Spring into Action

It is positively warm in London today!

I mean seriously, wind the windows down, walk a bit slower, jacket off, warm.

Blossom is blooming, daffodils are bursting, there’s a real risk of builders taking their shirts off any moment now.

Things are looking up!

The best bit? And the real reason for this hastily penned mini-post?

I have found the spring transition dress.

Call off the search. I have your winter-into-spring-into-summer-into-maybe early autumn-dress.

Beautiful soft, sturdy navy cotton.

With pockets!

The postman delivered it early this morning and I’ve worn it to all of my meetings since.

Smart enough for work, comfy enough for play and flouncy enough for parties.

Buttoned all the way up (and down) for a positively saintly look, or loosen a few for spring/summer casual.

I would have worn it with this belt, but I ordered the wrong size so an old Mulberry one sits in its place for now.

Teamed with navy tweed jacket, though in this weather I doubt I’ll need it until this evening.

Navy shirt dress // Tweed jacket

Similar belt // Chanel loafers

Chanel bag // Sunglasses

A little tween-meeting snack at Primrose Bakery.

I’m a firm believer in investing in classic pieces.

I’d be happy to sport this look at any age, and you really can’t go wrong with navy!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m getting crumbs on the keyboard.

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  • Love this!! I picked up a really similar dress from La Redoute a couple of weeks ago and actually thought that it reminded me of your style haha. It’s so comfy and perfect for Spring <3

    Little Miss Katy

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Great find Rosie! Also, hello Primrose Bakery – will have to pop round, it’s been too long!!


  • Love this mini post Rosie! It is so lovely and warm in London today, I am still wearing my winter jacket, what a mistake! Beautiful dress, I must invest! Immy x


  • hmm ever so lovely! Would look great in other colors too!!


  • Laura Torninoja

    I love it! I’m on the lookout for longer skirts and dresses like this for work, and I think this would be peeerfect! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Also, I’m SO craving that cupcake right now. Yum! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Isn’t it wonderful to feel Spring starting to settle in. I wouldn’t have thought of pairing the jacket with the dress. With trousers definitely, in fact add a tank top or sleeveless blouse, throw in the dress and loafers and you’ve got the perfect weekend away wardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration Rosie!

  • I just love your shades – they’re perfect! It’s so lovely that the blossom is out and Spring is finally here! I had my first day out without a coat since Autumn and it was blissful!


  • Kari Guastella

    I am loving this gorgeous weather! That looks like the perfect dress for it!

  • That dress looks lovely on you! LK Bennett makes such classics. I bought their shoes for my wedding – perfect chunky heal and very comfortable. <3


  • I absolutely adore this outfit and the photos! X

  • Love that dress! You look gorgeous, Rosie!

  • I love your all navy outfit! Especially the Chanel accessories 🙂


  • Those shoes are so cute! Great look x


  • Lovely dress. Navy is THE color. Envying your weather-it’s rained non stop for weeks here in the Pac NW

  • Goldingtonhill

    Such lovely photos!! I’m going to be in London in the beginning of April, so am so glad to hear spring is arriving!

  • You’re right! Today was such a lovely day. It definitely felt like spring! love this post!x


  • Was hoping for food to be in this post, and bam! Pretty little cupcakes and a to dainty lil smoothie. I’m hangry now.

    Viviane xo

  • aww and it even matches your engagement ring!

  • Leanne

    Those shoes!!!!! OMG! Stunning!!!

    Arum Lilea

  • Beautiful! Love those loafers- so adorable!

    C’s Collection | http://chelseascollection.com

  • LOVE the dress and blazer!


  • Joules

    Love that tweed jacket! Classy outfit!

    Style by Joules