Smallest billy goats gruff

Friday, January 24, 2014

billowy sleevesCastle Acre high street

We took a ride out to Castle Acre a couple of weeks ago as the light was fading. I have brilliant memories of visiting the ford here as a child and playing with a little net to see if I could catch any fish (obviously never did). My shoes and socks were left on the bank and shorts rolled up another couple of turns before I was able to step into the cool, cool water on a summer's day. Naturally it seemed a much larger place twenty years ago but the magic remains. I don't remember this bridge from back then but it ticks all the boxes to pique my interest now. Am I the only one who can't resist walking over a bridge? Perhaps I've been read the three billy goats gruff too many times!

looking over a bridgeCastle Acre tearoomsbillowing sleevesglittering watersstanding in a bridge

This dress is a vintage beauty I picked up for around £3 (I’m getting forgetful in my old age) in a local charity shop a few weeks ago. It's something I have very little idea about, for starters it's huge and billowy so perhaps it was intended as a maternity dress or bikini cover up or quite likely a nightdress. Always a slim chance it is just a dress. When I first tried it on I knew that I wanted to wear it with this vintage leather belt and these cowboy style boots for what in my head constitutes a seventies look. I think 'my' favourite 'vintage' looks are those of the sixties and seventies: floaty things, mini skirts, flares... I can't resist. My hair now needs to grown another eight inches so I can wear it swooshing around me and feel every bit a free spirited young thing.

Vintage Pool labelvintage Pool dress print

Unfortuately the light faded rather faster than I anticipated.

Castle Acre PrioryCatle Acre riverVintage Pool dressCastle Acre riverCastle Acre riverCastle Acre ford


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  1. pretty photos. i love walking over bridges, too!

  2. Love the dress, very boho chic :)


  3. The dress looks fabulous and to be fair it could be all of the things you mentioned.
    I can't resist a bridge either, I have to walk across even if it means having to come back over it to continue on my way. I have to walk along the top of short walls too and if there are stairs to climb, stepping stones to cross, archways to walk through - I'm there. Who wants to walk in a boring old straight line anyway?
    Lovely pics too, the tea room looks cosy and warm.

  4. Love the photos. The print on the dress looks lovely, what a find!
    I think I always tend to shy away from 60s and 70s styles, I just don't think they suit me.

  5. That dress is a great find! Wonderful photos. I can't wait for summer again and the longer days.

  6. That dress is lovely and the tea rooms look so cosy. I hate this dull weather! You have to try jeggings if you get a better pair then I can assure you I think you will like them. I can imagine Tesco's ones not being very nice lol x

  7. Those ruins look very intriguing - also great dress find indeed!

  8. Trust me, it is a dress, and you look very 70s. Brilliant

  9. Gorgeous!!!!! I adore the whole look. Add your grey floppy hat and you've got the 70's look nailed!! X

  10. I love that dress, I wish my charity shop finds were as good as yours.
    You look lovely!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  11. WOW! the scenery is absolutely stunning! (nice dress too!)

  12. These photos are beautiful Sophie! I love your outfit here, the dress is a great find and such a bargain too! I've not been in to a charity shop for ages, I'll have to have a browse in town this week! x


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