When I chose this month’s items from Coast, I had Harry’s 18th birthday in mind. Of course, the current Covid restrictions meant we couldn’t have the party I’d have thrown otherwise, but I still wanted to dress up to celebrate this special occasion. Because his birthday was on a Thursday, he had school the following day, so we decided to have a low-key dinner and have a more lively family garden party over the weekend. I cooked his favourite meal, (chicken fajitas), and bought a Colin Caterpillar cake (#notcuthbert) and the four of us had a lovely, relaxed evening. The weather was glorious, so I was able to wear the Coast all over pleated maxi dress that I’d chosen with this day in mind. I had my hair done the same day so I was feeling most content.
I love the sequins on the shoulder. It’s a subtle but noticeable additional style detail.
My sunglasses are by Mulberry via DeRigo. They are one of my all time favourite pairs and I always enjoy wearing them. I’ve always had a soft spot for Mulberry which definitely adds to their appeal but it’s the upswept shape and colours that I adore. They’re timeless and they work with so many outfits.
I kept the jewellery simple- navy pearl earrings and a freshwater pearl and lapis lazuli bracelet (The bracelet is from TJC and you can get 20% off your first purchase at TJC with my exclusive code EKTJC20). At just £9.99 (full price), it’s at an excellent price-point.
My shoes are the Boden Natalia sling back. I bought these before Christmas but didn’t get the chance to wear them. I have always been drawn to anything with stars, especially ones that sparkle like these, so these are an utter joy. I’ll do a short standalone blog post about them because they are a thing of beauty. Even better though is that at the time of writing, they’re reduced by 40% and there are available in a few sizes still.
Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. Gifted items are marked as such and affiliate links are marked with an *.
*Navy pleated maxi dress: Coast, (gift) (Available in several colour options, see below).
*Navy embellished star shoes, Natalia by Boden. (currently reduced).
Sunglasses: Mulberry via DeRigo, (gift), previous season.
Freshwater pear and lapis lazuli bracelet: TJC, (gift). Get 20% off your first purchase at TJC with my exclusive code EKTJC20.
*Earrings: Hersey and Sons, (gift), past season.
*Garda double cocoon chair, Home Essentials.