The Short Story

Have you ever woken up one morning, realised the season’s have changed overnight, its suddenly summer, and then the panic sets in. What to wear? You start to rack your brain trying to remember what on earth you wore last summer? How did you style your clothes? It’s daunting enough realising you might have to show a bit of skin, but having to put something together that works for the new season on top of that is just scary! Shorts are the new dress code for summer, dress a silky pair up with heels for a cocktail party, or wear a tailored pair to work.  Whether it’s a casual or smart affair, be sure to style them right!

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Striped Jacket Zara // Striped Shorts Zara // Shoes Dune  // Pocket detail shirt Mango // City Bag Zara

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Tile Scarf Print Shorts Topshop // Crepe Sweater Top Whistles // Heeled Sandals by Miss KG at Topshop // Black Tote Warehouse 

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Poplin top Zara // Bib Necklace Anthropologie // Satin wrap shorts Topshop // Sandals Anthropologie

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Strawberry loose fit blouse Zara // Scallop edged short Topshop // Ancient Greek Sandals at Matches // Suede leather bag Mango

Now that I have prepared my mind, Im looking forward to getting my shorts on 😉

xx

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Dining Alfresco

The clocks have gone back, the afternoon’s are lovely and long and the evenings are light. But it’s still early April so although it looks beautiful out of an evening it is still pretty chilly. I think we all get a bit carried away and cant wait to get the BBQ’s going and the tables laid outdoors for Alfresco dining and we probably even think it will be fine to go out with a sleeveless top, or even worse a dress and a little jacket.  I know that if I’m cold I cant enjoy myself, I cant even have a conversation because I cant concentrate on what anybody is saying, all Im thinking about is how freezing I am.  So at this time of year it would be wise to still wear trousers/jeans/tights AND a jacket.  If you are hosting a dinner at home in the garden, be sure to put up plenty of lights for ambience , cosiness and sparkle.  Check out my inspiration boards for eating out.

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Breakfast Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 12.43.59Slide1Dungarees Zara // Bag Anthropologie // Grey Rib Cashmere Vest by Boutique at Topshop // Denim Jacket Mango

 

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Embroidered Kimono Topshop // Jeans Paige at Net-a-porter or similar here for less // V neck tank Topshop // Ancient Greek Sandals at Matches // Necklace J.Crew at Net-a-porter

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Embroidered Jacket Mango // Sleeveless Double layer Cami Mango // White Stiletto Courts Mango // High Rise Skinny Jeans Rag & Bone // Bag Jill Sander at Matches

Wishing you all a very happy and sunny weekend xx