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OOTD – A Family Day Out In My New 1950s Dress

August 18, 2013

Today we went for a little family outing to Claremont Landscape Garden in Esher. This National Trust garden is one of my very favourite places to go. It’s simply stunning. It is the garden attached to Claremont House the former home of Princess Charlotte (If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know about my Princess Charlotte obsession)

The garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century and has stunning walkways and a fabulous lake with a little island. The is also a small tower and a lakeside grotto. One of my favourite parts is the grass amphitheatre which is extremely rare.

Claremont is well worth a visit and even has a little play area for children. We always enjoy a good run around and explore and there is just enough history to interest my older daughter without it becoming boring. We had lot’s of fun playing Victorian dress up in the little thatched cottage.

Today I wore my new original 1950s dress which I bought at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair at Old Spitalfields market a few weeks ago. I love this thick cotton dress which fits beautifully and is in perfect condition. It also only cost me ยฃ40 which isn’t much for such a well preserved 50s dress. I have to apologise for the pictures not showing the dress off well enough my camera was not on the right setting and it shows! I didn’t really accessorise the outfit as I got ready in about 5 minutes and ran out of the house. I think the dress would look great with a belt and petticoat and some vintage hair. So I will try and do a better outfit post with it soon.

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    vitreousvictoria
    August 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    A wonderful dress!

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    thevintagetraveler
    August 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    What a lovely place!
    I love that you have given the dress a casual look with your ponytail and ballet flats. Cute!

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      vintagefrills
      August 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you. It’s nice wearing vintage as an everyday day thing. Definitely doesn’t always need to be dressed up!

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    Shybiker
    August 19, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Gorgeous dress. You bring it to life!

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    Fay
    August 19, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Loving the photos hun and very happy you decided to go self hosted ๐Ÿ˜€

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      vintagefrills
      August 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you sweets. Need to take you vintage shopping. I wanna play stylist! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    catwalkcreative
    August 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Your dress is lovely. And it doesn’t need any accessories! It’s just great as it is.

    Lovely place to visit. That’s my perfect day out too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      vintagefrills
      August 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you! It was a lovely day and I felt amazing in my lovely dress!

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    Miss Fairchild
    August 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    That dress is just lovely on you!

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      vintagefrills
      August 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you! When I saw it, I knew it was meant to be! I will be keeping this one forever!

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    Jessica Cangiano
    August 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Terrifically pretty dress! The last photo of you two walking hand-in-hand together is so sweetly priceless.

    โ™ฅ Jessica

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      vintagefrills
      August 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I love that pic too. Might have to put it in a frame!

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    gemgemgoesglobal
    August 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    so lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€ by the wy, this may seem strange, but i found this link on facebook and immediately thought of you and the stool you made. thought you might quite like what they have to offer ๐Ÿ™‚ maybe your little girl would like the wee owls?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://www.facebook.com/LovelyButtonsCrafts

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      vintagefrills
      August 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I’m loving all your recommendations! Thank you sweetie. Xxx

      • gemgemgoesglobal
        August 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        you are very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ i like a bit of interaction between bloggers, we are a community after all ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

      • vintagefrills
        August 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        Exactly! Xxx

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