Spring is the ideal time for light and breezy styles and this white broderie anglaise dress is just right for days spent enjoying the sun. The intricate embroidery add to the classic feel of the dress whilst the chevron detail worked throughout add a layer of visual interest and give it a little depth. I’ve always found that anything in a crisp white is better worked back with understated accessories as it really allows the colour to pop. In this instance I opted for a mini structured bag in a mink shade and round sunglasses with a clear frame to complement rather than compete with the dress. I rarely leave home without a watch so I needed something that was quite streamlined and simple, and my Michel Herbelin timepiece seemed the perfect option. Whilst I do believe in keeping to a simple colour palette when working with white, I do love to always incorporate one bold piece into my look and in this instance it was my favourite gold Gucci heels.
A busy day at work for me often requires an outfit that can easily transition from a meeting to a lunch without missing a beat. This is why I often love to mix a bold, statement item with classic pieces from my wardrobe to create a look that’s versatile yet anything but boring. With this particular look I kept to a monochrome palette but added touches of colour in the form of my candy red Gucci heels and bag to add elements of interest. Having a statement piece incorporated into an outfit is an effective way to make it stand out in a crowd and in this case it’s the spotted skirt. A polka dot print is playful but remains timeless when worked back with a crisp button down shirt. I like to keep my accessories for work quite minimalist so I opted for my white Michel Herbelin watch which pairs seamlessly with the rest of my outfit but adds an element of understated elegance, and more importantly serves the extremely practical function of keeping me on time throughout the day! A pair of sunglasses is a must when I’m running around all day and simple black frames are the ideal option as they’re both stylish and easily wearable with myriad outfits.
Balancing my family and my work commitments along with everything else in between is quite the juggling act most days. I can often be found trying to carve out time to work on the blog and answer a million emails whilst also organising street style shoots and most importantly being a mum to Sophia and Grace. It’s a frenetic existence at times but I wouldn’t change a thing. It often feels as if there are never enough hours in the day and sticking to a schedule is one way I can ensure I make the most of my time. I utilise every technological tool at my disposal to help me stay on track and organised but the one thing that I’m a bit old school about is using a watch to tell the time (an iPhone clock just isn’t the same!).
I’ve always been a watch girl, something I think I’ve inherited from my dad who loves great timepieces. I’m a stickler for design and quality when it comes to my watches so I was excited to be introduced to Michel Herbelin‘s range. Their watches are not only classic and stylish with that je ne sais quoi that only something with a long French heritage can possess but—watch fans will appreciate this—they’re also crafted in the original watchmaking district of Jura in Charquemont in Switzerland. A watch is always a considered decision for me as I wear them every single day, and with Michel Herbelin’s timeless look, Swiss-made precision and affordable price point this is one timepiece I know that will be able to keep up with me, my busy schedule and my wardrobe!
Enjoying my on the go breakfast of choice of coffee and a croissant whilst catching up on emails
Squeezing in a What I Wore shoot in between appointments
Heading straight to another meeting
Spending quality time with Sophia and Grace every day is a non-negotiable
Precious moments with my girl
My day doesn’t stop! Making my way to a work event…and ready to do it all again tomorrow.
This post was produced in collaboration with Michel Herbelin