Dizzy Social Whirl – part 2

As if three events in two days wasn’t enough (http://stylestuff.co.uk/dizzy-social-whirl/)the dizzy social whirl continued with a few nights in London and a trip to Wimbledon.

First up – dinner at The Ivy Brasserie in Kensington.  Forget photos of the food – it was all about the dress. The Rixo dress I bought a few weeks ago in the sale. I asked my husband to take some photos of me looking natural and this was the result. Hope I don’t look like the middle shot too often! Love, love, love the fit of this dress and the way it moves. It looks great with heels but the fact that it can be worn with Birkenstocks without tripping me up is an added bonus.

The day of our visit to Wimbledon dawned bright and sunny making my outfit choice a doddle. It was fashion on repeat as I went for the same tiger print skirt and black top as a few days earlier at Wynyard Hall. Not a jacket or an umbrella in sight. Bliss.

A word about this outfit. Pleated skirts are everywhere but they are notoriously difficult to pair with tops (this one has sewn down pleats at the waist so is much easier). Blouses can look a bit Princess Diana. Though if that’s your thing go for it. Long tops can add bulk. And anything loose runs the risk of of turning you into Mrs Pepperpot. The solution for me is a neat, fitted top. This one was only £15 and the scalloped edge detailing lifts it way above the average vest. Suffice to say this is a Large in Zara’s world.  I so wanted it in white too but it was only available in a Small.  Believe me, it would barely fit Sindy!

 

 

Of course we were there for the tennis, not just the insta posing. So I was thrilled to capture the moment when a victorious Nadal waved to me. Telling myself the tiger stripes caught his attention!

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