A summer wardrobe

My mother always used to take us shopping before a holiday, to buy all the essentials - sun cream, swimming costumes, hats - plus a nice new dress or t-shirt. It felt so special knowing those brand new, never worn items were tucked away in the suitcase, destined, as were we, for hot days and summer fun.

I can't help doing the same now that I'm an adult, and this year I've put together my favourite summer finds. What do you think?

Summer on the French Riviera
Summer on the French Riviera

Clockwise from top left:
MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo / Boden Gingham Shirt Dress / Topshop sunnies and scallop vest / Bobo Choses lemon tote bag c/o The Pippa and Ike Show / Bronze Goddess fragrance by Estee Lauder (sold out!) / Toast Annicee bathing suit / M&S linen shirt / Silver Salt Water sandals c/o Oddsox Shoes / Chanel nail varnish in Dragon red / Boden Bistro crop trouser

Lovely, no?

And my boys were treated to a few new bits and bobs as well. Here is their little summer lookbook, too.

The boys of summer
c/o The Pippa and Ike Show / H&M denim shorts / John Lewis swimming trunks / Boden breton top / H&M denim shorts / Salt Water 'Sharks' c/o Oddsox Shoes

What are your summer essentials? Have you spotted a must-have beach item? Mine is that gingham dress; I wore it all week, feeling very French indeed.

Disclaimer: the very lovely people at The Pippa and Ike Show and Oddsox Shoes kindly gave us clothes, shoes and a bag, so if you like what you see, please go and visit their beautiful shops.


  1. I love the lemon bag, and Bronze Goddess is my new fave summer perfume! All the little boys' clothes are just gorgeous too.

  2. I wish I'd got hold of Bronze Goddess before it sold out, Hannah!

  3. I have a sudden and urgent need to go shopping!

  4. I missed the Boden shirt dress, because I have been taking a little rest from Mr JB. It looks fabulous.


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