As you can probably tell from this post, my obsession for anything tropical hadn’t abated by June 2012, when these photos were taken.
I managed to find a tropical garden in Battersea park, which I loved when I used to live in the area. I would go there first thing in the morning or even as the sun set just to sit under the palm trees and banana leaves. Annoyingly though, this part of the park was never empty so you always had curious onlookers watching you as you done another shoot.
The dress is a Zara one, when they went a little print mad a couple of years ago and an absolute beauty. Unfortunately it’s one of the items of clothing that went missing after we moved house into our current home, but it’s lovely to look at none the less.
I generally don’t look good with strapless outfits; I think it’s because my shoulders aren’t defined enough for them, but because I loved this tulip-style skirt so much, I knew I had to have the dress anyway. So to make sure my shoulders didn’t look all sloped, I styled it with a basic white tee underneath. This is an old trick I learned years ago in River Island when they used to style the mannequins that isn’t used as much anymore, but a handy little trick to remember. Either way, it makes for a very summery and casual outfit for a lazy summer’s day in London. I hope you enjoy this post.
Dress: Zara, old season
T-shirt: Topshop, old season
Belt: Zara, old season
Necklace: DIY, how I made it found here
Ballerina pumps: H&M, old season