17 March 2009

Cabbages & Roses

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Doesn't this look like a fun way to spend a summer afternoon? Dangling your bare feet into cool, fresh water and munching on watermelon with your girlfriends? It sounds perfect to me. And the perfect thing to wear on such a perfect afternoon would be sweet, simple frocks like these.

Sometimes it seems like girls in the UK have all the good shops. There's Topshop and Toast and Whistles and Cabbages and Roses. Perhaps some of these shops aren't quite as nice as I've made them out in my head, but I can't imagine Cabbages and Roses being a disappointment. At least not as far as their offerings for this spring are concerned. They have the perfect little dresses and tops for lounging around on a sweltering summer afternoon. A little stroll through their online shop also revealed the likes of housewares, stationery and if you're feeling particularly crafty, a selection of fabrics from which to make you own summer wardrobe. I admit that at times they veer a little too much into "shabby chic" territory for my taste, but used sparingly I think their pieces could be just the cure when the summer gets so hot we'll be longing for cool fall days once again.
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16 comments:

tuzifashiontips said...

this shot is great! :) it really looks like a perfect summer afternoon!hope to spend one like this this summer after finishing my exams!

Nessa said...

I'm a UK girly. You can buy from Topshop online ;) they have a US site now. I'm afraid I can't help with the others! I'd never actually heard of Cabbages and Roses, I'm gonna check it out.

ZombieLace said...

CUTE!! I am kind of a fan of the "shabby chic" look if it means those faded colors and kind of country farm girl hand-me-down frocks. Guess I got to get to England!

jayne said...

aww this does look iyllic, I could go for a juicy slice of watermellon right now :) and those clothes would make the perfect wardrobe for it

Ambroisine said...

Those clothes are lovely, so romantic !

copperoranges said...

i LOVE that ad! i want to be eating watermelon and being cute and dippin my toes in a lake!

Sacaton June said...

so cute! i love these simple dresses. that photo reminds me of summers in high school :)

amber at painfully hip said...

That photo is causing me to yearn for sun-squinty days.

Yearn!

In other news, I definitely need more horizontal nautical stripes in my 'drobe.

denise said...

i love how you got the clothes from the pic, well close enough. Anyway, to my point, where do you get all these beautiful pic, as well as the clothes

Summer said...

Wow!
Looks like you are having fun huh?!;D
I love water melons..Thanks for sharing those pics with us..Have a nice day.

Summer said...

I hope you could link my blog in your site.I would really appreciate it.;D

Ayesha said...

aw! they all look so dainty
but ack watermelon, ate a whole one once and never want to go near one again!

joanie said...

Yes there are amazing shops here in the UK and Cabbages & Roses is one of them. But at nearly $200 for very simple cotton dresses with little to no detailing causes concern for the future of these lovely shops. Topshop is a cheaper alternative but can't boast the "Made in the UK" credentials, hence the less expensive prices.

Meg said...

I always think US girls think UK shops are a lot better than they are. Nowadays I can't even bear to go into Topshop; only its Boutique & Unique clothes have any real sort of good fabric quality. Also, there is a plethora of good London based places but the rest of the country pretty much gets ignored. I am always jealous of you Statesiders who benefit from more thrifting opportunities!
Also, this is my first comment after reading your blog for months. Keep up the good work! xoxo

Vintage Tea said...

I adore this shot. Makes you wish for summer doing nothing with freidns

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Billy said...

Seems like lucky girls in ENGLAND have all the good shops, we in Scotland only have TopShops and here they became rather "trashy-glammy" kindish. A style I just don't understand.

Anyway I so want a Cabbages and Roses store here, I just fell in love. :(