Fashion | An Everyday Princess look feat. Lindy Bop

Once upon a time…

There was a young woman (Ok, she was 31, but definitely young at heart.)  Although she was generally very content with her lot in life, she has secretly dreamt of what it would be like to be a princess, to live in a beautiful castle and wear the perfect dress.

Never a damsel-in-distress, our heroine determined to make her own dreams come true.  She paid a visit to her fairy hairdresser, Kim at Studio K Salon, and asked for hair and makeup fit for a princess.  Kim worked her magic with Younique makeup and a teasing comb and the transformation was complete.

She didn’t have to search long to find her perfect gown.  Her favourite dressmaker, Lindy Bop, had combined her love of vintage clothes with a stunning fairytale print.  At just £30, the dress was well within her humble budget.

Unfortunately the first time the dress was delivered it had a broken zipper, but thanks to the hard-working elves at Lindy Bop the issue was soon resolved and a new dress was dispatched.  Much to the young woman’s delight, the dress fit perfectly.

When choosing the ideal castle, there could really be only one option.  Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.  With it’s stunning decor and spectacular gardens, it was truly a home fit for royalty.

With the help of her knight in shining armour (and coachman and photographer), the newly-crowned Princess made her way to her castle for a fun-filled day of frolics and photography!

It was a truly magical day, in the most beautiful surroundings.  As the clock struck midnight (or was it 4pm?) our princess hopped in her carriage and headed home.

And lived happily ever after…

Ok, let’s be real for a moment, shall we? Obviously I am certainly not a princess (although I’m standing by the “young” part!)  I have no hopes of ever living in a real castle, and if I do have a fairy godmother, she’s certainly keeping herself well-hidden.  (My sister Kim, however, really can work magic with my hair!)Still, it was great fun strolling around the house and gardens with Mr Mess, finding the perfect places to shoot photos for my everyday fairytale theme.  Even if people did stare at me as if they’d never seen a woman have her photo taken before.  Or maybe it was the fancy dress and high heels that drew their funny looks.  Who can say?  Everyone should get to be a princess for at least one day.

To quote one of my favourite books, A Little Princess:

“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”


  1. Lucy says:

    I love this post!! You look beautiful, and the castle looks so lovely! So what if people stares haha you’re right every girl is a princess. Xxxxxx

    • Stacey says:

      Thank you. I wasn’t sure if they style was a bit weird but I enjoyed trying something new. I have tons of Lindy Bop dresses but I think this is my favourite by far.

  2. Lora Hull says:

    you look beautiful Stacey! and your hair looks gorgeous too. I really want to pick up a lindybop dress for my friends wedding later this year!
    Hope you had a great day xxx

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