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You are my sunshine

The sun (apparently) is going to come out tomorrow. (Like little orphan Annie I am eternally optimistic). But until then, I give you this beauty of a dress from Whistles new collection. £135, Whistles I have this bag in classic black. Biennial satchel, £295.63, J.Crew  It is The Perfect Bag for anyone who: a. leads any kind of double life. I’m thinking work and motherhood, here, but, hey, whatever form your double life takes… My point is simply that it works for both eventualities b. likes to walk around in flats, but switch to heels for work/meetings/luncheon assignations c. totes a vast amount around with them at any given time (book, diary, laptop/kindle/ipad, make-up bag, spare book just in case the bus gets stuck in traffic…) It has compartments a-plenty.  AND it’s a joyous sunshine shade. What’s not to like? I recently discovered (at the Banana Republic summer press day – more of which anon) that Banana Republic do stonkingly good jewellery. And nothing makes an outfit like a chunky necklace or indeed a bracelet.  Or, if you’re in the market for something more delicate, this necklace from ASOS is a bargaintastic beauty.                …