From The Archive: 2015

There's recipes a plenty, some inspirational ladies and some seventies sartorial nods throughout 2015 - stay tuned for a busy year!


Little Purple Dress

(Sunglasses: Topshop, Dress: Topshop Unique, Heels: Dorothy Perkins)

Is there anything nicer than warm, bright afternoons in the city? Although the past couple of weeks have been busy with catch-ups, scuttling about the capital (sometimes with tubes, sometimes without)- being able to do it all when the sun is shining and a heatwave upon us, I’ve been really quite enjoying it (providing I’ve packed deodorant and a big-ass bottle of Evian too). Anyway, these snaps were taken before an afternoon spent exploring the new Audrey Hepburn exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (more on this this weekend), and it’s safe to say I felt suitably dressed for the occasion (although a tiara and classic up-do wouldn’t have gone a miss either)…

Now- the dress. I’d probably be lying if I said it didn’t have something to do with a certain Ms Chung (isn’t that always the way?), but after spotting this frock a couple of months ago, it was safe to say I’d fallen into a purple-floral haze of love. I’m not an impulsive buyer (in fact, I’m relatively good at knowing when I’ll wear something again and again), but after missing out on a certain Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop dress many moons ago (and spending the following years scouring the ‘net until I found it)- I was certain that, although a little more pricey, I wasn’t to let this one slip. It’s versatile enough for pretty much everything (I’m sure it would fare well for weddings, meetings and paired with some bobbly tights come winter), get’s serious swooshing points (if you’re actually about 8 years old, as I am) and know that although it dips into the seventies trend a little, is subtle enough to play the perfect staple ‘anytime’ dress for a bloody long time to come. Good job, Toppers.


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