I love the sun and am really looking forward to the predicted warm weather over the next few weeks. But as much as I'll enjoy wearing some summery clothes, I am secretly much more excited by all the A/W previews that keep popping into my inbox.
All those lovely colours and fabrics - silk shirts, soft cashmere jumpers and new leather boots in charcoal and prune and mink and chocolate, they just sound so delicious even though I'm less fond of the cold weather that goes with them.
I find it much harder to dress well in the summer - the simple styles and subtle colours that I prefer don't seem to work as well and whatever I put on first thing never looks right by the end of the day because the weather generally changes so I'm either in flip flops in the rain or jeans in a heat wave!
Tell me I'm not the only one who hates the winter but much prefers winter clothes. And apologies for getting a bit over the top fashion speaky, I'll be talking about 'pieces' and 'a trouser' next!
You need to get out and hit the sales! There is so much lovely stuff reduced by loads - I may have succumbed to a gorgeous summery dress in Banana Republic today for £30 down from £90 London just crammed full of lovely ladies in summery dresses, sandals, teeny shorts and sunnies. It was lush. Make this weather never end! It's only just into July FFS - there will be plenty of summery clothes wear yet <optimist>
And the sales are beyond awful imho. I need a party dress and I don't want my usual black. Everything I looked at in the sales has been beyond hideous - Reiss = interesting shapes (if you have no norks) but vile colours Cos = long and shapeless Mango and Oasis and Warehouse = polyester crap for children Phase Eight = frightful floral polyester numbers for old ladies at weddings Karen Millen - tiny things made out of bandage fabric with added bling Coast - lots of shiny satin and some truly hideous colours French Connection - I saw one (ONE!) dress that I liked but it was in a colour that makes me look like a corpse Hobbs - long and frumpy in not v good fabrics I gave up at that point.
Remus if you're near a Banana Republic go and check them out. I was in lust with their summer dresses, mostly now heavily reduced. Lovely bright colours and nice shapes. Sort of Reiss meets Gap meets Hobbs, but with some Michael Kors added in. As of yesterday it's my new favourite shop
I've having the same experience as Remus. I've recently lost over a stone, I now have about 5 outfits that fit and that includes my one pair of jeans that are really a tad too big. I have money to buy new clothes, but I hate everything in the shops. It's very, very annoying.