SUMMER STYLE

My winter wardrobe is 90% black or navy blue whereas in summer it consists of bright colours, bold prints and hardly any dark colours in sight.  The weather has been so great this year in England, it's been bare legs and no coats for months!  The first time I woke up and it wasn't bright blue skies outside, I wore tights for the first time in weeks, but there's still a summery floral pattern involved...

London fashion blogger Emma Louise Layla neon floral print dress and pearl necklace

This new dress is from River Island in the ASOS sale; it's a nice trans-seasonal one with sleeves and black to pair with opaques and ankle boots come autumn.  Wearing with a classic pearl necklace, black leather M&S bag and versatile everyday leather wedges from ALDO.

London fashion blogger Emma Louise Layla wearing River Island floral print dress

London fashion blogger Emma Louise Layla wearing River Island floral print dress

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FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: SEQUINS

Kate Hudson in gorgeous sequin gown

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TWO TO TANGO

The new season from Kate Spade New York features quirky prints, tongue-in-cheek statements and feminine fabrics - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  The white and pink printed Two to Tango short-sleeve T-shirt is made from soft, slouchy cotton.  I love the black Jacquard Cupcake Skirt, with its high waist fit (when you turn it upside down it looks like a cupcake, apparently) and dresses up simple silk vests or casual tees.


Also a fan of the mini record-shaped Fancy Footwork Saxton (I do like Kate Spade bags), in patent black cowhide leather inspired by 50s rock'n'roll, vintage turntables and retro sports cars.  Crossbody which means it's good for dancing and cycling.

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BEACHWEAR EDITORIAL

Dutch model Mirte Maas was photographed by David Roemer for the July/ August 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar Spain on a Mexican beach in skimpy black swimwear and cut out swimsuits, sheer and mesh dresses and tops and printed trousers and cover-ups, providing both beach body and summer holiday wardrobe inspiration in one.

Dutch model Mirte Maas in beachwear editorial in Harper's Bazaar Spain

FISCHER'S

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the two gentlemen behind restaurant group Corbin and King founded in 1981, have the golden touch when it comes to eateries.  They run an impressive selection of London's finest restaurants, from Le Caprice, J Sheekey and The Ivy back in the day (all since sold), to the current roster including The Wolseley on Piccadilly, The Delaunay on Aldwych and 2012's Parisian-style Brasserie Zedel behind Piccadilly Circus.  The latest, in the style of a beautiful, grand European café, is Fischer's in Marylebone. Marylebone High Street's lovely village feel has just got even better.

Fischer's restaurant, Marylebone London
the superb chopped salad starter

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