It's official, Summer 2016 arrived in London: it was yesterday... A cooking 26 degrees and sunshine so bright Little Monsieur decided it was perfect weather to go to the "Splash Splash", ie the water play urban beach in our nearby park. Alas it was not to last, and we're back to crazy weather once more, but hey, at least we had one good day, which is better than we can say some years!
I love a white dress on warm days, it's so fresh but it can still look quite put together, especially if it's a crisp shirt dress. I fell instantly in love with this one when I saw it on the Sézane website a few weeks ago. It's part of the Summer collection but like everything Sézane, it keeps selling out. I think it's time the lovely Parisian brand upped its game logistics-wise. Don't worry, if you like it, just comment down, I'll do a little post on the best alternatives out there.
I accessorized this look more for the purpose of the pictures than to go out, as we spent the whole day between the garden, the roof terrace, and the park. Still, I thought the dress would look cute with some summer-ready accessories. The wrap sandals are from the resident cobbler who takes over at Henri Bendel in June, they make bespoke sandals whilst you wait... these are extra special for me: not because they show my ugly pointe-deformed feet, but because I got them a few hours after finding out I was expecting Little Madame, so that day will always have a magical memory attached to it, and so will these sandals, horrible toes or not!
In my eyes the clutch is the real winner of the outfit. It looks very "artisan" with its greek style embroidery, in fact it will be perfect for our trip in July (more on this on a later post...) and it really resonates with my love of improved neutrals. Simple but beautiful...
All the outfit details are below:
- Broderie anglaise shirt dress, Sézane
- Jute clutch with white embroidery, Mango
- Lizard wrap sandals, Tuccia Prima bespoke for Henri Bendel (during the Summer months only)
- Panama hat, from Tory Burch's 2014 collection, look at Sensi Studio for a similar style
- Reversible mini H belt, Hermès