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The Great Yorkshire Fashion Show

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As promised here is a peek at some of the glorious outfits I got to witness at last week's Great Yorkshire Show. The Fashion Show took place in the Fashion Pavilion and featured a mixture of graduate designers, high-street brands and couturiers.

With so many beautiful dresses on show I was hard pushed to say which was my favourite (though I think James Steward's gowns may have just swung it!) Which do you like best?

Designers and Collections:

Batley College of Art and Design
Sheffield Hallam University
Charlotte Lucy
Phase Eight
Hull School of Art and Design
Hobbs
James Steward Couture
Beth Hirst (Millinery)















The Great Yorkshire Show 2015

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I have been dreaming of the perfect day out at Great Yorkshire Show for a while - and this week I got my wish. After missing out in recent years, I finally managed to get time off work to visit this annual celebration of all things rural and Yorkshire.

I grew up in a rural community and love spending time in the great outdoors. I'm also very aware of where my food comes from - I always ensure my food is free-range and do my best to shop local. Events like this are pretty much paradise for a foodie like me, but they also support other local businesses and help to maintain/promote countryside traditions which might otherwise be lost.

After a short journey I arrived at the show ground. The sun was beating down, there were ice cream vans everywhere, and white tents as far as the eye could see. I grabbed a quick mid-morning snack and settled down to watch the sheep shearing competition. It's safe to say I have no idea what the rules were - or even who the winner was - but it was a …

Mirror Mirror

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I fell for this dress the moment I put it on. It's the kind of dress that makes you love every bit of your body the way you should. The bold yet intricate print is cleverly designed to draw attention to the body's curves in just the right way.

However, while the mirrored print is bold, the colour palette is understated - which means you can be very flexible when choosing accessories to pair it with. I stuck to neutrals for this post but it works equally well with metallics and pastels.

I have been meaning to photograph it for ages. Sadly I left it a bit too late and this dress is no longer stocked on the ASOS website. However I did manage to find some similar options here, here and here.

Dress: ASOS
Shoes: Next (Similar here)
Bag: H&M (Similar here)












Introducing Indi

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Last weekend we had another uncommonly good burst of sunshine, so I decided to put my previous troubles with self-shooting behind me and photograph a post on my new ASOS Tall shorts. Unfortunately Indi had other ideas.

I've introduced my dogs once before on the blog but Indi is not the sort of girl who likes to be outshone - so after my last post she took matters into her own paws.

You would never know it but Indi is actually a senior citizen. The problem is, in her head she's still 10 months old, rather than 10 years. We called her Indi after Indiana Jones, and she likes to live up to her name. 
Top: F&F (similar here) Shorts: ASOS Tall (exact ones here) Shoes: Primark Sunglasses: Accessorize






I Love Lucy

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This little lady belongs to a friend of ours and recently came to spend her holidays with us. She's a golden retriever and she's super cute.

With the heatwave the UK has had this week, we've had to keep the dogs inside or in the shade most days so that they don't over heat. So when evening rolled around the other day, we headed out into the sunset to let Lucy stretch her legs. This dress is perfect for a summer evening stroll.







































Dress: Therapy at House of Fraser (similar here)
Sandals: F&F (exact ones here)
Sunglasses: F&F

Pictures by: Rachel Orritt

Thank you to Lucy's owner for kindly allowing me to use these photos.