We shot these photographs a couple of weeks back while at Kew Gardens and I have to say it was the most awkward thing ever. I’m sure lots of bloggers can relate – just because you have a stunning backdrop, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the shooting experience will be the most glamorous of affairs. There were no toilets in the Palm Greenhouse and it was a freezing day, so I couldn’t go out and get changed and come back. So I tried to find a private place to pop this dress on – and found somewhere I thought I wouldn’t be seen – a pitch black curtained area. Only, it wasn’t as private as I thought. Suddenly a group of tourists started pouring in wearing 3D goggles. As it turns out, I was in the ‘cinema experience’ area and gave this poor frightened group a bit more than they bargained for. Ahh well, all in the name of fashion, ey?
Anyway, this particular outfit is one of my current favourites – especially the coat and boots. It’s such a simple transitional look that you can wear with tights – or without when the nights get a little warmer. It’s casual but dressy too – a mix of everything I love.
The coat itself (which you’ll have probably seen pop up on numerous occasions, because I love it) is by Brand Attic. It’s just £22.50 would you believe – and so cosy. The waist tie means that you can avoid it looking bulky and boxy – by pulling it in to reveal a waist! I’ve had so many compliments on it and think it looks far more expensive than it actually is.
The boots are another new favourite – from Ted and Muffy. I heard so much about this brand from fellow bloggers and so I was really intrigued to try out their shoes for myself. Their USP is making shoes to perfectly fit every foot – so rather than just generic sizes, everything also comes in an assortment of widths. I don’t particularly have wide or narrow feet, so I opted for the standard – but I know this can be a problem (comfort wise) for many, so it’s lovely to have the option.
The quality is amazing and although they are an investment piece, I’ve been wearing these non-stop for every given occasion. The wider toe means that they give a very ‘classy’ feel to even the dressier of outfits and yet the little tassel on the back brings a bit of ‘daytime’ casual to your look. All in all, I love them. It won’t be my last stop to their website, that’s for sure.
And finally this dress, which has the lace up front that everything seems to be sporting right now. I had to pull it quite tight (because I was already attracting rather funny looks) but it gives quite a nice amount of cleavage, without going overboard – if that’s the look you’re opting for. The material is so soft and really comfortable – and it’s a great dress up/dress down choice.
Have you ever been to Kew Gardens? Would you wear an outfit similar to this?