today is a sunday, and sundays are days designed for playing dress up! today was the turn of maria merryweather, the 13 year old protagonist from one of my favourite novels, The Little White Horse.
one of the reasons The Little White Horse is such a delight to read is Elizabeth Goudge's dreamy and detailed descriptions of every little aspect of Maria's enchanted existence at Moonacre Park, including her clothes, which are always made of lovely fabrics in lovely colours, with gorgeous details.
a huge lover of horses, Maria Merryweather often has lovely riding habits laid out for her in the mornings, and it was these that I decided to focus on to create today's sunday dress up outfit :)
now i have to admit, i wasn't quite sure what a riding habit was until i googled it this morning! unfortunately i don't own anything quite so lovely as maria's clothes, but i did the best i could with my measly wardrobe, and tried to recreate a riding habit that would be suitable for both me, and Maria Merryweather :)
as you can see, i did take quite an equestrian approach!
dress: new look
riding boots: mummy's wardrobe