We’ve been really lucky with the weather in the UK recently – I can’t remember when we last had such a long spell of warm and sunny days. I’m loathe to pack away all of my coats and jumpers just in case it comes to an abrupt end. But given the lack of space in my wardrobe I really need to put some into storage, just to make finding my summer clothes a bit easier. The same goes for shoes; I have a lovely pair of pale blue slingback mules (seen in this post) that I really wanted to wear with this red and blue floral print shirt dress. Just one problem: I couldn’t find them. I have so many pairs of shoes under beds and in cupboards and no organised storage system.
After two attempts to locate them I had to admit defeat and wear these red shoes instead. One of my jobs for next week when I’m off work is to organise my clothes and shoes…and find the elusive pale blue slingbacks! Luckily, these red shoes are a good match for the dress and have a low heel, although they do pinch my bunions a bit. This classic style shoe works well for an office-appropriate look, but for a more modern take I’d opt for white ankle boots instead…if I had some that is. All those shoes and no white ones…can you believe it?
This red and blue floral print dress is one of three I ordered from Zara recently. It’s a nice, light fabric, so great for the summer, and the length is just right for me. The knotted detail doesn’t sit on my natural waistline (that old problem!) so side-on it looks more like an empire line when it rides up. I kept the colour palette simple, sticking to just red and pale blue with my accessories and jewellery. I’m wearing a ring and bangle from two of my favourite jewellery brands – Ottoman Hands and Azuni, which I featured in my recent post about jewellery. Azuni have a Summer sale on at the moment which was too good to resist, so I’ve treated myself to an early birthday present 😉
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