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I love short dresses, I love high heels, and I hate them together. At a skyscraping five feet tall, I am able to get away with the combination without looking like a head atop two legs but always feel most comfortable with a more demure thigh to floor measurement.

Thankfully, though y’all know I am usually found in Chelsea boots, these handcrafted kicks from San Antonio Shoemakers (or SAS) have been the answer to all my boot-bored necessities. They are beautifully made, flex with the foot, have a cushioned insole, ‘no bite’ back, and even come in a hue that happens to be the perfect “nude” for my skin tone.

Unquestionably, that’s as good as it gets.

What I Wore:
The Chloe in Champagne from San Antonio Shoemakers
‘Lana’ cat-eye sunglasses from Tom Ford
High neck leopard print
High neck snake print dress (old, similar here)

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parks and rec
Because there’s very little better than traipsing around town and indulging in a cheese-heavy picnic with your best friend.

What I Wore:
Rose gold signature name necklace & rose gold Hamsa Hand/Hand of Fatima necklace (both of which are on crazy sale right now – don’t miss out!)
Striped romper from BCBG (similar here)
Black strappy heels (similar here)
Sun hat (similar here)

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frosty boy
I’m beginning to lose my mind, guys. After living out of a suitcase for two months, I would almost rather burn my five packed outfits than think about wearing them again. At the same time –
with more than enough clothes in storage back in London – I really don’t need to be spending lots of money contributing to transatlantic closet, either.

Luckily, a friend raved about the surprising quality of 599 Fashion (where everything is under $10!!) and helped save my sartorial sanity. As far as the eye can see, the pieces look far more expensive than they are and my $50 haul (which you’ll see much more of) has survived multiple outings and washes, to date.

(If you want to get in on the fast fashion fun, the code AR414 will also save you 20%!)

What I Wore:
Lace off the shoulder dress with bell sleeves
Open-toe black heels (out of stock but genuinely phenomenal for under $10!)
Round keyhole sunglasses

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dash dress
The whole ‘less is more’ Kardashian aesthetic has never really appealed to me sartorially. Then I spent a month in 90 degree heat and realised it doesn’t necessarily have to do with showing skin. A girl (or Kardashian) has gotta try not to die of heat stroke.

This tank dress, in all its well-made simplicity, was a saviour of Sale find from their store – Dash – and a perfect “dressing up without passing out’ LBD.

What I Wore:
Bodycon open back black tank dress from Dash (similar here)
Black platform heels (similar here)
Tom Ford Lana sunglasses

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lace dress
I am a big fan of “Dress Moments“. You know the ones – birthday parties, graduations, holidays, weddings…even brunches with the girl gang; any excuse to throw on something femme and I’m there.

There’s just something celebratory about the whole thing. The finding of a dress you didn’t know you were looking for (or didn’t imagine you’d look good in – that’s even better!), the purchase, the try-on, the tag rip, the dress’ first outing (this one received a surprising number of rave reviews from complete strangers)…for me, it’s an addictive celebration of the female body. Unlike a good pair of jeans or a blazer, dresses are ours. And designed for the female form. Sartorially, it doesn’t get much better.

Of course, it doesn’t stop at one dress. If you’d like to see a few of my beautiful blogger friends also getting frocky, click here and get dress-spired! It’s time to celebrate you, too.

What I Wore:
White Lace Shift Dress from M&S Collection
Gold heels from Heavenly Soles

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