Wearing Gingham in the Rain – OOTD

A couple of days ago I ventured into the city with Fay for a day of taking photos and exploring. The weather in London has been a little unpredictable of late. Sun one minute, stormy skies the next. It has been impossible to know whether to go out in a raincoat or a summer dress! My take on unpredictable weather is to dress for the sunshine and if necessary get wet. There is nothing worse than having to carry a coat and umbrella round on a hot day after all.

20140814-203151.jpgThe dramatic stormy sky made for amazing photos and the view from Madison just can’t be beaten.

We mostly stayed around St Paul’s to take lot’s of pictures before stopping for champagne at Madison and take in the incredible view across the city. We then crossed the river and wandered along the Southbank to watch the sunset. I took a lot of photos which I am saving for another post.


I wore a dress from Laura Ashley which I had wanted for absolutely ages, but not managed to buy. I was delighted when I spotted a brand new one on eBay last week and managed to get it for a bargain £28. I love it so much I want it in more colours now! Thanks you to Fay for taking my pictures for me. Excuse my hair, I had been rained on quite a bit by this point!

Standard telephone box shot, I felt like a total tourist doing this! Does anyone still use phone boxes?

20140814-203213.jpgPhotos taken using Nikon DC40, Nikon S9500 and iPhone 5.

More London photos coming soon!


  1. catwalkcreative August 15, 2014 / 5:41 am

    Absolutely stunning photography! Nice dress too! xx

    • vintagefrills August 22, 2014 / 9:51 am

      Thank you! xxx

  2. Jessica Cangiano August 15, 2014 / 9:36 am

    That is such a marvelous dress! I love that LA still produces such classic, feminine garments. Congrats on scoring it for a great deal on eBay – bargains always make wishlist items feel all the more sweet!

    ♥ Jessica

    • vintagefrills August 22, 2014 / 9:52 am

      I’ve really fallen in love with some of Laura Ashley’s new designs, lot’s of gorgeous 1950s shapes and novelty prints. xxx

  3. Raelou August 16, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    That first shot of St Paul’s from the Madison is fantastically amazing

    • vintagefrills August 22, 2014 / 9:53 am

      Thank you, I was so lucky to have a storm on it’s way as it made for the perfect photo!

  4. Porcelina August 20, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    AMAZING first photo!! That dress is wonderful on you too, I had also spied that in Laura A but hadn’t wanted to part with the full price on it. Looks great on you, maybe I’ll have to look on ebay as well! P x

  5. Fay September 2, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I just LOVE this dress you looked amazing in it. Such an amazing day 😀

    • vintagefrills September 2, 2014 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you sweetie. You will have to borrow it some time as you’d look great in it too. Thanks for taking my pics for me. Can we do it again soon please. xxx

      • Fay September 2, 2014 / 5:41 pm

        Oh indeed I will! No probs hunny and most definitely we can! xx

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