There are a few garments in my wardrobe that I’d classify as wearable art, and this dress is one of them. Despite being a huge Tolkien nerd for more than 2 decades now, I’ve never felt particularly inclined to dress up as a hobbit or elf…until I put on this dress and was enveloped in it’s ethereal beauty.
My entire outfit is from Very.co.uk – Very has so many delightful sundresses that are just perfect for summer holidays or a daytrip to a picturesque market town like this. It was hard to pick just one but in the end, this darling retro print dress had my heart.
Whether it’s a subscription or a one off box, Craft Gin Club makes for a wonderful gift as there are so many different things to try out in every box. Everything comes packaged beautifully and securely, and there’s something for everyone.
If your social media feeds are heavy on the cottagecore aesthetic, you won’t get through the month of May without seeing at least a dozen photos and videos featuring these otherwordly patches of blue scattered across the forest floor. However, shooting or filming in bluebell woods requires a lot of care and attention, and here’s why.
I consider a puff sleeved white cotton dress to be a staple of a cottagecore wardrobe, and the frequency with which I wear this dress is proof enough! While I tend not to be too formulaic with wardrobe staples, I find that a floaty white cotton dress with puff sleeves forms a solid backbone on which multiple cottagecore outfits can be constructed.
When I started this blog more than a decade ago, cottagecore didn’t have a name. But it was this aesthetic that kindled my love for fashion and led me to try and create a bit more representation for people who look like me. That was 2010. Now in 2022, cottagecore is fairly mainstream and has been so for a while now – yet the bodies that it centres remain as thin and white as ever.
We shot this photoset on a misty winter evening last year, trying to capture that dark, almost holy sense of wonder (quiet as a nun/Breathless with adoration) that these northern winters inspire.
I’d originally hoped to share a bit more of our new home done up in Christmas finery this year, instead here’s a look at our living room all done up for Christmas, even though all three of us are curently tucked up on the sofa in cosy Redbubble fleece blankets.
As I was editing these rowan blessed photos from early autumn, I started thinking of how depressing the second half of autumn can seem. So I thought I’d share some of my tips for managing seasonal depression during these gloomy winter months.
If you’re planning to visit Cragside, now would be the best time as the autumn foliage is still in its full regalia in Northumberland.
I fell deeply in love with the ruined orangery at Gibside. The tall brick arches with the overgrown garden within was like something out of The Enchanted Castle – my favourite Edith Nesbit novel.
Of all the things I’ve bought for myself this year, this coffee and cream gingham dress is the one thing that I never want to take off, and it’s easy to see why!