SUMMER is my season! I feel like Olaf most of the year dreaming about summer and although I can get to melting point my brain is built for summer living and it all kicks in to auto pilot and I know exactly how to survive the heat.
I’d happily live in a sun dress and flip flops 365 days of the year, then decide which raffia basket would work best, even when we aren't in summer my raffia hats and baskets are always hanging in my house as a reminder of warmer weather, beach days and Ibizan sunsets.
The irony is that I hardly ever get to go away. My other half isn't much of a holiday goer, so I’m forever dreaming of that day when I jump on a plane and do all 3 Balearic islands for the whole summer and come back with a proper opinion about which island is best.
I am such a summer daydreamer, I watched all ‘The Durrells' on ‘catch up’ and managed it in three nights as it transported me to beautiful Corfu. Basically I don't think I’m built for UK living, however I do love a cashmere jumper and layers of silk… but I could come home for a holiday?
This summer has been the summer of the dress. A dress is the ultimate outfit and I’ll tell you why. It’s an outfit in one, unlike a jumpsuit it means you can go to the toilet without the need for an entourage to get in and out of it. H&M have had a really good season and I can safely say that some of my best purchase this summer for myself and my clients have been in H&M.
Here are a few of my faves….
I am a massive supporter of independent fashion brands, it’s money better spent than buying into higher priced ‘designer’ brands. Every time you buy from an independent someone literally does a happy dance and it does more than make their day, you are helping them reach their dreams and fulfil their potential as a designer and brand.
Here are a few of my absolute favourite summer brands.
Pampalone clothing has been a massive hit with my clients after I met Holly Scarsella who owns the Pamplone brand at a Sheer Luxe Fashion day a few years ago. Her love for summer dresses speaks to my soul and her choice of fabrics, colours and embroidery is everything that I love.
She has such a beautiful collection and even recently launched a mini me collection in association with to Mothers 2 Mothers a charity that I personally support.