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A Day At Kew Gardens, ft Seamstress of Bloomsbury


After being fortunate enough to enjoy 18 months of maternity leave and part time work, my wife recently returned to full time employment. It’s been a huge adjustment not just for her, but for us as a family. We have become acutely aware of how quickly time is passing, and how fast our little boy is growing up. So cliche, yet so true. As a result, we have made a pact to spend as much quality time together as possible, as the three (four, if you include the feral dog! haha) and with our families.

I’m a total Mummy’s girl and love nothing more than being around my Mumma. And she loves nothing more than having her Grandson around. We try to spend as much time together and the other week my wonderful wife surprised me with a trip to Kew Gardens to see my Mumma and Step-Dad. Thanks to this unusual summer heatwave we have been having this year, we had the most perfect day. We walked and walked, let the boy run barefoot through the trees, picnicked and watched an amazing ariel artist in the Temperate House. Utter, utter bliss. I spent a lot of time at Kew Gardens as a child and want my son to grow up with the same free range happy memories. Every year my whole family gets together to go to the Christmas at Kew light show, which we all look forward to.

But, in true blogger style, every day out is an opportunity to snap photos and one that would have been simply too good to miss in such fabulous surroundings. I chose to wear this gorgeous Peggy Wrap Dress that I was gifted by one of my favourite brands, Seamstress of Bloomsbury. Accessorised with a faux wicker handbag I picked up in a charity shop and some pumps, it was the perfect outfit for a day out. Made from an authentic 40’s style Rayon fabric, the dress is light and comfortable even on a really hot day. The wrap style means that it is fully adjustable and therefore really is perfect for any figure – CiciMarie recently worked this style as a maternity dress and looked ahhmazing. My small bust, big derriere was no trouble in this dress, and refreshingly, it didn’t gape at the chest!!

As usual, my measurements sit at 35, 28, 42 and I went for the size 10, which was spot on. Priced at £79, I appreciate it’ll be at the higher end of some people’s budgets, but you get what you pay for and with SoB, that always means quality. With 20 colour ways and prints, in sizes 8 – 18, you’re sure to find something to suit.

So far this month we have had our day out at Kew, explored new pubs, a visit to Southend-on-sea, Sunday we are heading down to Dorset. I can’t wait to see where the rest of the summer will take us (and I’m sure I can convince the wife that daytrips = perfect blog photo ops 😉 ).

Disclaimer – this dress was kindly gifted to me by Seamstress of Bloomsbury however all opinions are my own honest views. I do not accept any items that I wouldn’t genuinely purchase myself.

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