Tagged: Summer

Loveshackfancy

Back to the boho summer dress vibe complete with straw bags, picnics and iced gin and tonics by a pool.

Loveshackfancy is New York City lifestyle brand founded in 2013 by Rebecca Hessel Cohen.

It’s creamed off the best bits of vintage inspired Victorian pieces and blended them seamlessly into a modern, timeless style.

(Pics from Loveshackfancy)

It’s a label that creates an overwhelming urge to jump into a camper van and head to the surf..

 

Laters, Kate x

Hello Summer!

This Time next week the kids we will be Greece and we will be following shortly after – a seismic shift in the fabric of daily life.

There’s just enough time to search for a few summer treats.  First stop, Freepeople.

These are the dresses to offer ease but also somewhere to hang your cream panama hat with a bit of sultry sun soaked style.

(All pics Freepeople)

Happily dreaming.

Laters, Kate x

Bling x

If an Indian summer comes in the autumn, what name do you give a summer that arrives in spring…and disappears?

The gardens need the rain..but I was so looking forward to the easy living of summer dresses.

Which has been a brilliant discovery of older years and has resulted in a serious, but sensible shrinking of my wardrobe.

There’s no need to think, a dress is the perfect capsule wardrobe in itself.

All effort can go into beautiful, stand out jewellery, like all of these earrings by Finery London.

(All pics Finery London)

Fun, Sassy and succulent.  Now all we need is the sun.

Laters, Kate x

Favourite season x

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Who can’t love and feel the force of summer where the smell of adventure lies round every corner?

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A summer dress, a pair of sandals, beach hair, don’t care and languid evenings to the point of feeling guilty.

 

Except I never will.

Laters, Kate x

Roses are red..

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This post is to remind me to plant the white rambling rose that’s been languishing in it’s pot for the last two weeks…because if it’s all constrained, there’s no hope it will ever look like a half of one of these..and with Chelsea round the corner..there really is no excuse..

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Sigh.

Laters, Kate x

If the Shoe Fits..

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There was no transitioning..suddenly London hit spring and we’ve been bathed in sunshine all week.  It’s the sort of weather where you want to loll on fresh, green grass and let your voice get weary from talking, not smoking.  In honour, I wore my first official pair of summer shoes yesterday – my two year old pair of Swedish Hasbeens, and admittedly the walking was spliced between cycling and chasing the kids on the common..but there were no blisters at the end of the day. Result.  But these beauties do need getting used to with their distinctive dry-bone no-give wooden soles – like the best things in life, they need time to wear-in.  In Sweden, long before it became a trend, they’d do this by wearing them with socks – it allows the leather to give a little extra whilst avoiding the rubbing…and you can’t find a nicer pair of socks than these at Free People.

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It takes it away from the Japanese school girl look and gives it back to nature and folk dancing..a technical and aesthetic tour de force.

 

Laters, Kate x