I’ve been dying to wear this Millie Mackintosh dress ever since I bought it in the sale last year, and I finally got the opportunity when I visited Alnwick Gardens on a (rare) bright, sunny day.
I absolutely adore Millie’s style and I’m a huge fan of her clothing range, and although I can’t afford the majority of it I can’t deny she offers a fantastic sale. This dress is one of many that I’ve bagged in the sales, and I got this one for a mere £12.50 (a bargain, right?)
If you haven’t been to Alnwick Gardens it’s absolutely gorgeous and one of the world’s most contemporary settings. Since I wanted to make the most of the sunshine (and it’s quite a fancy establishment) I decided to ditch my jeans. Plus, what goes better with a floral dress than a floral backdrop?
When I first bought this dress I had no clue what shoes to pair it with (I know first world problems). In the end I just threw on these light brown/nude lace up sandals from Public Desire, and you know what, I actually really love them with this attire. Plus they were super comfortable while walking around the gardens.
Although I felt I was going to an outdoor festival, I felt confident and content in this outfit while catching the rays at Alnwick Gardens. If you haven’t been before, there’s so many areas to see. I wanted to make the most out of this bare-brick hideaway, which was draped in ivy and (believe it or not) mirrors.
I love how flattering this dress looks on, I feel like it hides all my lumps and bumps. I also feel it will never go out of style. It’s floral, has floaty sleeves and some lace up detailing on the front; trends that will come back around year after year.
Since the dress is the main focus, I paired it with a dark blue vintage handbag from Tynemouth market. This bag may seem small, but it can hold so much stuff! I hope the sunshine makes another appearance, as I’d love to wear this outfit again.
How would you style this outfit? Would you wear different shoes? What do you think of Millie Mackintosh’s collection?
Sarah Jayne x
Images by What Laura Loves