How much leopard print is too much leopard print? Remember my rainbow print craze where I bought nearly every rainbow print item of clothing in existence? Well, I think I’m falling into a similar trap with the leopard print. (I’m still very much on the rainbow bandwagon too fyi).
This beauty is from River Island and is the perfect day dress. I wore it for the whole day around London when we visited a few weeks ago for J’s 21st birthday. We spent the night there, visited Junkyard Golf Club, had a delicious steak meal and saw School fo Rock the musical before spending the night in a hotel there. We had a ball of a time and this dress was ideal, especially with that crazy heatwave we experienced – hard to believe it even happened when there’s currently a torrential rainstorm as I type this!!
I feel like this dress defines my style brilliantly and has all the details I love in one dress. A tie around the waist to sintch me in, but flowy enough material to be comfortable to wear throughout the day, and the button-down detailing down the front and through the side. I love that it isn’t too short either – the perfect length mini so I don’t feel like I’m flashing throughout the day! I knew this dress would be ideal for work too. Something I’m really trying to do when I buy more clothes this Summer is buy items which will work for office-wear and casual wear.
The mini rucksack I’m wearing was also a special purchase for London. I wanted a new handy day-to-day rucksack to fit my essentials in. I’ve said before I’m not a handbag girl so this was ideal – fitting my camera, purse and drink amply. I also managed to bag it for only £16 in the Debenhams sale. I’m super tempted to get it in the baby pink version too!
I feel like I can’t not mention the fact mine and Jamie’s trip to New York is in just 5 DAYS. We’ve got our dollars, organised our rough itinerary and getting the final bits ready. No doubt this handy number will be coming along with me, as well as the other hundreds of leopard print items I own. I feel like if you’re going to go OTT with leopard print anywhere, NYC is the place to do it, right?
Jamie’s just bought his new lens, and we’ve already planned a few photo shoot ideas and locations (including sunrise at Brooklyn Bridge), so I’m super excited for the content we can create. Even more so after I decided recently I wanted to start being more creative and enjoy the photography aspect of blogging more.
If you have any recommendations for places to visit/see or eat at in New York, send them my way!