Summer Highs

I’ve been a bit absent in the blogosphere recently; sunshine, holidays, new friends and special occasions seem to have distracted me recently. Yet some people have been using their summer in much more productive ways.

Laura, a fellow Warehouse veteran, is at the start of a very exciting adventure as she embarks upon her own clothing line: Trove. She hasn’t sacrificed her summer either, as well as getting engaged she also jetted off to Croatia and Paris. Then there’s Kelli, a friend from school, she’s always been a hip kid and her clothing line Wosh is coolness personified. She’s managed to do all this whilst at the same time raising money for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cause close to her heart.

These ladies have snapped me out of my summer haze and I will be interviewing both of these inspirational women in the near future so stay tuned. Hopefully their stories will in turn encourage you.

Laura Elizabeth Wood. Wearing Trove.

Laura Elizabeth Wood. Wearing Trove.

 

Kelli Foley

Kelli Foley

 

 

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Ask Estelle // Cora’s Concern…

Cora asked: Estelle, I am forever doomed to struggle with finding a good pair of summery shoes (not sandals) – I want some cool, comfy shoes that I can wear in the day and night (no heels please). Can you help me?

Cora look I mean walk no further until your feet are firmly in these beauties…

Oh and did I mention they’re on sale!

These understated classic’s with their simple gold detailing are a perfect transitional day to night staple.

Want something a bit more racy? Then show some toe in these…

Or how about the peep toe? A happy balance between sandal and shoe. These laser cut, white beauts, hit two trends in one…

Festival Fever

This weekend I am off to Lovebox to see the likes of SBTRKT, Disclosure with a bit of D’Angelo on the side…heaven! Obviously I need my outfit to be as good as the line up…

Now, if like me, you’re a little tired of the standard festival uniform of denim hotpants and flower headbands and want something, well, a little less predictable then look no further…

Instead of denim shorts what about these?

Net-a-porter Splendid Washed-twill drawstring shorts £90

Net-a-porter Splendid Washed-twill drawstring shorts
£90

Forget flowers and go for a head scarf…

Tie Rack £11.99

Tie Rack £11.99

Swap the maxi dress for a genie jumpsuit…

KimoYES

It’s Britain and no matter how hot it might be it’s just NOT appropriate to walk around in a bikini top and hotpants, but “it’s so hot” I hear you cry “what are we supposed to do?” Get your kimono on!

Try this over the top of a plain jersey bodycon dress…

Topshop £60

Topshop £60

Or this with some lovely linen trousers:

Wallis £31.35

Wallis £31.35

This would be great for a festival teamed with denim shorts…

Black Dust £40

Black Dust £40

Talking of festivals I’m off to Lovebox this weekend, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post which promises to be full of festival fashion idea’s…

Wimbledon Wardrobe

Off to Wimbledon this weekend and struggling with what to wear? Here’s a few ideas…

House of Jam is my new favourite obsession, why not try this tennis inspired polo dress:

90s Polo shirt Dress in Yellow and Blue Pastel Stripe £34

90s Polo shirt Dress in Yellow and Blue Pastel Stripe
£34

Or maybe you fancy sitting centre court in this…

Jigsaw £149

Jigsaw £149

Hungry? Eat strawberries and cream in this:

Topshop £60

Topshop £60

Sunshine and Smocks

As the saying goes…long time no blog.

I just couldn’t bring myself to blog about lovely floaty summer smock dresses when I was trudging through 4 inches of snow. All’s well that ends well though, with the sun’s reappearance so too comes a new post…

Now close your eyes and try (really hard) to imagine a hot summer day and then imagine wearing this beauty of a dress…

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ASOS Smock Dress in Woven
£30

Your day just got better right? The colour is perfect. This burnt orange colour is hotter than it looks, add some blue and oatmeal accessories to cool it down.

Right let’s now imagine you’ve had a day looking for buried treasure in East London’s Brick Lane Market and now you’re off for some cocktails in Shoreditch. For any of you who have been to Shoreditch you will know just how tough the style competition is out there*…but you’ll be winning in this.

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Cooperative Revere Collar Babydoll Dress
£48

*For those who have never experienced Shoreditch see ‘Nathan Barley’ (Channel 4)