Hello everybody, I hope you're all doing really well.
I'm back from a gorgeous week in Saint Lucia with Sandals, which was an absolute dream of a week. One full week of relaxation, something both George and I really rather needed. I read three books, had naps throughout the day and drank my body weight in frozen mango daiquiri, it honestly was just what the doctor ordered.
I filled three rolls of film during our week in the Caribbean and I'm planning on getting them developed tomorrow so will share a little round up of our trip as soon as possible.
As gorgeous as it was to feel the sun on my skin and to rewear some of my most favourite of summer pieces again, it sure feels good to be back home, to have socks on my feet (anyone else love the feeling of putting socks on after being bare foot for a week?) and to be back in my winter warmers.
It also feels great to be paying homage to my absolute favourite dress silhouette in today's post, the good old smock dress.
I've always adored smock dresses, the way they look and the way they make me feel so I thought I'd dedicate an entire post to my most loved silhouette today.
The smock dress in question today is one I picked up whilst in Copenhagen last month at the Ganni outlet store. I had no idea that there was a Ganni outlet store in Copenhagen until we sailed passed it whilst on a boat... Yeah really. As huge fans of Ganni Faye and I squealed with excitement and made a point of heading back to check it out the following day.
It was a truly glorious store and certainly one to add to your hit list if you're ever in the incredible city of Copenhagen. Full of the most beautiful Ganni pieces from previous seasons it was really wonderful to be able to see such awesome pieces up close and personal and to try them on before making a purchase.
I've found in the past that Ganni pieces come up a little big, so to try them on in store made a huge difference as I now know the right size for me, hurrah!
I purchased this gorgeous exposed seam smock dress along with a beautiful classic grey coat that I'm sure will feature quite heavily throughout the colder months as it's such a classic and versatile little piece (see a glimpse of it in this post here.) The reason I love smock dresses so much is of course due to the sixties connotations that come with the relaxed silhouette of a smock dress. Smock dresses tend to always be the perfect length for me and my 5ft4 frame and they make me feel awesome. I really love pieces that you can't "feel" when you wear them, you know, pieces that hang beautifully off the body and don't necessarily touch you, meaning they're super comfortable and somewhat care free.
This beauty is quite the exaggerated smock silhouette so I love it even more as despite it being simple in design with it's black cotton base and white contrast stitching, it still feels totally interesting and eclectic with it's exaggerated "tent" like shape.
Adding to the sixties aesthetic with my trusty knee boots that have been given an AW19 update with printed tights, a key trend for this season (learn more here) and a chunky headband too.
In homage to my most loved silhouette I thought I'd scour the internet for some more smock loving to share with you as unfortunately this exact Ganni dress is no longer available to buy. Do let me know which ones take your fancy, I'd LOVE to see you rocking them.