Transitional dressing. The first Autumn dress.

Our Uk weather is like a yoyo at present. I shared this dress only last week on YouTube pairing it with boots and a cardigan. This is a lovely transitional dress to ease into autumn. a few days later on a visit to London, I decided to take photos of the dress. Luckily I had sandals on during the journey there. The cardigan and boots I had in mind to pair it with weren’t needed.

The Medea dress, made from organic cotton caught my eye on the Baukjen website. All my favourite autumn colours in one ditsy print. I like the little scattering of mustard flowers in the print, light shining through the dark makes it very easy to wear.

The Medea dress gives a gentle nod to the ongoing prairie style trend without being over the top. A tiny frill on the shoulders and a tiered skirt is the perfect balance. You may have seen my post a few weeks back about me complaining how this trend seems to have got out of hand with overpowering ruffles, frills and voluminosity. I feel it’s all very ageing and I found I wasn’t alone in my thinking via the comments.

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I’m visiting one of my favourite RHS gardens on this visit to London Syon Park. Many of my photos have been taken there for blog posts. It is situated literally five minutes away from where I used to live. I certainly chose a good day for the visit. It was boiling hot!

I’ve just purchased an RHS subscription. there was a special offer and I decided to buy one. When I visit mum’s bench at Hyde Hall near my current address it costs £12.00 each visit. It just made sense to purchase one. Syon Park is also under the RHS umbrella so I didn’t have to pay entry. I used to just buy a seasonal ticket for entry when I lived nearby. It’s a beautiful place to visit if you’re in London.

A perfect transitional dress

I was so pleased that I wore sandals in the car on the way up to London. And I always take my basket bag everywhere. I will eek out as much wear as possible. I can fit so much into it. You can see the tiers in the skirt of the dress here.

I have to say that the Medea dress is made from lightweight organic cotton and will require a slip underneath for the colder months. But this is what I like about clothing like the medea dress. Easy to layer with a slip under, knee-high boots and a long belted cardigan is what I have in mind for the really cold months. A good transitional piece.

I’ve paired the Medea dress for this post with tan accessories. I’ve had the belt in my wardrobe for over twenty years! I’m surprised it still fits. I also meant to mention that the dress has pockets and a slight puff to the sleeve. You can just wear the dress loose as shown on the Baukjen website but I feel with my petite height it’s better to belt and add shape.

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I certainly choose a good weather day to visit. Although some of the conservatory is closed off due to filming going on. BBC’s Victoria has been filmed here as well as Bridgerton.

Do take a look at the new collection that Baukjen has to offer. You can use the code VM15 at the checkout for a 15% discount on full-priced items. I’ve been wearing my Miriam Blouse non-stop. You can see it in my last dressing room diaries post. Baukjen has also just launched a luxurious cashmere range. I purr every time I look at the website!

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  1. October 1, 2021 / 11:03 pm

    The dress looks lovely on you. I love the way you accessories the entire look.

    • laurie
      October 2, 2021 / 10:22 pm

      Hi Heather. Thank you.Accessories are just as important as the clothing I think xx

  2. September 23, 2021 / 7:02 pm

    Such a pretty dress, Laurie. I love the print, which, as you say is perfect to wear with sandals or boots – this is the kind of dress which will work all year round. Love it and such a great venue for the pics. x

    • laurie
      September 28, 2021 / 6:29 am

      Thanks, Alison. I don’t normally do ditsy print but I couldn’t resist this one! xx

  3. September 20, 2021 / 12:52 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous! And what a lovely setting for your photos!


    • laurie
      September 28, 2021 / 6:30 am

      Thanks Jill. I miss not living ten minutes away from this venue. I used to take so many of my photos there xx

  4. September 17, 2021 / 2:24 pm

    Lovely dress and the setting for your pics is just perfect.

    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks Hilda. My favourite gardens. I hope to visit so much more xx

  5. September 14, 2021 / 12:36 pm

    What a loudly place to visit. The dress is perfect for sandals and winter boots. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne. Yes Syon Park is beautiful xx

  6. September 14, 2021 / 10:29 am

    That dress is gorgeous, and absolutely perfect for those first Autumnal days! xxx

    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks Ann. I know we often compare weather! I ope you’re catching some rays like here in the UK xx

  7. September 14, 2021 / 10:02 am

    I think the dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, Laurie. The colours are perfect for this time of year too. The setting is stunning. If I lived in the UK, I would buy annual passes to British Heritage and the National Trust!
    I hope you’re having a lovely start to the week.
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzy. Yes, I’m already putting the pass to good use! xx

  8. September 13, 2021 / 2:23 am

    Laurie, that type of floral print is a favorite of mine and the colors are so pretty for this time of the year. The bits of cottage-core detailing adds just the right touch without going too far into a costumey realm. Great choice.


    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 11:07 pm

      ThanksRena and yes, my thoughts exsactly. I hate all the over the top flouncy dresses at present xx

  9. September 10, 2021 / 9:32 pm

    Such a lovely boho dress! I like that it has pockets too and I agree with that print it will go with so much! 🙂

    Hope you are having a nice weekend 🙂 Another busy one for us, 3 parties to attend!

    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 11:09 pm

      hanks Mica. Enjoy partying! xx

  10. September 10, 2021 / 2:57 pm

    Very pretty.
    I always struggle with the what to wear question this time of year!

    • laurie
      September 18, 2021 / 11:10 pm

      I think soon it will be all about layering Michele xx

  11. September 10, 2021 / 11:26 am

    It’s a lovely dress Laurie, It will work wonders in Autumn. The venue for photos is perfect, I wish I had a similar venue near me …. Have a super weekend Laurie. Jacqui

    • laurie
      September 28, 2021 / 6:32 am

      Thanks Jacqui. The venue isn’t close to me now but every time I visit London I try to get there. It’s such a peaceful place xx

  12. September 10, 2021 / 9:38 am

    Beautiful outfit and perfect spot for photography. Love a dress that’s all ready for transitioning into boots and woollies!
    Pamela x

    • laurie
      September 28, 2021 / 6:32 am

      Thanks Pamela xx

  13. jodie filogomo
    September 9, 2021 / 10:14 pm

    What a beautiful dress Laurie. We have been wearing our summer accessories as much as possible too!!

    • laurie
      September 10, 2021 / 8:28 am

      Thanks Jodie xx

  14. September 9, 2021 / 5:02 pm

    I love a dress with boots and a cardigan. It’s a lovely one! Beautiful soft colours.

    • laurie
      September 10, 2021 / 8:28 am

      Thanks, Nancy. I love all the colours in the ditsy print xx

  15. September 9, 2021 / 9:53 am

    This dress is such a beautiful find! Darling for Fall!

    • laurie
      September 10, 2021 / 8:29 am

      Thanks, Lovely. My thoughts exactly xx