Double denim (and I’m a boyfriend cheat)
You know how it is, you wait around for ages thinking about doing a style post, and then all of a sudden after months of drizzle, you finally do two in one week… well, apparently, I do, anyway! So, how do you feel about double denim?
I bought this denim shirt by Cloth & Stone from TK Maxx last year, and like any other piece of denim, it’s more than covered its cost-per-wear ratio! Of course, it wasn’t too pricey to start with, which means my purchase guilt is in negative territory. Don’t you love it when that happens??
Same goes for these boyfriend shorts. Once upon a time they started life as a pair of Top Shop Hayden jeans, and then last summer I was a naughty girl and dumped them when I upgraded to a pair of MiH Tomboy jeans picked up in a sample sale. Given my strict one-in-one-out policy, I was about to get rid of Hayden, when I decided to be crafty and transform them into my new favourite denim shorts.
Ok, don’t tell Hayden, but while I love these shorts, and they are more than decent for wearing to the school run, or lounging on a roof terrace while the kids have their swimming lesson, my soulmate Daisy Dukes are still the frayed cutoff washed-out Levis I still pull out from time to time that I wore when I was 21 to dance the night away at nightclubs in Trinidad, and hit the beach with to recover. Sometimes something finds its way into your heart and wardrobe and just stays there.
This cute bikini top from Kaleidescope is perfect to wear under the shirt, so that when the sun makes its appearance I can quickly whip my top off to take advantage while I can! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from living in the UK for almost 30 years, it’s that when the weather warms up and the sun comes out, carpe diem FAST! These pics may look like another dreary London day, but trust me, I would not be in a bikini top if the sun was not warming me up! I may have been here for a while, but I am still a Caribbean girl to the core!
Other bits and pieces – orange wedge platform sandals (similar here), woven metallic belt from Accessorize (similar here), handbag Mulberry Alexa (on sale here), sunglasses Calvin Klein, also from TK Maxx (similar here).
Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
*Bikini top provided by Kaleidescope, views and posing all my own
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