Soft soles

Blazer: £34.99, H&M Jeans: £184.84, Mother.  Espadrilles: £129.99, Penelope Chilvers. Bag: And Other Stories (available in black. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell.

Aah, a typical British summer: I’d been wanting to photograph these espadrilles for so long, and when I finally arranged a shoot – it rained.

But with my time being squeezed even more right now with the house renovations and the busy season for work (both blog and styling jobs), I pretty much had to shoot this look anyway. First world blogger problems: it ain’t always easy.

When it comes to summer dressing, any chance to get my ankles out is a must – and a fancy espadrille is pretty much an essential. Last year I bought the black H&M ones (the flat versions are available here) but this season I wanted to push them up a notch. Step forward the fluoro version from Penelope Chilvers.

I’ve been a fan of hers for years, I had a pair of velvet skull smoking slippers for years until they eventually disintegrated and they were amongst my most comfy shoes ever. I saw Laura from Wardrobe Icons with the lace-up ones last summer and knew they would add some finesse to my closet.

I went for the shot of hot pink, and so excited to take them to Ibiza with a kaftan (I’m actually thinking the Other Stories x Toms kaftan is perfect). But for now, they’ll have to do with my favourite old jeans and H&M blazer (which I’m also thinking will look great on holiday with denim shorts and a logo tee).

Blazer: £34.99, H&M

You might have noticed I’ve been wearing a bit chunkier jewellery lately. I lost my tiny hoops I usually wear everyday so have gone back to these larger ones (old from H Samuel) – it feels weird to be in big hoops again but it adds something to my more classic outfits.

The necklace is one I used to wear when I was about 14 – a gift from my nan – and after noticing a return of chunkier pendants on Instagram, I brought it out of retirement and have fallen back in love with it.

So, until that sun starts shining a little bit longer, I’m still in jeans. And that’s okay with me.

Blazer: £34.99, H&M Top: Munthe. Jeans: £184.84, Mother.  Espadrilles: £129, Penelope Chilvers. Bag: And Other Stories (available in black).


  1. Hi, love the whole outfit, especially the jacket. Does it come up small, as I am normally between an 8-10? Wondering what size to order Xxx

  2. Love this whole outfit. Am obsessed with pink at the moment- what lipstick are you wearing, think I might need it…

    1. Thank you! So I actually don’t think this is an exact shade – a few mixed together as I always start with one and then take another one out with me! There’s definitely Smashbox ‘Paris pink’ in there, but I think also a bit of Clinique Kiss Pop xx

  3. Pretty shoes and on my way to purchase the jacket this morning ….can I ask what nail polish you are wearing please ?

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