This is what I call a relaxed look for a Saturday walk and coffee at the farmers market in Cowley Road. The market has been there every weekend forever but for one thing or the other we have just discovered it recently. From organic veggies to international foods and wonderful flowers, I fully recommend a visit. As for the outfit, I can't stop wearing this trouser for both smart and casual looks and I really love the combination with my favourite bomber all splashed with flowers, you only need to change the shoes to get a completely different result.
Zara trouser and bomber, French Connection top and NB.
I have to confess I am in a (life) mission to find the perfect trench. This is a matter of choice, also a matter of budget, but I really think a good trench is an investment for life. However, this is not an easy pick because when something is that basic, and classic, small details can make a big difference: what colour - beige of course - but what tone of beige, what length, type of collar, the of buttons...as I said, not an easy one. In the meantime, I am really liking this one from GAP and how its pale beige works with lighter colours. A pre fall look with a hint os summer nostalgia.
GAP trench coat, Zara basic t-shirt and jeans, Adidas Stan Smith and Loewe vintage bag.
And the summer is officially over but as you can see I still try to resist and make the most of the last transition days. The story is I was wearing the dress in the morning, with trainers, and then the day started to get ugly so had to swap to the rain proof version. Wellies are a must if you live in this island and I love the feeling of walking freely and not worrying about the puddles, I decided to go for red ones and I have never regretted. This dress is much more versatile than I expected at first and that's a quality I really like on clothes, depending on the rest of the look you get formal, informal, summery or wintery as you please.
Top Shop dress, Zara hat and parka, Hakei bag and Hunter wellies.
This dress is very special for me, it was the dress for a very big day, it was love at first sight and I always knew I was going to wear it again in a very different way, for a very different purpose. The occasion was perfect and the streets of Port Grimaud and Saint Tropez just the perfect frame. It was quite risky but I really liked the result. Long dresses are sometimes a bit too dressed but with the shorts under, you can wear them as a sort of long overshirt. I personally love the combination of white and colourful accessories and the espadrilles are just the lifesaver for any summer look, nice and comfy to walk around.
Zara dress and sunnies, H&M short, Bimba y Lola necklace and Cremades espadrilles. The bag is from somewhere in Thailand.
Every time we passed by this little oasis, we would wonder how the owners would make it home through those stairs full of plants. The spot was beautiful and I wanted to share this other version of the last look. Just by changing the black skirt for these crochet shorts you get a very different look, in this case very in consonance with the scene of the typical village street with the clothes drying on the sun. The basket gives the final touch and actually had its purpose, as one of our little pleasures in France is doing the morning groceries in the Sunday market.
Zara turban, Top Shop t-shirt and Cremades espadrilles.
Another look from our holidays walking through streets and passages in South of France. This skirt, that is really half skirt-half shorts, is one of my summer musts. Even if I try to resist, I always end up packing it and wearing it more than once. I also have it in white and they are one of my best resources when it comes to go comfy but I want something a bit more dressed than a pair of shorts. I use them a lot with plain cotton t-shirst and then, depending on the shoes and the accessories, the look will be totally different. I already included this turban here, and looks also great as a headband for a more morning look.
Zara skirt and turban, Top Shop t-shirt, Cremades espadrilles sand Longchamp bag.
There is something really special about small villages, I love the fact that in theory there is no much to see, but if you pay attention and take your time, you discover little details everywhere. South of France always make a great scape and one of our favourite things to do there, besides eating and drinking wine, is just wonder around picking on the little shops, the windows, the doors and the flowers decorating the house entrances in every street. This dress is perfect for the spot and we couldn't resist to take the photos by the blue door. This look is simple but nice, fresh and comfy and this white Longchamp Le Pliage is proving to be my lifesaver this summer.
Zara dress, Bimba y Lola sandals.
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