KATE LOUISE FORD DRESS FROM AUDREY GRACE*
CREAM HEADPIECE FROM ROUGE PONY*
HEELS FROM DOROTHY PERKINS
FRILLY SOCKS FROM TOPSHOP
When the Audrey Grace Boutique got in contact and offered me a dress for a shoot, it's fair to say I bubbled over with excitement. Audrey Grace is one of those stores that I'll visit from time to time just to gaze longingly at their dreamy stock, praying for the speedy arrival of some excuse to splurge. My current favourites are these Caitlin Shearer dresses printed with sweet treats (check out the 'Ice Cream' number and the gorgeous 'Marie Antoinette'). It doesn't get much prettier than that!
I was so excited when this lovely, somewhat retro dress arrived in the post. I was even more excited when I tried it on to discover it was a perfect fit! The waist nips me in perfectly, and there is plenty of room for my, *ahem*, ample chest. The skirt is beautifully puffy, however I still couldn't resist bulking it out even the more with the help of two petticoats. The volume made it a complete dream to wear.
It really is such a stunning design, and wonderful quality. These photos don't do it justice!
I've got a photo shoot planned for tomorrow, so right now we're hoping for passable weather. The concept is based around vintage wedding dresses and pastel balloons, so it would be gutting if we had to call it off. The forecast is a bit iffy, however the photographer is going to call it tomorrow morning - fingers crossed!
I'm also launching a new feature to end each post, a 'dress of the day' and an 'accessory of the day'. It's an excuse for me to window shop and with a bit of luck it may just inspire someone...