Thankfully the howling winds have left London. They were not happy days! Today it started chilly but is positively warm this afternoon. It has put me in a good mood and made me think about sunnier days.
I have a few new things to share.
First up, sandals. These sandals are new in at M&S. I ordered the brown and the black and am tempted to keep both. They have a studding on the leather straps and on the base of the sandal. My only small gripe is the buckle, the quality isn’t in keeping with the rest of the sandal but they go with everything and I really like them. (Beware to put the shorter strap on top when you do them up or they’ll cut off your circulation)
I am totally fed up with my winter wardrobe and I bought some new khaki trousers to cheer myself up. These were from H&M and I have a 14 as they’re tighter on the tummy if a bit loose on the leg (in hindsight not the best fit for an apple shape) H&M trousers, Gucci belt, H&M top (I have worn this so much since I got it a few months ago), orange sandals (true to size).
On to dresses.
I had such high hopes for this Stories zebra print dress. Here it is on me, the photo makes it look better than it did in real life. This is the material up close. It has a kind of sheen that I wasn’t totally keen on. On my shape the drawstring waist just doesn’t work. I dithered enough to pack it up to return and then unpack it to try it on again but no, it must go back.
Again, this green dress had my heart beating fast and I thought I’d love it.I just don’t. Stories dresses aren’t very generous on the bust. I am wearing a 42 here and a 44 might be better as this gapes very slightly. It’s a lovely summer dress for work, or for a wedding but it just didn’t make me feel great and so it goes back.
Now this dress I did love. I wear more colour in summer than winter but nothing can beat a throw on black dress for me.It’s never that simple though, is it. This dress has a deep V neck that is cut in a way that means there’s no pinning it up. I tried it with every bra I own and you could see them all. It did make me wonder if it’s supposed to be more of a beach kaftan – it’s also a tiny bit see through. I liked it enough to order a size down and will let you know how I get on. Ps it has pockets!
Another black dress now, this one from M&S.I forgot to take a photo when I tried it on but I like it. I have a 14 so that it hangs properly on the chest but it’s a loose dress so you could consider sizing down.
Now this dress is a bargain from H&M that is far more flattering on than I have made it look! I am all for the ease of a throw on dress in the warmer months, add a necklace or two, sandals, sunnies and I’m off.
This dress isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I love it. The tan colour is just beautiful and I am a fan of the kangaroo pocket too. You can see the side detail better on the model here.
Ending with another Zara dress which I just love.It’s a slightly darker blue than the Zara photo and is a lyocell Tencel blend. I have a large.
Now all I need is some sunshine!
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