maxi dress, the texture looks really interesting. Pink dress is beautiful too. Looks like you had a great time.

    Your grandma looks like an amazing lady. 90 years old, wow, hope she has many more years before her. :)

    1. The maxi dress has a nice gypsy feel to it and the skirt is so full when I move about - I had to pick up my skirts to go up & down stairs like a proper lady!