Comfort zone

I love fancy clothes but I have days like today when the heat is getting to me and nothing can beat the comfort of a cotton dress.

This one is a cotton modal mix from H&M (with old Topshop Figs – my black and tan pairs have given up the ghost. Similar in gold here)My dress a bit creased from being sat on all morning by my youngest who said it was too hot for school. It’s reduced to just over a tenner too.

This looks good from H&M, easy to wear, fits a proper bra and 100% cotton. If you download the app you can get 25% off with code 6123 too.

Back tomorrow with something with a bit more va va voom.

Oooh baby baby

Can you wear what is essentially a baby’s romper when you’re not a baby? My kids say no, I say yes. Cool, loose, no knicker flashing and you can tuck the straps in your bra if you find yourself sitting in the sunshine and hate tan lines as much as me. All for under £20. Dotty playsuit.

Enjoy the sunshine. Back soon.

Sandals like slippers

Not the fluffy heeled slippers of my childhood dreams but the comfy, can’t-wait-to-get-home-and-put-them-on variety. And they’re less than £20 and they’re black and gold. What’s not to love?

Here they are.

They have insolia technology and the base is like walking on a cushion. They are wide fitting though and they don’t come in a regular fit. They say they are extra wide – I have thin flat feet which aren’t particularly wide and they’re fine on me.

Oh yes, they have 20% off with a Sparks card!

Back soon.

A dress and sandals

What easier hot weather combination is there?

Warehouse dress, Topshop sandals.

I bought the dress a few weeks ago but they left the tag on and I’ve only just been able to get it removed. The on line reviews of the dress aren’t great but if you’re an apple shape like me, it’s a good dress. It is very cool, it is loose fitting and it has pockets. It comes in red too and a simple cami top version. I have this one.

The sandals are leather, new and in store now.

Back soon.

Stories treats

I went to & Other Stories yesterday to try on this blue dress that I’ve had my eye on. I’m heavily into dresses at the moment, particularly ones I can throw on with decent sandals and earrings and go. I thought this looked a bit like the Zara snakeprint one I have and love.They didn’t have the blue dress in store, but they did have the rust version. They also only had a 40 and I’d have preferred to try a looser 42. In any case, it made me look huge and I felt very hot and unslinky.

While I was there I had a quick scan of the sales rails and the rest of the shop, of course.

I liked this dress, I have the black version and it’s very easy to wear. Indeed it’s one of my go to dresses when I have to be up and out quick. It looks good undone over a bikini too. This print has 30% off at the moment. I didn’t get it, though I might if they reduce it further. It’s very oversized, I have a 38 in my black one and I’m wearing a 40 in the photo. Stories shirt dress. It’s showing as full price on line but had 30% off in the East London Westfield.

Pink isn’t really my colour but I liked the dobby material on this dress (I have this yellow version) and I thought it was worth a try with 30% off. I think it would look better on someone smaller chested and I didn’t buy it. It’s not coming up on line but the Westfield Stratford store has loads on the sale rail.

I loved this jacquard dress and am tempted to buy it. Size down if you try it – I’m a 40/42 in Stories and this is a 38. You can’t see the colour properly – it’s a divine shade of deep navy blue. I’m trying to think of when and how I’d wear it…. Stories jacquard dress.

This dress isn’t in the sale and I was convinced it wouldn’t suit me but I loved it so much I had to try it. Off shoulder….On shoulder….

It came home with me and I love it!

I bought this shirt too. I’ve had my eye on it for ages and it had 50% off in store – sensible sales shopping!

Back tomorrow.