SUMMER IN TOTEME DRESS

I’m very excited that our new site is coming along nicely and we are almost there! But not quite yet…who would have thought that we need to decided on a number of pixels between photos… But hey- it’s not long now and we will tell you on Instagram (obv :)) once the new site and new feature is up 🙂

But you know what- I miss talking to you. Every time I discover a new beauty product (recently, a new hair oil which cost all of £3 an which made my hair all silky and frizz free) or get excited about a new dress of a pair of shoes, I keep thinking I’d love to  share it with you. So I’m back – on the old site for now.

Recently, I’ve been obsessing over Toteme brand. I love (almost) everything about it. White, beautifully cut shirts, mannish and oversized. Black cashmere jumpers with extra long sleeves. Black dresses, the kind to take you from morning till night with just a change of accessories.

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I’ve been doing quite a lot of soul searching, style wise recently and realised that I’m being drawn back to simple, timeless pieces.  For a while now I knew I was heading in this direction but the whole concept clarified in my head very recently. I often have “photos” of myself in my head, I mean not really of myself but I dream up what I’m wearing (I’m hoping it’s not just me?) and recently it has always been a black cashmere jumper, a-line skirt and my mules (or flats). It’s difficult to explain but I kind of knew, unconsciously that my style was heading for yet another change.Toteme black dress

I guess it’s all about the lifestyle. My wardrobe a decade ago was all about corporate suit and cocktail dresses. A lot of cocktail dresses.I remember tracking down a halter neck dress similar to that worn by Eva Green on the set of James Bond (I found it. I wore it in Miami). My grey cashmere and leather trousers aka my freelance wardrobe are not going anywhere of course but I need clothes to take me from day to night, via office, or court, to dinner date with The French or cocktails with the girls. Jeans and Isabel Marant boots are no longer going to cut it for the office.

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I slowly started to assemble my new wardrobe. It is by no means complete but I’m not planning on buying a lot.  A few black dresses, some grown up separates (and by grown up I mean sophisticated rather than boring), a navy suit. This time I started looking beyond my usual places and unexpectedly, LK Bennet and Cos (I used to think Cos specialised in potatoe sacks) turned out to be real treasure troves.

I no longer feel the need to rush out and buy new clothes every Saturday. In fact, I find beauty in my worn, trusted pieces. Before spending any cash, I ask myself- would I want to wear it until it falls apart?

At the end, I bought the Toteme dress I was lusting after and I’m taking it with me on my summer adventures. I mostly dress it down with flat sandals but on a few nights out I wore it with my Chanel mules. It truly goes with everything- straw hat, a jacket, an elegant handbag…

And so, my quest for timeless style continues. I still have a few more items on my list to cross out- and I’ll show you them in my next posts.

What about you? Did your style evolved over time?

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