Hello? Summer, is that you? These last two weeks I’ve tentatively carried an umbrella in my bag, just in case, but I haven’t had to use it once. Naturally the day I shunned it, which is the day these photographs were taken, was the day that a freak rain shower came out of nowhere. Not only was I sans umbrella that day, I was also trying out these Steven Madden sandals, kindly sent to me by House of Fraser, for the very first time – what are the chances, eh?
There’s always that first outing of the year in sandals when your feet curse you by rubbing, almost like a physical protest to being dragged out of comfortable Chelsea boots and brogues. This sandals were no different, but we’ll let them off as they’re so pretty. The gold detail and tan leather give them the edge over my ancient, worn-out Primark sandals, and I’m looking forward to taking them on holiday with me in a couple of months.
When the sun comes out I always reach for this pleated midi skirt, a cast-off from Grandma Ship-Shape, and although we were only popping to the shops when these photos were taken, I decided to go all-out flower power and wear this floral crown, too. This is a slightly different version from the floral crown tutorial I posted last week, using a headband (worn backwards) instead of a wire hoop, but the principle is the same. I’ve already made several crowns – I can’t wait to take them to Glastonbury with me!
Have you ditched your umbrella and started dressing for summer yet?