Desperately Seeking Summer

Desperately Seeking Summer

Hello, is that summer on the line?  Are you on your way or just taking your good sweet time, hidden behind foreboding clouds and laughing skies?

I know it’s somehow ingrained within British DNA to mandatorily talk about the weather come rain or shine but we’re nearing July and our patience is really beginning to wear thin now.  My patently overgrown (and therefore soon to be overhauled) garden has been loving the showers but sad face me below has clearly not.  This compounded with Brexit blues, which I won’t dwell on until something… nay, anything concrete emerges (apparently that will take some years so don’t hold me to that thought).  Rain-drenched Union jacks and England footie flags up and down the country are blowing limply in the wind.

There’s a silver lining somewhere.  If I find it in amongst the political rubble, I’ll be sure to let you know.  In the meantime, I’m keeping things simple.  Or simple in my head.  I’m chucking a vaguely wintry/early spring coat or jacket over a summer dress.  Two layers, no more and definitely no less if I’m to keep warm and some sort of no-nonsense sanity.  The top layers come courtesy of Coach pre-fall, which is beginning to drip into stores and somehow making seasonal sense in this confused climate.  The bottom layers are light airy things I’ve been accumulating in the hope that days of bare arms and hot hair are just around the corner.  This is me keeping warm just after the summer solstice.  This is England 2016.

IMG_3589Coach Rogue bag hanging with ‘Rexy’ bag charms and fall 2016 dress worn with Celine slip-ons



0E5A9341Coach faux leopard coat worn with xxx dress 


0E5A9372Coach souvenir jacket and prairie patchwork minidress worn with Maison Michel hat



0E5A9445Coach shearling hoodie worn with Molly Goddard tartan dress




0E5A9475Coach patchwork shearling vest worn with Mame dress

Coach turnlock creeper slides worn throughout


Leave a comment
  1. Chantel

    2016-06-29 at 6:03 PM

    Amazing photos. I love your style.

  2. Ev

    2016-06-29 at 6:31 PM
  3. Marta

    2016-06-29 at 7:30 PM

    I hope I can move to England one day, but it will be hard to get used to the weather. It’s so sunny and warm in Portugal (at least in Summer) 🙂

  4. Jen Mitchell

    2016-06-29 at 9:51 PM

    Prefall couldnt be more apt for this time of year in the UK it would seem? Loving the Coach collection lots at the mo But I loved the Molly dress the most x perfect for you x

  5. Putri Maharani

    2016-07-01 at 5:24 AM

    I love everything! I love yourstyle.

    Putri |

  6. Dani korneliussen

    2016-07-03 at 10:33 AM

    Like the rich thick cream at the top of the milk bottle…. Coach too, has risen to the top in terms of it’s wonderful recent collections. You wear it well, Susie! That shearling vest is really a super nice piece!


    2016-07-04 at 12:55 PM


  8. Sarah

    2016-07-04 at 11:54 PM

    In love with the way you styled these outfits. Outside of the box- but they work so well!
    Sarah |

  9. joseph

    2016-07-08 at 11:23 AM

    Lovely sense of design

  10. Sunniva

    2016-07-15 at 9:13 PM

    Lovely photos! Great style! 🙂 Feel free to visit my blog ( and like my facebookpage: Sunniva Skaug Xoxo

  11. Aquaruby

    2016-07-19 at 10:42 AM

    Love the colours on the walls. Certainly beats magnolia! And of course, your outfits are fab as always, Susie!

  12. gai goi sai gon

    2016-07-21 at 1:51 PM

    I hope I can move to England one day, but it will be hard to get used to the weather

  13. anarkali

    2016-07-28 at 3:19 AM

    Amazing, its a style!


    2016-07-31 at 10:14 AM
  15. chuyên hàng ngoại

    2016-08-16 at 7:24 AM

    Lovely photos! Great style!

  16. Làm đẹp eva

    2016-08-20 at 2:06 PM

    Lovely photos!

  17. Giang

    2016-08-22 at 8:33 AM

    Wow, styles is amazinggggg !!!

  18. Party Wear Gowns

    2016-08-25 at 9:19 AM

    You are so cute, i really like your style.

  19. ash

    2016-11-15 at 9:40 AM

    Great! Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Comment