IMG_2693It’s easy to feel nostalgic as the summer slowly sinks to it’s demise, but I rather enjoy the dissecting of what worked and finger pointing new desires…


For next summer I’m after loose, 90’s style t-shirt dresses with low v necks, slouchy shoulders and clever rounded pockets.

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Where did this come from? But I’m feeling the love for a pair of proper thin leather Roman sandals in WHITE. I think it started with Vanessa Bruno’s SS13 collection and lusting after the heeled gladiators with 3/4 length trousers..


Autumn is almost better than New Year for a fresh start and the urge to turn out unwanted bits, to salvage and re-invent..and my heart is drawn to denim, crystallised, I suspect, by Miu Miu’s iconic SS13 Collection..

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The shapes, the nostalgia, the witty lining of duchesse satin ..I completely and utterly fall..and am only caught by the price..

Still, there are a number of 90’s (that era again..) vintage options with great shapes.

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How gracefully they smoothly integrate into the inevitable downward slide of the thermometer.Free-Shipping-Women-Casual-Denim-Dress-Nice-Blue-Jean-Dress-Ball-Skirt-Jeans-Jacket-Coat-Party 2025349-6-chambray-dressPerfect for layering – the ultimate rehearsal clothes..before winter has us in it’s freezing grip..

Laters, Kate x


  1. silky1way

    Can’t wait for autumn, wearing trench coats, jackets, scarves and shawls again….love the dark blue/navy outfits……it looks so polished…..twice better than black.:-)

  2. Fashion Mayann

    Vanessa Bruno’s gladiators are so covetable ! The last look is fantastic too because, in spite of the thigh-high boots, it’s not vulgar at all ! I always enjoy the subtle poetry that appears in your words too ! XXX

  3. Laura Lynn

    Love the re-thinking of denim. I had no idea it could look so polished! You almost make me crave fall and winter again- as I sit sunning by a pool.

  4. gotthebeautybug

    I really enjoyed this post, and it comes at such a great time as I start to create mood boards for my fall look. Thanks for liking my post!

  5. Lia in Brussels

    I thought I’d upload my post before I start checking what’s new in the reader… and what do I see? More sandals! How about asking Melissinos to make one designed by you and call it MasonBentley? Loved the MiuMiu line btw! Could go to work in these every day (yeah, I wish) xxx

  6. Anny

    I simply adore all the denim dresses! Especially the one with the large pockets. I’ve always felt as you do, that fall is actually a better “New Year.”

    • MasonBentley

      I love the shape of this dress too – I think it is so flattering with the pockets making the waist look so slim..but I like it in a comfortable slouch shape, easy to move in.. xxx

  7. iftheshoefits

    Can’t wait to break into shades of navy and olive this autumn. I went searching for the perfect navy dress tonight, but no luck so far. I feel a quest coming on.

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