Chapter 69: The Whimsical & Wonderful Dress

Dress, Louche at Joy. Earrings, Gogo Philip. Ring and bracelets, gifts. Bag, Accessorize. Shoes, Zara.

Guys, everyone should have a dress that makes them feel like a princess. I know I have said that before about a few of the dresses that have come into my life – but I don’t think I knew what I was talking about!


Last month, the day after my dear friend got married, the newly weds and guests including myself spent a day walking around London – call it an after day party if you wish. I would have loved to wear this dress for the wedding but naturally stuck to my friend’s wishes, that was for us female guests to wear cobalt blue. Hence why I thought: why not wear it the day after for a touristy walk around London?

I wouldn’t know where to start as to why I love this dress so much. Its pastel blue shade. The beautiful overlay and pretty Japanese tree print that has an almost watercolour-like feel. The fact that it’s got a glamorous length – past the knee, which is always a thing for me but works perfectly because of its super full, fabulously 50’s skirt.

I found this dress at Joy (which has a bunch of cute things but that I’ve shockingly never bought anything from), and it is by a super girlie, super pretty brand called Louche. The dress was on sale – down to sixty something pounds. That is an expensive figure for me, especially when I needed to focus on finding a cobalt blue dress for my best friend’s wedding. But when I came out of the fitting room to show it to my friend and looked at all the mirrors surrounding me, I knew it would hurt too much to put it back. So I made my bank account suffer and it was worth it – I would have regretted not having it in my life. There’s not really a lesson to learn as such, as sometimes if you have to tighten your belt there’s no way around it, but I suppose that, every now and again, if something really takes your breath away, a splurge is worth it.

For some reason I envisioned wearing this dress with my camera bag. I also envisioned walking around the tough streets of London, rather than in a beautiful field of roses. Both ‘visions’ came true – although I would love to take it to the countryside too.

Photographed near Tower of London on October 3rd, 2015 – pictures by Merissa.



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