Please can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this white and black broderie midi wrap dress? Isn’t it a work of art? The embroidered detail, the scalloped hem, the self-tie belt, the puffed sleeves. This dress is currently reduced to just under £100. I’ve coveted similar pieces on Net-A-Porter selling at five times that much- way out of my budget- but I honestly don’t think I could love them any more than I love this.
It’s made from weighty cotton but it looks like an expensive linen mix and it’s fully lined. I have always adored anything broderie and scalloped hems. You can understand why this dress makes me so very happy. But what makes me happier still is the fact that Ian and I have booked our honeymoon, (to Crete but a different place to where we went last year), and this is a definite must-pack.
Freshwater pearl jewellery
I have several pieces of pearl jewellery. My most-treasured piece is a delicate string of beautiful blush-coloured cultured pearls which belonged to my late grandmother; I’m going to wear them on our wedding day. Ian bought me some drop earrings which are a perfect colour match to Grandma’s pearls, so I’ll be wearing those too. I have quite a few pieces of freshwater pearl jewellery too. Pearls are timeless, elegant and they work with countless outfits and styles.
The bold pattern on this white and black broderie midi dress means it can take chunky jewellery. I added my Danon freshwater pearl and heart bracelet, (to which I have a matching necklace), and these beautiful handmade freshwater pearl hoop earrings, the Kiara by Kiri and Belle. Kiri and Belle is a new brand to me. Christie, the woman behind the brand, handmakes the ethically-sourced jewellery in her Hampshire studio. She uses beautiful Baroque freshwater pearls so every piece is unique. I love this very modern interpretation of pearl earrings.
I wore these white sunglasses more than any others when we were in Crete last year. Like all STEPPER eyewear, this style is lightweight and supremely comfortable.
I have a beautiful pearl spectacle chain that triples up as a necklace and as a glasses holder, which will work beautifully with these sunglasses. (The chain is absolutely ingenious- you must go and look at the Reel I made to demonstrate it).
You can probably tell that my mind is very much on all things wedding and honeymoon, hence my recent obsession with all things white, pearls and blush.
I’m curating a honeymoon wardrobe by adding pieces that will mix and match and that will give cohesion throughout. This cute little white envelope clutch will also make the edit.
See this outfit brought to life in my Reel.
White and black broderie midi wrap dress: Coast, (gift).
White envelope clutch: Coast, (gift).
Freshwater pearl hoop earrings: Kiara by Kiri & Belle.
Freshwater pearl and heart bracelet, Danon, (previous season).
White sunglasses: STS 91003, Stepper, (part of ongoing paid partnership).
Pink wedges: Hotter, (previous season).
Lipstick: Dior Rouge colour in satin, colour 999.