6th, August, 2011

..& The Joan Holloway Dress Winner!

I have had this velvet dress hanging in my wardrobe for months. I am constantly gazing at it, and of course I try it on regularly, but the problem is that it is just too hot! Finally the winter months are upon Christchurch, so I’m able to wear it! The weather has been blustery as of late; perfect for velvet wearing, so I slipped on the dress before venturing to a nearby stream. There were many ducks; all of which seemed to be fascinated by Barnaby – they possibly thought his camera was a loaf of bread? They were constantly side-eyeing him and stepping closer and closer. It was all very sweet!

I would also like to say a hearty congratulations to the Joan Holloway dress winner, Sasha! Thank you to all of the wonderful entries!

55 Comments on “Milkmaid Braids & Velvet Dresses”

  1. So perfectly lovely! The dress, the braids, the duck story… Perfect day! I love the lace at the bottom of the dress! Is the lace attached to the dress, or is it a slip? I let the lace of my slips show and I love the loveliness it adds =)

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  2. I love how dark these photos are. Very dramatic, just like your velvet dress. The collars, cuffs and hem are beautiful little touches.

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  3. Oh God I so love that dress! It has both my favorite fabric and my favorite color! Great one, it looks beautiful on you 😉

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  4. Thank you for your sweet comments, it really means alot. I love this dress, I think I had a very similar one when I was younger xxx

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  5. i love love love love love velvet anything!!!
    you look so beautiful Jo!!!

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  6. I love your braids! I absolutely cannot wait for the day when my hair is long enough to emulate this super cute hairstyle. It’s getting there but I have a little while longer to go. Love, love, love that velvet dress. I felt so happy when I read that you finally had an opportunity to wear it! :-)

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  7. Love the look Jo!! You make a beautiful model..
    I would love to see how you did your braids like that. Perhaps a tutorial?

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  9. This dress is perfect for a winter’s day… i love the lace slip underneath too. The milk maid braids go so perfect with this dress and so well with the shape of your face. Happy Winter!

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  10. Oh my!! You are stunning! I just love your braids. Your style is incredible! I’m so happy I finally made my way to your blog. Thanks for all of your sweet comments! :-)

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  11. That. Velvet. Dress. Is. So. Amazing. Seriouslly, I think there is just something so romantic about any velvet dress. And I especially love the little lace detail making its peekaboo appearance. Goodness, I adore milkmaid braids so much. I just don’t think they’d look right on my head….even though I’ve never actually tried them. Well…there’s a first time for everything!

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  12. Love this dress, the collar, the cuff, the lace… Can’t wait for cold days myself!
    And I completely understand why people asked about your Heidi hairdo, it looks amazing. I think I’ll try it tomorrow.

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  13. OH my gosh Jo! You look gorgeous, like always! :) I love the velvet dress, and the milkmaid braids look so pretty on you!

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