I’ve always loved a scalloped hemline or sleeve. It’s a detail I used to wax lyrical about in the early days of this blog. Incidentally, it was my blog’s 10th birthday last month. I didn’t mention it because there are infinitely more important things going on and because blogging in general is much less of a thing these days. Tik Tok and Instagram, especially Instagram Reels, have superseded blogs. Very few women who were blogging when I started mine are still live in the blogosphere. It’s a shame because I miss reading their content. Life and times change and I get that, but I’d rather carry on as I am – sharing my favourite photos on Instagram and blogging when I can. I just cannot bring myself to, (and nor do I have the time to), make video after video of me getting ready. I’m happy with me doing me.
M&S Blue Tiered Cutwork Maxi Dress
Anyway, back to this M&S blue tiered cutwork maxi dress. At the time of writing there are a few sizes left but be quick- it’s only £45 and it won’t hang around for long. It’s easy to wear- loose and comfortable with a simple button fastening at the back. It’s lined from the top down to the knee and is 100% cotton so it’s perfect for this glorious warm weather. I wore it on Father’s Day when my parents came for lunch. I will also wear it from beach to bar, for barbecues and picnics and whenever else I want to.
These beautiful earrings are the Abhika by independent jewellery brand Nekewlam. They were gifted to me a few years ago now and I wear them often because they’re in my colour comfort zone, about which I wrote here. They are elegant, dainty and simple in their beauty. Not only that, they’re lightweight and very comfortable to wear. They come in a number of different colourways, each as exquisite as each other, adorned as they are with semi-precious gems.
By the way, we took these photographs in our unintentionally, but rather pretty and good for the bees, re-wilded garden. Follow Ian and I as we renovate our Grade II- listed Victorian home on Instagram @built_in_1873 and here on my blog in the Built in 1873 category.
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