Summer Smart with JD Williams

I do like looking for something new to wear, especially with warmer days ahead.  I can finally ditch the jeans and look for something a little prettier to wear.  I shall be Summer smart with JD Williams and actually, I’ll be enjoying (hopefully) the Portuguese sun in my new dress and shoes.

Summer Smart with JD Williams

When looking for ideas for my summer wardrobe it’s great to look at a brand such as JD Williams, as they bring together a range of ideas that suit all ages and budgets.  I was really spoilt for choice when I was trying to decide what to get for our holiday.

I wanted a summer dress that would feel comfortable, I like maxi dresses but am constantly tripping over them and have a fear of the hem being chewed up in airport escalators (as you do!) so I knew I wanted something a little shorter.  But then not too short.  Have you seen my legs?  Aaargh, they are pretty hideous and certainly I wouldn’t want to subject too many people to seeing my knees and above.  So I’d decided on a dress that would end somewhere between my knees and well above my ankles and you all know I’m a sucker for anything in blue.

I was drawn to the Together Applique Trim Lace Dress, it’s available in two lengths and three different colours.  I always think Navy Blue works well, and matches up with so many different coloured accessories. Summer Smart with JD Williams and a lovely new dress!

I particularly like the keyhole neckline and lace detailing on the bodice.  The lace cap sleeves work well for all ages.

Summer Smart with JD Williams

My only issue with the dress is the waistline (in the photo below I’m holding the waist in). To my mind this should be more tailored to really show the dress and detailing off.

Summer Smart with JD Williams

I love the look of this summer dress but have been a little disappointed with the actual fit, it’s a size 10, but feels much larger around the waist.

Summer Smart with JD Williams

But on a positive note, it’s a no iron dress, so perfect for holidays!  Also it has a cotton lining, so I’ll be cool, whatever the weather. Priced at £60.00, the quality is good.

For summer shoes I really do love wedges, especially when I’m wearing a nice dress.  They offer comfort and give me a little extra height, but also look good with a casual outfit or with something more dressy for the evening.

As I’d already picked my dress, I obviously wanted some summer sandals to match.  A pair of sandals that would also go with other items in my summer wardrobe.  As soon as I spotted the Lotus Suede T Bar Wedge Sandals I knew I’d found exactly what I was looking for.  Available in Navy and Light Grey, I opted for the Navy as an exact colour match for my new summer dress. Perfect!

Summer Smart with JD Williams

I do have rather chunky ankles so strappy shoes and sandals can sometimes be a bit tricky for me.  But I’ve been really pleased with these Lotus Wedges in a size 6.  The straps haven’t been an issue and they don’t rub at all.  The Sandals are comfortable and I can’t wait to be Summer smart with JD Williams wearing them. Priced at £45.00 I really love these sandals, they are versatile and I know I’ll be wearing them a lot in the months ahead.

Summer Smart with JD Williams

If you’re putting together the final touches for your summer wardrobe, I can certainly recommend having a look at the JD Williams website.  They have such a wide range of summer dresses from maxi dresses to skater dresses, and their shoes and sandals will leave you spoilt for choice.

disclosure:  we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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