Outfit: Green Lace Dress & A Walled Garden

It's officially summer and while returning to Ireland has meant a return to grey skies and rain we also have fleeting moments of sunshine perfect for escaping into a world of green.
Most of the gardens are past their peak now, displaying more leaves than blooms, but there's still so much charm in the walled gardens near us with their tall stone walls covered in creeping vines and lined with inviting benches. Admiring these pretty flowerbeds almost has me itching to do something with the garden outside of our small house which has been quite neglected for the past year. I'll keep my fingers crossed for more bright days that allow for further adventures in nature and perhaps even some gardening of my own!

Fashion blogging has evolved a lot since I first read blogs and started my own in 2007. One of the biggest changes I have noticed is the photography and "modeling" of bloggers. In the beginning there were distinct blogger "looks;" pigeon-toed poses where the subject stared at their feet and mirror selfies. Detail shots were rare, portraits even rarer (I long resisted portrait shots--blog pictures were supposed to be about clothes and the whole look, not my face!). Nowadays I feel as if it those little details that make a post exceptional. Close-ups that showcase the details that went into a look, details that define and make an outfit unique and personal. Mine are almost always on the whimsical side, turning even the more serious of dresses into something more playful with sunnglasses that look vaguely alien in shape or necklaces with gold snails creeping up a floral pendant.

*pictures by Thomas*



  1. This look is so pretty, I remember seeing that dress at chic wish and I almost got it.

  2. I remember those early blogger looks/poses and even feel nostalgic for it (those were the good, ole days!). But change is inevitable... I wonder if someone started posting like that, would it even click?

  3. Your photos have the most amazing colors! I love those sunnies. But ah yes I miss the toes together days of olde blogging.


  4. It's crazy how much has changed when it comes to blogging! Gorgeous photos and outfit!

    xx Chelsea

  5. A truly lovely dress - the colour is perfect on you. Kx

  6. You look stunning! Perfect dress!


  7. It's funny, as I was scrolling through this post I thought how delightful your shoots always are and how you definitely do bring a touch of whimsy to them! As you say, fashion blogging has changed immeasurably. I'm sure in 10 years we'll be looking back at now, thinking how strange everyone looks! Keep doing what you're doing though -your blog is a real inspiration to me!
    Rebecca|Notes From September

  8. This dress is so beautiful and I'm loving your hair this colour.


  9. Lovely! My brother and I from Tennessee are going to Ireland next year!


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