Thursday, 14 April 2011

Sandy Circles...

I wasnt too excited about this Take Ten challenge at first..I was worried that the sandy coloured spots would wash me out and make me look ill..or worse dead..but when I received this dress in the post courtesy of Peacocks by Design and slipped it on and looked in the mirror I was deeeelighted! It fitted like a dream, the colour seems to work well with my skin tone mixed with ivory and the pleated chiffon skirt was bang on trend..

I kept the styling simple and girly..

over sized pearls..check

giant flower hair pin..check

open toe flats and ankle socks..check..







Dress: Peacocks By design, Pearls: Primark, Flower pin: H&M, Socks: Asos, Butterfly Flats: Random boutique


Taking these photos on a lovely hot sunday afternoon in this pretty location, in this pretty dress made everything feel so romantic..and I just wanna say thank you so much to my other half Dave for always supporting my blog and no matter what the weather taking my photos for me..without him Magpie Girl wouldn't be half of what it is today..xo


Here is how the other lovely Take Ten ladies styled their dresses: so many good ideas of toher ways to wear it! Be sure to check them out: Jen, Mj, Ellie, Sabine, Sarah, Sherin Paula, Harriet and a special thank you to Susie for stepping in for this challenge as sadly Adele has decided to leave.
So what do you guys think? Who styled it the best in your opinion?

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69 comments | Sandy Circles...

bee. said...

You look absolutely beautiful - so so classy and ladylike. I love the locations in these photos too! Your butterfly flats are delightful too.

"Shiney's Blog" said...

I love your outfit! This is what i really like, vintage-dreamy look! you look great!

Hazel said...

This colour looks fab on you. Great retro look x

Alex said...

Isn't it funny that you all seemed quite wary of this one and you all look absolutely stunning in it? It's something that doesn't need too much styling IMO, but I love all the different tweaks and accessories that you've all tried out with it.

Gertrude said...

That dress screams cuteness! Really like the way you styled it, as well as the ones in #1 and #5.

FitznBitz said...

It's always handy to have a check list eh!!? :)

Rachel - Firebird said...

You look fantastic.

I have to say, I love the red frames of your glasses, they look amazing with your hair

The Daily Fashionista said...

I love the way you styled the dress! It makes me happy to see spring is flourishing everywhere:) hehe..

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Sophie said...

I LOVE this dress, it has my name written all over it! I love the little bow on the front. Its so girly and lovely!
You look amazing in it, love the flower in your hair!

PinkBow said...

you look absolutely lovely, i agree it really suits your colouring

Rachel said...

This looks really pretty and girly x

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Wonderful outfit <33

Julia said...

I am totally in love with this outfit! It's so cute!

I myself would change the shoes and socks with wedges. But that's just me.


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I am in love with this look, it's so cute!

yeahzel said...

the dress is so cute. i really love the ribbon detail on the belt.

Jazzabelle said...

oh this skirt is just adorable, i love the pleats and muted colours! it's very you and suits you perfectly. xx

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

This looks totally adorable on you. I love the way you've styled the dress. I especially love your shoes - so darling!

Rebecca said...

That dress is really pretty. I like the ankle socks and shoes together.

Nikki said...

this dress is super lovely :) you look so pretty :) and I love your photo-effect, these look so old! x

Susan said...

I adore how you styled this dress, especially with the socks and shoes--such a cute idea! I really love how you captured the movement of the fabric in the first photo too--it is such a fun flowy dress for spring, isn't it!

HiFashion said...

I absolutely love how girly and pretty this dress was. The flower in your hair goes perfectly with the dress.

E is for Eleanor said...

Vicki this is amazing! The socks and gorgeous shoes just make this standout! xx

jennifer june said...

For me, your styling of this dress is perfect! the little ankle socks and the pearls make it so cute and keep the young, fresh tone of the dress. AMAZING!xxx

Harriet said...

I absoluely love the fun summery way you've worn the dress! The shoes are such a perfect addition too.

Erika said...

Wow, that dress is so gorgeous on styled it perfectly!

Fashionistable said...

It looks lovely on you. Great with your red hair. Where in NI are you from? I am originally from Belfast. Xxxx

WeShop said...

The ankle socks were a brilliant idea - a really pretty and dreamy look. xx

Margaret said...

Awwh ur style is the best ! that dress really suits you <3 and oh oh those pictures are fab !

SabinePsynopsis said...

The socks are the perfect touch, Vicki. Lovely!

Whimsically Random said...

I love this like every element of it, the butterfly flats, ankle socks, pearls, flower wow its beautiful!! styled so well makes me really want this dress :)

Hannah said...

you look so pretty and i love the socks and shoes combo

Bow Dream Nation xx

Shinigami_U said...

Lovely dress.

Gem said...

oooh I love it. I was excited about the new Pearl Lowe collection but the material wasn't very nice so I hoipe this range is nicer xx

Madeline Quaint said...

Beautiful dress and absolutely lovely accessories. The pearls, the butterfly flats and the flowers, both in your hair and in the background... Dreamy!

K said...

Very pretty. I'm really quite jealous of your shoes!

The pictures make me nostalgic for the warm weather, though. Where did it go?

K xx

kay eh tea ei. said...

aw so nice! love your hair and you're gorgeous! xo.

Stefany said...

So beautiful, love the dress xx

Lizzy Lips said...

Those shoes are AMAZE! I always say it but beautiful pictures as usual Vicki.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Everyone looks really lovely. Your hair looks so beautiful with the dress and I love how you styled it. You used the perfect accessories!

Emma said...

this dress is so you with the bow at the front and all, very cute

Paddy Razzi said...

Love the look - the socks are so cute how you have paired them with the heels! :)

Come on over to Cindy's House x

vivI.Iviv said...

in love IN LOVE iN lOve in love!!!!!!!! x


Brooke said...

I actually think you've styled it best. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a regular reader! Looking at all the pics you def stand out. :)

What is this Take Ten thing (I'm a regular reader but still relatively new!!)?

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A Certain Vintage said...

ahh i ADORE the pleats in the skirt! I got a great dress in the peacocks pearl lowe collection, got it altered to my size exactly and just adore it now! Beautiful, romantic photos :)

daisychain said...

the colours of that dress suit you perfectly x

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love this! I love the bow and the pleated skirt, so pretty.

alexandra grecco said...

so sweet! really love your photos ; )


giddynici said...

Very pretty. Looks great with the big pearls! x

Danielle said...

You look amazing in these pictures! This outfit has a very vintage / romantic feel to it, love it!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

um, hello stunning woman!!! this is amazing!

Maria said...

I can't decide, you all look gorgeous! I love the socks with it :)

Maria xxx

Charlotte said...

Great job, Vicki. It looks gorgeous with your skin tone :]]
Also- I gave you the Versatile Blogger award on my blog ( You can repost if you like :]]

Charlotte xxx

Marissa said...

This dress is adorable, and I love how you styled it to be so over-the-top girly. :)

Angela said...

This dress is gorgeous, and I love the way you've styled it with the socks and flats! xx

Winnie said...

Oh the dress looks adorable on you, it looks awesome with your hair colour too, it kind of livens it up!

Kirstin Marie said...

This dress is so beautiful, I absolutely love it! You look so lovely.

Ivonne said...

I LOVE how you styled the dress! Especially with the big flower and your socks and flats! :D

x, I

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hey Vicki, thanks for visiting the other day and your sweet comment! i have to say i really dig your header and button designs, nice with the background color too.

this is definitely not a wash-out, you are so pretty and your dress is the little bow belt and butterfly flats. happy weekend. ♥

Brooke said...

Wow, I love it, thanks for clarifing for me! If there is even an Australian version I want to know about it! *lol

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Annabelle Fleur said...

Wow, this dress looks amazing on you! I can't get over how beautiful your hair is!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!!!


Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥nice post.)) love your blog♥

vicki! said...

I love the girly style of this dress, and although it isn't something that I would wear myself, I think it screams classic lady wear. Beautiful!


ashton said...

love the print on your dress

Stef / Diversions said...

Adorable :) The dress looks great on you and I love how you styled it!

Tríona said...

Must agree with all of the above, totally love the way you've styled this. If I'd seen it on a hanger, wouldn't have thought it could look this lovely! I think ankle socks make everything ok these days :) Just stumbled across your blog now, so lovely. Also, I adore your hair! I was deliberating going that colour for so long, but didn't want to interfere with my natural colour, which is a lighter red than that. So yes, wonderful blog.

in Aie's shoes said...

cute dress! You're a doll!

Lydia said...

Love this dress! So pretty.

xStroutx said...

You look gorgeous! Love the dress and the shoe/sock combo! Also, you have my dream hair :o)

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