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Green Gingham and Gardens

There’s something wholesome about gingham. Maybe it reminds us of our grandmothers red gingham tablecloths, or those little fabric covers on preserve jars. For me gingham says summer, sweetness and fresh lemonade.

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This dress has not one but three sizes of gingham, decreasing in size down the gorgeous flounced skirt. The contrasting sizes are also used to great effect in the collar and underbust piping. It’s this inventiveness and attention to detail that makes my heart sing. A true vintage gem in one of my favourite colours!

The light cotton fabric makes this dress ideal for our humid New Zealand climate, especially when paired with cute flats and a light petticoat. We shot this set at the picturesque Ngatea Water Gardens outside of Paeroa. I wish we’d taken a picnic as the grounds are so pretty!

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Outfit breakdown

Dress | Vintage, from Tock Tick Vintage
Belt | Forever New
Petticoat | Gift
Shoes | Number One Shoe Warehouse
Flower | On sale at an outlet store

Photos | James Beck

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Bonus picture of me being a dork alongside a majestic peacock!

 

2 comments

misspebblesgirl

You seriously look amazing

Velvet DeCollete

Aw thanks Miss Pebbles!

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