What: IKRUSH dress & shoes with Sophie Hulme bag
Where: Ivy Kensington Brasserie, London
Did I say “roses season”? Silly me. Of course I meant rosé season! London has been experiencing a serious heatwave so the streets are full of floral frocks and our livers saturated with the pink drink of dreams. There are also shirtless/swimwear clad Brits splayed all over every single surface one could conceivably sunbathe on. Poolside at Shoreditch House, scrubby grass by Soho Square, side of the road… When the sun comes out over excitement sets in and any semblance of self restraint goes straight out the window.
When I came up with the title for this post I’d genuinely forgotten that my previous Look Du Jour had a rather similar name. This could, and perhaps should, make me feel a smidge ashamed of being so predictable and lacking in imagination. But, as will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, I do not. As I say should-be-embarrassing-ly often, I have zero shame in my game. Even less than the aforementioned pavement sunbathers, including the fellow I saw spreadeagled on the side of Hammersmith Road wearing nothing but budgie smugglers just the other day… Ok, maybe not him, that’s a level of shamelessness I seriously hope I never reach. But I am ridiculously pleased with myself being able to incorporate one of my top five favourite phrases into this post and definitely have zero shame about my love for seasonally appropriate prints and drinks. Particularly when the two can be combined in a glorious fest of co-ordination; coincidentally another of my favourite things.
One thing I love about dressing for the heat is how gloriously simple it is. At it’s height, you don’t even have to think about finding a damn jacket. Summer dresses and wedged sandals are pretty much all you need, leaving all the more time for rosé drinking! These particular little numbers are from IKRUSH, an online store I was recently introduced to and can’t get enough of. The bag is a beloved Sophie Hulme classic that is so adorable I don’t even care that it’s highly impractical and all of my stuff always falls out.