Photography | Laura Stafford-Smith | Shelley Beth

Believe it or not spring has sprung and talk has already started to move on to summer. I don’t need to remind you of how unpredictable our UK weather can be, especially in the ‘warmer’ months. That’s one of the reasons I find it hard to justify a huge summer wardrobe when there’s a chance of only wearing it for a week or two whilst abroad.

One of my tasks this year is to focus more on utilising my clothing in a more versatile way. I had managed to get myself into such a rut last year with wearing an item one way only and with the same things.


I was kindly sent some holiday pieces from Tobi and have quickly set to styling them in a UK weather appropriate manner. The first is this dipped hem black dress. It’s a thin material with single knotted straps and a low V neckline.

Armed with a simple leather jacket and black sock boots, this beach worthy LBD  doubles up nicely as a perfect look for evening cocktails with the girls. As I’m writing this, I am piecing together an outfit in my head with box fresh white kicks also.


The second dress is a white maxi with some beautiful detailing. Around the pool this would be perfect over the top of swimwear however (for me) it is not suitable to wear alone in this countries unpredictable climate.

This is mainly due to the neckline and myself not having a suitable bra. There’s some lovely work on this dress with cut outs along the bottom quarter and the deep V neckline.

I have slung this oversized cream knit over the top to keep the chill out and the chest in. As you can see from the pic below, it’s a plunging V! Layering up a sundress with a knit makes for some seriously cosy holiday planning.


*Tobi Tri Me Hoop Earrings – HERE

*Tobi Dipped Hem Black Aniyah Dress – HERE

Zara Faux Leather Jacket – HERE

*Tobi Breezy Days White Maxi – HERE

Cream Knit, Similar – HERE

Straw Hat, Similar – HERE

Laura x

*A big thank you to TOBI for sending me these dresses and earrings to feature in this post


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