How to Wear: August

Hi there Readers

I have a confession to make… I categorically said last month that I’d take more photos of what I wore during August but I have failed at that mission. I’m sorry. To be honest though, it’s mostly been a variation on the recurring theme that has been Summer 2015 – denim and khaki – my Maternity Leave uniform 😉

Stripe Top – H&M // Khaki Jacket – Karen Millen // Jeans – H&M // Trainers – Adidas Stan Smith

The weather hasn’t helped the fact that I’ve lived in jeans either, and I hope it’s marginally better for September as we are off on our holidays – a staycation to somewhere that Rebecca actually recommended. I’m really looking forward to our break as a foursome!

I have managed to wear a few of my summer purchases this month though. Some Snakeskin Ghillie flats made an appearance mid month, and the khaki jumpsuit got an airing.

T-Shirt – Cos // Jeans – Topshop // Shoes – Topshop

Jumpsuit and Shoes – Topshop

I also wore a boyfriend shirt into London for a day of work meetings – perfect to dress up some jeans paired with jewelled sandals.

Trench Coat – F&F // Shirt – Topshop // Jeans – J Crew // Shoes – Clarks

However last week was slightly different in that a) I was able to get dressed up a bit for a friends 10th Wedding Anniversary Party – it felt good to spend some time on my face and hair and wear a dress (albeit a BF friendly one!)

Dress – & Other Stories

and b) I WENT FOR A RUN! 4.19 miles in 45 minutes – not bad considering it’s been 9 months since I did any real running. I’m hoping the motivation will continue.

Running Kit – Nike

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with my thoughts on September purchases. As Rebecca alluded to, there’s some cracking AW purchases to be made now.

Erin xx

Friday Frock O’clock

Limited Edition Shimmer Stripe Dress, F&F at Tesco, £25

Yesterday, I was ruminating my choice of dress for the wedding I posted two outfits for last week with Gemma, and she sent me today’s frock. Those of you who know Gemma will know that she is Queen Of The Bargains and makes being on a budget effortlessly stylish. I know social events like weddings often cause a real problem for those of you trying to squeeze the pennies, or if in fact you just prefer to spend your money on something other than a new dress. Even if you’re not trying to save, everybody loves a bargain, and at £25 this dress is an absolute steal.

Right now I am lusting after pastels in every shape, shade and form and this frock reminds me of a tray of whipped gelato or the British seaside, a la Mulberry’s SS12 campaign. With the stripes and the shape however, it strays into preppy territory and you can bring it right up to date with the SS13 addition of metallic accessories, like the pretty model is wearing here. And for £25, why not wear it to the seaside?

Have a fabulous weekend readers!


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