Hey there, maties. How are you today?
I'm hoping you're all having a good week. Gosh, June is just flying by, it's so scary.
It's so cruel that the older you get the more every single moment of time becomes precious, yet it's precisely then that time speeds up really, really fast. I long to feel again the seemingly endless long summer days of my school holidays. But as that's not going to happen, let's throw some gusto into each and every speeding day eh!
So, where have I thrown my gusto today? Bloomin' stealing!
Just last week I stumbled upon an old coral jersey dress. I shoved it in a holding pattern drawer and forgot about it. For just two days. Because along came not one but two coral inspo posts and what's a girl gonna do? STEAL, of course!!
Taadaah! Here's my coral jersey steal
Bought from the M&S £5 rack, in prehistoric times.
It has a dropped waist, which is fortunate as mine has dropped too! There is a ruched ribbed band around the tum.
Because of that it's maybe not most flattering of dresses but I just couldn't resist the steal!
A simple dress benefits from the lift a hat brings to an outfit.
(psst: A hat also provides distraction for the holder's eye to allow the wearer of a slinky jersey dress to breathe. Occasionally.)
Do you have a favourite summer hat style?
I wear both in the garden and on the beach throughout the summer months.
As an alternative styling suggestion, a blouse worn as a lightweight jacket.
Flowers in this light floral blouse match perfectly with the coral of the dress (another psst: and a blouse provides further opportunities to breathe whilst wearing this takes-no-prisoners dress!).
A shell necklace links the hat and sandals.
Et voila! A simple dress, styled simply, for simple summer days.
As I said earlier, inspiration to wear this dress was waiting round the ether corner. And not one inspiration, but two. Just like Poldarks and yellow cardis, it seems coral dress inspos are like buses too!
Coral jersey dress inspos
Stunning Andrea restricted her simple summer styling to a pendant and tan espadrilles.
Gorgeous Kelly dropped the jewellery and added a clever knot, a hat and summer's must-have straw bag.
My look was a fusion of the two. Thank you, lovely ladies!
A la perchoine.