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Hot in the city

Posted by Mum About Town
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on Wednesday, 25 June 2014
London is hot, by UK standards.  Positively steamin’.  Men, women and all those uniformed smalls are all throwing their hands up in disbelief, while simply sweltering.  He always said we should get some air con, like our European friends.  But the heat never feels it’s here to stay.  Better to keep those pennies for the Npower heating bill. I retort.

Anyway, fashion is the bigger issue at steak.  We ALL have nothing-to-wear.  A little stripping off leaves us looking more than ridiculous.  That capsule collection offers no alternative.  We bare a little flesh and suddenly feel naked.

The bag of summer togs is in the attic.  Down it comes, rummaging through… nothing’s remotely wearable.  Either too ‘beach’, a little ‘poolside’ or dated last decade from GAP.

Toes, upper arms, cleavage… it’s all translucent.  We pretend self-tanning was our thing.  Smothering ourselves, imagining we will emerge a South of France beach babe.

A quick panic Google.  Many items added to basket while toenails are painted.  The sky starts to darken, and then it starts to rain.  We can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Beautiful beach cover-ups

Posted by Nicky Hambleton-Jones
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on Friday, 24 August 2012

As we struggle to cling on to the final few weeks of summer, last minute holiday deals become more and more tempting, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse.  But as Autumn/Winter style storms the shops it can become harder to find the perfect wardrobe for that impulse getaway. One essential item for that late summer holiday is the beach cover-up – a multi-tasking item that can take you from pool to bar in an instant!  Luckily there are still some great options to choose from!

Some of us may not be as happy with our beach body as others, especially at this latter stage of summer when indulging has become too tempting to resist.  This beach dress from Monsoon will still let you flash a little flesh without overdoing it.  Hitting mid-thigh it sweeps over your stomach conveniently concealing and hiding any worries you may have.  The striking tribal pattern is still on-trend and the embellished detailing keeps you looking as stylish as ever without showing all. £16.50 down from £55.00



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