Ah, September. That month where I play the game of ‘how long can I kid myself that summer isn’t over?’. Luckily for me, all things considered we’ve had a pretty decent summer this year with lots of sunshine and warm weather and it’s even hanging around for a bit longer than expected so it kind of still IS summer right now. So, one more summer outfit for the road, eh?
Well, hello again there, strawberry bag. You haven’t featured in nearly enough outfits this year yet. That’s why I thought it about time I found another way to show you off and I think you’ll agree I’ve done you justice. Actually, my favourite thing about this outfit might be the top and not the bag! On the surface of it, it’s just another stripey bardot top like the other, er, 4?, I’ve got in my closet. But no, it’s much more than that. What you’re looking at here is the only and I mean only bardot top I’ve ever worn that stays in place off the shoulder. Say what?! I know, I didn’t think I’d live to see the day either. It’s also super soft and comfortable to wear. In fact, I love it so much I’ve been stalking Dolly & Dotty’s website for the black version to come back into stock in my size ever since. I should add it’s on sale right now in loads of colours for £8 so RUN!
Of course the skirt is totally adorable too, there’s no denying that. It is a snug fit, I’m not gonna lie – this 8 is on the small side – but I liked the shape it gave me so I went with it. And can we please not talk about the shoes? Yes, those shoes. The shoes I really shouldn’t have bought. Them. Why can I leave no pair of Hasbeens in the sale behind?
Scarf: Bow & Crossbones (mint)
Earrings: Bow & Crossbones (Marilyn)
Top: c/o Dolly & Dotty
Skirt: c/o Dolly & Dotty
Bag: Collectif (available here)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (via ASOS)