Wednesday 29 April 2015

Frock Swap - Char's Dress

I will admit, Char's Frock Swap dress was the one I was most nervous about. With its bright coloured clashing pattern and lose fit, I knew it would probably take me way out of my comfort zone.

If ever there was a lesson about not judging a dress before you've tried it on, this was it! As soon as I pulled it out of its package and put it on, I instantly felt at home.

This dress is the ideal "play date" dress.  Remember the long hot Summers when you were a kid? For me they were spent playing outside with friends, climbing up hay bales, running away from angry Norfolk farmers and rolling about in mud. This dress is made for fun adventures in the sun!

Running about without a care in the world, this dress made me feel free, made me want to take off my shoes and socks and return to my childhood. This is the beauty of how sometimes fashion can capture your imagination. 

I didn't want to overstyle the dress, it's such a statement in itself. So I wore it with a simple straw hat (if I'd had a straw basket that definitely would also have made an appearance!)

Throwing some neutral coloured pumps on my feet I was sure not to wear socks, knowing that this dress would make me want to feel the grass between my toes.

The large pockets are perfect for collecting things - a home for shells, pebbles and wild flowers - every play date dress needs a place to store treasures.

As the sun disappears to make way for the night the dress goes perfectly with my pink cable knit jumper. Keeping my arms warm until Mum calls me in for dinner.

I love this dress for transporting me back to such a carefree time in my life. I hope it brings Donna the same joy it brought me when I package it up to send on.

Make sure you take a look at how Erica, Char and Ally styled the dress. 

How would you have styled this?




  1. This looks really lovely on, sometimes going outside your comfort zone is a good thing Lucy x

  2. I always struggle with how to style it, but sometimes less is more, I guess. It looks perfect with the pink jumper and it's such a cheerful print that I can never bring myself to get rid of it.

  3. what a lovely dress i love the colours and pattern, very summery x

  4. Ah to be a child again! I think this sort of outfit would be perfect for our NEbloggers Summer picnic :D xx

  5. Those colours look lovely but I agree that dresses like that are so massively hard to style for spring.

    Lizzie Dripping

  6. LOVE this dress! Swing/smock styles are my go-to at the minute cos they're just so gosh-darned comfy. Loev the fact it has pockets as well!!! <3

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  7. So cute - what a cheery summery dress!


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