Sunday, 12 July 2015

Valentina Outfit

Dress - Asos (here)
Tiara - Samantha Walden (here)
Shoes - Marks and Spencer (here)

I've been trying to write this post for the last three weeks but for one reason or another I've not managed to get much done and my focus has definitely gone a bit squiffy, so I decided to leave it and take a break over my holiday in Cornwall. I got back home earlier in the week and although my body is very weak from it my mind is a little clearer. It's a much slower pace of life down there which suits me just fine. The air is so much clearer and fresher too, allowing me to feel like I can finally breathe again after the stuffiness of living so close to London. I took outfits to photograph with me but was too unwell to capture any of them, so I'm pretty happy that I had this outfit tucked away on my hard drive to share with you today.

I've admired this dress for a while now, but it wasn't until I saw it on Andini that I actually bought it myself and I'm so happy that I did. Embroidered dresses and tops are my favourite at the moment so I was really happy to add this to my collection after finding it on eBay for £12. I've teamed it with another amazing tiara by Samantha Walden. When I was fund raising for ME Research UK and dressing as a princess for a day I borrowed an amazing tiara from Samantha (post here). At the time I also borrowed a few more designs, this being one of them, it's called Valentina. And isn't she a beauty? This is one of my favourites from the Gold Collection, it's a true piece of art with a nod to the Art Deco designs of the past. I wish Valentina was staying with me, even with its vintage feel it's such a timeless piece that could come out year after year.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Emma Xx 


  1. You look like a modern medieval princess =]

  2. This is such a pretty dress and it matches perfectly with the location. I also love your flats matching the dress.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  3. So very pretty! An the backdrop is magically perfect for this look!

  4. Loving everything about these pictures. Sorry to read you didn't manage to take the outfit photos like you'd planned to. Hope the payback eases quickly for you xx

  5. You look absolutely gorgeous as always ! x

  6. Beautifully magical ;)

  7. Oh sorry to hear you didn't feel well whilst on holiday in Cornwall. Where did you go? I've been around Land's End, Sennen Beach, eden project, St. Michaels Mountain and Lizard Point and love the coastline and breathtaking scenery. Hope you're feeling better now and we can soon see more of your incredible vintage styles and romantic ootds xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua