Dressing up Summer

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Kenwood House

Where better to snap some of my favourite outfits from Wallis than Kenwood House? I knew nothing about the English Heritage property until I drove past it on the way to Hampstead village. Intrigued, I made a promise to head out and discover it properly with my bestie, Carrie.

I must have completely missed the memo because everyone in London and his/her dog were there on the day we decided to meet up for catch ups and obligatory photo-taking! It’s completely free to wander into the grounds of and is the perfect backdrop for a picnic. Spread out your rug, sit back and pretend Kenwood is your very own.


Bright pink rhododendrons
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/ Sandals / Bag / Bangles / Earrings – All Wallis

Floral dress or Palm print co-ord?

Right, let’s talk clothes! I’ve put together two outfits from Wallis. One is your traditional, girly garden-party look and one is a mix-n-match co-ord (that isn’t actually a co-ord). Either can be worn to a wedding (I have a BIG one coming up next weekend but I’ll be wearing something a tad more special) or to a summer party or, hey, even to work. Which is more you?

Palm prints may be a bit ‘done’ but this bamboo blouse and skirt both have a fresh take on last season’s leaf so look sophisticated and grown up. I took a long-line blouse, tied it up and unbuttoned it low with a midi skirt to give the impression of a co-ord that was totally meant to be. As for the mini dress, I can never tire of a colour pop and when worn with matching accessories, it works without screaming too loudly. Summer events, show yourselves, I’ve got things to wear!


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Pencil skirt and blouse paired together for a retro loungewear look
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Posing amongst the pillars at Kenwood house

Skirt / Blouse / Sandals / Necklace – All Wallis


Post sponsored by Wallis. Outfit-picks, opinions and ice cream, all my much very own.

  • Matthew Pike June 4, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Love the flowers on flowers on flowers vibe. Mega vibrant!

    Buckets & Spades

  • Immy May June 1, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    You look so bloomin beaut! I am yet to explore Kenwood, it is now on the list! Immy x

  • Milli Grace May 31, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    That co-ord is just too great! You look amazing, love the look of Kenwood House too!

  • Emily Lowery May 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Stunning photography and you look gorgeous xo

    Emily |

  • Miranda | Miranda's Notebook May 23, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    That red dress is gorgeous on you, and Kenwood looks so stunning in the sunshine! xxx

  • Ashley May 23, 2016 at 12:34 AM

    Kenwood House looks absolutely gorgeous. Also in love with every single thing you wore, very appropriate for summer. x

  • Liv May 22, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Oh these are SO beautiful. Adore the co-ord. And the dress. And the location. And you