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SUMMER (DRESSES) IN THE CITY

'A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). It consists of a top piece that covers the torso and hangs down over the legs. A dress can be any one-piece garment containing a skirt of any length. Dresses can be formal or informal. In many cultures, dresses are more often worn by women and girls.The hemlines of dresses vary depending on the whims of fashion and the modesty or personal taste of the wearer' Wikipedia.

I love Summer dresses (I actually like dresses in all seasons), they are great for so many reasons - comfortable, flattering, fun, cool.... Plus there are so many different style dresses in the world - maxi, mini, wrap, body-con, beach, wedding - but as Wikipedia states the hemline depends on the wearer!

Here are 3 very different styled, versatile dresses that will hopefully inspire you to get your dress on this Summer:

PINK + LIPS

This dress is the cool side of pretty and could be worn to anything. I love the pale pink colour but also love the fun red lipstick print.  This is defiantely a twirling dress and due to the buttons up the front is breastfeeding friendly too.  

 

 

MADEMOISELLE R Lips Printed Short-Sleeved Dress £41.30 (was £59) / R studio Leather Sandals with Cross-Over Straps £49

ROMANTIC + FRENCH

Everytime I wear this dress I feel like cycling an old bicycle through a lavender field in central France - which I know is quite a specific image but it would be such a perfect occasion to wear this dress. Saying that this dress is easy to wear and versitele, it is soft and comfortable and perfect for warm weather.

R studio Romantic Embroidered Dress £29.40 (was £49) / Hand bag with wooden handles £39

DINNER + DISCO 

I tested this dress out in Ibiza last week - I look it from dinner to the dance floor and it was perfect. It is stretchy enough for dinner but disco enough for the dance floor and perfect for packing in a suitcase as it doesn't crease.

MADEMOISELLE R Lamé Dress £69

Photography @janelookerphotography 

This post was kinding sponsored by La Redoute who are a French company that have been around since 1837 and that I have been shopping at for a while (and so has my mum). They have great kids, mens and homeware too.

BRAND: HOUSE OF SPRING

There is currently a rise in independent shoe brands which is really exciting to see. At last there is an alternative to the mainstream that is more accessible than the luxury market but that easily rivals them both in quality and style.

House of Spring's shoes are beautiful - I spotted them a while ago and was struck by the high quality craftsmanship and classic but contemporary designs. They are a brand that is perfectly positioned between luxury and high street and are built to last.

House of Spring designs are inspired by the creativity of London and the chic elegance of Paris - which you can see in every shoe. They are hand made in Portugal using the finest materials and craftsmanship.

Here is some more information about how and why the brand came about:  

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: House of Spring

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: April 2015

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: The French designer Radhia

WHY WAS IT CREATED: After finishing her studies, Radhia started to feel the desire to create her own business. Chic and elegant shoes, to make every woman feel beautiful, was her idea. Strong was the influence of her mum, a seasoned shoe hunter.

In 2010, while getting some experience in fashion buying, she met someone special in London. Here, she identified a niche in the market, between the high street and luxury brands, where positioning the product. The vibrant creativity of London, together with the French chic style, gave birth to House of Spring shoe collection.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: Designed in London and handmade in Portugal, House of Spring shoe collection is made using the finest materials and craftsmanship. House of Spring philosophy is to create fashionable and contemporary shoes that represent an affordable luxury. Brilliantly mixing the effortless elegance of Parisians together with London's bold fashion sense, they want to make you feel an elegant, confident - a daring woman.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Check it out House of Spring permanent collection, the Iconics. Their Timeless shapes want to recall the vibrant energy of Notting Hill streets to follow you in every occasion. From an afternoon tea with friends to a romantic dinner out, the best skins they are made of, together with their quirky details, will give you an elegant twist.

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