STYLE | the one where I talk about River Island dresses …

I’m still bloody singing Cliff Richards ‘Wired for Sound‘ I’m starting to not only do everybody else’s heads in , but even my own now !

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about because lets face not everybody follows me over on Instagram . I woke up yesterday morning with this song running around in my head which I’ve proceeded to sing / hum / whistle for the past 24 hours. I’m sure the last time I heard this tune was around 1984 so gawd knows where it came from , or rather what I was dreaming about last night !

Me and Cliff * shudders *

In an attempt to rid my mind of this ‘evil’ I thought that now would be the ideal time to grab a big coffee and talk to you about dresses. More specifically a couple of dresses from River Island that I received earlier this week.

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Introducing … Izabel London

“I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,

From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,

I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,

But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,

It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,

It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while

She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand…

I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.” Maggie Stiefvater

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Hasn’t it been a glorious week… and about blooming time I hear you all cry! I love it when the sun makes an appearance, it generally makes for a happier place.

Rather than grunt as people walk past you, they actually smile. Big toothy, happy with the world  smiles.

To be able to leave the house without your jacket on and feel the warmth on your skin rather than wetness and the cold is fabulous. Hello Vitamin D !!

To sit in the garden and have breakfast alfresco is maybe one of my favourite things to do.

Coffee alfresco

Cocktails alfresco … you get my drift!

The little things.

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Clearing the clutter… My wardrobe over haul

My friend Sue has put me to shame and has recently had a de-clutter getting rid of over half her wardrobe. When we met up last week she enthused about how good it felt to get rid of the old to make way for the new.

She has ‘cleansed’ her wardrobe and it was genuinely making her happy?

Alien to me…

I’m a hoarder.

I chuck nothing!

I always fear I’ll regret it and that said items will suddenly come back ‘in’ and have their day. My yellow shoes are testament to this!! Continue reading

NFD – Denim Love…

Today I’m sporting yet another denim dress, as my love affair with all things denim continues.

I picked my first dress up from Oasis a couple of months ago. While it’s not categorically denim, it’s 100% Lyocell, it looks like stonewashed denim. It is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made and I’ve certainly had my wear from it. It’ll be walking by itself shortly!


This dress is so very easy to wear. It’s not fitted so there is no tightness around the middle.

Slip it on, slip it off. It’s been my staple item of clothing for the last few weeks. I wore it to travel to Spain and received quite a few compliments. Comfty, practical and looks cool, whats not to love?

I also ordered a denim dress from Next a few weeks ago. They advised it wasn’t in stock at the time and I could have upto an 8-week wait. To be honest I had forgotten all about it. It got delivered earlier today (Yay!) and yes, I love this one every bit as much…




This is a darker denim and has more of a denim jacket feel to it with long sleeves and stud fastenings. I replaced the denim belt for a tan one and I’m wearing it with my tan loafers. If I wanted to dress it up slightly I’d pop on some heels.

I’m also loving the fact that I will beable to wear this outfit not just now but also during the Autumn / Winter months.

I would no doubt stick a polo neck underneath (because I’m nesh) , team with some thick tights, knee length boots ,throw one of my numerous macs on top, complete with a beret type woolly hat.

Yes, I’m already envisaging very cold British weather!

Here are a few more delicious denims that have caught my eye…
imageAbove available from ASOS and below from H&M, currently on sale at £15.00

Denim… how do you wear yours?

Until next time, Tracey x