The week-end is not only the time to unwind from work, it is also the opportunity for me to relax my style dramatically. With the sweltering temperatures of the last few weeks, I've been wearing almost exclusively Summer dresses, and at home I just go for jersey maxis which are super comfy and keep me fresh (aren't you glad this outfit post is about the former and not the latter, yikes!!!)
This afternoon we made our way to the garden centre, and whilst I stayed make-up free (something I've been doing at the week-ends since last year, I find it really gives my skin a rest if I don't slap the paint on every day), I did get out of my jersey maxi. I like a put-together boho look like today's. Boho because of the casual shape and the raffia bag, but put together because these are hardly homemade pieces one would find on a hippy commune... I adore this dress, with its rustic cotton 'bourrette' fabric embroidered in vivid blue patterns, it screams Summer days on a Greek Island. Yes, I know London is no Santorini, but a girl can dream, right?
The bag is another one that I definitely wouldn't naturally associate with London... This was my go-to bag during our holiday in Oman, and I'm looking forward to taking it to the market every morning during our holidays in Brittany next month. It's the perfect little raffia basket, made 1000 times cooler by Gérard Darel. This is the straw version of the French brand's iconic 24h, also aptly called Woodstock.
I know what some of you are thinking... why not get a market basket from some Italian town market or even a Morroccan souk. Yes, of course I could, but then it wouldn't be lined in the softest cotton, or have some adjustable leather straps that can be swung over the shoulder or handled tote-like. And it would definitely not have the little intricate details that this little baby has, from the little pom-poms pattern to the knotted sides.
The studded Balenciaga sandals are the only very urban touch here... but this is perhaps the detail that makes it all work for London. These are super comfy, I have them in grey as well, I love this model so much.
By the way, I know some of you will be thinking how ugly my feet look in t-straps, and I agree 150%, but the truth is I did a lot of ballet when I was younger, and it just left me with gnarled toes, but please be kind and don't comment on them, just be pleased for me that I love shoes so much my ugly feet don't prevent me from wearing fabulous footwear.
Find out more about my outfit:
- Embroidered Daryl dress, Isabel Marant (Summer 2013), this one by Iris & Ink and this Mango one are very similar
- Giant stud flat sandals, Balenciaga
- Woodstock 24h bag in raffia, Gerard Darel