Sophia meets Love Lucy

16:14:00 Sophia Rosemary 0 Comments

Now don't get me wrong I love shopping in the likes of Topshop, Zara and H&M as much as (if not more than) the next person. They serve a purpose and they do their job well but for me, vintage and boutique shopping wins hands down. There's a charm and authenticity about boutique shopping that the high street shops just can't quite replicate. So when I got invited by the lovely folk at Love Lucy Boutique in Chorlton to come and have a little nosey at what they have to offer, I jumped at the chance (never one to turn down a nosey, especially where clothes are involved)! And they did NOT disappoint. An adorable independent boutique with that warm, make yourself at home feel and filled with the prettiest collection of clothes you ever did see. With each pieces personally selected for the likes of me (and you) to swoon over. High street, shmigh street. 

Love Lucy Boutique- Beech Road, Chorlton

So clothes wise, what exactly does Love Lucy have to offer? Well it currently stocks pieces from the likes of Motel Rocks, Sister Jane and Darling to name a few. But rather then blab on about every single item in the shop which I could easily do, I've decided to make life easier for you and I've plucked out some of my top picks for you to take a little look at... 

Dress- Neon Rose
Shirt Dress (worn underneath)- Sister Jane
Dress- Motel Rocks
Blouse- Darling London

So there's something about a sleeveless dress with a round neck which makes me feel completely compelled to turn it into a pinafore. It's a little habit of mine to want to add a Peter Pan-esque collar to pretty much every dress without one, as displayed quite clearly above. The first dress is from Neon Rose and it was the beautiful coral colour I was drawn to. The dress on its own is spot on for summer. It's easy, effortless and the shade is just asking to be worn with your best holiday tan. But whilst we dream of summer, we are still in spring... And it's England, so I decided to give the dress a little retro feel and teamed it with this adorable embroidered blouse from Sister Jane underneath. It's a nice touch and it completely transforms when and where you could potentially wear this dress, plus it makes it more accommodating for colder climates (Manchester weather, I'm looking at you). The second dress is a seriously A-Mazing stand alone piece, in a organza chiffon with the the most beautiful floral embroidery. If you're wanting to make a big impression, I'd say this party dress is the way to go. I, however have added a nude blouse from Darling underneath to tone down the dressiness and transform it into a daytime dress.

Dress- Sister Jane
Dress- Sister Jane

I'm in love with both these Sister Jane dresses! I'm a complete sucker for the following (in no specific order); lace, high necks lines, bell sleeves aaaand ruffle collars and between them, the two dresses tick all boxes so it seemed only fair to show you both? Neither of these dresses, in my eyes, need over complicating with anything additional. They speak for themselves and so all you need to do is get your ankle boots on and go. Easy! 

Denim Jacket- Waven
Dress- Plum&Pigeon

One of my top favourite collections in the shop was from local brand Plum and Pigeon who use Liberty print and vintage style fabrics to recreate these adorable baby doll, retro style dresses as seen above. I added the over-sized denim jacket from Waven to give it a more modern look, but to be honest I didn't feel the picture did the dress any justice, so I've added a second photo so you can see just how pretty it is all on its lonesome. Plus, look! It comes with its own Peter pan collar, so it's saved me a job. Wear with milk maid plaits and brogues for when you're feeling particularly kitsch.

Ok so I'm stopping there and limiting myself to just the 5 pieces! Having to pick out favourites from such lovely collections wasn't the easiest and this is just a snippet of what the boutique has to offer. If you do want to see more from Love Lucy you can find them on Instagram- @lovelucychorlton or you can visit their webpage ooooor you can just be old skool like me and go visit the store on Beech Road, Chorlton. 

 Sophia x

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