I keep going to the river to pray

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

green maxi dressSheer maxi skirtSophie in the sticks
This song has been in my head right from the very first time I heard it, I connected. There is something about going down to the river that clears your mind, gives you a break from reality and the drag of real life.
There is something about just taking time out by a river that works wonders for the soul.
I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash all the pain
Aluna J boutique Norwich
This gorgeous dress is one I bought from local boutique Aluna J  in in Norwich before it was even available in store after making a debut on Twitter. What do you think? I adore the gorgeous green pattern along with the light summery feel to the dress. It's not often I go for a strappy dress, my usual style is more high line but I have to say I felt comfortable in this neckline, it wasn't too low to cause concern and made for a nice change. If you ask me, summer calls out for a long sheer skirt with a mini underlay, just like the dress I wore for my forest shoot with Jon Clifton. The way the light shines through is kind of magical to me and keeps things that bit more fun that a plain maxi.
I picked the boots up at a local yard sale for £1 and they look brand new as well as smelling suspiciously like leather. Also worn with some walking socks, an arm party and a bird gem necklace.
My hair was acting the goat so I had to tether back the front fronds which has actually made for a serendipitously sweet do, I'll have to try it more often.
floaty dress by a river
If you want to get your sticky paws on this dress or just have a good nosey at what's in store  at Aluna J you certainly can do.
Pictures taken on the Fakenham River walk, more to come from there soon, plenty of wildlife caught on camera to share!
Hugs to you all,
Lyrics are those of Ella Henderson’s Ghost

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  1. Isn't it weird how, when you just clip your hair back out of the way, it can end up lookign better than usual? I did this by total accident last night and am now tryign my best to replicate it.
    Love the dress and the photos.

  2. That dress looks like it was made for you! Lovely photos as always Sophie x

  3. I love the sheer skirt on this, you look wonderful as does the beautiful river backdrop x

  4. Your blog and your photos are beautiful! The dress is gorgeous :) http://confessionalprofessionaldramaqueen.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. this dress is SO gorgeous xx

  6. Yes, I love pinning up the sides! You are lucky having curlyish hair though- it looks lovely and Bohemian! On my hair it would look very scruffy! Pretty dress and lovely river!x

  7. Stunning photos Sophie you look even more stunning than you normally do. Very pretty dress.

    X x

  8. Such a pretty dress and gorgeous location!

  9. You look gorgeous! [as always] I didn't know the song you mentioned - but now I am happily singing "Down to the river to pray" from Oh Brother Where Art Thou [a fabulous film, and one which is full of summertime sunshine as well as good songs] You are right, there is something cathartic about being led by still waters, feeling your soul restored [Psalm 23 and all that!]

    summertime blessings, Sophie

  10. Such beautiful photos, this dress looks lovely on you! My office is an old water mill on a canal and the sound of the water is so calming, definitely the best soundtrack for working to!

    Maria xxx

  11. Clipping my hair back the other day solved the kinky fringe issue I was having... have done it again twice since then :)
    I agree that there is something about water that clams the soul. The beach always gets me.


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