Ironing or blog post? Ironing or blog post? Oh hum the blog post won.
So, what to wear on one of the hottest days of the year? (Apologies to those of you for whom it’s winter at the moment. Your turn to gloat will come!)
You all know what a fan of Liberty prints I am and this Eliza dress by Allium B (£95) is perfect on a hot day. The length is good but it’s not too long, the skirt is slightly A-line, the straps are wide enough to accommodate bra straps and it’s nicely nipped in at the waist without being too tight. I don’t get to wear it a lot but when I do I really enjoy it because I know that the summer has well and truly arrived. My dress is from last summer but this season’s blue one is very similar and for info purposes, I’m wearing a size 8.
I’d started to get a little freaked out by the fit of these red sandals because I usually slip them on and off without undoing them. However I’ve found it increasingly difficult to get them back on, which has led me to wondering whether my feet are swelling or something. The 15 year old denied wearing them so then I asked the 6 year old. She ‘fessed up to wearing them because “they make me taller.” When reporting this to the 15 year old she said “I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that….” and then too admitted to having worn them. So independently of one another, and without me knowing, there they both are trying on my shoes when I’m not looking – which I suppose is a compliment really. Anyway, at least it explains the swollen feet (or lack, of as it transpires.)