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I bought this dress before Christmas when Sarah and I went to the Next Afternoon Tea in London.  We made time to pop to a little shop in Soho called 52 Greek Street as we'd heard from Roisin there were some bargainous dresses in there.  I was immediately drawn to this dress, initially because of the Peter Pan collar and the cut but then because of the beautiful fabric.  I'm not exactly sure of who makes the fabric but the print is sort of a mix of some ladies in Spanish dress, some cowgirls, roses and some other brightly coloured loveliness! It's by a company called Moixa that I haven't heard of before, it was reduced from £98 to £26 which was a bit of a billy bargain!

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dress: moixa, £26 // shoes: schutz

I joked with Sarah when I tried it on that it would be a pre-lunch dress.  You know how a dress fits in the morning and then come the afternoon it feels tight and uncomfortable? I'm not sure this dress would survive the afternoon bloat, nor would it probably fit now I've put on a few post-Christmas lbs, but hopefully they'll be gone soon and I can whip it out of the wardrobe once more.

I've made a New Year's Resolution to only straighten my hair twice a week, rather than the twice a day I was doing before (and subsequently really, horrendously damaging my hair).  This is what it looks like when I blow-dry it, it's not perfect but it's definitely better than not being able to ever grow my hair past shoulder-length! So you may see some rather shaggy, unkempt hairstyles from me over the coming months!

I don't have much news to share today as, truthfully, I've really not achieved a lot since Jan 1st! We booked this week off work as we wanted to spend some time at home after being away for Christmas and it has been perfect, and so needed, to just have some relaxing time.  We've watched 12 episodes of Orange Is The New Black, made a dent in the Christmas chocolate, been to the cinema to watch Hunger Games/Catching Fire (awesome), I've had my nails shellac-ed and... that's about it! Yesterday I said to Tom I felt terrible that I hadn't really done anything (I didn't even get dressed until about 5pm) and he told me that I have to remember that it's okay to do that sometimes.  I am very hard on myself when I have lazy days when there's so much to do around the house and I need to learn how to relax a bit more.

I hope you've all had lovely, relaxing weekends - after about a week of rain we have a small window of blue sky which is going to last about an hour apparently so I'm off for a walk/jog around the block to get some fresh air.

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32 comments

  1. Lovely dress! x

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  2. Your hair looks lovely! As does that amazing dress. We recently watched orange Is The New Black and loved it, can't wait for the next season. x

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  3. I'm going to have to hunt this place down!
    Sophie
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  4. That's just what my Thom says to me; that I need to learn to relax. He's a bit of a master at chilling out and doing nothing.
    Your hair looks lovely blow dried I reckon! x

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  5. Fab dress...suits you and emphasises your tattoo's. x

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  6. GAHH I commented on my phone but it didn't work! Anyway as soon as I saw you post this on FB I headed over to get a better look. Rosie is looks gorgeous on you! I love it! X

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  7. I love it when a busy outfit such as that can be pulled off. Way to go.

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  8. This is GORGEOUS! It looks ace on you! x

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  9. You look lovely in this! The fabric is Las Senoritas by Alexander Henry. Moxia is 52 Greek Street's own brand! I have one of their dresses, also made from Alexander Henry fabric and I love it x

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    1. Thanks Roisin! Funnily enough I thought it might be Alexander Henry as I made a cushion out of some similar fabric a while ago and that was him - I couldn't for the life of me remember his name though so thankyou! I also didn't know this was their own brand! Awesome :) xo

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  10. That dress really is beautiful Rosie, the pattern is amazing! x

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  11. Love the dress http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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  12. I enjoy seeing your dresses! Your style and mine are very different and I enjoy that very much. I live on the East Coast of the United States. There's one reason our styles would be different! :) I think I found you via your yurt post. I want to stay in one sometime.

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  13. Looks amazing on you! Love finding little boutiques to shop in. x

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  14. This dress is beautiful and such a bargain! It looks amazing on you.
    You definitely shouldn't feel bad for having a lazy day, we all need lazy days every now and again. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  15. The dress is so pretty! I love the brightly colored print

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  16. You look beautiful Rosie and your hair looks great. Loving reading your inspirational posts. A lot of the things you have been posting recently really resonate with me.

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  17. I love this dress. Such a bargain. I've been on holiday from work then start maternity leave on Friday and my husband keeps telling me I need to learn its ok to relax and not do anything. I've had a list if jobs each day and its been driving him crazy!

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  18. SUCH a unique print, what a great find. Hannah x

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  20. That is an incredible discount! and such a quirky, unique dress- love your style! :) xx

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  21. It's totally okay to just relax sometimes! Your body will thank you for it, too.

    You look beautiful in this dress, sweetpea.

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  22. That dress is stunning, and you look wonderful in it!

    I'm similar to you because I'm pretty tough on myself, but I'm slowing learning that it's okay to relax and not be running around 24/7.

    Amy :-)

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  23. Definite bargain. I think that I'm the same, I'm really hard on myself when I haven't done something productive during a day off, a weekend or whatever, and this year I've decided I'm really going to try not to be so hard on myself.

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  24. This is amazing, I really love the print! Relaxing can feel like wasted time but it really isn't!

    Maria xxx

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  25. I've never noticed your tattoos before, what are they of?

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  26. I am exactly the same when I have a lazy day! It is tough to simply stop when you are so used to the 'go'. PS: That dress is a beaut!

    Faye x

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  27. Wow, that dress is incredible! I'm so in love with the print! Beautiful!

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  28. Moixa is a brand of it's own. The dresses made for the Soho shop are exclusive to them, but not own brand. It's something we do for a lot of our clients.

    And you do look great in it :)

    Moixa Ltd - London
    imagine@moixaclothing.com

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  29. Thanks for sharing this great article,Blogs are style in good format and your dress is beautiful.

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