Seeing as the summer just hasn’t really happened in the UK this month, I thought I should squeeze a few classic summer combinations out of what’s left of this season. I’m writing this wearing about four layers, including a thick sweater and scarf… It’s not funny anymore!
The combo I went with during one of our (numerous) cold August days was the classic stripes and florals – is there a better pattern mix than those two for summer? It may not be sunny or warm here but at least these two scream summer style.
I’d not worn the floral pyjama-style jacket for ages, in fact I’d almost forgotten I had it. It’s a lovely silky fabric (similar to this one) and was delighted to discover it went beautifully with my orange stripe Breton top – I’m a bit ashamed to say my favourite colour orange is popping up just about everywhere in this outfit.
We’ve got orange stripes, orange sunglasses, orange flowers in the jacket and orange lace up ghillie shoes. For someone who couldn’t stand the colour a few years ago, I’ve gone the other way and surrounded myself with all things tango-hued…!
On a different note: I was thinking the other day about when the last time I wore skinny jeans was (not counting wearing them on a photo shot) – meaning of my own accord, just generally at home or anywhere. And I simply couldn’t remember. I favour flared, tapered and wide leg trousers so much more these days, especially as skinny really are so uncomfortable (and even more especially when you can’t fit into yours anymore). These ones from JD Williams are almost identical to the ones I’m wearing, which brings me onto…
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… the fact that I’m going to be shooting a video with other bloggers and influencers for JD Williams tomorrow in Manchester – it’s another collaboration I’m working on with them. Make sure you follow them on Instagram as I’ll be taking over their Stories for the day on Tuesday… I think it will be a whole lot of fun: Behind the scenes of the shoot, talking to the other influencers and all sorts!
On Friday I talked about how I’m okay with missing the total eclipse and how we were supposed to be in the US for an east coast road trip organised around the main event (😭) – if you’re over there and watching it today, please let me know how it was, I’ll live it vicariously through you! I thought I could at least watch it live on TV, but would you believe it I’ll be on the train to Manchester this afternoon. The train’s Wifi and 3G was dire the whole way the last time I went up, so I doubt I’ll see it live.
This eclipse and I were not meant to be!!
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Pyjama top: Debenhams (love this one)
Stripe top: La Redoute (similar in red)
Trousers: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Shoes: Asos (I like these / US link)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
Earrings: Marks & Spencer
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