Donation of the Day…

Today’s chosen piece for Donation of the Day is this gorgeous vintage Laura Ashley dress

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This beautiful original vintage Laura Ashley dress has the loveliest all over floral print in  muted browns & beiges with a striking contrasting navy trim.

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The dress is 100% silk so hangs beautifully and with the addition of darts from the bust help to create a lovely fitted shape.

Side seam concealed pockets are an added bonus for this very wearable dress.

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A lovely vintage item that certainly wouldn’t look out of place on the rails in Topshop or Miss Selfridge.

We have styled the dress with a fabulous vintage brown leather handbag and suede peep toe open back heels by Pollini.

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Laura Ashley Vintage Floral Dress – Size 10 – £22

Pollini Suede Peep Toe Heels – Size 4 – £25

Vintage Leather Handbag – £15

Who said florals are for summer?

Florals are so typically associated with Spring and Summer, for obvious reasons, and they look great every year in the garden or by the beach. But who says you have to follow the rule book? So many designers recreate their florals for Winter, with huge success. Erdem is widely renowned for digital floral prints come rain or shine, but this season, florals are everywhere.   

Catwalk images

Erdem, Dries Van Noten and Carolina Herrera show floral dresses for AW13/14

Donation of the Day: Floral Edit

Topshop dress

To this simple, chic, retro Topshop dress we’ve added a leather biker jacket from Jaeger, and the Carnaby boot from Boden that are both winter staples. All you need to complete the glamorous-grunge look is sheer black tights – welcome back to the 90’s!

This gorgeous dress will be heading to a Blue Cross shop this week. Email hello@theclothesline.org.uk for more infomation.