Summer in Black & White

Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Summer in B:W


I had to google what the summer months in the U.K are. No. Seriously, I did. June IS officially the beginning of summer.  Weather....you could've fooled me. Other than the brief sunny interlude, it's back to grey skies and rain. I'm dying to shed all my coats and wear proper summer clothes for a change.

You'll notice that my love for broderie anglaise, particularly of white and black variety shows no sign of abating. It's still going very strong two years on. Thanks to Eileen who pointed me in the right direction - Love Sam lace top from Shopbop. It worked out to be approximately £110 including duty tax and the shipping was unbelievably quick. The quality is fabulous. I can't see a vast difference between this and my Isabel Marant top. There's a huge price difference between the two brands but the lace top from Love Sam looks FAR better in real life.  FYI - The fit runs slightly big. I ended up with a medium but I could've easily do with an XS.

I'm still adverse to the idea of wearing overalls, dungarees or jumpsuits but this lace playsuit (romper) from the diffusion line of one of my favorite French designers, Vanessa Bruno has been on my mind for the past week. It's pretty and feminine without being overly saccharine. The same can be said for the lace dress which can be casual or glammed up for the evening. The scalloped hem adds an interesting touch to an otherwise ordinary pair of black shorts.





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    1. I do too, but found similar ones in Clarks for about £50..

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    2. That's right. Clarks has similar ones this summer. I haven't checked them out but knowing the brand, they should be quite comfortable.

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    3. They are - really comfortable (am on my feet all day) and they look good.

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    4. That's good to hear. Too bad, Clarks won't make UK 1 or 2 shoes. I tried my best trying to wear a UK 3 and it wasn't good.

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  2. The lace dress is just absolutely gorgeous - so elegant and pretty

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  3. The Love Sam top is fabulous - I'm really loving seeing lace/broderie anglaise white tops at the moment. The look so good paired with BF jeans
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    Paul

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  4. The Love Sam top is gorgeous - I saw it on Just Eileen's Instagram in the white and asked her where it was from but it had sold out in that colour way. But the black is just as gorgeous ... I'm tempted. I'm very tempted! I need a nice top for relaxed evenings out. Thanks for the headsup on the sizing. But now I'm debating x-small or small!

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    1. They're back in stock. Sigh. Size small is now available. It's too expensive for me to ship mine back to be exchanged. Oh well. Love mine anyway. Really REALLY gorgeous. I'll need to get Eileen to be my personal stylist from now onwards.

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  5. Very pretty. Although, given I actually wore a fur coat in London last Saturday because I was so cold in my 70's style ethnic blouse, I'm still stretching my imagination to ever wear these this so called Summer.

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    1. You make me feel better now for wearing my thick Barbour parka last week. It's ridiculous! Summer seems miles away.

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  6. Your adversity to overalls is well advised. The only people who should wear overalls are farmers, painters, and toddlers.

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    1. Good for those who can pull it off but there's no way I can without looking like a farmer.

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  7. My goodness.. I have 3 of the items there! Shopbop has just restocked Love Sam in black!
    The VB jumpsuit is my first jumpsuit which I got from ASOS and it is flattering! And the Trinas.. well, I have you to thank for!

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    1. See? Similar taste in clothes! I was told that Shopbop weren't going to restock them at all. Thank goodness for you. I've just ordered the S in black.

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  8. Love all these items, they would all be perfect for summer when it finally arrives. I just adore the dress, it is perfect and I love the scallop shorts, they are always a little kinder on legs! Xx

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  9. You really do have impeccable taste. H x

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    1. You're a sweetheart, Helen. I'll have to give the credit to fellow bloggers and readers who offered tons of tips.

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  10. These pieces just ooze summer and in a very chic way. Love evey single item you've shared with us but the top and dress especially. Apparently the weather is set to get worse, yay!! But hopefully summer will reach us soon :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  11. The playsuit and the shorts are my favourite - anything monochrome...and lace as well, love!

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