Sunday, 6 September 2009

It'll Do For Me

For years I've been coveting a very particular type of dress that I saw in the CK catalogue ages and ages ago but was tantalisingly out of reach. I've been scouring ebay, fabric shops and look alikes ever since but nothing has come remotely close, apart from this beautiful dress handmade for the lovely Julia at Vintage Heaven, (one of my most favourite and very inspiring blogs - just scroll down the last post to see the frock of dreams!)

Until Friday.

Looking for a jacket Woody had requested, this pretty, pretty thing jumped out at me for a fraction of the price (£16) of THE original dress.

Now admittedly it isn't exactly the same but it comes pretty close, is the type of beautiful black jersey fabric I wanted and looks super with jeans or leggings (I must be mad) or even thick, thick tights.
Sorry for wittering on about purchases again, (especially after all your very kind comments about my latest haul of old junk/treasure, they have made me smile all week, thank you), but this really is such a special one. Hurrah for Peacocks is all I can say!

23 comments:

Pomona said...

Looks a really lovely dress - such a pretty print. What a great find!

Pomona x

Sara said...

Oh my gosh it really is so similar! I remember the dress you mean because this reminds me of it so much!
A brilliant find for sure! x

The Curious Cat said...

Ah I'm so glad you managed to eventually get the dress you wanted - that must be a great feeling and I'm sure you will feel amazing and look fab in it too! Definitely something to shout about! xxx

MelMel said...

Wow, thats lovely, I'll be checking that shop out, my purse can't find the extra £££ for CK frocks, but that one is super and just what I wanted, cheers for the heads up!xxx

anu said...

Lovely dress! And your blog is full of joy and beautiful photos!Great feeling in here!

mollycupcakes said...

Oh it's lovely honey and will look fabulous on. We must see some pics of you wearing it. Basket on one arm full veg and wellies on.
You'll make the front cover of Country Living for sure lol
Have a lovely week.
Hugs,
Catherine x

lou said...

Gorgeous, I was going to get some fabric at the weekend for my mum too make some very similar too that. I agree great with jeans or leggings.

Love Lou xxx

Garden Girl said...

oh wow- how lovely, what a find! No sign on their website though, rubbish.I hope they sell it in our local store, it's beautiful! Just right for Autumn with thick woolly tights.
x

Rubyred said...

Such a pretty dress and such a bargain too!Love your finds in the last post! You're so good at sniffing out bargain treasures!
Rachel x

periwinkle said...

that really is a lovely dress - think I'll have to go check out Peacocks :-)

Ragged Roses said...

Get me to Peacocks is what I say!!! It's beautiful
Kimx

Lucy said...

Soooooooooo pretty! Looks cosy too! Lucy x

julia said...

Thanks for the tip, a quick trip to Peacocks was in order because this was the perfect dress for a friend of mine. Have to admit I was sorely tempted but I managed to resist, there are only so many dresses one should have - then again, maybe I should just check to see if they've still got it!
Love the red necklace with it by the way.
Have a lovely weekend
Julia x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I have the very same dress! Small world. I wore it work yesterday with thick grey tights, red long cardi and tan boots.
I love it.

prettyshabby said...

OOh now that's a preeeeety dress! LOVE it!
love all those amazing finds too Steff..50p for that fab blanket? brilliant!

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

Garden Girl said...

me again- did you buy said dress recently? I have been to three branches of peacocks now and no joy! Am turning into a dress stalker!
xx

Diane said...

What a great find. I'm all for a bargain. xx

retrorose said...

Hah, we have Peacocks in our town. I'll be there super quick! Good to be back catching up with your lovely blog.

Rebecca said...

I'm very happy for you!
I love seeing all your thrifty finds. Keep them coming!

Garden Girl said...

hello-yes please!! you're a star-only I can't find your email address to send you my details, can you email me your email?!!
Woo hoo!
(very excited-and unfortunately, the size is perfect too!)
xx

jill said...

Hi there, sorry but I loved the dress and had to have it too! First time luck my local Peacocks had 3 left in my size!
It fits so well in my wardrobe both for work and weekend, I have thick tights and leggings, flats, and boots and I intend to wear it with all of them and I'm over 50!
thanks for spotting it - keep up the good work!
xxJillxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

It is a lovely dress, very feminine print.It does pay to look for alternatives sometimes.
Isabelle x