Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Primary School Inspired Outfit

Dear readers, 
Not only was this a summer of relishing countless picnics but also resembling one too in this delightfully cheerful, blue, gingham midi dress! The dress is a portal transporting me straight back to my primary school days! For those of you who may be a little confused, let me clarify,  it's customary in the uk during the summer season for primary school girls to wear darling gingham summer dresses varying in colour depending on the school's affiliation. As a child I grew up attending a school where the girls wore red gingham dresses thus I was always wistfully beholding the dresses of the nearby school which were blue (the grass is always greener on the other side).. never would I have envisioned the grown up me actually wearing one! Naturally when I spotted this dress whilst sifting through Primark, I had a truly pinch-me moment when my eyes fell upon it. I stood there all the memories flooding back, reminiscing my longing for a blue dress and decided to honour my younger self's wishes by picking it up. Since acquiring it, the dress has evoked several oh-so-original jokes from those around me, generally along the lines of 'what primary school do you attend Sumeyye'? I love it all the same, it's my 9 yr old dream come true and I appreciate how the dress is an unusual take on the gingham trend this past season. An error of mine however is that I unfortunately neglected to feature the sleeves which are in actuality 3/4 length that widen to form flute sleeves at the end. 
The dress has the a very country-esque quality to it which of course is totally up my street so it should come as no surprise that I paired it with a wicker picnic hamper to add to the country girl persona I was channeling. I decided to further accessorise my outfit by incorporating my trusty denim jacket along with my apple shaped novelty bag to infuse a quirky edge and help passersby form a distinction between me and the school children!
  
What kind of a summer have you all had?













Outfit details: Primark Gingham dress and novelty bag, Zara denim jacket and Clarks t-bar shoes

9 comments:

  1. I feel like my primary school was the only school that didn't have a gingham uniform and I used to be jealous of other schools aha. I thought your dress was vintage! I love the blue gingham (and flute sleeves? Omg sounds like the perfect dress), I need to get myself to a Primark stat! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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    1. Really? I suddenly have a newly found appreciation for my summer dress experience regardless of colour.. it was epitome of summer to wear one! Thank you so much, I'm utterly gutted that i forgot to expose them. By all means, I'm not entirely sure if it's still available but I hope you can find something similar! x

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  2. I just love school uniforms, they're so cute - I wish we as teachers had to wear one too haha, especially if it was red or blue gingham! This dress is super pretty, and I'm so surprised it's from Primark, what a good find! Your apple bag is the perfect accessory to go with it, you do look like you're going for a picnic :D

    Julia x
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    1. Uniforms are super cute agreed, although I do enjoy the liberty of being able to select from a variety of combinations rather than be restricted (overthinking much)! I was in raptures when I stumbled across it, it isn't often that Primark produce such novelty items however when they do..they ace it! A walking picnic more like, thank you very much Julia! x

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  3. You look beautiful in the outfit. I love school uniforms. You look pretty & cute in this dress. Love it:)
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    1. Thank you very much!

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  4. Very Comme des Garcon Comme des Garcon.. you have such great style!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Viv! x

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  5. This is such a cute outfit, I love the summer picnic vibe of the look. Having a browse through your blog and I really like what I see :)
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