JOY The Store Louche floral printed dressI've been fairly quiet of late thanks to an impossibly relaxing week or so spent in the Lake District; long walks followed by hearty meals and vice versa.  However, once again I've returned home to an abundance of sunshine and yet another gentle reminder that summer is still holding on.  I mentioned last month that I'd most likely be flip-flopping between clinging onto summer and embracing the upcoming Autumn and well, I suppose this post is evidence of exactly that!  And so, as a final farewell to bare arms and sun-kissed skin (yeah, I'm practically translucent come winter), I've popped on this gorgeous floral printed dress from JOY The Store to walk through some of this season's most beautiful heather.
British lilac purple heather in the sunshine

Louche at JOY The Store blog collaboration
Z for Accessorize Zara Simon Filagree Disc Clasp Bracelet

Dress - Louche Jostin Floral Print Dress c/o JOY The Store

Bag - Zara

Close up photography of British Heather
Floral printed poly-taffeta dress by Louche
Louche dress on fashion and personal style bloggerThis stunning navy and pink poly-taffeta dress by Louche is pretty much turning me into a human heart-eyed emoji; I adore the combination of 50s inspired fitted bodice, full skirt silhouette and bold floral print.  There's something very 'head out for a picnic and pick up flowers on your way home' about it, y'know?  I've browsed British fashion and lifestyle brand JOY The Store before, though this has been my first introduction to Louche, and I've been instantly converted - consider me a super-fan!  Speaking of which their new collection is now available, and I'm already swooning over corduroy shift dresses, frill-hemmed tops and front-pleated skirts...  
British pink lilac heather at end of summer
Fashion and personal style blogger in Louche JOY The Store
British heather photography at end of summer
If I could surround myself in rows upon rows of heather every day of my life, I absolutely would.  Though in the meantime, I'm happy to keep stumbling across the various other flora out there waiting to be discovered.  Speaking of which, make sure to catch up on my Bruges travel diary (part one and part two), before I start waffling on about the Lake District next week!

With love,

Gabrielle x