At the end of July, I wrote a post about working from home during the summer holidays, (with teenagers), and one of the suggestions I made was to plan days out or trips away. We did just that and booked a mini-break to London, (on a budget), and had a brilliant few days. I will at some point put a blog post together about what we did there because I’m sure I’m not alone in having a teenage girl and boy and finding it increasingly difficult to please both. This is, I think, even harder when one is a lone parent as I am.
We went by train and traveled lightly, a task made easier because of the warm weather forecast. I took three easy to wear dresses, a pair of sandals, a pair of pull-on pumps (skater shoes? I’m never sure what they’re called) and a fabulous new silver leather tote bag, handcrafted by Manchester-based Edward de Lacy.
The tote is made from a beautiful metallic silver Italian leather and has a blue external zip on one side and a red one on the other plus a detachable red leather tassel. The tote can also be worn as a cross body bag or on the shoulder courtesy of the adjustable long strap. It is capacious enough to accommodate a purse, camera, iPad mini, phone, make-up bag and more but is itself not heavy and is very comfortable to wear.
My bag is a one-off in the silver colour but the same style can be made to order in most colours, so do take a look at Edward de Lacy’s website and his Etsy store. The quality is outstanding and because they’re handcrafted, every item is unique.
Love Liz x
Multi-coloured floral ruffle neck dress, Next, past season
Silver flat leather sandals, Boden, past season.
*Chandra STS-93 silver leather tote bag, £189, de Lacey
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Love this look ! And silver is truly a summer color … (Less flashy than gold isn't it !).
But the true question is : what have you done with your children ? I have two boys aged 11 and 14 and it's becoming complicated to raise their interest lately (except if it includes Pokemon).
Yes, I completely agree about silver being a summer colour. I have just published a new post about what I did with my children! It gets harder and harder to find something that both will enjoy! xxx
So glad you had a chance for a getaway – it's so helpful for our mental health! Love this look and your fabulous tote. xo
It was wonderful Patti and did me the world of good in every way xxx
It's fun to getaway and enjoy the sights!!
I think this dress is absolutely lovely—you must be a lover of dresses too?
Hi Jodie, yes! I love dresses. They form the majority of my wardrobe! And thank you, this is a pretty one isn't it! xxx
I'm always a fan of loud floral prints! This one is no exception 🙂 Love it on you!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
Thank you so much! Yes, it's a very happy print isn't it! xxx
Awesome outfit and style.
The mood of the pictures is great!
I appreciate it so much. (I can say it as a professional Image Consultant ( Consulente d'immagine ) active in Milano, Varese e Roma.
The mood is great and the pictures so good.
I love it.
Thanks for sharing
Thank you very much! xxx
Such a cute dress!! Love the colours and pattern 😀
Thank you Suzy! Yes, it's a very happy pattern isn't it? I love the ruffle collar too xxx
I love this dress! This is for sure my kind of dress … I love the cut and the colors! Super cute!
Thank you so much. I love the colours too as well as the high ruffled neckline! xxx