Good Morning readers! Sorry for the lack of posts – I’m having some camera trouble which has been getting in the way and Pete is on his official paternity leave so we are out and about enjoying Bea. I’m sure things will get back to normal soon. Bear with me!
Maybe with the recent change in weather I’m already feeling nostalgic for the end of summer, or perhaps I’m hoping for an Indian summer to spend with Bea and the earth mother in me is coming out, but right now I’m leaning towards a much more relaxed sartorial style. Floaty tops, bright embroidered touches, cool fabrics and comfortable shapes are what I’m coveting, so I’m looking for the perfect embroidered top to pair with shorts, sandals and sunglasses for summer style.
They double as beach wear and don’t have to be restricted to summer – the black detailing on the first choice above would transition well into Autumn to work the folksy seventies vibe that will continue to be a hit for AW14. They’re also super kind to a lingering mum-tum and work well layered with a vest for breast feeding.
What do you think readers? Would you wear a kaftan?
As a follow on to last weeks post on outfit inspiration, I wanted to share another source that inspires my sartorial choices, J.Crew. Every month without fail, I wait for the ‘Looks we Love‘ edit to come out – styled looks with J.Crew pieces, mixed and matched to create unique signature looks that never fail to feel fresh.
J.Crew is a favourite for me for several reasons. 1. It’s all about the layering, so I get American style that works for British climes. 2. Even in the depths of winter, J.Crew is full of colour which keeps me cheerful, and 3. I love the quirky preppy looks. So here are the looks I’ll be taking inspiration from in the coming weeks…
J.Crew do ship to the UK, but that’s not why I have posted these today. I take inspiration from all around me and that applies to fashion too. I love that these looks feel up to date and modern, yet I’m sure you will all have pieces like this that you can use to create similar looks. This is pure fashion fun. Recreate them, rework them, enjoy them.
So, what do you think of these looks? (Draughty ankles aside!) Will you be recreating them?