I’m going to jump straight into this week’s blog with what’s been happening and not mention the weather!
In the past two weeks I’ve been trying to take a day or two here and there out of London. I spend a lot of time traveling on public transport so I love to get out into the countryside and breathe in fresh air and enjoy nature whenever possible. As many of you know I grew up beside Loch Ness and although I wouldn’t call myself a water babe – in fact here is a little known fact about me – I taught myself to swim at 22 years old whilst living in Germany – I do love to be by the coast. With that as my motivation myself and Elliot set off to West Wittering.
Wow! This beach stretches for miles (or so it feels) and the sand is golden, clean and soft. The water was warm and had that beach holiday feel you get when you go abroad. There are so many amazing beaches in the UK. Some of my favourites are on the west coast of Scotland. The sand is white, the water colour is Mediterranean turquoise and the temperature is Scottish freezing! : )
We also took a wee trip to Cambridge but I’ll come back to that later.
Let’s talk Style Look. This runs for two weeks and I like to do a little review and share my ideas with you.
The cardigan by New York brand Nina Leonard
This wardrobe beauty comes in lots of colours which gives you lots of room to choose what works best with your existing wardrobe. This is called a cardigan but by no means should you confuse this with a woolly knit that we wrap up in for winter. This is elegant, lightweight and skims over your body. You can easily wear over a dress as seen here and I’d also team it up with a smart pair of trousers like the Susan Graver ones we saw in Style Look 1 (check back on my blog July 9th). I think a smart shirt or camisole underneath would look classy. The “cardigan” does the work and brings your outfit together with ease. It would be difficult to look scruffy in this.
The maxi by Kim & Co
This is a low maintenance, high impact dress. The full length means this dress drapes perfectly down to ankle length without riding up or needing readjustment. The floral print is fresh and takes care of giving you a great instant stylish look. For a more dressed down and relaxed look, how about adding a denim jacket (Denim & Co. do a nice range) but if you have your old fave then pop that on. I love my old denim jacket that I picked up in a charity shop about 10 years ago.
The shoe by Clarks
It seems to be the summer of The Wedge! Clarks have pulled out the stops and brought us so many cool, comfortable and diverse wedges. These ones come in lots of block colours and look fantastic with painted nails. I’m a huge fan of bright nails – take a look at this Orly nail set. It has everything you need to look up to date in minutes.
You really can wear these with any summer outfit as they cover your foot enough to look smart but have the open back and cork wedge to embrace summer fashion. I love the white ones! They are incredibly comfortable too.
If you are like me and taking a late summer holiday and tend to buy your holiday clothes last minute, it might be worth snapping some of these up now (especially when they are on Easy Pay) .
So changing the subject from fashion to the Cambridge trip I mentioned before, here is a pic of us beside one of my favourite spots, the Mathematical Bridge, watching the punting.