This avenue of Cherry Blossom trees has become a bit of a Dundee tourist attraction over the past few years. In fact, even the locals flock to Dawson Park mid-May just to catch a glimpse of the path lined with pink, for family photos and pure enjoyment.
I’m one of those people, but I go with the blog in mind. Unfortunately, I was a few days too early this year because I was leaving town right when as the blossom came into full bloom, but you can still see how beautiful the trees are. Of course, I wasn’t going to let a few bare branches put a stop to my annual cherry blossom style post!
This dress is from Monsoon and I adore the whimsy of it. It’s really a lovely spring dress; the pretty, delicate print, ruffled sleeves and trailing ties at the back all creating a real sense of romance. The glimpse of leg keeps it from being frumpy, but lets it remain on the right side of demure. It’s perfect for a spring wedding, a summer soirée, a garden party.
Sadly, this is probably one of those dresses that hangs – trapped in its garment bag – in the wardrobe, only taken out once or twice a year. Isn’t that a depressing thought? That such a lovely piece should feel so unloved, so neglected. It’s pitiful, really. When did we stop dressing up for the sake of dressing up?
Perhaps we should try harder to wear our favourite dresses more often. I know I should. If the invitations don’t present themselves, let’s go looking for events that might call for such a treat. Let’s create our own futures this summer, a future for which we will need our loveliest dresses. Let them be seen. Just like the cherry blossom was meant to bloom, a beautiful dress was meant to be worn.
It’s destiny – live for the moment! Wear the dress.
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Images: Kris Miller.
Location: Dawson Park, Dundee.
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