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If Only: Outfit of the Day 27#

The instant I saw this dress, one thing came to mind: Venice. This thought was closely followed by a second; the reason behind the first: Indiana Jones. More specifically, that scene in The Last Crusade when Indie first meets Elsa in Venice, and – and I know that this is an inaccuracy on my part – but while I have seen that movie a thousand times, and I know that she wore a grey suit during that scene, in my mind, I always recall her as wearing a beautiful white dress with a collar.. like this. I couldn’t even tell you why. This dress is the perfect replica of what my imagination has created for Elsa’s character (perhaps she wears a dress like it elsewhere in the film, because it’s so clear in my head!). It’s a beautiful, classic, vintage-style design, with a flattering, figure hugging cut and that beautiful belt detail, reminiscent of what we are seeing on the runways right now. With such a crisp white dress, I decided to go to town with accessories, from a vintage-style headscarf (I’m picturing a tuft of a coiffed quiff visible beneath the silk), the bold splashes of orange and mint, and the subtle pink lip that matches that bracelet perfectly, I’m pretty damn pleased with the final look… now I just need for someone magical to manifest it for me immediately!


1. Altuzarra Calvino Satin and Crepe Dress. £1,170. Available here.

2. Rupert Sanderson Romantica Patent-Leather Pumps. £475. Available here.

3. Valextra La Scala Textured-Leather Clutch. £670. Available here.

4. Toast Tabitha Bracelet. £. 22. Available here.

5. I Love Ugly Samuel Watch in Mint. £70. Available here.

6. River Island Black Oriental Print Satin Square Scarf. £13. Available here.

7. Accessorize Arrow Head Long Pendant. £7. Available here.

8. NARS Lipstick in Catfight. $26. Available here.

9. Eyeko Alexa Chung Lash Enhancing Eye Do Eyeliner. $19. Available here.

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If Only: Outfit of the Day 15#

I’ve spent the last two days day and a half at Notting Hill Carnival, and on Saturday, it was lovely, sunny, generally warm but for a few gusts of a chilly breeze. As expected, it was cloud, chaotic, the air thick with the smoke of a thousand BBQs as everyone whose homes lined the carnival route made the most of the event, selling everything from jerk chicken to curry to sweet treats to raise a few pounds for themselves. I even saw people advertising their bathroom for public use – for a small fee. Today, however, the heavens opened, and the plastic, neon disposible rain macs that for some reason become acceptable the moment a person either a) travels to a rainy country, entering stereotypical tourist territory, or b) a person attend a festival/carnival. Personally, I hate them, and so I couldn’t help but focus today’s ‘if only’ outfit around the chicest plastic mac that I could find, as my own classic beige trench only served me well for about an hour.

Ah, England, what is it with you and rainy bank holidays?


1. ASOS Long Line Rain Mac with Spot. £35. Available here.

2. ASOS Premium Full Skirt in Bonded Satin. £70. Available here.

3. Topshop Lace Bralet. £22. Available here.

4. H&M Knitted Cardigan in White. £7.99. Available here.

5. Kurt Geiger Bettie Black Boots. £75. Available here.

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Karlie Textured-Leather Mini Shoulder Bag. £222. Available here.

7. Alexander McQueen Skull Bead Bracelet. £365.65. Available here.

8. Topshop Oval Stone Ring Set. £12.50. Available here.

9. Topshop Plain Black Cord Bracelet. £14.50. Available here.

10. River Island Gold Tone ‘Cute as a Button’ Bracelet Set. £7. Available here.

11. Accessorize Long Bobble Rope Necklace. £15. Available here.

12. Accessorize 2x Bordeaux Sparkley Stretch Set Bracelets. £10. Available here.

13. Vision Star Dome Umbrella in Clear. £19.99. Available here.

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