Flowers by the Tree

Hey you guys (said in my best Goonies impression)
I have missed blogging! Typical really as it is terrible weather with torrential rain which makes shooting pics difficult, thankfully yesterday was dry until the evening so we managed to snap a few in the back garden. But yeh, i am definitely glad to say i feel the blogging urges coming back. I’ve even started making lists of outfits again which is something i haven’t done in a while and the creative juices are flowing again, it feels good! I think i just needed the dust to settle after all the upheaval of the past few months.

 I’ve had this dress since New Years day, i bought it in the Matalan sale and when i got it home and tried it on, me and hubs both said it just didn’t sit right. fast forward 5 months and suddenly i really like it on! Its a great length, and so so pretty and super comfy.

I am also **possibly** growing out my fringe. I’m not sure about this yet, i’ve loved having it for the past 18 months, but i think with all the changes and the more easy going nature of how im feeling right now, im enjoying being fringe free, i have been letting my hair just dry naturally and going with it. Easy is the new styling for me.

And this jacket , well its been with me about 7 years. It has a hole in the sleeve, but i can’t bear to get rid of it, plus its just the kinda of style i am loving right now, i guess country/boho/easy-to-wear style is how i would describe where i’m at right now.

Dress: Matalan

Jacket: Asos ( 7 years old)

Boots  & hat: Next

Amber necklace: Gift from hubby

Belt : Primark

Has your style changed much over the years? How would you describe your style? I’d love to know what you think your own style is.



  1. May 12, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    glad to hear you're feeling the blogging urge again:-) i love the dress and i also think you should grow out your fringe for a change! your hair looks really lovely in these pictures! and, i don't think i have a 'style', i just wear stuff i like, haha! x

  2. May 12, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Yay glad you've got your blogging mojo back! Love you in hats rachel!

  3. May 12, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Pretty dress. I'm glad you changed your mind about it just like you did about your blog! I remember reading something on Madewell…"Tomboys who wear dresses"…I think that describes my style pretty well.

    Flounces & Hubbub

  4. May 12, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    Beautiful photos! You look fabulous in vintage.

    blue hue wonderland

  5. May 12, 2013 / 10:58 pm

    I agree – you are lovely in vintage and the county/boho vibe really suits you! Thanks for sharing your great look with Visible Monday.

  6. May 12, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    My style changes all the time.. I've done the punk look, boho hippie… you name it, I've tried it! I find I feel most like "me" now… and that's from not even trying so hard to find my style… just letting it be more organic! 🙂
    I NEED a floppy hat! You look lovely!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us this week!

  7. May 13, 2013 / 2:33 am

    I loooove this dress! And the way you styled it is really cute 🙂 I have a ton of jackets like that and yes, one has a hole in it :p
    I'm not sure how to describe my style, honestly. I'm so glad that I started my blog because my style has changed so much and I'm really happy how my style is changing. I feel very comfortable with the way I'm dressing right now.

  8. May 13, 2013 / 5:28 am

    So glad to see you're back to the blogging world. I love this new country/boho/easy-to-wear style you're sporting, it fits you perfectly. That dress looks lovely on you. I don't have a particular 'style' per say, I just enjoy mixing clothes together and coming up with a fun ensemble.

  9. May 13, 2013 / 10:01 am

    I think the dress looks lovely on you, the whole outfit is great 🙂

  10. May 13, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    I love the dress – and my style has definitely changed over the last several years. These days I try to buy more classic pieces that will last…your hair looks great – I wish mine would look that fab after air drying!!

  11. May 13, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    I definitely like to add more edgy and boho pieces than I used to! Love how you rock those floppies lady!

  12. May 13, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    You look beautiful! Ciao from Italy 🙂

  13. May 13, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    OMG I want that dress its so pretty. However I do love the whole outfit and the boots are pretty nice too…x

  14. May 13, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    you look gorgeous as usual Rachel!! my style has totally changed, i'm more confident in my skin and I know what fits my body! 🙂

    C's Evolution of Style

  15. May 14, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    You look beautiful here, I love the 1970s feel of this!

    Maria xxx

  16. May 18, 2013 / 1:54 am

    You always have the best accessories!

  17. May 21, 2013 / 1:50 am

    This is such a cute summery look. I like that is has a bit of a country feel to it with the floral dress and boots. Your jacket is wonderful too. I definitely don't blame you for not wanting to part with it.

  18. May 23, 2013 / 2:47 am

    Love those cowboy style boots – I keep wanting to get some but I don't know if they would suit me …

    CC x

  19. May 27, 2013 / 10:59 am

    I LOVE this look and you pull it off with style. Great backdrop you have there in your garden…it's interesting but doesn't compete with the clothes.

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