It seems this summer, I’ve adopted a Flamenco dancer as my style icon. Polka dots, frill sleeves and hems (and more often than not, worn with a poignant red lip) and that’s okay with me.
Usually one for a stripe, this season I’m turning to polka dots as an alternative pattern (although don’t get me wrong, my wardrobe is still 85% of the stripe variety).
The polka dot blouse is from relatively new kid on the block, Kitri. The brand launched a few months ago and is a more considered, stylish approach to classic pieces – shirts with a twist, great fabrics – and perfect for both work and weekend wear.
This piece will come on holiday with me and worn tucked into a skirt, but works equally well with just jeans and THE Next flats (which are super comfortable and I get so many compliments on).
What about the bag?
The bag is incoming to Wood/Grey later this month, too. I’ve had so many compliments on it via Instagram Stories, and Helen (who started the site) has been sourcing all her amazing product for the site herself. Another truly amazing woman who started her online shop from scratch whilst bringing up a toddler, and I’m helping her spread the word. Perfect for holidays, summer and also a great alternative to a clutch with occasionwear.
Apologies for being (a little) quiet on the blog front, what with the renovations, styling jobs and trying to find an office (fingers crossed!), I’ve been really struggling to find a work/life balance. But we’re on holiday from next week and think it has come at the right time. Trying to slow down sometimes is as intense as speeding up, and it’s all a learning process!
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