School’s out!

What a few weeks! Life has been so hectic these past few weeks and I am too tired to do much other than share some recent outfits.

Stories dress (last year, sorry), Ancient Greek sandals mine are sold out but these are lovely and wow, I adore these), Chloe mini Marcie bag.Hush cami, Zara trousers, leopard heels.

Leopard print shoes, Claire’s Outlet anklet, Zara trousers.

Finally my favourite purchase in ages. Stories dress, Ancient Greek sandals. Size down in this dress. I usually wear a 40/42 in Stories and have this in a 38.

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Anyone for tennis

I went to Wimbledon on Saturday. What a brilliant day!I wore a new dress from Zara, Zara sandals and a Topshop bag (long sold out, sorry) The dress is quite floaty and was cool despite having no natural fibres. I was concerned the material would snag easily but it didn’t, neither did it crease.

Zara dress, Zara sandals, Topshop bag, Topshop sunnies (sold out but similar here), hat from Mauritius.

These sandals have made me realise how useful a statement flat shoe is. I did have wedge espadrilles on but was so grateful by the end of the day to have swapped them for these.

If only I’d seen the mighty Serena win.

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3 Thursday bargains

The sun has gone in, England are out of the World Cup and the UK has a certain unwanted visitor. Time to cheer ourselves up with some bargains.

First up shoes. Topshop have 20% off most shoes today. I’ve bought these.

H&M have 25% off one item still. I bought one of these 100% cotton white tops for less than £10.

I had never worn a camisole top until a few years ago. I didn’t think they were for women with bigger chests. Then I tried one in Topshop and bought two in every colour. They’re light and unfitted, wafty in the heat but fit easily under a jacket and go with anything. Now I love a cami top. This one from Hush is the perfect smarter cami and is in their sale.

That’s all from me today, back soon.

New strides, new mules

You know when you get something new and like it a lot and think you might need a duplicate? These trousers are like that.Khaki trousers, old Topshop cami, M&S slides (still 20% off with a Sparks card), Zara headband, ASOS hoops.

The trousers are a linen cotton mix and I’d say they are true to size.

I have some new mules too. Well, I bought them a while ago but it’s been too hot to wear them. Snake print mules.

I love these but they’re probably one for experienced mules wearers as they can feel a bit slippy. Having said that I sized up to a 41 to get an extra bit at the back of the shoe so that could be why.

Stories shirt, snake mules, Topshop bag (sold out), Zara jeans.

Finally a pair of sandals that are very similar to the Next Outlet ones I bought a month or so ago and love.

Tassel sandals.

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Black widow flamenco dancer

I love this dress. My family may have described it as a black widow flamenco dress but what’s wrong with that. It makes me feel happy. It can go on the shoulder with a proper bra or off with a strapless one (I wear these)

When I saw it on line I dismissed it as one for women slimmer than me with less of a bust. Just look at the first photo on the model. I had to try it though.

In actual fact the ruffle at the neck balances out both my big bust and the extra weight I carry on my tummy. I did the belt up at the back and it created a nice extra detail or you can remove it entirely if you’re an apple shape.

The dress also has pockets. I love a dress with pockets.

I’ve tried it with old black Topshop strappy sandals (well with one of them, the strap on the other one was all tangled and my temper couldn’t take it anymore so I gave up) These are higher than mine but have a similar vibe and these look very similar.

It looks good with my Next Outlet sandals too (similar here).I’ve just bought these. I haven’t got them yet but they look brilliant for the price.

I like the idea of the dress with a pair of sandals like these for the true black widow look or how about these for a serious pop of beautiful colour. If you fancy something plain and flat you can’t go wrong with these lovely leather sandals for just over a tenner. I ordered these last year and stupidly sent them back.

I’m off to dream of wafting through a Calabrian village.

That’s me for today, back soon.