Thursday, 2 June 2011

Delectable floral frocks

In a previous post I gave my dear readers a little thrifty hint regarding a most enticing charity shop to be found just across the road from the V&A, and what is more, I also dropped a little hint about a floral frock which was hanging there waiting for me to call in.

So in the spirit of show and tell which suffuses the land of blog, I present this flowery dress in all its rosy beauty.

Note the shoes
I must admit that I hesitated just a little on the point of purchase, for I am not used to paying out amounts that venture into double figures in a charity shop, but the label said LK Bennett and although I thought this was just a shoe shop, I had a vague idea that they certainly aren't at the cheap and cheerful end of the market, thus this charming confection must be a Bargain not to be sniffed at (and subsequent research confirmed this, to my great satisfaction).


It's my best side

And to continue my career as self-styled granny fashionista, you will be very glad to hear that this new addition to my wardrobe of flowery frocks also coordinates beautifully with my granny cardi.

Granny fashionista

And just in case you were concerned that I was hurtling into granny territory at too cracking a rate, I think that I must be regressing into a second childhood. Those dainty little bronze pumps are courtesy of Mini Boden via Princess Bunchy.

Do I really have to face the camera?

Yes, my youngest child is now giving me her hand-me-downs as I shrink with age: or are my offspring just growing very tall?

The frock is also accessorized by a Naughty Dog who is showing promise as a canine model when not herding unwanted strangers off the premises.

(Credit where credit is due: photography and animal handling by Princess Bunchy.)

And just to confirm that my love of floral frocks shows signs of becoming an unhealthy obsession, this impossibly wonderful book has just arrived to feed my flowery fantasies and rose-tinted dreams.

Good night, sweet ladies, good night ...

53 comments:

Lisa said...

Love love love it!!!

andrea creates said...

looks pretty! and with the cardigan too :)
my daughter and i now wear the same size shoe..amazing how fast they grow!

**Anne** said...

Such a pretty, pretty dress and beautifully modelled. I love your canine prop too. :)
Anne xx

Amy said...

It's very pretty! At just over 5 feet, I am sure to be receiving hand me downs from my daughters soon. I already get them from my little sister when she shrinks things accidentally!

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Pleased to meet you & your fabulous floral frock - you are certainly rocking the look!

Lx

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! I'm so glad you didn't pass this beauty up because of its double digits, Pomona.
Your new dress looks lovely on you and you have it perfectly accessorized! Seems like seredipity found you at the thrift shop. ;o)

Claire said...

Wow, what a gorgeous dress and it looks lovely on you Pomona and the cardi, there's nothing Granny about it. All looks fab........

I have a son, so not much chance of wearing his castoffs, hehe............

Enjoy wearing your beautiful dress.

Claire :}

Lola Nova said...

Oh, there you go again, looking all glamorous! Beautiful!

Little Blue Mouse said...

Great dress, such lovely fresh colours.
I can't help but notice that the granny cardi shoulders are not in the photo. Is that deliberate or is it now to your satisfaction? :)

I had to laugh at you shrinking with age!

Rosa-Munda said...

Very elegant!
Great with the sparkly shoes.

Anna said...

You look great!

Happy weekend!

Anna xxx

BusyLizzie said...

beautiful dress & a great combo with the cardy! Have a fab weekend, Lizzie

Serenata said...

That is a really lovely summery dress and you look great in it. I bet you are so glad you bought it now!

VintageVicki said...

Gorgeous dress :)

I'd rather now wear cast off from my boys - however I have one pair of pumps that big son never got on with and then little son nicked my purple converse a while back.

lemonade kitty said...

I love it.How lucky are you to find such a beqautiful summery dress in a charity shop, why would somebody not want it anymore??? Hope you enjoy wearing it, Lucey x

Fading Grace said...

I think it is possibly the nicest Flowery Granny Dress I have seen is ages! and you look lovely x

lily said...

How splendid you look in your thrifty floral ensemble, I will imagine you in your beautiful garden of posies sipping tea from a delicate china teacup. The granny cardi is the icing on the cake........mmmmmmm cake!

lily x

Ruth said...

Yellow roses, how absolutely amazing. Such a fantastic find. :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous dress. I love some of the dresses around at the moment, but I've always proclaimed that I'm just not a dress person (not sure why!).
x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sorry you are head less in all the photos but love the frock! Love the posing of the dog too - very photogenic. Glad to hear you are shrinking with age - me too.

marie said...

That's a beauty. It would be impossible not to be happy while wearing that dress and cardi - I suggest wearing it while on the phone to the bank, although you wouldn't want to sully it. Truly gorgeous.

Tabiboo said...

I love it and well worth the little extra. It's a gorgeous colour - granny......I don't think so.

The cardi looks fab with it too and I certainly think your 'naughty dog' may just have a modelling career - that little look over the shoulder....beautiful.

Nina x

B............... said...

Beautiful, I love it and you wear it so wear!

B xxx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

You look absolutely lovely...
It may have been a tad over what you usually pay but it is so charming it was worth the splurge.
Your wagging tail companion adds to the delight of your readers.
Hats off to the photographer too!
Have a great weekend.
Susan x

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely summery dress. I have never really been that lucky with clothes in charity shops. Sophie has, she fo9und a bearly worn monsoon top! Just her size, she has good eyesight as it was on the top rung on the display rails. Some of the best charity shops that I have been into and I men several in one street has been the seaside town of Seaford. Excellent for buttons, fabric etc. Off there again hopefully, at the beginning of August for our annual visit

Arianwen said...

Gorgeous Dress- perfect fit and it is great with the cardigan. My daughter at 15 has bigger feet than me. My shoes and I are very glad!

silverpebble said...

Oh you lucky lucky thing! I think it is wirht the little extra because, really, look at those roses. I have not been hereabouts much lately - I have been looking after little ones (yesterday I was in charge of five!) and cooking up a little Primavera collection too. How lovely to think that you were once an eager eyed visitor to that lovely shop, as I was.

this is my patch said...

The dress looks gorgeous, and just perfect to wear in all this sunshine. Who needs a mannequin when you have a figure like that! x

PS. I need to stop eating cakes!

Lisa said...

Oh my word, it's completely gorgeous!
Hope you enjoy wearing it, you look fabulous (well the bit we can see!)
Lisa x

Gina said...

That is the most beautiful frock... and looks lovely on you.

Bluebell said...

Pomana, the dress is just absolutely gorgeous and it looks perfect on you. It was definately meant to be yours!
Have a lovely weekend.

liniecat said...

fab dress, fits a treat and thats one cute dog!
Compliments to the photographer lol

The Fairy Glade said...

Fabulous! Nothing else to say really, I am speechless that someone would give such a beautiful item away. Glad that you can see my followers cos I am still in the dark when I look. Can't understand it, so frustrating. Dev x p.s. Quilt is fabby too, lucky princess bunchy.

Mommy en France said...

You look marvelous! And that book - wow! One more thing to covet. ;-)

harmony and rosie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Chrissie said...

made for you!
(love Naughty Dog..)

Nina said...

We were at a wedding yesterday & while shopping for an outfit I tried on a near identical dress in Debenhams with a price tag of £50! The dress look fab on you! What a great find

ted and bunny said...

well...I got my techy stuff sorted and so I've come over for the giveaway...don't tell me (sniff) that I'm too late?

Great dress, granishonista dressing at its best!

You're lucky with your neat petite feet, I'm afraid as I've got older I now take the same size as my horse. Ah, the joy of velcro!

xx

Jenny said...

Result. The frock looks gorgeous and money spent in a good cause, a double delight.

Catherine said...

Nothing granny about it silly. One of the prettiest dresses I've seen in ages! Love the floral fabric & the style & suits you perfectly. A real keeper that one. Love lovely week. Much love Catherine

Mollimoo said...

What a gorgeous dress! What a fantastic find x

mummybear said...

That's a really beautiful dress!

LethargicLass said...

That dress is quite simply delightful! It is like it was made for you :)

Mousy Brown said...

I get hand me downs from my son...so they tend not to be that sparkley but I did get a great pair of bright red crocs wellies! Thanks for the well wishes, they were appreciated greatly xx

gillyflower said...

Oh Wow! that is one gorgeous frock and you look super in it! Just love the yellow roses, and it goes perfectely with the little green cardi.
I too am now entering a new era, wearing cast off shoes from my 16 yr old who now has shoes 1/2 to 1 size larger than me! But alas, unless I can regain the size 8 I used to be a long time ago, I won't be wearing her cast off clothes!
Thank you for your great ideas re:entertaining - shall certainly use the tea light idea, and the food ideas sound yummy!
Gill xx

sweetmyrtle said...

it's a beautiful dress, you look gorgeous. my daughter and i share the same shoe size now too. thank you for your sweet message and birthday wishes for her too.
wishing you a lovely weekend
warmly Ginny xx

Barbara said...

Reminds me of a floral frock I had when I was young. Am wearing it on sidebar in a New York photo.

Nicky said...

great dress - I'm going to have to find that charity shop next time I visit the V & A!

tif said...

I dont see a granny. but I see a little outfit perfect for summer picnics in a park!

Julie said...

What a stunning dress. I need to smarten up my spotting skills if there's bargains like that out there. Juliex

Rowan said...

I love your froxk - I just wish I could find some pretty summer dresses, they seem to be in very short supply these days.

Greedy Nan said...

I am so-o-o going to have this toasty cardi. I've downloaded the pattern - it says TOASY - did you have the 'T' -the photo shows you holding a cuppa.
Is yours longer than the pattern suggests?

Shocking Hocking said...

just gorgeous pomona - so my style

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