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Keeping your cool on a hot and humid day is sometimes a challenge when you work in an office with temperamental air conditioning. On the one hand you want to look smart and pulled together, but on the other hand wearing anything too structured can be uncomfortable. And let's face it, nothing's guaranteed to ruin your look more than being hot and bothered. That's when this black Awear dress comes in handy. It's really light and drapey,  yet has enough detail with the studs on the shoulders and zip feature down the back to make it feel a bit dressier. I added a wide leopard print belt (which I picked up in Oxfam – bargain!) to give it a more structured look.

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I kept the rest of the outfit neutral with a leather bag from TKMaxx and these incredibly comfortable sandals from Clarks. The gold leaf cuff is from New Look and the ring (seen in previous posts) is by Royal Ring (from Secretsales.com).

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Isn't it great to finally see glorious blue sky? It feels as though we've been under grey clouds for far too long. The colours in my outfit seems to reflect those above. I've been looking to work yellow into my wardrobe all summer, and now that summer is finally here (and hopefully to stay for a while) I picked up this top by  Ben de Lisi for Principles in Debenhams recently. It feels so nice on as it's made from stretch jersey with tiers of satin and chiffon applied to the front. The dark blue of the Zara blazer and Gap skinny jeans really make the bright yellow pop.

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I adore these Les Nereides earrings, particularly as they feature the Eifffel Tower -  Paris is my favourite city.  I upped the bling factor with this chunky gold ring by Royal Ring (from Secretsales) and sunglasses by Roberto Cavalli.

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I always get comments on these Bronx sandals which I've had for years, and were a TKMaxx bargain. The bag is by Italian brand Elysea (also bought from Secretsales and featured in previous posts).

I hope you're enjoying the warm weather. What are your favourite summer trends? Please feel free to leave links to your blogs in the comments section, I'd love to see your outfits!

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An unexpected and very welcome night out gave me an excuse to dress up mid week. It came courtesy of Madison of Madison's Assortment who gave away five pairs of VIP tickets to the Nelly High Heels launch event in Nottingham. It was great fun as we got to pick our three favourite pairs from the shoes on display, and in a few weeks Nelly will send us one of the three we selected. How exciting – a shoe lucky dip! I'm sure they will feature in a future post. Living up to the event's name there were some very high heels on display, and a good smattering of spikes, studs and glitter.

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As it was an evening devoted to shoes I had to pick a pair of statement sandals and these studded Tory Burch beauties had been waiting patiently under the bed for an outing for far too long. The black Bastyan dress kept the look simple and provided the perfect backdrop for the hardware-embellished accessories. The Asos clutch is great because it holds so much and the fierce spike ring by Merle O'Grady just adds the finishing touch.

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What do you think of the spike trend?  Tell me what you think!

 

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I've been obsessing over floral prints for some time now, and when this Star by Julien Macdonald jacket popped up in the Debenhams sale I took the plunge. I love the fresh colours contrasted with the black trim. I picked up on the pale blue of the jacket with these gorgeous shoes by Strutt Couture (which I bought at secretsales.com) and the silver and turquoise necklace (picked up at a market). I've had the bag for years – I bought it when I was going through a pink phase. It's by J for Jasper Conran at Debenhams – one of the first designer collaborations to hit the high street. I liked the bag so much I bought it in lime green too. Well a girl can never have too many bags!

What do you think of the floral print trend? Are you loving it or looking ahead to the darker shades of autumn/winter already?

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This is what I wore to the office yesterday – I grabbed the chance to wear sandals and something that resembles a summery outfit before the deluge today. This skirt (which I picked up in sale at M&S earlier this year) is also great teamed with black tights and ankle boots for autumn/winter. As it was warm I chose these nude studded sandals (bought from River Island a few years ago) and an old top I discovered at the back of the cupboard. The Ri2K bag is an old favourite of mine, and the necklace was one of several pieces I picked up on holiday in Cape Verde last year. Here's hoping for some sandal weather soon!

 

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