Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll a Floral Dress & Vionic Shoes

What does Sunday mean to you? I think Sundays for all of us have changed over the years. So as I share my newly purchased dress, along with my Vionic shoes, stroll along with me and let’s chat about Sundays past and present…

 

Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll in a Floral Dress + Vionic Shoes

Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll in a Floral Dress + Vionic Shoes

What do Sundays mean to you?

Are you old enough to remember when every single shop was shut on a Sunday? I am, as a child I remember you had to make sure you shopped for the whole weekend. Sundays were the day when all your family were in one place, ie at home! Sunday really did mean a Roast eaten with everyone around the table.

 

Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll in a Floral Dress + Vionic Shoes

 

Are you old enough to remember when every single shop was shut on a Sunday?

The Sundays of my Past

As I became a teenager they became boring for this very reason. I wanted to be with my friends, not my family, there was ‘nothing to do’ Mum always suggested homework as an option! In the evening ‘Sing something Simple’ was on the radio and ‘Songs of Praise’ was on the TV. Sunday tea consisted of a salad with ham, followed by tinned peaches with evaporated milk.

 

 

Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll in a Floral Dress + Vionic Shoes

 

 

In the evening ‘Sing something Simple’ was on the radio and ‘Songs of Praise’ was on the TV.

 

In the evening 'Sing something Simple' was on the radio and 'Songs of Praise' was on the TV.

 

We had days out all of us together, trips to the beach, picnics in the new forest and if we were lucky a cream tea on the way back.

Of course now I look back on these times with the fondest of memories, but at the time? No, I didn’t ever want to go! I remember bickering with my brother in the back of a hot car, sulking when I had to do something I didn’t want to do like wear my PE shorts on a hot day out (oh the horror)  Come to think of it I have a life long dislike of shorts and rarely wear them in public!

 

In the evening 'Sing something Simple' was on the radio and 'Songs of Praise' was on the TV.

 

 

I remember bickering with my brother in the back of a hot car

 

A Sunday Stroll in my New Dress and Vionic Shoes

Today I am returning to the way we spent those days. I have declared Sunday to be a Social Media free day. If everyone is home safe then leave my phone on charge in my office upstairs.

Boot fair have come to mean a family morning out, there are bacon sarnies and treasures to be discussed. We eat our main meal together, usually in the evening, whilst discussing the events of the past week.

 

Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll in a Floral Dress + Vionic Shoes

 

If I had my nearest and dearest family members near, I would spend it with them too. Unfortunately, like most modern families, we are scattered in the wind, with many miles between us…

Yesterday we took a stroll along our local river, the Stour. We paused for pics and ended up at the pub, a traditional English Sunday pastime!

 

What I was Wearing, Shopping Details:

 

Sunday Memories a Riverside Stroll in a Floral Dress + Vionic Shoes

 

Vionic Shoes: This is the Adeline they come in black and Navy too. A beautiful pair of soft tan leather mules, that literally made me feel I was walking on air.

Vionic shoes are so versatile I could wear this pair with anything in my wardrobe. Plus I dont have to choose style over comfort as vionic shoes give me both!

H&M Dress: I have written about how much I loved this lavender print dress twice before. I loved it so much I bought it!

Basket Bag: I bought this one in Marrakech, whilst on vacation last year…

 

 

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Wishing you a wonderful week!

 

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10 Comments

  1. 12th May 2018 / 14:03

    Oh I saw this on the H & M website, and I’m in the process of possibly clicking the button on it. Looks super on you and love the bag with it. Great pictures too Ashley, hope you are well. Please do stop by and join my new #chicandstylish #linkup

    • 12th May 2018 / 16:10

      Hi Jacqui its a lovely dress thank you!
      best Ashley x

  2. 24th April 2018 / 10:35

    I remember those Sundays, Ashley. Who’d have thought back then that now Sunday is quite a popular shopping day?! And Sunday roasts – gosh I haven’t done one of those for AGES. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to that but I do like the idea of hanging out with the family though. Shame they’re all in England and I’m in Portugal (reading this post really made me miss them!).
    Love the outfit – the shoes look uber comfy!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • 24th April 2018 / 10:58

      Ahh Suzy I do know what you mean about missing Family my Mum lives in Florida!
      Lucky you living in Portugal…enjoy your week!
      bestest Ashley x

  3. 24th April 2018 / 10:32

    Ashley I KNEW that dress would be a beauty just from the sleeve I saw on Instagram!! The shoes are fabulous too… amazing how much we value comfort as we get older, isn’t it 😉

    BTW I love the idea of a social media free Sunday. I’m definitely at the “you can prise my phone out of my hands when I’m cold and dead” stage, hehe… I need it!

    Catherine x

    • 24th April 2018 / 10:59

      Hi Catherine, Is it age that does it always the big question ie style over comfort or comfort over style eh?
      bestest wishes
      Ash xxx

  4. 24th April 2018 / 07:13

    Aren t dresses so very beautiful, I love to wear them. Yours is great for when it is a bit chilly. Love the shoes too. Funny isn t , how our mind changes as we get older. I used to really hate to ride a bike on a Sunday Just for fun. Now I love it!

    • 24th April 2018 / 09:20

      Thank you Nancy, you have inspired me to dust off my bike at the weekend! lets hope it doesnt rain eh?
      Ashley x

  5. 23rd April 2018 / 17:06

    Fantastic photos and love the dress! You always find the perfect dresses! You already know what a huge Vionic fan I am. Just got me some beauties too.
    Laurie xx

    • 24th April 2018 / 09:19

      Thank you and yes I am a Vionic convert, sooo comfy
      Ash x

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