I've always appreciated a handmade dress. There's something undeniably lovely about wearing a garment you know has been made by hand, however I've even more appreciation for those who make them since becoming acquainted with a sewing machine myself! Dreaming of Avonlea make and sell delightful clothing that's perfect for ladies who love retro and vintage styles. I opted for this charming collared polka dot number, which I rightly suspected would be perfect for stomping around the city! They altered the dress to my measurements, so it fits like a glove. The neckline is so flattering, and the skirt falls to the ideal short-yet-demure length.
The last thing I wanted to do was drown the dress with unnecessary accessories, so I kept things simple with my adorable cat bag, little white socks, and trusty Dr Martens shoes that have made their annual reappearance for autumn/winter. Dr Martens are my favourite shoes to wear over the chillier months; not only are they 'sensible', but they keep my girlier outfits firmly grounded! Bath now has a Primark (cue mixed cheers and boos) which has been ideal for stocking up on cute socks, tights, and basic tops for the oncoming cold.