Heaven is a place on earth – I believe, and for me, it is this magnificent purple sea. On this midsummer morning I was really taken aback by the beauty here in Russia. I am so happy to be back! I am here for a good long while this time, and so when I was packing I had to think long and hard about what to bring with me; a nice summer dress was definitely an essential. One of the dresses I packed was the aptly named ‘countryside cutie‘ dress by Swedish vintage repro brand Emmy Design. Inspired by photos of fashionable country girls in the 30s & 40s, this dress has the perfect rustic vibe with a relaxed fit and a long skirt for twirling around in summer fields.
Something that I really appreciate about this dress is how perfect it is for travelling! I arrived in Moscow on Monday and I still haven’t had a chance to iron everything that I have brought with me – however this dress did not need any ironing at all as it is made from crepe and doesn’t wrinkle at all. So this is definitely a dress to pack for a holiday – and it has pockets! Pockets! The clever folks at Emmy explain that the pockets are for putting your ice cream money in – how thoughtful is that? This is the best use of pockets in my opinion and something I will be taking advantage of a lot this summer…
I was in between sizes on the Emmy size chart and sized up to a 38 which turned out to be a great fit, as this dress is not meant to sit too tight and is meant to have a little extra room for movement and maximum comfort on a hot day. One thing to keep in mind when perusing the fabulous designs on the Emmy website is that the sizes are Scandinavian/German so it is important to read the size chart carefully. The countryside cutie dress also comes in wine tulip print and in green, and as well as pale blue stripes!
countryside cutie dress courtesy of Emmy Design
forever new – shoes
To celebrate Midsummer, Emmy Design currently have 40% off their S/S16 summer range so use to code emmysMidsummer to grab yourself a new frock!
Wow, a beautiful, summer girl in the lupins.
That dress is clearly made for those days when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming and the days beckon you outside.
Your hat has overtones of Pollyanna or Anne of Green Gables and seems at home in the brighter light of summer.
“Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” L.M. Montgomery
I want to run into all of those flowers! So summery and beautiful, what a setting for these gorgeous photos. I do like the look of Emmy Designs, I haven’t yet purchased anything as they’re at the higher end, but everyone seems to agree that they’re worth the money. Enjoy the rest of your Russia visit, looks like you’re having beautiful weather x
christina snellgrove says
Oh my! That sea of purple is astoundingly beautiful! What a location to shoot pictures of such a sweet, rustic dress. Such a peaceful ambience to the moment you have captured!
Such beautiful photos in that lavender field, I’ve always wanted to take blog photos in a field like that! Such a gorgeous/summer inspired dress as well! Have a great time in Russia, I’m jealous! xo
Oh my Harlow! Those photos are so amazing! I really love this dress and it matches perfectly with this wonderful field of flowers!
Have a wonderful time in Russia!
First of all, Countryside Cutie is about the most adorable name for a dress ever, and the fact that the pockets are there for ice cream money is even better! Hope you’re enjoying your time in Russia, it must be such a lovely experience to get to move there for a while. It’s always looked so beautiful in your photos from there. 🙂
CiCi Marie says
Oh but to find a field like this one! Great location scouting, what beautiful pictures! Of course, helped by you in this lovely summery outfit 😀 I really wish Emmy wasn’t so expensive – I don’t think I could ever justify the cost of their pieces, even if the quality is fantastic… But then as much as I try not to be I’m such a quantity girl at heart!
Bianca Esposito says
Goodness! That must be the prettiest field of flowers I have ever seen! I can’t imagine how magical it must have been in person, so gorgeous! I love the print of this dress, Emmy make such lovely things, and you look just as beautiful as the flowers surrounding you <3
This field of flowers is incredibly beautiful!! I could definitely see myself spending hours here, wandering along the beautiful purple sea..