Outfit | Dolphin Dress

dolphin dress

These are the blurriest, foggiest pictures ever, so sorry about that! When we were staying in the north of Georgia, the air was pretty fresh and mountainous (yeh, that totes makes sense), but when we moved down to Hilton Head Island for the second week, the air got more and more humid so that on this day, when we stepped out of the air conditioned villa into the heat of the day, the camera just wasn’t having it. We spent a good ten minutes waiting for the lens to de-steam, tried taking it back in the villa and everything, but nope. So we powered through and ended up with foggiest photos known to mankind. I wouldn’t haven’t bothered sharing them, but really, this dress has dolphins on – it couldn’t not be shared! So let’s just pretend it was like a vintage film camera or something to go with the vintage dress, okay?!
Remember a while ago I wouldn’t stop talking about the vintage kilo sale I’d been to and picked up 4 dresses and a blouse? This is another of the dresses from that mini haul, one which I decided really had to wait for holiday to be by the beach when worn – I mean, you can’t exactly wear dolphins around North Yorkshire, can you?! At first I thought it had a bit of a Hawaiian vibe, but reading the label, it seems to have been made in Thailand many moons ago. Technically it is a little big, but it has this awesome tie back (which coincidentally two of the other dresses I bought on that day had too) which brings it in enough to have a little more definition while still being light and breezy enough for a day at the beach:

dolphin vintage dress

To be honest though, I don’t think this dress actually did make it properly to the beach. We only spent one day on the beach, and that wasn’t sitting, that was wandering, as per usual with my sand-hating dad and sister in tow!). I actually wore this as we wandered some of the shops on the island – you know, those typical tacky seafront ones – so to be fair, I probably fitted in quite well in this!
These sandals are getting SO old and worn now. As in, I debated taking them on holiday last year because they were so battered. They really shouldn’t have come on this holiday either, but they managed, they didn’t fall apart, and they’ll probably end up on my next holiday with me too! They’re just those kind of staple sandals that are lightweight but pretty and seem to go with everything. The other sandals I took with me weren’t as comfortable (aside from my Crocs ones, but we don’t talk about those…) and just don’t go with everything. And to be fair, it’s only noticeable how old and battered they are when they’re not on my feet – compare them with when they were new in 2012, I don’t think they look all that different really! I do though, wow, look at that hair then! Funny story actually – I told my sister I was thinking about leaving my hair to grow long again and she said something about not doing that as our mum would think that I “would look like a witch again”…hang on, she thought I looked like a witch?! I queried this and she muttered, “Oh, you know, she said you looked like a witch, not that you were a witch, just that you looked like one!” And minutes later, “Oh, maybe don’t tell her I said that!” – lovely family I have!! Then again, it did look fairly witch like at times. And then again, at the same time as thinking I want it longer, I’m also thinking about how I might even go shorter – can never make up my mind, honestly!

dolphin vintage dress


  1. October 14, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    HA! My mum has also compared me to a witch within the last year; so I had to laugh. Maybe it’s a British mum thing?!

    • Sian Thomas
      October 15, 2015 / 8:48 am

      Haha I love it!! They all just clearly dislike long hair and are conspiring against us 😀

  2. October 15, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Lovely! Orange looks great on you (even through the fog!)!!

  3. October 17, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    I quite like the hazy quality in these photos, it conveys heat!

    Great colour dress on you. x

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