Friday, 24 May 2013

Memory Lane, We're Here Again, Back to the Day.

Wearing: Heart Swing Dress from Carousel*,
Gold Brogues from Primark and Gloves are vintage.

How completely whimsical and fanciful is this beautiful dress from Carousel? Once again, while the world is completely roaring twenties mad because of The Great Gatsby, I'm still stuck in the fifties. I don't mind, I've always done things differently. When I knew this beautiful dress was on it's way to me I immediately knew when I was going to wear it and, last Saturday, I frolicked off to Wembley Arena for the very first time to spend the night singing and dancing to my favourite band McFly. Having read that  their theme was the 1950's I knew I wanted to dress up for it whether anyone else did or not and this dress was the perfect number as it reminded me of that stunning dress Lea Thompson wore as Lorraine Baines in Back to the Future. When I first stepped out in this Phil gave me a smile and told me how much I suited the style - I'm a lucky girl. 

It fits like an absolute dream! It has an elasticated back that lends to contouring to your body in the right places whilst making sure it flares out everywhere else. I love the beautiful peach/pink colour with the kitsch cream heart print which is also infused with tiny little polka dots. The fold over neckline, the ruched thick straps and the full knee length skirt are the perfect classic touches and, if you put all these features together you get an item of clothing that is really aesthetically pleasing! I've decided that I'm going to glam up this dress for Phil's cousin's wedding in a couple of weeks, so suggestions on a postcard please.

Carousel have some of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen, no exaggeration. While adhering to and acknowledging current trends, Carousel choose to work with independent brands with unique styles and twists while remaining essentially classic meaning they offer things that you'll be hard pushed to find anywhere else. Their selection is stunning and rivals what the high street stores can churn out undoubtedly; an absolute must-peep for vintage styled lovers. 

The gig was amazing by the way, I won't go into it too much but as I get older I get softer and I was an emotional wreck. It's McFly's 10 year anniversary this year after all and I've grown up with them every step of the way. Anyone who has a band or a film or a following that means something to them will understand whether or not you agree on the 'thing' at hand.

Do you like little gem shops like this? Do you find it refreshing to find such different styles or do you simply prefer the high street? 

29 comments:

  1. This dress is absolutely gorgeous, I'd love to get all dressed up for a concert like this x

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  2. You look beautiful! And love the colour of this dress! :)

    Danielle / danielletc.com

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  3. You look lovely. The dress looks beautiful with your skin tone
    I love those pearls too, I have a set of my mums pearls and I adore them, if I could wear them everyday, I would xx

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  4. You look gorgeous! I love how classy your outfit is!

    -Erica xx
    www.ericawears.com | Bloglovin

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  5. i love the dress. so cuuuute!~ you looks so gorgeous. :) xoxo

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  6. This is the outfit in your little mini profile picture, yes? Super adorable! (:

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  7. love that dress! suits you well!


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  8. Oh the title <3
    You look amazing! xo

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  9. OMG Dot you look amazing! This dress is stunning, I love the cut.
    And yey for McFly! I can't believe it's been 10 years!
    xxx

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  10. I love this dress! It suits you so well and you look amazing!
    I love the shop Carousel too, I've been there a few times and it's so gorgeous. So worth a visit for anyone around the Dublin area!

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  11. That dress is stunning, you look so beautiful!

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  12. Lovely dress, love how you totally rock it! <3


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  14. that dress is so pretty, I love the look you have created :) x

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  15. Oh my gosh this whole outfit is just beautiful! x

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  16. So glad I found your blog, it is beautiful! x

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  17. I love the dress! So beautiful:)

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  18. So refreshing,wish I could style it up like this. It's suit you so well and you look so pretty! Looking forward to seeing what outfit you pick for the wedding. Oh can't believe I wasn't followin on bloglovin thought I was xxx

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  19. You look lovely! I love all things vintage and specially the recent craze for all things 'The Great Gatsby' related..
    I've just done a post on 'The Great Gatsby' myself, do pop over and have a look :)xx
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  20. I love this dress and it looks really good on you! I love how you've styled it with white gloves and pearls too

    Charlotte xx
    flowersinthewateringcan.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I love this outfit, you look so beautiful and retro! Such a classic beauty.

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  22. That dress is so gorgeous! I love how you paired it with that beautiful necklace and gloves. And your hair is so lovely too :)
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  24. Wow you look amazing! I love the gold brogues :)
    xx
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  25. This is so cute!! :) Love it

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  26. You have such a lovely style and that dress really suits you :) x

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  27. your outfits are so amazing. i love this vintage style, it looks so elegant. i am so happy i found your blog, i am following you now :)
    maybe follow me back, of course only if you like my blog! :)
    best wishes from germany!

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