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Countryside Magic Chambray Sylvias Style
Sylvia and I are back with our latest Sylvia’s Style post, Countryside Magic Chambray. Today Sylvia is wearing a gorgeous Girls Chambray Polka Dot Print Dress from Love the Sales and this dress is an absolute stunner.
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I am a huge lace fan. In fact a few years back when we went to Belgium I loved visiting all the lace stores. I added lace to the bottom of my own wedding dress with the help of a friend and so I am naturally a fan of the Chambray Look.
Chambray pronounced “Sham bra” is an interesting and unique style. In short Chambray is a light fabric woven with a white thread onto coloured material. Almost a kind of embroidery of sorts, the Chambray on Sylvia’s dress is to me absolutely stunning.
The Chambray woven cloth technique first originated Mesopotamia around 5000 BC” During the Bronze age, Mesopotamia included the Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, empires which are all native to the area of modern-day Iraq. I wanted to share the history behind the Chambray technique as I found it very interesting.
So for this photo shoot we visited the local countryside. The day was magical. An autumn afternoon with grass and trees, brick walls and benches.
Sylvia brought along her bubbles and had a lot of fun catching them in the afternoon sun.
I love the contrast of the blue spotty dress, white Chambray and the brown belt. I think this adds a traditional feel to the dress and really makes it the perfect countryside dress.
My husband John took the photos of Sylvia during this walk. They found some lovely places to shoot pictures and I absolutely love the image below. It is one of my all time favourites.
There were plenty of creepy crawlies and Autumn bugs out and about. Sylvia found a ladybird on a stone. It was more an orange tone than a typical red ladybird or ladybug.
We actually call ladybirds Ladybugs in New Zealand, where I spent many years of my life. Just like swimming costumes are togs and hair bobbles are hair ties. It’s funny how words are different but the object is still the same.
Each week I teach Sylvia the difference between those things which are British and those things which are Kiwi. We are a mixture of both with ancestors from the UK, Tonga and New Zealand. It’s great to have a multicultural heritage and I embrace this and and try to teach Sylvia to do the same.
It was great getting out in nature and something I’d love to do in future is take Sylvia to New Zealand, the place she was born to see the beauty of her native country.
I really love this dress and to me it was the perfect country outfit to take my daughter on a little adventure.
We had a fun afternoon learning and talking about history, nature and culture. The dress is beautiful yet Sylvia will always be the most beautiful on the inside. Well that’s how I feel.
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