Monday, 15 November 2010

An Old Favourite

Frantically searching through my wardrobe for something to wear that would best show off my new boots. I suddenly was thrilled to be re-united with a dress I had once loved and cherished, yet it had still managed to end up tucked away at the back of my wardrobe, almost forgotten about.

I bought this dress over two and a half years ago in a New Look sale, for around £7. It was the time Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd
had just been released and I was smitten with Mrs. Lovett’s (Helena Bonham Carter) eccentric style.

This dress very much reminded me that of the dream sequence, in which she is walking down a beautifully lit pier, parasol and Sweeney on arm. So from then on every time I wore this dress I got that little bit of delight thinking about that very dream sequence.

It’s funny how characters from films can influence the way we dress. I know that I find lots of inspirations in films, not always the most obvious choices, I have found myself inspired by mermaids, Disney characters and even villains!

Originally a summer dress, I decided to wear it the other day with a cardigan and thick black tights, and got no end of compliments! It just shows that some dear pieces always remain old favourites x


  1. That's a really lovely dress! I think there's something super cheerful about wearing pretty, colourful summer pieces with loads of layers and tights - makes winter much more interesting.

  2. That's such a pretty piece and I'm not surprised you were showered with compliments. I love bright colours and vibrant prints at this time of year, making an effort cheers both ourselves and everybody else up, too. xxx

  3. Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Isn't it great to find little treasures at the back of the wardrobe (like Narnia) it's a lovely dress.

  4. Oh that scene from Sweeney Todd is wonderful, I love it! And yes, that dress is so like the one Helena wears! Candy striped and lovely! xx

  5. Ohh this is so pretty! very nice! <3

  6. I remember wanting that dress when it was out, kinda gutted I didn't get it!

  7. Ohh thats gorgeous, i love wearing summer things in winter. Layer it up! x

  8. only £7? that's one lovely dress!


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