I love the simplicity of investing in one great piece. It takes the fuss out of shopping when you think, “Right, I have £x to spend and that whole sum will be given to the perfect y“. And then that perfect y component, whatever it might be, comes along and makes all the difference to your wardrobe. Come to think of it, this could well be the grown-up approach to shopping (about time, some might think.)
Very Exclusive has been quite the sartorial discovery of our summer. I love that they edit the best offerings from a handpicked selection of designer brands. They also have the best sale on at this moment, which is where I picked up this Carven skirt. I’m wearing it now with a simple white tee (like this one or this one) or a white shirt – I love the soft fit of this one from Topshop; or going all-out for pretty with a broderie top – like this one. I know I ought to wear heels, really, given the length, and I love the idea of teaming it with a navy jumper (try this cashmere number for size) and simple heels for work. But would you look at these sandals? Slip them on and pretend you’re in Positano.
(Just to illustrate how in sync my wardrobe and my garden were this weekend…. Do join us on Instagram where we’re always on high alert for a great book/flowers/home/fashion find for us or the little ones.)