So Blue at the Château de Fontainebleau

Dress ~ Miss Candyfloss
Hair Flowers ~ Shazam Hair Flowers
Brooch ~ Vintage
Shoes ~ Soft Spots

For our second stop on our “Weekend of Châteaus” we traveled about an hour south of Paris to the Château de Fontainebleau. I have been wanting to see this Palace since our first trip to France, and honestly I have no idea why we haven’t made it there before this. I suppose with so many wonderful things to see in France it’s hard to choose what to see.

Unfortunately several of the rooms were closed and they were doing a lot of reconstruction during our visit, which means there were so many more people going through the same rooms as us. We were not able to get as many photos and see as many things as we wanted, so I guess we’ll just have to go back at another time. I suppose that I can make that sacrifice for you 🙂

I recently received this dress to review from Miss Candyfloss, it’s part of their new Housewife Collection, and I am in love with it.

I’m a sucker for a shirtwaist dress, and this one has such a darling silhouette and details that I couldn’t pass it up. The fit is perfect and it’s a good weight, not to light not to heavy. I really like the little buttons on the sleeves and the slight peter pan collar give is that feminine touch.

I really love the combination of blue and yellow and I had planned to find some yellow shoes to go with this outfit, but alas I didn’t find what I was looking for before our trip. So the yellow flowers will have to be enough. The dress does come with a matching belt, but I liked the way a small white belt looks with it.

 

Dress Review ~ Penelope Dress from Dolly and Dotty

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When Dolly and Dotty contacted me and asked me to review a dress* for my blog, I have to admit, I’d never heard of the brand and was a little hesitant. But I was pleasantly surprised with not only their large selection, but also that their sizes go up to a UK 24 in most styles.

It was difficult to chose which dress I wanted, but ultimately I chose the Penelope Day Dress in the Light Blue Floral pattern, and I just adore it. With it’s adorable 1950s style and wonderful details, it’s a great cotton day dress for any gal. The only thing that would make it perfect is the addition of pockets.

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Penelope Dress ~ Dolly and Dotty
Hair Flowers ~ Shazam Vintage Hair Flowers
Clip-in Bettie Bangs ~ ProExtensions
Vintage Yellow Earrings ~ Gift from a lovely friend
Vintage Pink Rose Brooch ~ Thrifted
Fuchsia Suede Penny Loafers ~ Natualilzer
Vintage Embroidered Purse ~ Flea Market
Lipstick & Liner ~ Dita Von Tesse lipstick with Cherry liner from MAC Cosmetics

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I love the details like contrasting yellow piping and covered buttons. My dress came with two belts (I’m not sure if they always come with two), one with matching fabric and one yellow to match the piping. I love having options!

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A little bit about the company:
“Created from a love of 1950’s fashion, Dolly and Dotty is about creating the most fabulous vintage inspired fashion with a modern flattering fit. We aim to provide our customers with outstanding service, high quality products and beautiful retro prints, all at an affordable price.
Whether you’re a rockabilly rebel, you have floral fever or you’re a day dress diva, we have something for you! All of our dresses are designed in Brighton, by our wonderful design team.”

Connect with Dolly and Dotty
Website: http://www.dollyanddotty.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DollyandDotty
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dolly_and_dotty
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/dollyanddottyUK/
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dollyanddotty/


*Disclaimer:  I received this complimentary dress to review on my blog.  All opinions are my own.

Outfit Review ~ Vivien of Holloway

4:21:16 - 9 I have to admit, I was absolutely giddy when I was contacted* by Vivien of Holloway to review an outfit for them. I adore the two Kitty dresses I have from them and I was super excited to try something new.

When I received my 1950’s Circle Skirt in Red Tartan and Raglan Blouse I was immediately in love. I adore anything in a tartan pattern, and the colors in this skirt are beautifully vibrant.

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The length is perfect and it has such a wonderful sweep to it. This would look amazing with a petticoat.

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The Raglan Blouse is truly perfection. The collar is nice and wide, and the cotton fabric has a nice weight to it, so it’s great for all seasons.

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*Disclaimer:  I received this complimentary outfit to review on my blog.  All opinions are my own.

Sheila-Lee – Pantskirt/Playsuit by Miss Candyfloss

Our plans to attend a festival on Saturday were foiled by stormy and very windy weather, however it gave me a great opportunity to wear my new Pantskirt/Playsuit from Miss Candyfloss. Everyone knows that I do not hold any love for trousers. I rarely wear them and when I do, I very rarely document it. When I saw this outfit on the Miss Candyfloss website, I thought it might be a great alternative to wearing a traditional trouser. The weather on Saturday was, as my husband describes it, a “Skirt Alert” day. I’ve been know to accidentally “flash” innocent bystanders when a gust of wind decides to pick up my skirt. So I thought this playsuit might be a safer bet.

I love this playsuit (to be honest I really don’t know what to call it). It’s comfortable, adorable and there is no chance of me flashing anyone if the wind picks up. I love the front pockets (there are two small pockets on the bum as well), and it comes with the belt. Since it is all one piece, it is a bit difficult to get if off, so it’s not an outfit I would want to wear all day and, *ahem*, have to use the facilities, if you get my drift 🙂 But it is a great alternative to regular trousers and will give me an opportunity to change up my wardrobe a bit.

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Pantskirt/Playsuit ~ Miss Candyfloss
Vintage Brooch ~ Daisy’s Vintage Jewlery (on Instagram)
Shoes ~ Cobb Hill
Hair Snood ~ Etsy
Lips ~ Besame Red Lipstick with Ruby Woo Lipliner

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