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After a week of running around in heels, I am relieved to be able to say that today is a jeans and trainers kinda day!

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This season’s holiday trend has got to be the off shoulder ruffle sleeve shirt and you can bet your bottom dollar there is one packed in every bloggers suitcase this summer.

The feminine silhouette of a ruffle sleeve adds softness to tailoring making it the perfect smart/casual to transition from day to the night on holiday.

The question is, now that it’s September and the holidays are over; is it appropriate for the office?

It’s a poplin shirt right? So technically we wouldn’t be breaking any rules per say…

Well in my opinion, on a Monday, No. On a Friday? Si! Accessorise it with a hip flask loaded with your favourite concoction ready for 5:30 sharp.

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Today I’m supporting home grown British fashion by sporting a white Victoria Beckham shirt with a skirt from Topshop’s current season.

There are so many great designers here in the UK and what I love about them is that they don’t steer too far away from traditional British tailoring. Stella McCartney and Jonathan Saunders are possibly my two favourites.

I enjoy dressing up as much as the next person, but my growing interest in fashion all began from playing with textures and so for me, that is where the detail matters.

You can’t go wrong with a crisp, white shirt either; you don’t need to own many but it’s that one item you should have in your closet so invest in a good one. I’ve grown fond of Victoria Beckham’s collections because it’s minimalistic, understated and pretty timeless. It’s a safe buy.

If you love shopping then you’ll quickly discover that the biggest and easiest fashion mistake to make is spending a lot of money on a loud catwalk piece – fast forward 12 months and you’ll not only see how irrelevant it is but you’ll also wonder why you ever picked something so ghastly.

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The skirt is a co-ord and comes as a set with a jacket, which you may have seen in my previous post. You can purchase either of these by clicking HERE.

White shirtI had lunch at Top 1 forever in East London with my sister, it’s a pretty location right by the Thames with a view of the O2 arena. Here is the sea bass with chorizo salad and pea purre. Yum!

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Today is also my last day with Alfie before I return him, he’s been so popular with you all on the blog so here’s one last photo for the road. Bye Alfie!
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Today’s outfit: Textile textures and tailored lines | Kensington, London

Summer has finally arrived in London [better late than never], so Alfie and I spent the day in Kensington, West London.

We hadn’t planned to colour co-ordinate at all. I got these white trousers and waited so long for a day sunny enough to wear them.

I like how crisp and bright white looks under the sun. Bright summer colours like yellow and hot pink don’t suit me because I have olive skin so while many look forward to getting their brights out in the summer I stick to playing it safe with nudes and neutrals. White counts as a summery colour right?

I like to keep it as minimal as possible and working with neutrals allows me to do this. Plus I’m trying to scale down the amount of clothes I have in my closet in order to prevent it from exploding, by not buying seasonal colours or loud trends which are either likely to end up on Ebay next year or tagged and unworn in my crowded closet.

I got these sandals from Dune 3 months ago. They’re possibly the most comfortable pair of heels I own; with a low heel and suede insole and they are neutral enough to go with anything (which always helps to get me out of the door on time to be where I need to be).

The print bralet is currently in the sale and pairs well with culottes, full skirts and high waist pants, it was a steal at only £12 so it didn’t break the bank either.

Just as well, my sunglasses are Dior Soreal which I hear is pretty difficult to get hold of at the moment. I got lucky going to at the Harrods 10% off for Rewards Card members day and it just so happened that they got the stock in on the previous day.

We had lunch at Aubaine restaurant where we were able to sit outside. The staff were lovely and even gave Alfie a cute dog bowl of water so he felt included. I had the chilled soup, superfood salad and calamari dusted in chilli with aioli sauce. It took me so long to choose from their menu that I just ended up choosing a bit of everything.

All the links are below so you can shop today’s outfit. If you’d like to see more pictures of me out and about that don’t make the blog then check out my Instagram. It’s instagram.com/CherylLondon

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Good job sneakers are on trend right now, perhaps there’s a reason why. I can’t help but notice that bicycles have become the latest fashion prop. As if our wardrobes weren’t congested enough, some of us may be carrying out ‘operation Ebay’ in a desperate attempt to make space for a bicycle this season.

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Not that it can be helped, how fem does this pleated skirt look with a bike?

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Even Barbie gets it.

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Wendy Nyguyen from ‘Wendy’s Lookbook’ looking super cute sporting a floral print dress.

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Taylor Swift is also jumping on the wagon.

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All black everything.

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Horse-drawn carriages are so last season according to Solange Knowles and her new husband as they colour co-ordinate their white wedding outfits with their bicycles.

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Images from: LA Cool & Chic, Little Fashion Owl, Wendy’s Lookbook, Pinterest & Stockholm Street Style.