When you get summer heat in the UK it can really take you by surprise, so a very warm day of sightseeing on our holiday in Cornwall meant one thing: a pretty vintage-style dress. I bought this Grace Kelly-esque yellow dress several months ago in the hopes I’d get a chance to wear it come the summer – and finally I got my wish on a glorious summer’s day in St. Ives! These photos were taken at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden: what an amazing background the gardens and sculptures made.
The dress needed little more than some ladylike shoes comfy enough for walking all day (I’ve worn these Daniel Footwear pointed flats so much), some oversized sunnies and a large tote. A basic ponytail kept my neck cool, sunblock on… done. I have a bit of a thing when it comes to yellow dresses: to me there is no better summer outfit than a cotton yellow dress, especially in a 1950s style. When I was 18 my mum made me a copy of the yellow dress Sandy wore in Grease – I would give anything to have that dress still. Since then I’ve been on a mission to find the perfect yellow dress that’s as close to that dress as possible; while this one is more detailed around the bust than my old one, I sure do love it – it’s as near to yellow dress-perfection as it’s going to get. Even better than that? It came from Tesco. Their F+F Clothing range is pretty much spot on, if you ask me. A dress like this, from the supermarket. Who knew.
Are you a ladylike dresses kinda girl? Is it just occasionally like me, or do you wear dresses a lot – and what’s the perfect dress colour for you? Do let me know in the comments!
(This last photo is from my Instagram feed – a shot of me looking out to the sea, taken from inside The Tate in St. Ives. One of my favourite IG pictures of my holiday.)
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