I’ve been searching for a peasant top for my upcoming holiday, and hadn’t been able to find one good enough to shed out forty/fifty pounds on. But I picked this one up in French Connection’s sale for just £19 (down from £65) and I love the beautiful embroidery features and tasselled waist belt.
The comfy, lightweight material and floaty silhouette is ideal for the heat abroad, especially as the sleeves are shorter than most styles I’ve come across. The boho vibe is right up my street, proving effortless to wear. Admittedly it’s an awkward shape and length, so it’s hard to find bottoms to match (my Levi shorts are too short and just make the whole ensemble look frumpy) but teamed with skinny jeans or trousers it packs a statement punch.
This might mean it’ll turn out to be an evening outfit, or a beach cover-up. The mules work to give it a more dressy edge for a meal or drinks out, but the outfit looked just as good when I popped on a pair of sandals for daytime wear or even travelling. I’ve been caught up in a bit of a trouser / jeans spell at the moment – I always thought of myself as more of a dress / skirt kinda gal, but I’m loving the different dimensions trousers can create. They offer more scope for layering, shoe combinations and outfit shapes – I’ve often lately found myself opting for a jumpsuit over a dress. Don’t get me wrong, I still love dresses and I’m on the hunt for a new maxi for the coming summer days, I’m just enjoying my growing collection of alternative garments.
These photos are taken in Lichfield, where my boyfriend will be moving later this year. It’s such a pretty place, with quaint book stores, old fashioned sweet shops and an amazing, intricate cathedral that tops most I’ve ever seen. I’m so excited for him to live in such a gorgeous city – aesthetic rows of houses, lovely independent eateries and a distance from Birmingham with the countryside right on the doorstep.
I write this post while the aftermath of the Manchester terror attacks still hangs in the air. Although life must go on as normal, it’s something that will hurt for a long time and some people’s lives now will never be normal again. It has affected all of us in Britain in a way we never thought something would. All my thoughts and love goes out to those affected; the families and friends who have had to face such an unimaginable tragedy; the emergency services and volunteers who worked through the night to keep as many safe as possible. Manchester truly is an inspirational place and it amazes me how in the midst of something so horrific and terrifying, such brave people can come together to spread compassion and do all in their power to help. It makes me so proud to be British and the love, spirit and kindness of people will only make us stronger and more united in the wake of this painful incident.