This Joules Remy dress came into my life a couple of weeks ago and has been tugged out of my wardrobe several times already, quickly becoming one of my favourite spring work dresses. Working for a charity means I don’t have to dress too corporately for the office, although I try not to get complacent. Lucky for me, this dress seems to tick every box in my ‘calendar of eventualities’, looking equally nice whether it’s paired with a blazer and heels or sandals and sunglasses. I think we’ve all experienced the serendipity of buying a new item of ‘work’ clothing, only to find it nestles comfortably into every facet of our lives. And this is that dress. So far it’s ducked into office meetings, meandered along the river on a Sunday afternoon, perched on the edge of a theatre seat, sat in the pub sipping cold cider and nestled into the sofa for an evening of Vikings (the virtues of which I wrote about yesterday). I can’t think of a single eventuality (bar maybe a wedding) when it wouldn’t be a perfect option for my daily wear.
As with all my favourite Joules bits, the Remy dress is beautifully made, boasting that nautical/ country feel that I’m so fond of in the Joules range. It’s also super comfortable and has some little features – the mini pockets, turn-up sleeves and red binding down the zip – which give it a feeling of quality.
Dress: Joules at Country House Outdoor* | shoes: Office (old) | hat: old | necklace: Dorothy Perkins (old) |
While I love scouring the Joules website for the latest goodies, I also enjoy online boutiques like Country House Outdoor that feature lots of different brands. Much like the internet in general, it leaves you hopping from one item to the next, discovering new companies as you go. In this case I discovered Seasalt’s gorgeous jute bags, which at only £5 meant it leapt straight into my shopping basket and is perfect for lugging down to Sainsbury’s for a mid-week salad binge!
As I write this I’m already planning to wear my Remy dress over the weekend, possibly even (shock horror) without tights given the glorious sunshine we’ve had in London recently. After the long, dark winter I’m enjoying every second of being outside with the birds, the blossom, the daffodils and the sunshine. Bring on the summer!