You may remember a few weeks ago my illustration of the beautiful Austen dress by Miss Patina was picked as the winner of the artist within competition. I was so excited when I found out and even more excited when a box landed on my doormat containing the actual dress. The Austen dress. A very beautiful creation, its loose fit is ideal for hot summer days and it has a lovely swish to the fabric when you move around. Great if you're easily amused by twirling around like I am! The dress has been beautifully made, even my mum who has made many dresses and is very accomplished at doing so, is impresssed.
I thought it would be nice to style my dress as close to my illustration as possible, so I took to the internet to find the perfect flower crown and cowgirl boots. I found the most perfect flower crown by Crown and Glory in their sample sale on Depop. Not only is it a beautiful piece and a bargain, it's also not mass produced, I like very much knowing this crown is most likely a one off. Sadly I didn't have any luck with the boots and even though I had tan pixie boots, in the end I opted for barefeet. If I can get away with it, I love not wearing shoes in summer. Cornwall provided me with the most amazing backdrop for this outfit, however the sun was so bright it wasn't easy to get nice photos in the cornfield, so instead we headed to Prideaux Place, near Padstow, to take the rest of the photos.
Dress - c/o Miss Patina
Flower crown - Crown and Glory via Depop £15
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and beautiful sunshine. I hope it will last as I have so much more to share with you.