April Showers


Come spring I'm always a bit too eager to shed my winter layers and revel in bare legs and little sundresses. This day was full of ill-advised fashion choices to the extreme! A fresh strawberry and blossom dress has just arrived from one of my all-time favorite brands Trashy Diva (I started wearing their dresses when I was back in college!) and I was only too happy to slip into it and step out the front door. Grey skies should have chased me indoors, but Thomas offered to pedal the bike while I sat on the back (and clung to him every time we went over the slightest bump in terror!) and we were off. We made it to a quiet corner were the wild garlic is blooming, but only snapped a few pictures before it started raining on us and we took shelter in the nearby old hermitage until the clouds passed. Damp and chilled, we finished taking our pictures and cycled even more quickly home where I was only too happy to slip into something far more sensible...Far from the most practical outfit, but it was a picturesque and memorable bike ride!


I bought my first Trashy Diva dress back in 2008 when I was in college. It was an investment for me on my part-time cashier's salary, but made me feel amazing and I've been pretty addicted to the brand ever since. They make really lovely retro dresses inspired by the 1950s and 40s in unique prints. This spring they released this lovely berry chantilly print, as well as this pretty dogwood print (makes me nostalgic for when my family lived in North Carolina), and love the idea of wearing this tropical pirate treasure one on vacation.

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13 comments:

  1. Such a pretty post! How do you "do" your hair?

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    1. I did a post on how I style my hair, this is still the technique I'm using (set at night and waves in the morning!) http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2017/03/my-nightly-hair-styling-routine.html

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  2. What a lovely dress! I don't blame you for not wanting to wait to wear it. That scenery is breathtaking! Looks like a fairy tale forest!

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  3. Such a beautiful dress, love the print and style of it so much <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  4. I had no idea garlic bloomed! :) It's fun the different flowers and "woodsy walks" you have near you! Those bluebells a few posts ago were beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen that type of flower in person before. I think I would be so stressed out and worried about getting drenched to think about pictures. Yours turned out great and the dress is cute!

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    1. I don't know if "regular" garlic blooms; this is wild garlic which might be something a bit different. You can forage the leaves and use them in recipes tho! And yes it blooms like mad and smells very strongly of garlic, haha

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    2. Fun! Sounds like an interesting and unique way to change up ones regular food dishes!

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  5. LOVE this look so much! I always enjoy seeing your pictures taken amongst the wild garlic because it is so picturesque and that strawberry print is so pretty:)
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  6. Your dress is so pretty, I love the print
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  7. You look stunning! These photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    Linda
    LINDATENCHITRAN || Instagram

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  8. Hi Rebecca about a week ago I sent two emails with drawings to thenewclotheshorse@yahoo.com, did you receive them?
    Your dresses always blend with the landscape, that's a skill.

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  9. I foraged for wild garlic last spring, though I ended up blending it with CSA chives to balance the...earthy flavor. I love the little strawberries on this dress. They're so cute!

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