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Dressing for spring

Black floral mini dress with tights and boots

Dresses are not the obvious choice to wear in the colder months and just because spring is around the corner doesn’t mean the weather is any less wintery. Sometimes it’s a little hard to find the motivation to put on any outfit with more than two colours!

As more people are heading back to the office and we feel some glimpses of spring weather a dress might be something you consider more. Sometimes you just want to shake it up a bit! Here are some ways to get the most out of your dresses this spring!

One of the best ways to incorporate some colour and pattern into your early spring wardrobe is to wear a floral dress. Pair with tights or leggings and add a leather jacket. Black-based florals and darker colours such as deep greens or navy blues are always good and work well with tights. Maybe leave those white and cream-based florals until the weather warms up!

Working from home

Home office set up

So we decided to do a little move around. Spurred on by the need for a change, I have been working from the dining table for so long and my husband is permanently working from home so we needed an office update and we decided to claim the spare room as our new office.

I can imagine so many people have been looking into doing a similar shift around recently as many of us will be looking at this new way of working long term even as restrictions lift. It seems working from home, at least some of the time, is now the new normal for many.

I have been looking into tips and suggestions on how to keep productive day to day and also pulled from my own experience of working from home with Pentlebay.

Behind The Scenes at our Summer Photoshoot

Studio photoshoot

We recently had another photoshoot for our latest range so I thought it would be fun to give you a little glimpse behind the scenes!

All in the planning

Planning is key! We have done this a number of times now as we generally photograph clothing twice a year. Obviously, the planning does become easier with experience. The first time we did this we were learning as we went along!

First point of call, a few months out, is booking our photographer, Mark. This is shortly followed by a venue for the shoot. We tend to book a venue for the morning to get all our product detail shots for the website done. This time we transformed the village hall in Trumpington near Cambridge into a photography studio for the day!

The location shoots are done in the afternoon, these are needed for lifestyle pictures for the website and social media. We plan where we are going in advance - this time Cambridge - and we always walk the route ahead of the shoot to familiarise ourselves with spots for a great shot. We also contact the local council, and any other property owners, to get permission to take commercial pictures in the location.

Competition Winners

Competition winners

We would just like to congratulate the lucky winners of our Win Pentlebay March 21 competition to celebrate the launch of our new range of blouses.

So well done to Jenny Moreton, Christine Williamson and Sharon Sutton!

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