Okay so they say 'ne'er cast a clout until May is out' but we were definitely fooled this year with a few hot days leading up to Easter! I was desperate to get my heavy winter jumpers out of my wardrobe. And in fairness I wouldn't wear them again this season as despite the colder clime most were too thick and too dark for spring, even a cold spring! But now I am left with a very limited wardrobe and a keenness to get into my lighter outfits.
I am using this as an opportunity to have a good sort out though. And I have been doing a bit of online shopping to fill a few gaps in my wardrobe.
I thought today I'd share a few ideas of what I have my eye on.
First up are these 'rose' skinny jeans from Mint Velvet (Maryland Rose Hem Jean £69), now I love the colour of these and I fancied the unfinished hem but I ordered them in short, then regular and still felt they were too short on me so I currently have the long to try out. Cropped styling doesn't really suit my shorter frame so I prefer my jeans to sit on or just above my ankle. I have tried these on with black and ivory and both look super lovely. Plus they are very soft and stretchy.
This is a nice simple top from Mint Velvet (Ivory Woven V Neck Tee £39) and if like me you can't wear white next to your face this is a great alternative to a simple 'white' t-shirt.
Next onto Boden and I do love a summer dress and Boden often come up trumps with their easy to wear jersey styles and maxi dresses. I struggled a bit with their current offering but I suspect more dresses will appear as the season progresses. I need new dresses for my summer holidays so I am giving this one a try (Greta Jersey Dress £55) and if you hurry they have a diminishing discount offer this week (25% until Midnight Wednesday then it gets smaller).
Umm the navy stripe Boden dress would look lovely on holiday with the M&S yellow bag ... this one has been featured in Vogue and bloggers are loving it - Yellow Faux Leather Across Body Bag £15.
Now onto a few dresses from Hush - I need cotton! Yes it is probably my age but I can't wear 'polyester' in a hot country! I love a simple short dress that I can throw on in the morning to go and get the bread or have breakfast in, this one looks perfect Hush Santorini Dress £69.
For me it has to be lose and casual and comfortable Carla Dress £69.
And finally have you ever tried the Hush Harem Pants £55? They are so comfortable and I love them for easy summer evenings at home, they replace my lazy day leggings and I don't feel too ashamed to wear them out if I need to pop to the shops! They have various colours and styles and look stylish with a simple t-shirt and a cashmere cardigan or denim jacket.
So that is my summer dreaming done for today! I do apologise for the lack of outfit posts on Instagram right now. I am not inspired! Normal service will be resumed shortly.
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