Friday, 18 December 2015

The Secret Garden

One of my favourite books when I was little was definitely The Secret Garden, I loved the idea of discovering a magical place that was completely secret from the world and entirely my own to do with as I wished. As a child I often tried to recreate little hideaways in my room or a commandeer a cosy nook to read in away from everyone else. Still as an adult I find myself looking for a quiet space to hideaway in and whenever I see a gated/walled garden I get excited. And so when I saw the new house my parents moved into in April this year had a separate garden in the back hidden by hedges and shut off with a gate I got super excited. My Dad is currently turning it into an orchard (summer reading spot sorted) so it is a bit of a mess at the moment but I still feel its a bit of a magical place and I can't wait till the trees are planted. 

This dress is definitely a favourite of mine but I don't often get it out in the winter as it's not very warm, however, after after playing around with the styling of it I found a warm black cardigan was all it needed to be made winter friendly. The dress is made from quite a stretchy fabric so it's really comfortable for daily wear and I love how pairing it with a cardigan makes it an all together Orla Keily - esque outfit.  


I often get stuck in a rut this time of year fashion wise because it's so cold - jeans, boots and jumper seems the only answer but I am enjoying the challenge of styling up dresses for the warm weather! Let me know in the comments if you have any tips for vintage winter fashion. 

God bless! 

What I wore....
Dress - New Look | Cardigan - Marks and Spencers | Shoes - New Look


  1. The Secret Garden is one of my old time favourite too! This outfit is so cute & classy! Love it! xx

    1. It's such an amazing book! I always wanted to be Mary. Thank you! :) xx


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