New / An Adorned Decollete.

Bardot Top / Topshop

Palm Tree Necklace / Anni Lu

Gold Bar Necklace (Similar here) / Muru

Talisman Elements Gold Tag Necklace / Muru 

Summer is the time to make the most of not having to wear a) a scarf b) a chunky jumper c) a thick coat, so there is literally no reason to not show a) your shoulders and b) your decollete. And I can think of no better way to do this (unless its a bikini/swimming cozzie) than wearing this perfect Bardot Top from Topshop all summer long, with a neck full of layered gold candy. This Talisman Elements Gold Tag Necklace from Muru is delicate enough to wear alone, or layered – the symbols represent the five elements of earth, fire, water, air & spirit. I’m wearing it with my Gold Bar Necklace, also from Muru, which represents balance. With my other favourite piece from Anni Lu, the Palm Tree, my decollete is well and truly adorned.

Edit / Affordable Summertime Sandals

High Street Summer Sandal Edit

1) Topshop Fairy Gladiator Sandals

2) New Look Black Leather T-Bar Sandals

3) Office Ophelia Stud Sandal

4) Swedish Hasbeens Tutti Frutti Sandals

5) Free People Yards Slip On Sandal

6) Steve Madden Werkit Gladiator Sandal

7) Steve Madden Low Block Heel Sandal

I have expensive taste but that’s as far as it goes – when it comes to parting with pennies on certain items, most of the time, I opt for a high street choice. Bags are a little different – they can be more of an investment if they’re looked after like a precious baby, but shoes, when worn most days, can get wrecked in a matter of hours depending on their fragility, their heel and the type of ground you’re walking on – scratched and scraped heels that look like some one attacked them with a potato peeler are unsightly and often heart-breaking, especially when you’re out on your first glorious outing with Jimmy Choo-clad feet and your heel goes into a hole and comes out looking battered and bruised (this happens to the best of us). An expensive pair of shoes is a treat, definitely not a no-no, but for me, everyday shoes are affordable but good quality. I bought the Topshop Fairy Gladiator Sandals over the weekend however the rest of these sandals were options I was also considering, especially these Swedish Hasbeens Tutti Frutti Sandals. Oh, and some of these are on sale now, at really low prices and with all these sandals made from leather, they’re exceptional value, so if you need a pair, click now or forever hold your peace.

New / Ankle-Tie Espadrilles by Castaner

        

I’ve searched high and low for a pair of ankle-tie espadrilles with a wedge this Summer. I found a pair straight away on Net-A-Porter, where sartorial-searches generally begin, but thought it irresponsible to buy the first pair I’d set eyes on. However, as we  all know, there generally isn’t any need to carry on looking, because there seems to be some weird law where we always go back to the first that we found/tried on. I did look, and I didn’t find any others within my budget/that I thought were good value for money (this Aquazzura pair are so beautiful, however the price is way out of my league) and considering the pair I found fit all my requirements, I ended my search, clicked the checkout button and two days later, this beautiful Castaner pair were on my feet, practically glued on, because they’re so comfortable and make my feet look so pretty, that they’ve not been off since. Now that I have them, the taupe version are looking very attractive….plus theres another law, when you buy something that fits so well, its important to invest in one in every colour. You know I speak sense.

Current Mood / Summer

Inspiration / Summer Solstice Sleep Wear

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Grapevine Silk Cami & Shorts Set – Yolke

 Royal Oxford pintucked Cotton Pajama Top & Fisherman Striped Cotton Shorts – The Sleep Shirt

Baxter Jersey Pajama TopEberjey Pajama Shorts

Howie Signature Set Pajamas – Desmond & Dempsey

With the balmy nights on their way, just around the corner, coming next week…..(I’m getting desperate now), summer soltice already on the horizon and my plan for emigrating to California becoming more and more urgent, thermal PJ’s and thick waffle dressing gowns need relegating to the bottom drawer and replacing with sleepwear reflecting how the weather really should be….lacy and light. 

I have a thing for leaves, whether they’re attached to a pineapple, a palm tree or stuck in a glass of hot water smelling like Aquafresh – if they’re green, they have my attention, as do these Yolke Silky grapevine cami and shorts set and Desmond & Dempsey Howie Signature PJ’s – I love them (yes, I said love) so very much, one or the other will be mine come next pay day.

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