In the last year or so, I’ve only worn one dress with a hemline above my knee. It was my much looser Needle and Thread coral dress that I teamed with burgundy knee-high boots. This lace scalloped-hem shift dress therefore, makes a nice change but I do feel like there’s a lot of leg on display! I was inspired by the outfits in The Queen’s Gambit. I don’t watch much tv, but this Netflix series had me hooked from the start. It’s set in the fifties and sixties, my favourite sartorial style period, so consequently, I loved every outfit that the main character, Beth Harman, wore. This dress has a nod to the sixties, as do my shoes and bag.
My earrings are from Milina London, an independent jewellery brand. Milina Lunavat, the woman behind the brand, got in touch with me via Instagram. We ended up having a very enjoyable chat on the phone while she was grocery shopping and I was trying to fix the boiler. Multi-tasking at its best. Milina graduated from the London School of Economics and worked in the banking industry in London for several years. However, after the birth of her first child she set up her eponymous business. Milina’s love and passion for jewellery stem from her childhood, growing up in India. For her family, jewellery is more than just an accessory, it is a piece of art passed down through the generations.
I shall treasure these divine earrings. The colour is exquisite and I know I’ll wear them over and over. Another addition to my honeymoon wardrobe too.
Lace Scalloped-Hem Shift Dress: Coast, current, (gift).
Chunky chain slouchy bag, Coast, current, (gift). Also available in black.
Rectangle and pear-shaped stone drop earrings in rose quartz: Milina London, current, (gift). Also available in chalcedony, black onyx, green onyx and ruby pink quartz.
Shoes: Topshop, past season. Sorry I don’t have any close-ups. Harry was on photography duty and I didn’t want to push my luck!