Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Despite The Forecast, Live Like It's Spring


This is a staff announcement. Could SPRING please contact the customer service desk, entire British public waiting. That's SPRING to the customer service desk, nation waiting. Thank you.

Oh spring, where are you hiding? After being given the slightest glimpse of warmer weather last week I was stood by and ready to pack away the jumpers and let my spring wardrobe make an appearance at last but, as we've become accustomed to in Britain, the hope was stolen away from us as cold temperatures, wind and even more snow descended on us once again at the weekend. It's a no from me. I found the quote for the title of this post last week (I believe it was said by Lily Pullitzer) and there isn't a more apt quote for the British weather right now is there? So I just thought screw it, I'm wearing my spring wardrobe anyway because I'm bored of styling jumpers and coats and I want to write about the kind of style I'm here for this spring.

I always struggle to name my favourite season whenever I'm asked because I actually quite like them all, but I've come to realise in the past few weeks that my favourite season is spring. Glimpses of snowdrops, those first few rays of sun that actually feel warm on my face and that smell of fresh spring air fill me with a feeling of excited anticipation that I don't feel for any other season. Spring makes me feel simultaneously excited and calm as well as just generally content and after months of dressing in jumpers I'm ready to change up my style. So when the lovely people at Joanie Clothing offered to send me a couple of things I jumped at the chance to snap up some gorgeous spring dresses because that my friends, is the kind of style I'm here for this spring.





I don't dislike winter style, but I do get bored of it. I'll start off by making an effort to layer nicely and try to nail 'cosy chic', but there are only so many jumpers you can wear before you never want to see another one in your life and only so many times you can go out in a dress and tights before you realise that, actually, you're going to have to live in jeans for the rest of the season because you just need warmth. My style in general is definitely more on the casual side these days, possibly because I've gotten a little lazy with it or possibly because, as previously hinted, I just got so grumpy with winter that I stopped making an effort. Because of this it's been a long time since I've worn something I've felt pretty in. Don't get me wrong, I've worn outfits that I've absolutely loved, but there's something about donning a pretty floral dress that just makes me feel happy and that's how I want my spring style to make me feel. To me, spring is about positivity, brightness and hope and I want the way I dress to reflect that.

Enter the floral 'Barb' dress from Joanie, which had me frolicking about in the woods with some actual real sunshine to keep me warm (ish). This dress is exactly the kind of thing I want to wear more of this spring - things that are pretty, light and suitable for work while still having something of an edge to them. In this case I think the colours are really unique and give off a vintage vibe which I adore. I'm looking forward to being able to wear this with sandals (possibly even heeled ones for a little pizazz), but equally I love it with these boots which, although essential for the mud, dress the outfit down a little making it something you actually can comfortably wear in the woods without feeling out of place (except when it's actually still only two degrees and the well wrapped up dog walkers are giving you odd looks).

Here's to hoping that Mother Nature reads my blog and realises she forgot to give us spring...




Dress* - Joanie Clothing (here| Boots - Topshop (old) | Bag - Fiorelli (here)

Are you excited for spring?

Amy x

* denotes a gifted item


Photos: Heather Snell


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  1. I hear you on winter style getting old after a while! Towards the end of the season I tend to give up looking “cosy chic” and just put on the biggest, warmest jumper I can find haha! Spring can’t come soon enough for me and I’m not surprised that you’re excited for it either when you have lovely things like this dress to put on! You look so gorgeous as always and I love your wrap-around braid! I want a Barb dress of my own!

    Abbey 💓 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I've definitely given up on cosy chic! I can't wait for spring and more pretty spring dresses! xx

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  2. What a beautiful dress! It looks amazing on you Amy. I love the vintage style.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Gemma, I love the vintage style to it! xx

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  3. This is the most ‘you’ outfit Amy, you look gorge! xx

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    1. Aw thanks so much girl! I feel so nice in it! xx

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  4. I didn't know what my favourite season was for the longest time! But recently I've realised that it's spring. I'm here for the warmer weather - but not too warm like summer can sometimes be - and the birds singing, the sun making it's first appearance again and just everyone being a little happier!

    Sarah
    sarahaurorax.com

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    1. Even just reading that comment made me so happy - I can't wait for spring! xx

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  5. Such a pretty dress - I love that vintage look. Gorgeous photos too! I am so incredibly bored of dressing for winter now, just cant seem to get myself enthused about putting on the same jumpers and jeans and boots. I tried to dress for spring anyway and was below freezing so not my finest idea, but I've decided from now I'm just going to go for it as although it's still cold it's definitely a little better! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. I'm so happy it's got a little sunnier and warmer yesterday and today - fingers crossed it's onwards and upwards from here! xx

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  6. Haha, how right you are about Spring, I'm half expecting it to snow tomorrow.. You look amazing in these shots, especially with the vintage dress against that lovely natural setting. Also really liking your blog, *followed* <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Just waiting for snow to be forecast over the weekend...thanks so much lovely! xx

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  7. I'd never heard of Joanie before but OMG their dresses are beautiful! Definitely going to take a proper look and make a purchase! Are they true to size?

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    1. They have some dresses that would look so lovely on you! They're quite generous size-wise - I probably could have gone a size lower than my usual but it's quite nice to have a bit of breathing room! xx

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  8. Girl this outfit it the DREAM; love the dress on you!! I'm of the exact same mindset love; if I dress like Spring, then surely the weather will change?! Haha!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Thanks so much Hayley! I'm hoping so haha! xx

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  9. I agree with you on getting bored of winter style, but unlike you I do really dislike it. I can't stand the colder months, but Spring is a time of hope - and normally that means I'm hoping for warmer weather. I also love your outfit here, it's definitely got a vintage vibe to it and I love that. Great post as always.

    Amy;
    Wandering Everywhere

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    1. Hoping for warmer weather so much! Thank you lovely xx

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  10. What a pretty dress, I really like the print! I'm desperately waiting for spring to arrive too!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks Rosanna! There are signs of it now so fingers crossed! xx

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  11. I absolutely LOVE that Spring is finally starting to show signs of neaaaaarly arriving. The daffodils and double-digit temperatures give us hope, right?! haha. You look so lovely with your hair braided in this way Amy and I'm DYING over the forest imagery!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. The sunshine over the past couple of days has made me so happy! Aw thanks you babe xx

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  12. Such a pretty vintage outfit! Beautiful location to shoot in as well:)

    www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It’s a lovely location isn’t it, don’t know why I haven’t shot here before :) xx

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  13. I love this scenery! Also I adore you hair and dress!

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    1. Thank you! It was such a great location for the dress! xx

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