Manhattan Weekend…

The sun was out in force in Manhattan this weekend and it was my first chance to break out the mini dresses I love.  I first featured this ASOS dress on the blog at the very same time last year – proving that it’s a spring favourite of mine.  Sadly it’s no longer in stock but you can find similar ‘mini’ styles at ASOS here, here and here.  It’s a rather flirty little number – what can I tell you, when the sun comes out, I have a naughty glint in my eye…..!

This weekend was also a rather relaxed affair, a chance to catch up with friends, dream of summer holidays, look to the blue skies and indulge a little in my favourite things….

In the spirit of my current ‘accessories challenge’ I also wore my new Raj Bracelet (a ring and a bracelet as one) from Jewel Mint.  It’s the first of the two Coachella music weekends here in the US and I’ve been feeling a little inspired by the festival outfits I’ve been seeing from the event.  A little sparkle of gold metal, a little blue hue – my Sunday outfit.

How did you spend your weekend, Blog Reader?

Wearing: Pleated mini dress (old season) from ASOS; FeelnGood shoes in sapphire blue, Nine West; Raj Bracelet, Jewel Mint; Belt, also ASOS.

A Grand and Splendid Adventure…

I spent two days in the Grand Canyon on my recent travels and as expected was blown away by the views from the South Rim. Nothing prepares you for the vastness and beauty of the chasm – it’s 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and one mile (1.6km) deep.

I spent two nights at Yavapi Lodge in Grand Canyon Village, the hub that connects you with the shuttle buses that take you to key view points around the South Rim.  The best views can be found along Hermits Rest Road, with Hopi and Powell Point being my favourites at sunset.  When the sun fades, the colour of the Canyon changes dramatically, with the shadows contrasting with the warm red and golds of the light

The sunset walk between Powell Point at the Village was well paved and fairly effortless to trek around.  Lucky since I wanted to wear another of my favourite casual and throw on dresses that evening, a grey dress from Splendid which is both uber fitted and uber comfortable. I could live in this dress, I tell you.

On my wrist is the Savoy bracelet from JewelMint. I don’t usually accessorize much but I make an exception for this – I love the style and how snug it sits on my wrist.

Breathtaking.

Wearing: Grey dress from Splendid. Sunglasses Nine West. Bracelet from JewelMint.

I hope you had a fabulous weekend, Blog Reader! xo