Port Sunlight: Wes Anderson Style

Port Sunlight. With a name so optimistically cheery, you’d be forgiven for expecting spring weather to match, however, mother nature has a great sense of humour. By Sunday, last week’s glimpse of summer had faded to wind and rain. Summer dresses back in hiding, it was time to appease my disappointment by bringing out the red, velvet trimmed coat. The one I’d spent years endlessly searching for in my size.

My first April purchase, thanks to a tip off from blogger pal, Kezzie. I’d kept my eyes peeled for this coat, ever since I wrote this post. Turns out, I wasn’t alone. Hurrah for Internet friends! Brand new with tags, my size and a buy it now price too good to be true- I bought it at £20, I’m not sorry – £20 seemed like a snip to pay for a coat I’ve wanted for years.


Last Sunday, John and I headed to the model village of Port Sunlight. Located on the Wirral, it’s a short hop over (or under) the River Mersey. The late 19th century village was built by William Hesketh Lever, of Lever Brothers fame, to house his factory workers. Employing over 30 different architects, he created a garden village within which, most buildings are now Grade II listed.

We enjoyed a couple of hours strolling through the village, looking and taking photographs of the many different styles of house, musing about what it would be like to live there and generally, forgetting the world and its worries.

Outfit Details
// Floral print dress :: Yumi  //
// Red coat :: Topshop (via eBay) //
// Satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company //
// Clogs :: Lotta from Stockholm //
Recently, I seem to have been inspired by colours from Wes Anderson films. I’ve had this Yumi number for a couple of months now, usually wearing it for work. However, with the weather being so bad, I decided to pair red with its tiny blue flowers. Trust me, it’s not a colour combination I’d naturally choose. What do you think?
I think I quite like it- especially when teamed with my DianaF+ lomography camera. Although, I think I was being a little too optimistic bringing it along especially as the weather didn’t improve enough for me to take just one shot! It felt like a real shame as the village was so picturesque! Never mind, if summer makes an appearance this year, it’ll definitely be on our list of places to picnic!

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