Summer Sale Dresses

There are some very tempting sales on at the moment. Below, I’ve gathered together some of my favourite picks, with suggestions for appropriate occasions. Happy shopping!

1. Saturday Markets

weekend chic

This dress and bag are perfect for wandering around Broadway Market over the weekend, and perhaps popping in for a cup of tea and slice of delicious lemon cake at Loafing.

2. Bride Side

wedding wear

I adore this dress and think it would be perfect for attending a summer wedding (although any occasion would do!).

3. Date Night.

dress to impress

This figure hugging, but elegant dress is sure to be a winner.

4. Picnic in the Park

picnic dressThis polka dot halter neck dress is perfect for picnicking on Hampstead Heath.

Neon and Lace

Look fresh and chic this season by incorporating some of the coolest Spring/Summer trends into your wardrobe: neon and lace.

1. A little white dress is essential for summer parties (Paul and Joe Sister). 2. Spice up your look with a neon tank and white blazer (Sandro). 3. A great transitional bag (Anne Fontaine). 4. This nail polish is beach perfect (Chanel). Background: beautiful fabric from SCION.

Easter Pinks

Anna Sui dress; Tocca coat; M&S tights; Nicole Farhi shoes; Scapa bag; Swarovski earrings; vintage bracelet; Essie ‘Splash of Grenadine’ nail polish.

I’ve had a lovely Easter Sunday and am currently curled up in a chair, rendered immoveable by the vast quantity of food and chocolate I’ve managed to consume. The Easter Bunny certainly stopped by my flat this morning; besides lots of delicious chocolate, there was a small package containing the gorgeous vintage pearl and imitation sapphire bracelet I’m wearing in these photos. I have quite small wrists and have a very hard time finding bracelets that fit. My Mum in fact got this one made specially to fit me so it is already a cherished possession.

I enjoyed Easter lunch out with my Mum at my favourite pub in Hampstead, The Old White Bear.

It was quite the feast: roast chicken followed by orange cheesecake for me.

After lunch, we thought a stroll around Hampstead would aid our digestion so set off for Fenton House, a small National Trust property with beautiful grounds, boasting an orchard and rose garden. I volunteered at the house last summer so have got to know it pretty well and still love to pay it a visit.

I had in fact planned quite a different outfit for today (a primrose yellow satin dress without sleeves), but it was so cold and dark when I woke up this morning that I had to rethink my choice. Anna Sui is one of my very favourite designers, and a couple of dresses I have of hers are very rare non-sale purchases of mine. I love this dress with the mix of velvet and silk and beautiful buttons.

The coat, however, was a sale bargain purchased about 10 years ago. I think it still looks brand new and pulled it out of my wardrobe again when excitedly I noticed that one of my  TV heroines – Rory Gilmore – wears the exact same coat in later series of the Gilmore Girls.

Hmm, and now I have to decide whether I’m going to be lazy and watch an episode of a new favourite tv series or be good and workout. As there is still plenty of chocolate to get through, I’d better do something active!