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.

Red (shoes) White (dress) Blue (sea)

Two days of my recent road trip were spent on the Big Sur coastline, staying at the delightful Post Ranch Inn, an eco hotel set atop the coast with perfect views of the Pacific from both my lodging and the infinity pools dotted around the cliffs.  There was little to be done at the Post Ranch apart from the task of relaxing, with champagne in hand.  The delicious food at Sienna Mar restaurant was the main indulgence, with breakfast overlooking the ocean a favourite memory of mine…

I spent a whole day hopping in and out of this pool above, I kid you not

‘The Red Shoes’ (one of my favourite films) now on my feet! Dressing for dinner with my Suede bow pumps from Gap

Happy….

Happier…. at breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Could life be any more perfect? What a shame I had to leave…

Wearing (picture, top) Lara dress from Reiss (old season).  Shoes from Gap.