Monday, 19 March 2012

Il etait un petit navire

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Sailor dress: Pop//Flats: c/o Le Bunny Bleu//Coat: c/o Motel//Bag: Mulberry

After lusting after the Monki sailor dress, it seemed like fate when I fell upon this one in a small shop. On looking at it and the A line cut I thought it looked a little Pan Am-esque, on putting it on then eating a Sunday Roast I felt rather matronly (all that's missing is a little watch pinned to a more ample bosom). In the first photo I am literally sucking in my stomach (the first few photos that didn't make the cut were not pretty).
My weekend did involve brunch (and very nice it was too), avoiding the rain drops, watching TV, reading (still ploughing through A Dance with Dragons) and a Sunday Roast. And yes, I now have an iPhone (and Instagram: coldknees).

Sorry for the shameful abundance of brackets in this post (can't help it)

56 comments:

  1. Oh my! That dress is adorable - I love anything nautical/slightly fancy dress! x

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  2. Sucking it in or not, you look gorgeous in that dress, very Pan Am and not at all matronly!

    Penny x

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    1. thanks :) it is quite an unforgiving dress though! xo

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  3. That dress is marvelous, you look great :) x

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  4. I have a serious crush on that dress!

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  5. This is SO cute! Man I love that color! The dress looks amazing on you...what a great find! I have to find you on instagram! I'm "sewsavoirfaire" :)

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    1. thanks lovely <3 I've found you on instagram! x

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  6. you look so cute :) that dress is adorable!! x

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  7. That dress is so perfect, the colour, the shape, it's so cute!! And I always overuse brackets in my posts too haha =D (can't help it either!!)
    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. awww what a cute dress, I love it!
    xxx

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  9. Amazing dress! I love anything nautical-esque, and the fit of it is just lovely. I also overuse brackets (and exclamation marks!), I'm currently trying to wean myself off a terrible punctuation addiction...it's not working! xx

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  10. that dress is fabulous, I'd love something like that myself!

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  11. ahoy! ahoy! sailor! You look smashin'

    Blue looks beautiful on you and I very much like that teacup!

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  12. Hee, hee! What a cute little dress - you look gorgeous :)

    Emma xx

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  13. That is the cutest dress I've ever seen xxx

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  14. This is such a cute dress! Perfect for spring :)

    xx
    Kat
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  15. that dress is ADORABLE! never seen anything like it, it's so lovely. and I love oh comely magazine xo

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  16. I adore Oh Comely, hardly anyone that I know reads it!! What a lovely dress too, you look like a pretty sailor
    www.theorangewalls.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. the dress is just super cute! U look super cute!

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  18. omg I love this dress!!!!!! Can I have it when you're done with it? It was worth a shot!

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  19. oh this dress is so so sweet! i love the way you wore it!
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  20. The dress is gorgeous! Love it is so retro and has a lot of characther :) Muy guapa como siempre :)

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  21. This dress has so much more character than the monki one, I love it! Did you get it from Pop near Covent Garden? I used to go there almost everyday on my lunch, they have some amazing things and so cheap too!
    Ha, I so know what you mean about the sunday roast belly, mostly all the clothes I wear on a Sunday are baggy for that very reason! Although you look stunning and if you had a belly, you have hidden it well! :)
    Glad you had a nice weekend, I really want to go for brunch now! xx

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  22. So gorgeous babe, love all these peices you find, you lucky thing! xxx

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  23. Ooooh, love this nautical dress! You look so pretty in it. Love the mustard yellow bag you paired with it too, goes so nicely with it <3

    Trendy Teal

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  24. This dress is so cute, especially on your figure! I would never dare wear a sailor dress as I'd look like a 10 year old asian sailor girl :S

    Anyhow, this may be a bit odd but I never imagined you to be an iPhone type of person!

    WEMAKEPLANS

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  25. I love Pop dresses, they are so vintage and affordable. You look so lovely and nautical.

    Holly
    http://pickleisatreat.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. i love the sailor look. i like a bit of nautical.
    i also like the use of brackets. i always find myself putting ... alot!

    thank you or your kind comments.. i start my new job monday! yay.

    ps. must catch me a copy of lionheart. where did you get yours? from her website?
    xxx

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  27. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, I love the dress on you it's adorable! I really ought to read lion heart, I've heard so much about it.


    Lots of Love,

    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

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  28. Yey OC! What is Lionheart like? I was thinking about trying to track one down. Your hair is looking very lovely btw. x

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  29. oh i am reading A Dance With Dragons to so awesome!!! i love your sailor dress it is adorable :)

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  30. there are very, very few things that beat sailor style and sunday roasts! what a great find!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  31. LOVE this dress on you...so super flattering, don't think it looks too matronly or Pan-Am stewardess...just looks vintage and adorable. Great red lips with it too, really makes it young and fun.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  32. Thank you :) I really want to read "The Virgin Suicides", I heard so many positive things about it, especially on Tumblr.
    Your outfit blows me away :)
    xx

    http://golden-mirrors.blogspot.com

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  33. so cute! it looked like that you were in paris!! red lipstick is a way to go

    xxx
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  34. this is the cutest thing! i'm obsessed with sailor dresses, definitely going to check pop out! xx

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  35. I know, we always seem to be around the same areas but we've yet to meet! I'm guessing you live north London, yeah? ;)

    Lovely dress -- I'm a sucker for anything nautical x

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  36. Adore the nautical vibes in this outfit. You have such classic style! Thanks for commenting on my post! x
    http://viewsofnow.blogspot.com.au/

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  37. i love the blue flowery table clothes !!!very sweet with hot chocolate ...
    do you live in Paris ?? :D

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  38. You look so wonderfully cute in your little sailor dress! I just love it! I think I need a dress just like that. I can't resist anything nautical.

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  39. I always look at this in pop, but am a bit nervous as it seems very clingy! You look lovely Rachel, you needn't worry :) I still need to pick up a copy of lionheart - perfect accompaniment to brunch! xx

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  40. Adorable dress lovely, hope you're having a fab weekend! x

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  41. super cute dress, you look gorgeous with your lovely red lippy!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  42. I love that dress - it looks beautiful on you!

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  43. I'm lusting over it too now! I think it looks stunning on you Rachel! The blue and that little collar is so incredibly sweet! Reading about all your brunches, seriously makes me think I need to go to brunch way more often. I'm not a lunch person at all...so brunch just sounds far more appealing and delightful. I've been loving all your instagrams lately too darling gal:) xx Marisa

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  44. In the 2nd picture, I'm stuck between lusting for your dress, your hair and your bag.

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thank you, I love reading your pretty words <3