Friday, April 9, 2010
I'm a big fan of the swallow motif. This season, Miu Miu has got a flock of them printed on everything from shirts to dresses to shoes, while Marc by Marc Jacobs has used metal swallows on bags, belts, brooches and more (I love the detail of the bird's eye, which spells out Marc by Marc Jacobs in a circle - v subtle as branding goes). Kate Moss, meanwhile, has a pair of these sailor's favourites tattooed on her lower back. And the Victorians used the birds in jewellery as a symbol of love and fidelity.
So, when this pretty swallow-print dress from New Look flew into my view, I couldn't resist. It's a steal at £20. And, if you get this week's Grazia, there's a 25% off voucher, making it even more of a bargain at £15! The dress has got adjustable straps and the strip of trim along the top is a cute finishing touch. I'm loving the pop of colour it creates when teamed with my little red Gap cardie.
I'm also wearing it with my favourite birdie accessories - a swallow and heart necklace and some swallow stud earrings by Alex Monroe. What else does a girl need to get her heart all a-flutter?