When the summer rolls in and the sun comes out to play – most likely with a smug grin meaning “enjoy me bitches, I’m disappearing in place of snow next week” – my style tends to go from dragged through a hedge backwards quite simple, classic and tailored with a rocky/boho edge (LOL at being absolutely poor at describing my style/words/life in general) to straight up boho chic. We’re talking fringing, we’re talking floral, paisley and pretty prints… anything flowy, anything off shoulder, and anything that makes me look a little more “I woke up like this” effortless is right up my street.
Fortunately for me, one of my favourite clothing brands F+F – yes I know it’s an extremely random clothing favourite but their stuff is just *insert heart eye’d emoji’s here*, check previous Elle fangirl evidence here, here and here – are also all about flowy, boho beautifulness which is what I’ll be so inelegantly displaying here today.
This outfit is easily one of my favourites from my (limited) summer collection so far. There’s just something about the way this dress falls, combined with the casual – but still bloody beaut – classic black sandals and the extremely vajazzled and perfect in every way bag that just makes it all feel very, easy I guess.
Now, I love the flower pattern on this dress, but I think it’s the cut that really made me all omg need it in my life right this second please and thank you. I absolutely adore the off shoulder trend however some off shoulder pieces just aren’t that comfortable/leave you on permanent nip slip duties. Which is why I absolutely love this as the additional straps as it makes you much more comfortable and protected. The addition of the side slit takes a beautiful dress into a beautiful and subtly sexy one and I am all about that.
I ummed and ahhed over this bag for a long time, mainly clicking off of the site and leaving tbh, but there was something niggling in the back of my mind telling me I needed it. Call it gut instinct, but I’m now so darn happy I picked it up because this little sequin number will be seeing me through summer. I love that it’s really delicate and compact but also manages to fit in my Olympus pen, phone, card holder and 5 identical but obvs totally necessary peachy pink lipsticks. Not to mention the obvious in that it looks absolutely gorgeous. I am ever so slightly obsessed with the intricate beading and patterns on this beauty, as was the lady that stopped me in Greenwich to tell me so. #Winning
I’ve already touched upon these shoes so I won’t say too much – miracle – as they kind of do what they say on the tin. A beautiful, classic, simple pair of black sandals with gold hardware which look so much more than the £8 that they cost.
Finally, the sunglasses. I am such a sunnies hoarder so to be able to find a pair that’s a) unique to my collection and b) ones that I really like, is extremely rare, but Florence and Fred have managed to do it. I never really know what sunglass style suits me but I couldn’t help but vere towards this subtle cat eye style. Subtle, simple, classy plus the tortoise shell colour – always my top choice – means they go with absolutely everything.
So that brings me to the end of this post, I’d love to know if you’ve had a browse through the Tesco/Florence and Fred website recently? Has anything taken your fancy?
As always, thanks so much for reading!
*This post was kindly sponsored by Florence and Fred. All thoughts, photographs and love of flowy dresses that make me feel as sassy as Beyonce, my own.