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Style: Garden Party

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We had a celebration this weekend for my boyfriends 29th birthday.  We decided to have a BBQ as the weather was nice and enjoy sitting in the garden at my parents house…soon we’ll be inviting everyone to our new house for BBQs!

visiting the Chelsea Flower Show I feel more and more aware of certain
flowers, for example this old English rose (pictured below) with its
innocent elegance.

old english roseannie bean garden

One of the main things I adore about my parent’s house (Bean HQ) is the delightful range of plants Mum has in the garden. 

Primark floral dress

For this particular occasion I decided to wear my new Primark Floral Bow Back Dress, which was £17.00.  I don’t usually shop in Primark but saw this in Selfridges and fell in love.  To me it doesn’t look or feel like typical Primark and its the perfect combination of being feminine, comfortable and summery. 

I played on the aqua flashes from the dress and added my Fossil handbag, totally ideal for using casually but still classic.  I had a little beige cardigan from New Look, my Topshop tan shoes and chunky necklace, all of which seemed to work excellent together.

  What I’m Wearing:

 Dress-  Primark Floral Bow Back Dress – £17.00

Cardigan – New Look Stone Crew Neck Knitted Cardigan – £9.99

Shoes – Topshop Haiti Peepe Toe Cut Out Shoes – £35.00

Bag – Fossil Marlow Flap Shoulder Bag – £119.20

Necklace – Topshop Mini Ball Collar Necklace – £16.50

We had a lovely evening in the garden but soon the weather went a bit cold so we shifted in doors. I absolutely love this dress and many people couldn’t believe it was Primark – me included! Have you been having garden parties?  What have you been wearing?




  1. July 7, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    Hey Paige! Thanks for stopping by. I know I saw it I'm Primark and colouring believe it. The way it's been made as well is far better than I'd of expected from Primakrk… A great bargain!
    Haha that's my dog Ooly 🙂

  2. July 8, 2013 / 11:54 am

    Thanks Diana, ideal for those occassion when you want to dress up but still look quite classy.

  3. July 8, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    Aw this is such a lovely post, you look gorgeous in that dress! Xx

  4. July 9, 2013 / 9:04 am

    Thanks Nora Lilly! That's very sweet. Thanks for finding my blog 🙂 xx

  5. July 9, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    The dress is gorgeous, looks really expensive! But confused self ridges stock primark? Wtf-I've been out of the country too long!

  6. July 12, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Ohh wow! I love the back on that dress! Flabbergasted that it's Primarni too! They've done some really decent stuff recently!

  7. July 14, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Haha I know I was stunned when I saw Primark in Selfridges!

    Thanks for your lovely comments everyone xx

  8. August 2, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Thanks ladies 🙂 Bit of a bargain!

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