THE LITTLE NAVY DAY DRESS.

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Autumn seems to be well and truly upon us, hurrah!

I'm indulging myself and going all-out autumnal today - tights, tweed, ripe apples, russet foliage! And in the midst of it all, the perfect little daywear number to show off. And just something to mention - this one has pockets ;)




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Back when things were considerably warmer, I posted about this dress, and thus, my affinity for Joanie Clothing was born. They kindly sent me over a couple of dresses for the current season and I immediately bee-lined for their Navy Apron Pinafore. We're going to France twice this year and the Francophile in me is coming to the fore - so what better than to indulge it with a pinafore dress. It, a beret, a breton, some garlic or a baguette, and already I've gleefully slipped into every French stereotype..

But for today, I thought I'd style it with some very British accents - we were having an afternoon out in the deepest of Berkshire so it seemed apt.

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Outfit details

Navy pinafore dress c/o, White oxford shirt, Tweed jacket (last years, similar here), Tan loafers c/o (currently 40% off).



The dress itself has some lovely little details of note. 100% cotton (the thick and sturdy kind), the aforementioned pockets (ought to be compulsory on every dress), and button-fastened straps on front and rear, that crisscross across your back.

I sized up as I was a bit nervous about it hugging my stomach too tightly but needn't have. The dress is plenty roomy, especially in the bust area, so I did a bit of tugging and tweaking to make everything fit snugly and here we are - I'd still like to get a couple more button holes in the straps though to hoick the front up a little.

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Paired with a nice, crisp white shirt, my current favourite loafers (these are just gorgeous) and a somewhat oversized tweed jacket (picked up heavily discounted last year and I'm so thoroughly pleased it's cool enough to finally give it it's first outing! And I know that's pretty swinish of me to share a product you can't buy so I've added a whole bunch of alternatives - hope there's one you like!), and of course armed with a box of apples we picked up from the farm shop, I'm ready to tackle this 'autumnal country life thing'.

Off to the pub for a wholesome dessert (sticky toffee pudding) and to find some gundogs to play with ;)


xx

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  1. Aaaaah it is SO cute! I love it! its Joany too, might need to treat myself! :D

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. They do such great pieces don't they?? It's an adorable little number! xx

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  2. Loving that coat and your pictures are so Autumny ! loving it . x

    http://www.mariesconnections.com/2018/09/haverst-festival-at-canon-ashby.html

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    1. Thank you! Everywhere's looking so gorgeous at the moment :) xx

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  3. This is such an cute look! Love the autumnal vibes :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Anika! I'm fully immersed into Autumn now! xx

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  4. That is such a stunning dress, you look ever so lovely!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle! I definitely enjoying shooting the photos for this one :) xx

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  5. My god this dress is SO cute and the whole outfit together screams going for a fancy little autumnal afternoon tea! And shoutout to the STP, the best dessert there is!

    http://kkochsongi.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Jasmine! It's lovely isn't it? I'm desperate to put a breton tee under it haha. (and yes - STP is life!) xx

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  6. Oh what a super cute dress girl!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! Joanie do some really great pieces :) xx

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