Monday

[Outfit] Back to Black with an old favourite

There are no two ways about it, it's effing hot at the moment here in London. Not to complain given the terrible weather we've had all year, but travelling to and from work on the sweaty tube is enough to make even the sanest of people strip off completely and suggest nudest carriages. To avoid that, I dug out one of my old favourites: a little black dress from Uniqlo. It comes out every year, I have it in a million different colours too. Light, breezy and easy to wear it's any lazy girls favourite. Anyone who follows me on Pinterest will know I'm mildly obsessed with LBDs, I have an entire board focussed on them...


I'd never really thought about it before writing this post, but Uniqlo is where I've bought pretty much all of my staple plains (as in neutral colours tops, dresses and tees).  This dress is years old and still looks great, it also doesn't ever need ironing which suits my lazy self to a T.  It isn't available now but I did find two extremely similar ones for £10 here and here. Here is a dead ringer from ASOS here too. I also spotted this gorgeous denim tunic from them, which became my sneaky purchase of the week.


When you're wearing something as plain as this, it's all about what you mix it up with.  I've recently discovered the e-tailer Atterley Road and have been shopping like a mad woman on it for summer essentials. I love my new Whistles clutch, and the sandals have been a surprising showstopper.  I've worn them constantly since they arrived and whenever I do, someone (be it via Instagram or in person) asks me where they are from. 


Once again I was wrestling for the camera's attention with Lopez... But as he turned two at the weekend I guess we can excuse a birthday boy! So much has changed since I got him, but he's remained the constant. Although I have my moments (mainly when he insists on toileting in public places, barking at old dogs, or eating my shoes) Lopez is my little hero and I love him more than words.  Two years ago now I could fit him in my hand, he hadn't opened his eyes yet and his paw was smaller than my thumb. Happy birthday little man!
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9 comments

Ruby Sterland said...

Your dog is adorable! I love what you're wearing, I always go back to my reliable basics when the weather is as warm as this.

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Emma Henderson said...

You look gorgeous Anna! Love the dress and the sandals xo

Josie said...

Yat for Uniqlo! (I work there hehe) you look lovely. Happy Birthday to Lopez too! xxx

Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful black dress.

Sofia
Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Annabel said...

Love the shoes and am sorely tempted...do they come up big/small or wide/narrow? Any info gratefully received... thanks, Annabel

Fashion Follows Her said...

Ah but sometimes the oldies really are the best!

Karis said...

I love this post! Uniqlo and Whistles in one post! Uniqlo basics are the best, they last for ages as well so its worth paying a little extra.

I love your Whistles clutch, I bought a plain black clutch/pouch at Christmas after a lot of deliberation over colour and practicality... but it was one of my best purchases, use it for EVERYTHING; its a purse, bag and clutch!

Love this post, please check out my new blog if you find the time...

www.bloggingwithbonheur.blogspot.com

Best,
Karis Bonheur, x

Aley Greenblo said...

Lovely!
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Kate Rooney said...

Ooh, that tan is more than a little bit perfect Anna, you look beautiful! I totally love the simplicity of black with pops of colour, and Lopez really is just the ideal little friend to complete this look/every look of yours. You two are inseparable, and no wonder.. he is the cutest!! Kate xxx

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