A Spotty Dress In My Favourite Summer Colour

 

Phew! I’m quite pleased with myself today. I shot out to take these photos today and load up the post all in a space of a few hours. What with our bad weather of late, I wanted to catch a sunny couple of hours so that I could share this spotty dress with you. Not only did I manage to get ready super quick, but I also shot all of these photos myself. Something I don’t normally do.

 

 

The “Pretty Woman spotty dress” as we now call it is never going to date is it? This year I have seen some beauties through my Instagram feed and I’ve been pondering about getting myself one for a while.

As soon as I saw this blue spotty dress on the Laura Ashley website I knew that this would be my chosen gifted outfit. I just love the colour and I know this suits me more than the darker version in the film.

 

I’ve chosen my pretty woman spotty dress in blue

 

spotty dress -I wanted to catch a sunny couple of hours so that I could share this spotty dress with you. Not only did I manage to get ready super quick, but I also shot all of these photos myself. Something I don't normally do.

 

This is a simple design. Fit and flare dress with a side zip and cap sleeves. The material is 100% viscose and will wash in the machine too. It feels lovely and silky and light on and has a nice swoosh in the skirt.


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spotty dresss I wanted to catch a sunny couple of hours so that I could share this spotty dress with you. Not only did I manage to get ready super quick, but I also shot all of these photos myself. Something I don't normally do.

 

I’ve come to my favourite place Syon park to take photos. I thought at least I can escape any rain by going into the orangery. It’s so beautiful in there too. I was admiring all the grapes growing above and I love looking at all the exotic plants.

I’ve chosen cream classic slingbacks to wear with the dress. I’ve had these for a couple of years now. Calla make shoes for women with bunions. Specially designed for style and comfort. I like the court shoes on the website.

 

A spotty dress with pockets!

 

I wanted to catch a sunny couple of hours so that I could share this spotty dress with you. Not only did I manage to get ready super quick, but I also shot all of these photos myself. Something I don't normally do.

 

I forgot to mention that the dress has pockets. A very important piece of information. We all love a pocket or two! The cross body bag is also from Laura Ashley and I know this will see me into the winter months too.

I have this bag in last years colourway of Dark Green ( see how I styled it here) and I used it a lot. It’s a perfectly sized bag and if you’re into nude colourways like myself then I really recommend this one. The bag is still available in a green shade and also Navy.

 

 

I’ve kept accessories minimal but I wanted to mention this new bracelet that was gifted to me from Carrie Elizabeth jewellery. I love Rose Quartz and I really like the dainty style. I’m thinking about getting a moonstone ring too. They have some beauties on the website.

It’s the little details

 

I wanted to catch a sunny couple of hours so that I could share this spotty dress with you. Not only did I manage to get ready super quick, but I also shot all of these photos myself. Something I don't normally do.

 

There are a few points to add here on the style of the spotty dress. I like the ruched detail on the shoulders, the self-tie belt. And I like the cap sleeves and the fact that when you lift your arms at all there’s a strip of material so your bras not on show. It’s a well-designed dress.

 

spotty dress -I wanted to catch a sunny couple of hours so that I could share this spotty dress with you. Not only did I manage to get ready super quick, but I also shot all of these photos myself. Something I don't normally do.

 

The back of the dress is lovely too. Gathered at the shoulders for ease of movement. I notice that there are limited sizes online due to the popularity of this dress but I have been advised that more stock is arriving very soon, so do pop back.

I had a lovely little breather at Syon Park. My packing to move is well underway and it all gets a bit stressful, doesn’t it? So it was good to escape for a bit. I will miss having this park around the corner but I’m sure it’s au revoir and not goodbye. I will be visiting London plenty.

 

 

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51 Comments

  1. September 2, 2019 / 4:06 pm

    Those shots are great. I usually take my own pics, but the remote has stopped working and the 10 second delay can be very tricky I find. so, I usually wait until my other half makes an appearance. I love that Laura Ashley dress. It’s the perfect shade of blue on you. Plus I do love a pocket – very chic.
    Alison xx

  2. August 22, 2019 / 7:26 pm

    Love your dress Laurie, I love anything with spots on. Beautiful photos too 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, hope to see you tomorrow for another one xx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Claire xx

  3. August 22, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    I just love this shade of blue and the polka dots make me love it even more. I love how you paired a neutral bag and heels with it, puts the focus on the beautiful dress and how great it looks on you!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks Carrie. When in doubt about accessories bring out the neutrals I say! xx

  4. August 21, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    Beautiful dress, so elegant. I haven’t been to Laura Ashley for a while, I’ll have to take a look online. I love your accessories – the bracelet is gorgeous, and I’m a huge fan of Calla shoes. The photos came out so well – I wish mine did when I try to take them myself! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 4:50 pm

      Now is the time to shop Laura Ashley Emma. There’s a huge sale on xx

  5. August 21, 2019 / 11:50 am

    Love the design and fabric of the dress, it flows really nicely. Great job on the photos!

  6. August 21, 2019 / 3:12 am

    I never quite got the hang of taking blog photos myself, but I wish I could! These turned out really well! Great job! Love that dress on you!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you Laura. I surprised myself too. Mind you, you should see the others! xx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks, Clearissa. Thanks for stopping by xx

  7. August 20, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    I do love a good spotty, dotty dress! It is such a timeless, classic print with whimsy and fun all wrapped in it! This shade of blue is absolutely stunning on you, too. And great job with the self photography! I hate having to take my own photos but sometimes you just have to do it.

    Shelbee

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Shelbee. I hope I don’t have to take photos on my own too often! xx

  8. August 20, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    Ah Pretty Woman – great film and plenty of great outfits, but you’re right the spotty dress is iconic. I saw a brown one recently and severely tempted! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  9. August 20, 2019 / 5:42 am

    The color of this dress is just gorgeous on you! I love the polka dots and the pumps make it a classic!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 5:01 pm

      Thanks, Ruth. It’s never going to date either is it? xx

  10. August 20, 2019 / 12:59 am

    Lovely & very chic! The color is great too!
    You’re most welcome to join me in a cuppa,
    Jennifer

  11. August 20, 2019 / 12:44 am

    Thank you, Laurie, for sharing your post, your dress is such a pretty color on you and I love the feminine lines!!! I have not worn a dress for so many years, I really need to splurge, just have not found the right style yet. Have a great week!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 5:04 pm

      Well I hope you find one Karren xx

  12. August 17, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    What a lovely dress, Laurie, and you chose the perfect colour, as this really looks amazing on you. Now that’s the kind of dress I wouldn’t mind having myself! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks Ann. This would work so well with your vintage finds too xx

  13. August 17, 2019 / 10:58 am

    What a lovely dress, Laurie, it’s colour suits you so well. It is one of the those dresses that you can wear anytime and look absolutely lovely. Moving house can be extremely stressful, hope will be a smooth run

  14. August 16, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    Lovely dress, Laurie! What a gorgeous summer look!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks April. A classic go-anywhere dress I think xx

  15. Barbara Cottrell
    August 15, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Beautiful dress. BUT, where did your shoes come from, they are gorgeous?

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      Hi Barbara. Thanks for pointing them out. I’ve had these a couple of years now and they’re no longer available. But the brand does have some fabulous shoes on their site. I’m just about to leave a link to them in the post xx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Hi Michele! They make all the difference! xx

  16. August 14, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    Your dress is beautiful! So timeless and elegant! It’s lovely on you!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks so much Laura xx

  17. August 14, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    You know I can’t resist a spotty dress. Love it.

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:53 pm

      I know! Loved yours too Hilda xx

  18. Josep-Maria
    August 14, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    I love this outfit, the dress is absolutely wonderful. A delicate print and such a feminine and beautiful design.

  19. August 14, 2019 / 11:30 am

    Pretty colour Laurie and well done for taking the pics yourself !!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks Ashley. You are one of the few that knows how “un-confident ” I am at doing this! xx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks Karen. I love it xx

  20. August 13, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    That dress is beautiful on you and such a pretty color. Love your photos. Well done! – Amy

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much amy xx

  21. August 13, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    Lovely dress Laurie, you look super and these shots are amazing – please, please, please do a post on taking your own shots!!! I’m at a loss, and need to know if I need a new camera, or what I’m doing wrong. Cheers Hun. J Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Have messaged you Jacqui. I hope I can be of help. I don’t feel confident enough to give out my instructions!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks so much Tina xx

  22. August 13, 2019 / 7:22 pm

    Okay, now did I miss the story about the move? I’m confused! You just did up the London place didn’t you? Tell me about it. 😂😂😂Totally Dutch rudeness, sorry.

    About the dress then, very feminine, and such a lovely soft color. Tres elegant!

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:57 pm

      Oh Nancy. I will explain more in the next post I promise xx

  23. August 13, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    Such beautiful photos Laurie and I love the dress. Have a great week.

    Gemma x

    • August 16, 2019 / 5:59 pm

      Such a classic and classy look!

      • laurie
        Author
        August 16, 2019 / 10:59 pm

        Thanks Mireille xx

    • laurie
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks Gemma xx

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