That little black number

Friday, August 08, 2014

Sophie in the sticks little black dressb
French Connection little black dress

Make the most of this as it's not my usual style! In a swift departure from floaty dresses and casual shorts I present to you The Little Black Dress. I saw this San Diego dress from French Connection and was rather taken with the simplicity and yet quirky detail. The pinafore top is so unusual, yet perfect for me as I love a high neckline and a fitted waistband is rather welcome too; this dress does volunteer more of a suggestion of a nipped in waist than I rightfully deserve with it's special tailoring. The dress itself is pretty weighty, it's made of lovely thick material with a lining too; the real deal. By far the best quality dress I own and one that will remain a classic for years to come.

Aluna J red handbag

little black dress in golden field

Iced Rainbow Daisy necklace

San Diego dress French Connection

Worn with a thin gold belt, pearl necklace as a bracelet, Fiore velvet shoes, Iced Rainbow Daisy necklace (kind of obsessed with this) and heart earrings. The red bag is my absolute favourite from Aluna J, which is so bold yet seems to look right with everything. These pictures were a collaboration between me and the camera, I definitely am less comfortable trying to get shots on my own (and miss the camera expertise Chris has of course). There is something toe curlingly embarrassing about cars driving passed while standing by a field in, arguably, the most inappropriate outfit for the location. There really is no plausible explanation other than just taking pictures of yourself like a weirdo.

little black dress

The golden hour glow that evening was absolute heaven, it lit up the freshly harvested stubble field as well as me, all very uplifting. Missing your countryside fix? I recommend you head along to Gnowangerup Cottage for a taste of all things delightfully rural, it's a new favourite of mine.

Ready for the weekend? I know I am. Take care everyone.


Thanks to French Connection for sending me this dress to review, all opinions my own as always <3 font="">

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  1. Oooh v different for you but you look really immaculate and chic. X

  2. Stunning!!! It's like you are going to a magical secret party who's entrance is through a hidden doorway somewhere in the field.......perhaps east of the setting sun by 14 and a half steps to the west! Beautiful!!

  3. Beautiful. This is such a stunning location for photos.

  4. That dress is an absolute dream on you Sophie, the shape is just perfect, the silhouette it creates is to die for. I'm reallly jealous!

    Gems x

  5. I like the contrast between the polished black dress and the rolling countryside! Very effective!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  6. Sophie you look like a model! Stunning!

  7. Wow, wow-wow-wow! Love this. It is so different from your normal style but it suits you down to the ground. I love French Connection dresses.
    I had to chuckle at the thought of you in the field alone... I think we've all been there but it never gets any easier!

  8. Such a gorgeous dress, I love the cut!

    Tara x

  9. Gorgeous dress - you look amazing! x

  10. Very the necklace too x

  11. Cute cute dress, love the bag too. Yeah, the posing in the field wondering what passers-by are thinking !~! You did great tho-not to worry.

  12. Beautiful pictures. You look so elegant in that dress and the orange glow is just heavenly!

    Katie <3

  13. Sophie - firstly wow, you look stunning here.
    Secondly, the thing I LOVE/admire about you the most is the way you can style anything. You are a true chameleon and gosh do you know how to dress. Love always.


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