Bare legs, shoestring straps and the prettiest florals. Isn’t Spring perfect?! I love that we’re back to having plenty of opportunities to dress up like this – not only is the weather better, but we’re coming round to all the nice occasions… Weddings, the races, summer BBQs! It only takes a little bit of sunshine for me to get excited about it all.
Today was my first opportunity to dress up in a fancy frock for the new season, wearing a dress from Marks & Spencer’s latest collection. I was off out for afternoon tea to celebrate a family birthday – it seemed like the perfect occasion to go a little girly. I spend my life dressed casual, so I love something extra feminine for special occasions! This outfit still feels like ‘me’ though, which is what I wanted. I’m not a bold print kind of girl, but subtle details like these are right up my street. Even though I’m used to spending my life in jeans and t-shirts, I still felt confident in something a little out of my comfort zone. I think that’s a big deal when it comes to occasion outfits – they’re not necessarily your typical outfit, but you still want something you’re happy to shimmy through the day in!
I’m already dreaming of another trip to Ascot to wear this look too… It might not happen this year, but it’s the kind of dress that I think will be perfect for Spring/Summers to come.
MARKS AND SPENCER SS17
I’m huuugely into the new collection from M&S – it feels like season by season they’re upping their game in the fashion stakes! Over Winter I loved their cutesy knits, and now I’m seeing it as a go-to for all occasion outfits. There are some dreeeamy styles to cover everything from graduation to first dates. Finding something that you’ll feel comfortable in for a special occasion can be a real ‘mare, so it’s great to see such a wide range of looks. Here’s to well dressed warmer months!
You can check out the new collection here.