I love this outfit.
I wore it out to afternoon tea on Saturday and felt like an amazing medley of twee-Sandra-Dee and cool-girl-Sandy-from-the-end-of-the-movie.
All yellow swishy skirts and leather jackets and red lippie and effortless cool.
(Until I tipped coffee, then tea, then jam down me. Because obviously.)
I’ve been all over the midi-length skirts ever since I wore this one to the boat party last month.
They’re super comfy, really flattering and take away the fear that everyone’s gonna see my pants if the wind picks up.
(FYI, the wind totally did pick up and yes, my skirt did wonderfully and no, no-one saw my pants.)
The dress is by a fantastic brand called Nomads.
Created in the late 80’s by a couple who met whilst backpacking in India (how awesome?!), a lot of their designs are influenced by traditional Indian techniques.
Tie-dying and embroidery feature a lot, as well as rich colours (HELLO YELLOW) and beautiful prints.
It’s basically a dream for boho-festival-lovers!
The loose shapes and light cotton fabrics would make them perfect for holidays as well, as Tara very kindly demonstrated here. (Not jealous of her running around on the beach… nope… not at all…)
The cotton they use in their products is all ethically-sourced from India, and it’s such great quality. This dress is one of the softest I’ve ever owned and it’s so super-duper comfy.
They’re also slowly introducing organic cotton more into their fabrics as well, which is amazing.
In fact, their entire fair trade policy is pretty awesome!
They’re one of about a hundred officially-recognised British fair trade shops and it’s super fascinating to read how much of an impact they have on the lives and communities of their workers in India.
So what do we think of my swishy new dress?
Are we digging the print? Do we like the shape?
DO YOU HAVE CHILLS THAT ARE MULTIPLYING AND ARE YOU LOSING CONTROL?
These are all important questions to consider.
*I was kindly gifted the dress by Nomads clothing.
As always, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t blog it! :)
*Thanks to Jasmin for taking these fab photos for me!
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