PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHANIE SIAN SMITH
It was such a wet and miserable day last Tuesday that I decided to give my colourful Sonia Rykiel for H&M scarf its very first outing. Yes, I'm ashamed to admit it's been left in a drawer since I went a little bit crazy at the launch of that particular collaboration (...back in 2010!).
Guilt-ridden at my excessive spending, I hid all my purchases away and decided to ration myself to a new piece of Sonia a month (see my previous blog posts here, here and here). And, well, some pieces became favourites that I've worn time and again, while others - like the scarf - got forgotten about (I hid them well!). Then seasons changed and now, somehow, it's 2012, nearly two years on. Still, the bright colours are right on trend.
Here's the lowdown on my outfit:
Sonia Rykiel for H&M scarf - a bargainous £14.99
COS cashmere cardie - a sale buy from a few years ago
Zara dress - this is my favourite LBD at the moment. A roomy cocoon shape with front pockets and sweet empire-line style sash at the back, it's elegantly cut and was just £39.99
Orelia bracelet - I like to wear it with the charms dangling down. Looks particularly elegant with a cocktail in hand!
River Island boots - the low heel gives enough height without compromising on comfort
See what the rest of Team ELLE wore last week at ELLEuk.com's What ELLE Wears blog.