The excellent shopping season continues and I hope you’re finding fabulous items that you’re wearing your way. The Topshop Floral Mesh Skater Dress was one of my unexpected finds, and I love it. I wasn’t initially drawn to the black background of the pattern and wished it was navy, but the flowers and leaves are in my favourite colours so I had to give it a try. It’s a perfect fit, length and silhouette, that will look equally good in Autumn worn with my tall dressy ink blue boots. The neckline fits closely around my neck thanks to a back zipper, and the fabric doesn’t crease. It’s lined with the softest knitted modal that makes it feel like you’re wearing a cotton dress.

Here’s the next roundup of winners from clients and forum members. Some items are available in an assortment of colours.

  • BP Kari Bow Loafer: An elegant, girly and pretty DRESSY loafer that's moderately comfy on lower and regular volume feet. Many colours and they're all nice. Great price and read the rave reviews.
  • Furla Medium Pin Shoulder Bag - Farfetch: A STUNNING quality bag and fabulous silhouette if you enjoy shoulder totes. Structured yet very versatile. Relaxed elegance, and a true white.
  • Anthropologie | Anthropologie Peplum Military Jacket: The photo does not do the darling justice. It looks better in person and drapes awfully well for a casual cotton jacket. Everyone who tried it on liked it. Looks best open, and works over dresses, jeans, pants and skirts. The olive-y brown is surprisingly flattering on most complexions. Might run a size big.
  • Treasure&Bond Tyler Metallic Leather Satchel: A verastile satchel that's compact in size but with a lot of room.
  • Converse One Star Sneaker: These are AMAZING, and made it into my wardrobe. They're LEATHER, very cushioning, and beautifully made. They look and feel better than designer sneakers, and at a fraction the price. Check out the inside stripes on these shoes. The quality is WOW. A little wide for my low-volume feet, but an insole and tighter lacing help. Fun red soles and pretty in blush. Comes in black too.
  • Topshop Nifty Woven Flared Heel Sandal: Fabulous sandal booties for regular volume feet, and medium comfort levels. Look dressy and chic on the foot. Office appropriate if you can wear open-toed shoes. Comes in black.
  • Halogen Ruffle Hem Zip Front Jacket: Super cute TAILORED bomber for dresses, skirts, jeans and pants. Might need to size down. Nice shade of navy.
  • Hobo Sable: Super cute, compact wristlet. A little '60s touch and fabulous in 2018.
  • Paul Green Sally Quarter Strap Sandal: A beautifully made trendy classic with added comfort. Size down half a size for lower volume feet, and tighten the straps. Works as well for higher volume feet. The cognac is as lovely.
  • Banana Republic Lace Midi Pencil Skirt: A fab skirt for both curvier and straighter figures. Dress it up or down, and excellent with a denim jacket. Good on petites.
  • Talbots Tweed Contrast-Trim Jacket: One of the best dressy Spring tweed jackets of the year. Impeccable quality, and brilliant on petites. Elongating and elegant.
  • Calvin Klein Faux Suede Moto Jacket: BUTTERY soft faux suede topper that is as comfy as can be. Excellent on a larger bust. Not good on petites. Runs a size big. The pale pink is yummy too. Fab pewter hardware.
  • Halogen Ruffle Zip Jacket: This jacket looks like a COS item. Avant-garde and GORGEOUS. The overwhelming sleeves are architectural, and the drawstring tailoring on the torso is genius. Looks as fab in tan. Runs a size big.
  • Halogen Tuxedo Stripe Straight Leg Jeans: Fun trendy jeans that run a size big. Best on a longer rise and torso. Works well on curvier hips, bottom and thighs. Read the rave reviews.
  • Franco Sarto SARTO by Franco Sarto Kenan Platform Sandal: Fun flatform Euro sandals for high-volume feet. Lots of good neutrals.
  • Talbots Womans Exclusive Wrap-Front Knit Jersey Top: A beautifully streamlined faux wrap top to wear as is or under a jacket. Works with all sorts of bottoms. Substantial fabric and a quality item. Flattering, forgiving, and sharp.
  • Sole Society 'Katarina' Block Heel Pump: A versatile and comfy pump that works on an assortment of feet. Great block heel. Read the rave reviews and browse the fun colours.
  • Naturalizer Emiline Flat Loafer: I can't rave enough about these loafers, which I wore on a shopping day with a client on their first outing. They are SUBLIME. Extremely comfortable, stay on your feet, and come in a wide width. The regular width works for lower volume feet with the addition of an insole. All the colours are nice, but rose metallic is unique - so my blush-loving self got those. They are instant wardrobe workhorses.
  • Pilcro And The Letterpress | Anthropologie Pilcro Embroidered High-Rise Cropped Bootcut Jeans: AMAZING quality jeans that work on curvier and straighter figures. Looks designer. Fabulous fit and length. Casually dressy and simply charming. Very even distressing.
  • Maeve | Anthropologie Cleary Dress: A fabulous casual dress WITH POCKETS. Forgiving of lumpage and bumpage. Works well on Team Tall with plenty of length. The photo is a very good gauge on how the dress falls on a 5ft 10 client who wore a size large. Available in patterns and solids.
  • Topshop Floral Print Mesh Skater Dress by YAS: I have this dress, which looks and falls just like how the model is wearing it in the photo. Gorgeous length, does not crease, and is extremely comfy. It’s an easy silhouette and elegant length. Will look equally good in Autumn with tall dressy boots. The neckline fits closely around my neck thanks to a back zipper, and the fabric doesn’t crease. It’s lined with the softest knitted modal and feels like you’re wearing a cotton dress.
  • Klub Nico Dallas Woven Sandal: A polished and comfy sandal bootie in a pretty shade of blush pink. Fab block heel, and office appropriate. Read the rave reviews.
  • Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Ohana Sandal: A dystopian mule for Team High-Volume feet. All the neutrals are nice.
  • Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Shiloh Block Heel Sandal: Well-made and fun looking dressy sandals that are quite comfy for regular volume feet. I love the blush colour way.
  • Ancient Greek Sandals Niki Slide Sandal: Cute Grecian slides for very casual outfits. Elegant and Summery. Works on regular volume feet and are moderately comfy.
  • Gorjana Laguna Adjustable Lariat Necklace: An adjustable and therefore versatile lariat necklace that comes in three metals.
  • Furla Handbag: I'm a huge Furla fan, and added this wardrobe pet to my happy Furla family of eight this year. It became an instant wardrobe workhorse as it complements my many pairs of blush shoes. I find blush very versatile and it functions like a neutral for my style. The quality is sublime, and size just perfect for my needs and small frame. It's structured, but looks as good with pink sneakers. It can be converted into a crossbody and is great for travel. Adds polish to an outfit. All the colours are nice.
  • Halogen Lace & Pinstripe Pencil Skirt: An interesting floral lace skirt with a pinstriped lining. Fits an hourglass and straighter hourglass really well, but is a little straight for a pretty pear. Elegant length and gorgeous Summery look.

Here’s the collection page if you would like to see the items alongside my descriptions.

Nordstrom
BP Kari Bow Loafer
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Zappos
Hobo Sable
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Yoox
Furla Handbag
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