Picnics are an integral part of the summer as it gives you a chance to have lunch sat outside surrounded by the beauty of nature. It’s such a simplistic, adorable experience and it’s fun to gather your friends around and socialise whilst spending some time in the great outdoors. Continue reading
When choosing an outfit for a wedding you need something that will look elegant, beautiful and classy and this gorgeous dress from Primark definitely accomplishes that. With its subtle colour scheme and delicate ruffles it not only looks elegant but is pretty and feminine as well.
I headed to Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses for a picturesque background to tie in with the floral theme of the dress and was not disappointed by the rainbow of flowers that I found there. I explored the tropical themed greenhouses looking at a plethora of different exotic plants before heading out into the outdoor gardens, ponds and fields. They actually do hold weddings here, can you imagine the photos!
I don’t usually go for maxi dresses, as at only 5’2 I feel like they swamp me, but this one is the perfect length. I’d definitely recommend this dress for petite girls as it just about grazes my ankle whilst elongating my body and giving off the illusion that I’m taller.
I paired the dress with pink, block heels, also from Primark. They’re a perfectly wearable height for walking around in all day and the cross straps across the front of the foot can be tightened to fit narrow feet.
This look could be worn with your hair up, showing off the detail on the back of the dress and top of the sleeves, or down for a freer, more whimsical look. I accessorised with my Pandora rose gold Princess Ring and little pearl earrings, both of which are very classy pieces to suit the theme of the outfit.
Love Chloe x
When I saw this gorgeous 1940s inspired dress on ASOS (here) I couldn’t help but imagine myself sat in a vintage tea room sipping on tea and nibbling on scones whilst overlooking a gorgeous view. If there was ever a dress to whisk me away and into another life, it was this one. When picturing old fashioned, beautiful places naturally I turned straight to Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses for a plethora of tropical gardens and a beautiful glass tearoom. Shockingly, I’d never actually visited here before but when I found it online I knew I just had to go.
I’ve honestly fallen in love with this dress, every detail is just so beautiful. The lace sleeves add a delicate touch to the piece and I love how it covers not just the shoulders but the top of the back as well. The gathered front creates a very 1940s/1950s vibe which accentuates cleavage in a classy, sophisticated way and also draws in the waist.
The midi length isn’t a length I’d usually go for but for this dress I think it just adds to the elegance of it. This dress is very slimming and the midi length elongates the leg; which is great for us petite girls! The white and floral design is so feminine and pretty whilst adding a pop of colour, which definitely ties in to the flowers all around me.
There isn’t just flowers here, there’s lots of birds too. This beautiful little peacock clearly wanted to feature on my blog!
I paired the dress with these white and mint green block heels which I actually borrowed off my sister. Unfortunately, these are quite old so I’m unable to link to them, however white block heels (such as these) would work just as well. These are a great height for walking around in all day as they’re comfortable and supportive for your ankles, perfect for a day out.
Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses is a gorgeous getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Birmingham. With large greenhouses full of tropical plants and so much space filled up with nature it is a lovely place to visit, not only for taking photos, but for appreciating how beautiful nature is. It is like stepping back in time to Britain in the 40s with jazz music playing from a band stand, people having picnics and a quant little tearoom.
I’d definitively recommend visiting Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, you can book tickets here.
Love Chloe x