Wednesday 15 October 2014

The Shift Dress

The shift dress has to be one of my favourite classic vintage designs. When I signed up to my first dressmaking course I had my heart set on a shift dress with a peter pan collar which you can see here. I wear it so much and went on to make another. 

I particularly like pockets or a collar on a shift dress and there are so many variations on the design.

The shift dress became popular in the 1960's but has been around long before then. It really came into it's own on the dance floor in block colours and bold patterns. It feels like this dress will always be around in some way, shape or form. It can be worn as a casual dress in the daytime or dressed up for the evening. Worn by Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn this dress will always be seen as a classic design.

I have around 6 different shift dresses in my wardrobe now, all very different from each other. I absolutely love this easy to wear jersey cotton shift dress with pockets from Fever London who also have a great selection of shift dresses. 

Someone wanted in on the action!

It was so windy the day my husband took these photos!
What is your favourite style of dress?

Love Lemon x

PS. Thank you to Fever London for the dress, please note all thoughts are my own.

Monday 13 October 2014

Styling the Seasons - October

Had I written this post on Sunday I would of described October as a beautiful month of sunshine and blue skies, however the rain has been pretty bad here for the last 24 hours and doesn't look like it will stop anytime soon. Still I feel thankful we have had some warm weather this late in the year. 

My styling at home for this months #stylingtheseasons involved moving lots of pieces from my front room to mix things up a bit. I am really enjoying changing this area of my home and it feels nice to see different bits and pieces from my collection here. 

You can read more about Style the Seasons on my first post in September here.

This month I have also added my new print by Samantha Eynon.

Love Lemon x