I have watched the Tour De France for ever as in I can’t remember a three week period in the summer when I have spent an hour in front of the TV yelling at it – yelling at someone to grasp that last bit of energy in their legs and sprint over the finish line – then after the yelling there is a prize which is another reason I love the Tour as daily the wining cyclists gets kissed on both cheeks and handed a cuddly teddy , zipped into a winners jumper and a bouquet of flowers – what is there not to love about this.
For years I was madly in love with “Super Mario” as in Mario Cipollini he is flamboyant, naughty plus had a body to die for and used to smoke while cycling with that Italian nonchalance of course - sadly he disappeared as soon as the Tour hits the mountains- it would ruin his leg shape!. Now for as long as I have yelled at the TV I have also harboured a strong desire to be a podium girl and hand out the teddies and the flowers – I feel I would look great in yellow (given a strong dose of fake tan) – I just wish I knew who you could stalk to make this a reality …….. Any suggestions are welcome- trust me I have Googled this to death.
Now the Tour is a big passion but my big bug bear is this time of year the sales – I’m sorry I hate sales with a passion I can’t get excited over reduced stock – so this week I have been scouring the web looking at new stock coming in (plus yellow dresses just in case) and My Wardrobe have some great new pieces in and sorry but looking at the weather you would get more wear out of them now right through to autumn.
These are a few things I have my eyes on ……
Sophie Hulme Blue Zip Top Tote £559.00 My-Wardrobe (see more)
Cobalt blue matte waxy leather tote featuring gold-tone hardware, two top handles, a main compartment with a slip pocket and two slightly smaller zipped compartments either side. Sophie Hulme tote has a detachable, buckled cross body strap and measures 32cm x 33cm x 11cm. Sophie Hulme bag comes with a collectable gold-plated charm unique to this season.
See by Chloé Double breasted wool jacket £445.00 My-Wardrobe (see more)
Taupe wool jacket featuring a stand-up collar with hook and eye fastening, notched lapels with contrasting fabric detailing, a double breasted button fastening, two flap-top pockets and a slanted breast pocket to front, buttoned cuffs and a fabric trim to back of collar. See By Chloé jacket is fully lined- made from 80% virgin wool, 20% polyamide/ Detailing 100% cotton-Lining 100% viscose. Sleeve lining 52% viscose, 48% acetate and sized Italian 38 to 46
Moschino Cheap & Chic Bow Waist Lace Pencil Dress £399.00 My-Wardrobe (see more)
Salmon pink lace pencil dress featuring a scoop neck, concealed zip fastening and split to back, stitched pleats from waist to skirt and a black grosgrain ribbon detail to centre front. Moschino Cheap & Chic dress has a nude lining throughout- made from 51% rayon, 27% cotton, 22% polyamide-Lining 100% rayon- sized Italian 40 to 48
Red Valentino Ultimate Shift Dress Leopard Print £395.00 My-Wardrobe (see more)
Gold jacquard shift dress featuring a leopard effect floral print, scoop neck, a concealed zip fastening to the back and a split to back of skirt. Red Valentino dress is fully lined- made from 56% polyester, 30% acetate, 11% wool, 3% nylon- Lining 67% acetate, 33% polyester- sized Italian 40 to 46
Tucker Summer Is Everywhere Dress £314.00 My-Wardrobe (see more)
Ivory silk shirt dress featuring a butterfly print, button-down front, three-quarter length balloon sleeves with elasticated cuffs, elasticated, gathered detail around neck and a curved hem. Tucker dress has fine belt loops with a detachable self-tie silk belt at waist- made from 100% silk and sized extra small to large
Tucker The City Beach Sleeveless Dress £310.00 My-Wardrobe (see more)
Ivory silk sleeveless dress featuring a blue and yellow abstract print, V-neck, button-down front and an elasticated waist with a self-tie belt to front- made from 95% silk, 5% spandex and sized extra-small to large