When I was visiting Dubrovnik, spring was in full swing and summer was just around the corner. Despite this, the weather was not as beautiful as I would have hoped. To say the weather was changeable is an understatement. There were thunderstorms followed by swelteringly hot days and then dreary humid grey days that reminded me of London. The locals assured me that this was not the normal spring weather. I think they were comforting themselves more than me, after all, it didn't matter to me that most years the spring weather in Dubrovnik was beautiful and warm if the only spring I was visiting it turned out to be finicky. I shouldn't complain, the city was beautiful and there were certainly some gorgeous days, but dressing for the weather was often a less than easy task. After all, how do you dress for a day that can be sunny and warm one minute and then cool, windy and threatening rain the next?
Embroidery, in case you haven't noticed, is everywhere right now. Every store has some form of variation of embroidered shirts, jackets, skirts, shoes ... every item of clothing it would seem can be found embroidered in one store or another. Embroidery has been 'in' for a few seasons now but this summer it has really taken off. I love it. I have far too many embroidered items already and yet there is always a new item I am coveting. This Zara shirt is one of my favourites. It is a unique cut which makes it very loose fitting under the arms and it is very lightweight - perfect for weather that can shift from cool and muggy to boiling hot throughout the day!
Shirt - Zara
Jeans - Pull & Bear
Sandals - Topshop
Bag - Zara
Sunglasses - Six (Spain)
Shirt - Zara (exact match); Topshop
Jeans - Topshop; Isabel Marant
Sandals - & Other Stories; Jimmy Choo; Rebecca Minkoff
Bag - Zara; Gucci; Rebecca Minkoff
Photography by Deanna Hayes