The Dress That Makes Me Feel Like a Princess

On Friday Mr Chick & I had been married for 5 years.

To celebrate we’d decided to head off to Cambridge for the night on the train for a nice romantic dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.

I’d been a little stressed about finding something to wear. I don’t have anything that really makes me feel like a Princess or I haven’t worn a 1000 times already and I couldn’t really afford to buy anything new. Then on Thursday night I headed down to the Poppy Valentine Sale evening, and while I was there, just on a whim, I tried on one of her Doris Dresses. It was a gorgeous vintage brocade fabric, and it fitted like a glove. I knew I couldn’t leave it behind and a few frantic phone calls later my Mum agreed to buy it for me as Christmas present. Thanks Mum!

❤ Dress - Poppy Valentine ❤ Shoes - New Look ❤
❤ Bag - Accessorise ❤ Pearls - Vintage ❤

In classic “horrible orange hotel room lighting” style this picture is a very odd colour, but its gives you a better look at the dress

And these are the not so elegant outakes!

If anyone would like to invite me to any more events where I can wear this dress I am desperately looking for more excuses. I also bumped into Claire from Poppy Valentine at the Little Vintage Lover Fair and got a sneak peek at some beautiful red vintage brocade she’s planning to make as a Christmas version of the dress (must start saving now!)

I’ll leave you with some little collages of pictures I took while in Cambridge. As you can see we enjoyed cocktails on the train from our homemade portable cocktail cabinet. I tweeted a photo of it on Friday. The writing on the ceiling is in the Eagle pub and was done by American Airmen during WWII using lighters (what terrible vandals!)

The Dress That Makes Me Feel Like a Princess

On Friday Mr Chick & I had been married for 5 years.

To celebrate we’d decided to head off to Cambridge for the night on the train for a nice romantic dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.

I’d been a little stressed about finding something to wear. I don’t have anything that really makes me feel like a Princess or I haven’t worn a 1000 times already and I couldn’t really afford to buy anything new. Then on Thursday night I headed down to the Poppy Valentine Sale evening, and while I was there, just on a whim, I tried on one of her Doris Dresses. It was a gorgeous vintage brocade fabric, and it fitted like a glove. I knew I couldn’t leave it behind and a few frantic phone calls later my Mum agreed to buy it for me as Christmas present. Thanks Mum!

❤ Dress - Poppy Valentine ❤ Shoes - New Look ❤
❤ Bag - Accessorise ❤ Pearls - Vintage ❤

In classic “horrible orange hotel room lighting” style this picture is a very odd colour, but its gives you a better look at the dress

And these are the not so elegant outakes!

If anyone would like to invite me to any more events where I can wear this dress I am desperately looking for more excuses. I also bumped into Claire from Poppy Valentine at the Little Vintage Lover Fair and got a sneak peek at some beautiful red vintage brocade she’s planning to make as a Christmas version of the dress (must start saving now!)

I’ll leave you with some little collages of pictures I took while in Cambridge. As you can see we enjoyed cocktails on the train from our homemade portable cocktail cabinet. I tweeted a photo of it on Friday. The writing on the ceiling is in the Eagle pub and was done by American Airmen during WWII using lighters (what terrible vandals!)