Summer in the City

Well, sort of. Up until recently I would always be 'up town' but lately I've become a little bit tired of city life, the constant noise and rush of everything is a little too much and on a gloriously sunny evening, such as the ones we've been having recently, it has been lovely to come home to this:







This is the view from the bottom of my garden, I'm very lucky to have grown up in such a lovely place and spent many a six week holiday playing in the fields with friends.


It may be 30+ degrees outside but I'm still wearing crimplene, it's actually perfect for the office - working on the 27th floor means lots of air conditioning so the crimplene has been keeping me warm! I also really love this 1960s dress and have worn it every week since I bought it. It matches my latest Louis Vuitton handbag too which is always a bonus.

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  1. Hi, dear Sarah! This post surprises me because I envisioned you as a London city girl. I can understand how relaxing it must be for you to return home and gaze at the natural beauty that surrounds you.

    Isn't it funny how people who work in offices often have to dress warmly even when it's blazing hot outside? Here in steamy Florida I see many women wearing sweaters indoors. I worked at two different television stations down here and the temperature had to be kept in the 60s to prevent the electronic equipment from malfunctioning. I always needed to wear a jacket while on the job.

    I must say, dear Sarah, that you have never looked lovelier than you do in these two pictures. Your dress is very smart, indeed. Good night to you in the UK, my dear friend!

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    1. Hi Shady, thank you for your kind words - the dress is one of my favourites!

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  2. I have lived all my life in a country side place,
    so I always like the country life over the citylife :P
    You look lovely btw! Very cute dress!
    Xx

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  3. Oh this reminds me of the massive back yard as children. About down to the two trees in the photo. It was so fun to run around and play tips.
    I found a long cream crimplene coat at the Rod Cross Shop last weekend and thought of you! It was only $35 but I had to keep my money for something else. The fabric has a really nice drape - not clingy or unflattering!

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  4. Oh you live in such a gorgeous place!! I love how you dress so beautifully for the office, you look perfect!

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  5. What a stunning view, you lucky girl! You look fabulous, too. I love my crimplene maxi when I'm in India, keeps it's shape and dries in no time and is as vibrantly colourful as it was when it was made in the 1960s!
    Have a fab weekend. xxx

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  6. This dress is so nice! It's perfect for work but it doesn't remind me of it if you're wearing casually! Those pictures made me miss Essex a bit. I didn't have any friends there and I got a bit bored with the lack of noise but I do miss walking around the fields and the woods! xxx

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  7. Your garden is amazing and you are lucky to have a place like that for yourself. It would have been a lot of fun to play there as a child. Before the house was built on the lot behind my childhood home I had a view very similar and my brothers and sisters all used to play there.
    And you dress is perfect - it suits you so well and goes splendidly with your new bag.

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  8. You are lovely, and I'm thrilled to have recently found your blog. I'm a big fan of vintage style and fashion, and I adore your dress, handbag, and bob hairstyling. I enjoy city attractions, culture, etc, but I'd rather live in a green and verdant suburb or in the country over the city any day. Your open nature-space is sublime.

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  9. It looks like a lovely world! And you look like a fabulous Mad Men extra!

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  10. you look so beautiful! I love 60s shift dresses like this..is it a vintage one? it fits your perfectly Is that an enamel brooch you added to it? Lovely blog!
    xox

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    1. Thank you! yes the dress is 60s vintage, originally from France I believe and that is an enamel brooch I added as well just to brighten it up a bit.

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