On one of those sunny but cool days that heralds the end of summer and the coming of autumn, there’s nothing more appropriate than a dress with three-quarter length sleeves.
This is me in my teal coloured Dorothy Perkins ensemble, with an unusual tan leather belt from the Zara sale and my extremely comfortable United Nude Fold Peep-toe heels. The La Bagagerie orange patent envelope clutch – which I love – was a present from France. Unfortunately the gorgeous vividness of the orange doesn’t come across well in this picture – ditto the shoes with their bright neon stripes – and even the belt has lost its tan-orange tone in photo translation.
Anyway, I’m now looking forward to coat season so that I can do some serious colour-clashing!
Today being a typical cold and grey British summer day, I decided to dress the blues away, arming myself with an array of colours so bright, they would require all passers-by to wear sunglasses – despite the threatening rain.
So here I am in my trusted orange Dorothy Perkins skater dress, turquoise twisty Fenchurch belt, posh pink Whistles ‘Wren’ jacket, and orange-multicoloured Irregular Choice heels.
Yes, I’ve concluded that there’s nothing quite like dressing to lift your mood. Whether others would agree with my assault on their eyes is another matter entirely!
Since for various reasons my hair has now changed from a peroxided white-blonde mid-length bob, to a short Manic Panic Candy Cotton Pink bob (more of that later), I’ve been looking for ways to accessorise with my new hair. After all, the last time I had pink hair was in my twenties, and those years are now long gone!
So here I am with my patent nude Kurt Geiger heels, teal Dorothy Perkins dress, yellow and white-cream Karen Millen coat, and bright pink patent H&M for Versace Belt. Not forgetting the aviator shades and Rimmel’s ‘Pin-up’ pink lip-gloss, of course!
Today I am wearing my red wool Monsoon coat cinched with a wide black patent black belt, and a stripy Primark wool dress – which frankly was a real find: so cheap, yet so simple and chic with a pair of heels, or perfect dressed down with a pair of flat boots.
The yellow stripe is my favourite colour splash in this oufit, but it’s just out of shot!