Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

Anyone else old enough to remember that old TV programme ‘the last of the summer wine’ ? Such a sweet and funny little comedy series about getting old and reminiscing about days gone by. None of that here today, but I am wondering as the title suggests if this will be the last of my summer outfits? They do say that after October you shouldn’t be seen in linen! Who are ‘they’ I wonder, and do we still pay attention to these antiquated rules of dressing? So here I am prancing around in a field wearing new Vionic shoes and a magic linen dress and sharing it all with you…

 

 

Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

 


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Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

 

Magic linen

This simple black linen dress was made to measure for me by Magic Linen a brand I admire greatly. A family run business that care about organic materials and slow living. Like me they enjoy the process of making things by hand therefore avoiding mass producing items made in factories

 

 

Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

 

This style of dress is called Corfu and comes with a tie belt in 4 different colours. If I was in Corfu I would probably wear it with flat leather sandals and not much else! Unfortunately this being the UK on a breezy but sunny Sunday in Dorset I wore it with jeans and my new Vionic shoes…

 

 

If I was in Corfu I would probably wear it with flat leather sandals and not much else!

 

 

Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

 

Transitional Dressing and the Menopause.

The struggle is real! Transitional dressing is difficult here in the UK, especially the early Autumnal days. Frosty mornings turn into sweltering afternoons. Dressing for these days especially if you are menopausal is hard. One moment you are shivering, the next beads of sweat are accumulating on your top lip. I strip off and layer up at least twice a day. Layers as you know are the answer, they also cover a heap of bulges and bumps that have appeared in places they did not used to be!

 

 

Layers also cover a heap of bulges and bumps that have appeared in places they did not used to be!

 

 

Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

 

Vionic Shoes.

If you are a regular reader, you will know that I am a long term fan of Vionic Shoes…

I agree with every word of this description from their website, especially addictive support’

 

” VIONIC  shoes provide essential stability and addictive support. With a contour seamlessly engineered into each shoe, sandal and slipper, VIONIC helps support natural alignment from the ground up”

 

 

Last of the Summer outfits? Magic linen Dress & Vionic Shoes

 

I am wearing the casually stylish Demetra   they come in other colours too, are perfect for autumnal transitional dressing. True to size I am a 5 and they were comfy even on wearing for the first time…

 

I also love and own these boots and trainers below and will be wearing them again and again this Autumn!

 

 

1. Serena Suede Ankle boots
Boho-chic is the essence of Serena's low-heeled ankle boot, featuring a premium suede upper, zipper tassel detail and seam piping
2. Leather Ankle Boots: Mara
Mara's adjustable ankle strap and ridged upper gore panel give just enough detail to make this boot a must-have wardrobe essential.
3. Demetra casual slip on
Croc embossed and leather combination.
4. Codie leather trainer
Sleek lines and contrasting colours give a minimalist edge to Codie, a sporty leather or nubuck trainer
5. Alice suede slipper
featuring a faux-shearling lined footbed and rubber sole, accented with a dainty silk bow for an extra soft touch.

 

 

Also wearing:

Jeans: Marks and Spencer

Black leather Belt bag: Cos

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Carolyn. Cartledge (Carolynsallhandmadede)
    13/09/2019 / 08:46

    Hi Ashley. I love the outfit. I totally agree with you about the versatility of linen. I wear it all year round as it is lovely and cool in Summer but worn over jeans or thick tights in Autumn/winter it makes a comfy warm layer. I don’t take any notice about pundits who try to dictate what we should be wearing when and where – I just go with the flow and wear what ever I like. Have a great weekend. Take care. 😎😘

    • Ashley
      Author
      16/09/2019 / 16:02

      Hi Carolyn, thanks for your comment, I so enjoy hearing from you on my blog!
      I’m feeling slightly chilly in the evenings these days so I think it may almost be time to sort my winter wardrobe out!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xx

  2. 13/09/2019 / 08:25

    Ha! I am wearing a dress over trousers too today on the blog! I love black dresses. And is that the series with ,,Jack Frost,,? I love it!

    • Ashley
      Author
      18/09/2019 / 10:04

      Hi Nancy!
      Im loving this autumnal weather and yes I think it was?!
      xxx

  3. 12/09/2019 / 21:12

    Haha, I was writing a post and was wondering who ‘they’ are too. I suppose ‘they’ are the ones who lay down the rules that we all love to break. Pretty dress. I love linen. It’s a great fabric for our hot summers.

    • Ashley
      Author
      12/09/2019 / 23:44

      Hi Loree
      Yes I think you are right!I love to break the style rules too!
      x

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