It was all yellow (with Sammydress)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

polka dot maxi dresstoned arms in dressoil seed rape field
The yellow stuff, my favourite crop of them all; oil seed rape has the most phenomenally bright colour and never fails to lift my spirits. In terms of scent I would describe it as “sneeze” flavour, not everyone's cup of tea by all means but one which immediately morphs me back in time to pre-teens when I would hack around the countryside on ponies with my best friend. Ah, this crop certainly takes me to a happy place.
Sophie in the sticksoil seed rape closeSammydress polka dot dressSammydress keyhole necklineSammydress maxi dress
The dress....THE DRESS! It's a beauty, isn't it? The niftily titled Elegant Keyhole Neckline Polka Dot Sleeveless Chiffon Maxi Dress from was one that caught my eye as being something so different with it's gathered neckline and flowing fabric.
I was a little worried that the 'one size' fitting would mean it wouldn't look right but the nature of how to wear the dress means that it will comfortably fit the smallest of frames up to at least a 12 for the same loose fit. It goes over the head, you tie the neck and belt up; the belt is completely loose so you can place wherever feels best which is great. I'm around 5'4 and the dress looks far shorter on me than the model but I quite like the length on me.
Norfolk oil seed rape field
Aside from the delicious frill to the neck, great shoulder reveal (not sure I've ever worn this style before but loving it), wonderful swoosh to the fabric there also happens to be the price £8.11 is the selling price (plus postage) and I can't really believe it! Perfect for daywear, evenings and occasions and as a beach cover-up too, it's pretty versatile and also comes in wine red. Everything else on their website is priced really low too, there are loads of pieces I have my eye already.
polka dot maxi dress skirtSophie in the sticks in a field
I went out solo to get these pictures a week ago, armed with the big lens, remote and tripod after earmarking this spot the day before. What I hadn't banked on was that to get the pictures I had in mind, I would have to be further away from the camera than the remote would work at. The old '10 second self timer' came into it's own, with me setting it, doing the 8 second dash and waiting for the shutter then head back to repeat. The exercise did keep me warm in the cool breeze so I guess all was not lost although I sincerely hope nobody saw me running back and forth like I was on a bit of elastic for the best part of 15 minutes by a field.
Dress & belt – Sammydress, sandals – TK Maxx, bag, bangles and ring – charity shop, sunglasses – forgotten already.
Fashion in a field
One of my favourite set of pictures in ages, I think everything just works. Are you a fan of the dress too?
Thanks to Sammydress for sending me this dress to review, all opinions my own as always

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  1. Aha!!!! I was right!!! Looking beautiful! That is a stunning dress!!! X

  2. Such a pretty maxi dress, love the pop of colour with your handbag

  3. That dress is utterly beautiful and shoulder bearing is oh so Springy.
    M x Life Outside London

  4. Beautiful photos Sophie, you look stunning. Such a pretty dress.

    X x

  5. Haha, the good old camera timer-dash. I've been caught out so many times with that one. The dress is lovely on you!

  6. You look great Sophie, I love the dress on you!
    I'm familiar with the self timer dash, such a pain!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  7. You look absolutely beautiful! I love the Rape seed fields. They are always so stunning and there's nothing like it when you're driving through the fields on a warm spring day!

    Katie <3

  8. Gorgeous dress, beautiful you and great setting. xxx

  9. Sophie you look gorgeous and that dress is lovely. I love the photo of you smiling x

  10. absolutely love the dress ! and such amazing photos too :)

    The Inked Blonde

  11. Lovely colours, can't beat rape seed in full bloom. Lovely dress too, you look very nice x

  12. OMgosh, I love these photos! I want to come play. ;) Your dress is beautiful, it's the perfect fit too. <3

    Tara x

  13. I love OSR too! The house is currently surrounded by it, I wish it could be every year but, y'know, crop rotation and all that. It's so much prettier than sugar beet.
    I love this dress, it really suits you, I can't wear that shape of neckline but I'll definitely be checking out Sammydress to see if I can pick up a few summer bargains.
    I always chuckle at myself doing the timer dash but I prefer it to - eek - having someone else take my picture!

  14. Such gorgeous pictures Sophie, loving that dress! (And the bag!) Love the bright yellow fields, I was driving through Suffolk countryside yesterday and they were just glorious. Tamsyn xx

  15. Wow what a magical backdrop of colour and your dress is gorgeous as well.

  16. I love the setting you chose for these photos <3 I was actually driving back from Sandringham last weekend and I spotted these gorgeous yellow fields and thought it'd be the perfect spot for an outfit post ;-) xx

  17. These pictures are so stinking beautiful. You're such a natural in front of the camera, I don't know how you do it!

    Those yellow fields make for amazing pictures but I can't help but recoil on sight of them - too many years a hayfever sufferer. I can hear echoes of car trips with everyone yelling "Put the windows up! Put the windows up! The rapeseed is out!"

  18. You look so elegant here and your photos are beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  19. This dress is stunning! You look amazing snd your pics look fab! Seriously tempted by the dress but being 5'7 it may be a little too short on me! *sob*

    Jen x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

  20. Gorgeous photos. We saw so many beautiful yellow fields on our drive home from holiday, I actually took to Google to find out what it was! I googled something like farmers yellow flowers and was amazed by some of the satellite images full of yellow fields!
    Lovely photos & lovely dress :) x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life


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