Important sweatshirt. This is by Monki who have a knack of making kitschy stuff look arty rather than costumey, as my friend Ushshi pointed out today. I mean, this isn’t even my **signature style** but I’m so happy in my pizza sweat! pizza sweat 

My shoes are an ancient charity shop find and the floral crown is sort of handmade, and the skirt was on ridic sale from asos. Cute cheap outfit! 

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I would like to very strongly stress that I 

a) haven’t got married

b) nor have any plans to marry anytime soon. 

[To explicate: this was the dress I wore on my birthday last month, and when I posted a photo from the day on Facebook, everyone thought I’d sneakily gone and got married.]

Wearing

Bella Dress c/o RAUES  //  Athena Leaf Crown c/o Eclectic Eccentricity

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This dress was gifted to me by RAUES, and it’s custom made. I hadn’t heard of RAUES before they contacted me, and since I’d been wanting a white maxi all summer, I thought I’d take a chance. And I was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived! The dress is very well made, with yards of swishy white cotton - perfect for sticky, humid summers. 

Once I put it on, I realised that it would also be the perfect dress for an informal wedding, so obviously I had to accessorize it with my Eclectic Eccentricity crown and bare feet. (Despite my caveat about weddings earlier, they’ve certainly been on my mind, and I could never miss the opportunity to play dress up!) While both these items have been gifted to me, I think this would be a perfect ensemble for a boho wedding on a budget. Even without BHLDN or Temperley-esque price tags, the Bella Dress and the Athena Leaf Crown are both very well made, and absolutely wedding worthy. I’m pretty sure that if it turns out that I have to elope someday, this is what I’ll end up wearing!

I had to measure myself for the dress, and while I got most of it right, I think I overcompensated a little bit for the arm openings and the length. It’s generally a good idea to get yourself measured by a tailor when it comes to custom tailoring, though. Sandra at RAUES was super helpful through the entire process, and ensured that the FedEx shipment arrived without any hassles. She also gave me some info about their shipping policies and a discount coupon, should you want to get a custom made piece yourself! 

  1. We ship internationally at a flat shipping rate of $20. 
  2. If the order exceeds $200, shipping is free.
  3. We use Fedex to ship our products
  4. We accept returns within 30 days of the order receipt.

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I took out some time during my fortnight of luuuuurve to prance around the apartment like a tit. Needless to say, the apartment isn’t mine - it’s a place my partner and I rented out for two weeks while he was here (yes it was amazing and we had a grand old time and I still look like ♡_♡)

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I’m wearing one of my new dresses here, which is too short for public use without tights. Infact I could never wear this outfit to go anywhere because I get harassed enough anyway, so this really is a full blown exercise in narcissism (tit.) My collar was gifted to me by its maker, Freyia Lillian, who’s trying to get her handmade lingerie line, Flimsymoon up and running. You can take a peep at the collection on its Kickstarter page, and possibly donate a bit of spare cash too yes please maybe?

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I am aware that the initial line will go only up to a UK14, but Freyia explained to me that she’s happy to custom size any of her pieces as she hand makes them. The Etoilles collar that I’m wearing here is hand cut from a gold leather hide for instance, with thoughtful details like the velvet ribbon tie that really makes it shine. And it’s available as one of the pledge rewards on the Kickstarter. I haven’t been paid to write any of this or spend an evening killing my insteps, but I do absolutely believe in Freyia and her determination, and her integrity when it comes to body positivity and fashion. So go on then, help this little sprite out, do 

Wearing

F L I M S Y M O O N  Etoilles collar  //  Warehouse dress  //  Goldenponies Oxfords 

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