Dotty in Shanghai

This dress is a classic – I keep it fresh by mixing different colour belts and shoes. Almost feels like a new dress each Summer. Belted dress similar Bag – Kate Spade (old)

Peep toes – Zara (old) Belt – no idea, similar here

Dotty in Shanghai

We all know my mad fetish for polka dots. I cannot contain myself when there are dots around.

 

I added a pop of pale yellow with my shoes and pashmina

 

Although this belt came with the dress, I often mix it up by using a bright pink or red belt. Primary colours rock with black and white dots

Fall

It is officially Fall in Shanghai. Cool, crisp days with bright blue skies. Cool enough for a light cardi but warm enough for open shoes (always be prepared for a mani-pedi)

 

This time of the year opens up so much scope for different styles without too much layering.

 

Simple grey top – Zara Fall Collection. Jeans – G Star. Pearls – old. Zipper flats – Charles & Keith

Star!

Fell in love with this comfy ‘Star’ knit

Knit – Zara new collection

Skirt – Zara (old) Suede boots – Mango Touch (old) Ray-bans – New collection

Karen Millen Zipper Delight

Karen Millen makes dresses so gorgeous they literally stop your heart. That’s the reaction I had when I laid eyes on this piece of lovely

This dress is the ‘headline’ garment for her Spring collection, modelled by Yasmin La Bon’s daughter here

Unfortunately they didn’t have the same belt used in the ad (in Thailand) – this is one from another dress

Bag – Kate Spade. Heels – Nine West Caress

First Impressions

I had rather an important meeting today where there was a particular reason to make a good impression.

As I lay out several dresses on my bed this morning, from bright pink to polka dots and everything in-between, this simple classic stood out.

Often the best decisions are the most simple and clean-cut. No frills or fuss. No belts or layers. No need for Spanx. Just a simple, well-cut grey dress, comfy pumps and a pretty pashmina

Simple jewellery, nothing distracting. My simple diamond necklace, tennis bracelet, wedding ring and studs in my ears. I am on an island holiday from tomorrow, I promise to post, but my outfits will certainly be more casual

Denim & Lace

I love mixing textures, like unexpected flavours. Today we have lace and denim. Hooray.

It’s a little less obvious, don’t you think? And yes, I haven’t managed to put my new Kate Spade bag down!

Lace print mini – G2000  (similar) Denim shirt – Gap. Bag – Kate Spade. Bangle – Marc Jacobs

Blue suede loafers – similar