I do love a little head to toe tonal dressing. Especially in these simple nude tones. One of my favourite shades for summer. There’s something nice about wearing the things you love and with summer here that makes me very happy. I totally love summer dressing. Enjoying open oes and mini dresses is a treat after suffering such long winters. I saw this dress/ sweater and knew exactly how I wanted to wear it. It’s 100 percent my kind of dress.
The shirt dress. A chic way to dress morning,noon or night. Left loose or belted. It’s a classic piece to add to your summer wardrobe.I guess winter too-if you want a transitional piece probably best to go with a darker colour.
Wearing Dress, Here Sandals, Banana Republic Sunglasses, Celine Handbag, Jimmy Choo Belt, H&M
I love this soft cream silk for summer days. Simplicity is best. Left to flare open in the breeze. I love these high splits in maxi dresses. It’s a nice effect to show of shoes and tanned legs. I guess this piece could also be worn on the beach… ahhh dreamy beach days. Slip it over a bikini and head for the beach bar. I’ve worn mine here a little Grecian. Gold braid belt and strap sandals.
Don’t you just love summer. Warm days that just feel so easy. Long lazy nights sat with a warm breeze and a cold drink. There’s definitely been a feel of summer these last few days. Dressing for summer can sometimes feel daunting. Having to unveil skin that hasn’t seen daylight for months isn’t the nicest feeling. It can sometimes feel awkward. Tops of legs and arms or the belly. Wearing cut out tops and shorts can feel alien to start, but it only takes a few days and everything feels natural again.
Preparing skin for summer sun can be an effort. But if you keep on top of it, you don’t need to be constantly worrying about it’s appearance. A good exfoliator is the key and I also like to use a coco butter to moisturise my skin as it’s longer lasting and really helpful at hydrating my skin. I’ve recently used the Charlotte Tilbury body balm and magic face cream. I have to say the results are amazing. My skin was instantly radiant with minimum effort. I always like to tan my skin with a little help from my favourite James reed mousse. Make sure skin is treated before applying-especially if its for a special occasion. I never exfoliate the same day as I tan. I always worry about damaging the skin then adding something to it that can aggravate it. So I allow at least 12 hours before I apply the tan. I always moisturise my ankles and hands after the tan to try and even it out. Bony areas are always a pain to get right. Big point to watch out for is washing hands after tanning. Don’t do it…well not for at last 30 minutes anyway. Gentle exfoliators are the best for the face, nothing too rough remember delicate areas need some TLC. Keep lips soft in the heat with a handbag size lip balm and I always think a eye serum is useful to use throughout the day to keep looking fresh and radiant. Happy pampering. xx Dawn
We had such beautiful weather whilst in London. I took full advantage and snapped a few pictures of this gorgeous black lace dress. A little bit cheeky with it’s sheer nature but I’m totally into this style. I love the look. It’s such a great piece for summer. Non crease and light weight which means it’s the perfect packable dress.Low maintenance-high impact
Packing for summer hols can be such a headache. No one wants to be ironing constantly but in the same breathe you want to look amazing on days/ nights out. Finding this kind of summer essential can make life and holidaying so much easier.It would also fit well in hand luggage. So if your not checking in a heavy case and your only away for one or two nights then this ticks all the boxes. Are you off anywhere nice..?
I’ve been in London for the Banana Republic event that I was co hosting with three other bloggers at the Regents street store. It was such a lovely evening. And I got to showcase my favourite summer essentials. If you follow me over on instagram you’ll see my dress from the event. It’s dreamy, and if your looking for a dress for an occasion I’d definitely give it a try. I’ll also put a post up of my outfit and of the night.
I’ve so many beautiful looks to post up so I’d better get a move on. Have a super long bank holiday weekend. xx Dawn
Striped sweater,suede sandals and shorts.. it must be a day in London. Do love a slouchy sweater especially over a pair of short shorts. Nude sandals always work well for summer. I’ve missed wearing this kind of look and now that the weathers changing it’s nice to be able to go for a stroll in such attire. It also helps when the surrounds are as beautiful as they are here. Dreamy cafe stops and browsing in shops. What a perfect way to spend the day. Find out why I’ve been in London the weekend tomorrow over on my social channels. There’s a really exciting project I’m doing this week. I’d love you to be part of too… so keep your eyes peeled. xx Dawn