Oasis V&A Spitalfields Shift Dress #MyLifeInPrint

Thursday 18 June 2015

I've been meaning to feature this dress for a little while now as it was an incredible gift from some friends! I love this Oasis V&A collaboration, just in case if you haven't heard about it, Oasis have used some of the historic prints from the Victoria & Albert museum's archives to create a capsule collection.

My favourite piece from the collection is this Spitalfields shift dress! The Spitalfields print was designed around 1730 by acclaimed silk designer, Anna Maria Garthwaite. She lived in Spitalfields and became one of the leading pattern drawers in the English silk industry!

Oasis V and A Print
Oasis Spitalfields Shift Dress
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This dress has a wonderful fit! It reminds me of Mary Katrantzou but with a teeny tiny price tag. The entire range is lovely, Oasis always have incredible prints but they've never been this good. I rather fancy getting my paws on one of the blazers!

In other news, I've been doing a little more wedding planning recently! We've booked our Notice of Marriage appointment and Sam has even bought his wedding shoes (EPIC, shiny burgundy brogues). We just need to sort out our caterers and decide on a videographer! If you have any wedding videography recommendations, please let me know.

Do you have a favourite high street store? Would you wear this dress?

T - Wearing a piece of British history.


  1. This is laaaavly Tara! Such a stunning shape on you. The prints are all fab, but I've got my eye on the pink and blue pointy flats. So pretty :D

    Yay for wedding admin as well! You sound so very organised :) xxx

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  2. Such a lovely dress! Oasis do some of the best prints, don't you think? They always look much more expensive that they actually are.

    Also, well done on the organisation! Sounds like you're really on top of everything :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  3. love the kimono, you look super gorgeous!I think we should have!

  4. What a beautiful print! Ah, that is so exciting, I just know your wedding is going to be super special!

  5. SUCH a gorgeous print, I really love the collaboration between the two and the prints are just beautiful!

    Lauren x
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  6. I love this collection so much, all the prints are calling my name. I haven't had a proper chance to check it out, but the window displays have been awesome. Although they did give some of my friends a bit of sensory overload.
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  7. That dress is such a gorgeous print! Loving it. :)


  8. Ohh wow I am loving the print of the dress! You look SO amazing!

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  9. Love the print and the colours. Also great hair ;)

  10. This is such a pretty dress! It fits you perfectly! :) xx


  11. That is such a gorgeous dress! I love that print, it's such a happy print :D xx

  12. Tara, that dress is everything!


  13. You look gorgeous! I love your dress!

    <3 Shannon

    Upbeat Soles

  14. I've been in awe every time I walk past an Oasis due to their V&A collection, haha! The whole range is stunning, especially this dress! :)



  15. The print on this stress is exquisite. It looks lovely on you. The fit does look great and I would definitely wear this! Will have to check out their range.

    Ayesha xxx

  16. this dress is amazing, yay! <3


  17. Oasis really needs be given more love. ITS A GOOD STORE

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  18. So exciting to have things moving along and that dress is too gorgeous on you!

    xx 365Hangers

  19. Love this look! You are so pretty!!!



  20. Your Oasis dress has a beautiful print! Sadly I've never been to High Street, but if I ever visit that side of the pond I'd like to - and if I did shop on High Street wearing that dress I hope someone would memorialise the occasion in photos. :) You look fabulous wearing that dress.


  21. Simoni Papaefstathiou21 June 2015 at 12:48

    What a cool collaboration!! The result is so cool! I love the print!
    It was so cool to meet you Tara! Thanks for all the blogging tips and ideas for my brand! We will keep in touch!! x

    kisses xx


  22. This dress is beautiful, I was eyeing it up the other day but they had sold out in my size, sob :(

    Maria xxx

  23. The pattern on this dress is so nice and I love the colours xx

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