Returning from Gdansk: city of clear blue skies, bright sunshine and unforgiving minus temperatures, has made me long for the warmer climates of the UK and some of Gdansk’s sunshine to call our own. Whilst I was away, the fabulous Lisa of Lala Faux Bois took over the reigns and shared with us a gorgeous pattern clashing, polka dot outfit. This month, I’ve shared 2 outfit posts, compared to last month’s 8 – I have some catching up to do!
So, I’m pleased to be sharing the Wallflower Tea Dress from the new Orla Kiely with People Tree range. As you know, I adore the iconic prints of Orla Kiely and love that the Irish designer has chosen to collaborate again with People Tree, a company that places sustainability and fair trade at the core of its brand. When People Tree got in touch offering me a piece from the new Spring Summer 2015 range, I decided to choose this tea dress with pops of red, pink and subtle notes of grey.
The collection consists of two vintage inspired prints and a colour palette of soft green, grey and summer pink. The first print, Birdwatch, is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock but the second, the one I chose, is an iconic print that has evolved season after season. What’s more, each and every item is made from 100% organic cotton. You may have noticed, the dress is PINK, definitely a colour that I’ve avoided in the past. I’m trying to be more girly and if pink can’t make you feel pretty, what colour can?
// Wallflower Tea Dress :: c/o Orla Kiely with People Tree//
// Lilac Bag :: River Island //
// Nude Courts :: Deichmann //
// Watch :: Olivia Burton //
Although I won’t be wearing this dress until the warmth of Spring/Summer arrives, it’s definitely an investment piece to bring out year after year. As Orla Kiely says, ‘Invest in pieces that you love that will last. Think about what you are buying.’ Wise words, indeed and something I eternally strive for. With the high street spending ban in full flow, there’s still time to ponder over my money spending strategy for when I’m free.
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