London in bloom…

Shirt: Sezane (old). Shorts: £168, kate spade new york. Bag: £295, kate spade new york. Photographs: Ella Sadika.

…And I’m wearing monochrome. Figures.

It really is one of those gorgeous times of the year that you wake and appreciate the city for its beauty and not for the rush hour grind that it can be sometimes.

And blossom just makes for the perfect backdrop, does it not?

Last week, it was boiling – warmer than LA – now that’s a first. So of course, like a true Brit I wore shorts. But white broderie anglaise ones which are enough to get you fully into summer mode – however, wear with black and it will bring it up to date for spring.

Shirt: Sezane (old). Shorts: £168, kate spade new york. Bag: £295, kate spade new york. Earrings: £88, kate spade new york. Shoes: Topshop (old).

And closed- toe shoes and leather bag will keep the look smart (and no one is ready for my un-pedicured feet just yet!).

I’ve already mentioned that white accessories will be big this season, so I’m giving this ‘Austin’ bag from Kate Spade a whirl. I’m a sucker for practical bags (who isn’t?!) – it’s a great size for work and weekend and I love the statement it makes in pure white – it just feels more adjusted to warmer climes.

And we don’t really need to discuss the earrings, do we?! Okay I’m stopping now, these are the last pair. But just imagine on a balmy evening with a cream linen dress…clearly I’ve already planned my summer outings, too (and they come in other colours, too). But for now, I love how they ‘jooj’ up my classic shirt.

May it forever be eternally spring, and here’s hoping this isn’t the last time we’ll be seeing shorts on the blog. One can dream!

This post was in collaboration with kate spade new york, one of my favourite stores for a bit of New York style in London.


  1. Would love to know where you get this cream linen dress?! I am on the hunt for one that is midi, loose and sleeve-less. 🙂

    I’m also currently wearing the northern cobbler sneakers you suggested previously via IG. Great shoes to transition to sandals!

    1. Look in And Other Stories – I have a cream one from years ago that they re-issue every summer – it’s perfect! Oh yes, wore my Northern Cobbler trainers yesterday – they are so great and the quality lasts xx

  2. Alex,

    I love this outfit, but can I ask how you keep your white handbags, white, please? I have given up on any light coloured handbags as they seem to get grimy looking after a few outings…..


  3. Hey Alex, love this outfit ❤️ I’m looking for a similar style bag for holiday but something a little smaller than would still fit my Olympus pen, have you got any suggestions? x

      1. Thanks Alex, we are road tripping through France and Spain to Portugal camping so it may be a little too ‘posh’ for a camping trip but I’m definitely going to check it out x

  4. YOU LOOK REALLY SEXY IN THOSE SHORTS! I often love your outfit choices, but sometimes (nothing wrong with it) they’re quite safe… I hope you don’t mind me saying, that it’s really refreshing to see a classy take on having your pins out. Your legs are killer and seeing you flaunt them in this outfit choice is beautiful xxxx

    1. Thank you!! I am often safe because I’m usually running around for work and my wardrobe reflects that (my life isn’t very glamorous!)- but totally agree it’s nice to mix it up sometimes! xxx

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