Saturday, 28 January 2012

Boutique Love // Alice Takes A Trip

Hey lovelies, As Rhi mentioned in the first Boutique Love outfit post, last weekend we had a mini photoshoot to show off some of our favourite boutique labels. This week I'm sharing my love for the Sheffield based label 'Alice Takes A Trip' who create Victoriania inspired attire, using divine coloured velvets and pretty lace detailing!

I first discovered the label through their premium capsule collections, 'The Tales of Alice Horretta', and immediately fell in love. I spent endless hours trawling through their teeny shop in Sheffield's Forum - a wonderful treasure trove for vintage attire and independent labels. Their first collection featured stunning bottle green velvet dresses, that I'm still a little sad that I missed out on!

All these dreamy garments are still made by two sisters in their Sheffield studio. I always convince myself that they are to be special occasion dresses, but then end up wearing them all the time! In honour of the label, here's a little Alice in Wonderland inspired outfit post. Just follow the white rabbit...






Without a doubt my favourite dress in the world - a Black Velvet Polka Dot number with Lace Collar. With a double whammy occasion day last year (becoming Little M's godmother at his Christening in the morning and heading to London in the evening to watch the boy's band play at the Royal Albert Hall - best day ever!), I needed an extra special dress and this is the one I decided on. Definitely my go-to dress, wearing it for shopping trips, work, festivals as well as nights out!

Dress, Alice Takes a Trip; white tights, Topshop; Pocketwatch, Vintage (a gift from James, put on a necklace)

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Ahh, my first Alice purchase! Insanely beautiful, cream and navy with a cute scallopped edge and bought for my 22nd birthday. From the first Spring/Summer 'Alice Horretta' collection - it was SO hard to chose just one dress from this collection, they were all so perfect.

Dress, Alice Takes A Trip, Socks, Topshop; Pocketwatch, as above.






Rose print dress with lace collar and velvet bow! Bought, just because... ;)

Dress, Alice Takes A Trip; Socks, Urban Outfitters; Cardigan, H&M; Ribbon tied as belt.

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A pretty summer purchase... broderie anglaise top with blue bow and cute tie detail. Love wearing this with jeans or shorts in the summer! You can't host a tea party without an ostentatious hat, this one is a 60s fedora picked up at my favourite local vintage store, Dolly Mix Vintage.

Top, Alice Takes A Trip; Jeans, Topshop; Hat, Dolly Mix Vintage

That's all sweets. Don't forget to check out Rhi's post if you missed it on Thursday!

Much love,
L xx


lazy explorers said...

Oh my goodness! I love all of these outfits! You look so pretty!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

You're such a charmer, Lauren. ;)

Mary said...

All outfits are so cute and dreamy. I wish I had the money to dress like this, soon I hope.

elledoubleyouu said...

Loving: the photos, the set up, the outfits, AND the pretty girl! So charming and lovely.

♥ LW

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