14.4.11

Take 10 | Peacocks by Design Dress

Psynopsis Peacocks by Design Dress Rag and Bone Shirt Vintage Belt
Psynopsis Peacocks by Design Dress Straw Hat
Please ignore the grim visage – got a crappy cold and still haven't come to terms with the fact that Fudge is gone… But before I start drowning in self-pity lets focus on ’le dress’, which can be summed up in one word: Pretty. My head fills with dreams of summer picnics on English greens, romantic outings and royal weddings... You could even wear it the right way round, so people could see the cute bow – but I fear this might be a tiny bit too Doris Day for me.


I think everyone had a great time styling the dotty dress. So go and check out Jen, Sarah, MJ, Sherin, Vicki, Ellie, Paula and Harriet. And because Adele is travelling Susie of TakeOutInCouture was so kind to step in.


dress: c/o peacocks, hat: from shop in arezzo/ italy, silk shirt: rag & bone, belt: 2nd hand, shoes: russell & bromley

52 comments:

Susie said...

This looks so lovely on you! I decided to wear mine backwards too (also to avoid the otherwise major Doris Day vibe! So great minds think alike!) I love the addition of the sweater, belt, and hat--such a cute outfit for spring!

sacramento said...

I love your Doris Day part.
Lovely photos, Sabine
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Rachel - Firebird said...

Oh I think this is my favourite so far, I love the softer styling and I particularly love the hat.

Hope you are doing okay, give yourself time to grieve xx

Dancing Branflake said...

I freakin love this dress! You look fabulous in it! I know it's not your style but man you look awesome. I just might have to buy that dress.

E is for Eleanor said...

I LOVE how you've worn it, especially backwards, the bow actually looks lovely at the back :) x

Sherin said...

Hope everything is ok!
I was a huge fan of this dress. It was so prety: perfect for a summer picnic. Love how you wore it backwards. It definitely looks better like that.

Zarna said...

this dress is fabulous on you - love the way you styled & photographed it!

Fashionistable said...

This is a lovely dress. Prefect for the summer and summery events. Hope you are feeling happier soon. Xxxx

Harriet said...

Can I say I really love how you've styled the dress?

It looks almost like a different dress altogether,there's a much more exotic traveller-type edge to the way you've worn it, so different from the English-Rose-Tea-and-Cake image it has on its own.

ediot said...

that dress is so cute, and i really like how you wore it, wonderful photos!
hope you're doing ok lovely
xx

Tanvi said...

This has got to be one of my favorite from the Take 10 so far :)

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WeShop said...

Would never have thought of wearing it back to front but it looks cool. Love the shirt and hat with it. xx

jess said...

That dress is so pretty. I love the bow in the back.

Hannah said...

i think the dress is looking fab the wrong way round. im sure a bit of doris day is ok once in a while haha


Bow Dream Nation xx

Kazuko said...

the dress is so sexy on you. love both versions - with belted shirt and hat as well as without. the colour is perfect for your skin tone and i love the belt the "wrong" way round - surprising and a little ironic.

you know, i really think a lot of you and fudge. to me a pet is a full family member. and the fact that you're still mourning makes you so human and likeable!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

the dress looks great on you and the background of the photos are amazing

Clare said...

I adore these photos and how you did the light. I think you styled it the best for this one. You look amazing.

the nyanzi report said...

Doris Day...ha ha ha, that made me laugh out loud.

I'm not a big fan of Peacocks simply because they need to revamp their design portfolio in order to compete with Matalan and Primark in that price segment of the value sector.

But, having said that, once in a while they come up with some good designs like this dress.

Ashley said...

I really like it with the hat and braid. Very Anne of Green Gables. Not everyone could pull that look off!

I hope you'll be feeling better soon! A cold seems so wrong this time of year. Bah.

Sleekit said...

I love how you always think outside the box in these little stylin challenges, got my vote

Have a great weekend lady

Sleekit x

PinkBow said...

ha, it is quite doris day isn't it. i hadn't thought that until i read that - you are so right! nonetheless, i love the overall look of these pictures and you still made the dress your own.

Milana said...

So pretty. Love the pictures and love the backward bow!

Milana from http://fashionstyleadvice.com

alexandra grecco said...

lovely! love the polka dots ; )

xx
alexandra

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You always ACE the challenge! Love this look. Hope you feel better soon, sweetie and hope you get to enjoy the weekend. xoxo

drollgirl said...

I LOVE YOUR DRESS! IT LOOKS SO GREAT ON YOU!

and your shots, as always, are so great! love the colors, composition, etc. LOVE!

hang in there girl, and i hope you have a nice weekend. :)

Veshoevius said...

I love how you've styled it with the belt and white shirt - looks so elegant and I love the sepia tones of the picture. Beautiful work. I hope you are feeling better. xx

Kellie W. said...

Sorry you're still not feeling well. :( Hopefully it'll start getting easier soon. <3
I love that you wore the dress backwards- it's good to know I'm not the only person who does that sometimes!

vint junky said...

I am so in love with this look sabine, you look beautiful. I'm reminded of old paintings (Seurat?) of ladies boating on the river with their beaus. And I think I like it better back to front xxx

danniekate said...

oh sabine, it looks great! almost like an old western film kinda country charm to it :) xx

Pretty Things said...

love these pic, you look gorgeous, that dress is super pretty too

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polka dot said...

Oh Sabine I didn't realise you're back posting! I'm glad - and still sad for you about Fudge. And I love this dress. This is the exact kind of dress I can't wear: all the more reason that I love it. I actually have one similar - H&M - except almost strapless, with tiny spaghetti straps. And I still can't wear it.

So I love the way you styled it, and all the others - is that Paula who wore it with a tee? And I love the bow on the back. And the photography.

Hope to see you soon. xx

janettaylor said...

Just perfect on U!

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Nnenna said...

This dress is so gorgeous- love the polka dots and pleats! I think I would wear it with the bow in front because I'm just girly like that =)

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Cindy Whitehead said...

You look gorgeous in it. It reminds me of the dress Julia Roberts wore to the polo match in pretty woman. Beautiful! And again I am so sorry about Fudge - it's so hard losing part of ones family. xo

Noelle Chantal said...

Beautiful dress, beautiful hat, beautiful polo, belt and background. :) You always perfect this kind of shoot, very cute! :)

Fashionistable said...

Are you OK, on the mend? Worried you havent posted for a while. Xxxx

Maddy said...

I think this is my favorite Take 10piece so far! It looks lovely and lady like on everyone! And it's flattering on all shappes and sizes!

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-it does look fabulous on you, the style, cut and print are just perfect for summer days, really lovely indeed xx

Emma said...

You look lovely, what a versatile piece. Brilliant for summer! x

Kavery said...

Wearing it backwards works so well. The pleating falls beautifully because of the fabric

Isabel said...

i love that you wore it backwards :)

Diamond Cat said...

Nice and interesting blog! ~

Diamond Cat said...

Nice and interesting blog! ~

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Lovely dress!
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Angeles Almuna Design said...

Beautiful dress, love the back with the bow ribbon....and you look so pretty.
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Monique said...

Love your take on this dress and lovely photos!

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Leia said...

I just love that dress Sabine! And your hair and hat work perfectly with it.

Leia

Heather said...

very ladylike, but I think you should take up the hemline, up up!

Haute World said...

What a great piece! It's like the perfect tea dress, but I'm glad you left the bow on the back. I think that would be overkill otherwise. Hope you're enjoying the great weather we have!

P.S. And I'm definitely up for lunch at The Wapping Project if you ever have time!

wardrobeexperience said...

this sdress is absolutly adorable--- love it.

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Victoria said...

What a lovely look...Makes me think of summer. xx