Cotton and Silk Black Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are perfect for summer.  Period.  However the challenge is finding those that work outside of gorgeous sunshine and dry skies, and instead can be worn at any time of day and under most weather conditions.  As much as I love eye-catching floral prints, I can't help but still find myself drawn to elegant, dark maxi dresses.  The type to put all the fun back into accessorising!
Ideal of Sweden Monstera Leaf Phone Case
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John Smedley Black Benton Dress
John Smedley Blogger Collaboration 2017Having long been smitten with John Smedley's knitwear, I'm not at all surprised to find this Benton maxi dress quickly becoming one of my favourites to slip into.  Completely adoring the luxurious feel of the cotton and silk duo, and combine that with the flattering waist-tie, and I'm already thinking of the many ways in which to style it later in the year when the temperature drops!  
Black Victoria Beckham Clutch Pouch
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Mii Cosmetics Natural Full Face Makeup

Bag - Victoria Beckham Clutch c/o Farfetch

Shoes - Office  |  Sunglasses - Bally  |  Necklace - Astley Clarke Lightning Bolt Pendant

Phone Case - Monstera Jungle c/o iDeal of Sweden 

Victoria Beckham Black Clutch Farfetch Blog Collaboration
John Smedley Benton in Black Maxi Dress
As I mentioned before, classic and elegant maxi dresses tend to put the fun back into accessorising!  In this case, a couple of my regular faves (block-heeled sandals and wide-framed sunglasses), found themselves mixing with the most gorgeous new clutch from Victoria Beckham, courtesy of Farfetch.  If you follow along with my Insta-Stories, you'll know how happy I was with the gift.  This girl was seriously lacking the perfect clutch; you know, the one that stays by your side on evenings out and never threatens to ruin your outfit!   
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this outfit - feeling the black maxi, or preferring prints?  Having heart palpitations over the Victoria Beckham clutch? ...or is that just me?!

Have a fabulous weekend! 

With love,

Gabrielle x