I think we brought the weather back with us from Turkey! Coming home to glorious sunshine certainly eases the post-holiday blues. It’s also nice to not have to pack the Summer clothes away, especially this Fabienne Chapot lobster print dress. I’ve been waiting months to wear it. I bought it from Secret Sales along with the pink and blue hats.
My introduction to the Fabienne Chapot line came about when I modelled for the-Bias-Cut.com last September. I fell in love with the beautiful and quirky prints (the newly launched Peachy print has my name all over it…literally!). In addition to the two hats I couldn’t resist buying this cold shoulder dress, even though it was mid Winter. Lobster prints and motifs were big last Summer, and I knew there was a risk that by the time I got to wear it, it might not be exactly “on trend”. But I bought it because I love it; I don’t care if it’s not this season’s print. I know I’ll be wearing this dress for many years to come.
Continuing with the crustacean theme, I added my Topshop crab motif straw bag. I bought it last Summer just before it sold out. The bag was obviously very popular because I had someone DM me on Instagram offering to buy it! But I don’t want to part with it, especially as the crab is my zodiac sign.
A straw bag is the perfect accessory to pair with a Summer dress, and as it’s a neutral it goes with everything. I chose my accessories carefully with this in mind, as given the opportunity I’d overpack every single time. Last year I invested in a new luggage set, which looks much more stylish than the previous ragtag mix of cases. On the downside though, I can’t fit as much in. This has been the push I needed to pack more sensibly and selectively. I still need to learn how to refine my selection of jewellery though…I took way too many pairs of earrings! Old habits die hard 😉
SHOP THE LOOK
Fabienne Chapot dress (now sold out) | Topshop bag (old, similar) | Clarks espadrilles (old, similar) | Ottoman Hands gold and turquoise ring | Azuni bangle | Fleur Envy necklace (similar) | Adexe watch c/o | Zara earrings (old)
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