bonprix summer dress in the sun

Taking advantage of the new garden today, I decided to give a lovely new dress a whirl – and what better way to wear it than with my (gulp) Manolos.

I chose this dress a few weeks ago, when the team at bonprix contacted me to tell me about their new TV advert for the summer range and asked me if I would like to choose a piece from the range to write about on Fashion Detective.

Gardening in Manolo Blahnik heels: only I would do this

I plumped straight for the pale blue bouquet print tea dress (£24.99) which is all kinds of cute and has a real 50s fit and flare going on, although it’s really soft and comfortable to wear.

But it was cold back then and I didn’t think I’d ever get chance to wear it: summer seemed so far away. But here we are, and we’ve had a whole week of sunshine.

After all that hard (ahem) work, a glass of fizz: My nails are Valley by Topshop, a fab metallic green – and I hope you appreciate the way my garden nick-knacks match the outfit?

If there was ever a time to get ordering a few lush summer dresses for your summer / holiday wardrobe, this is it!

With thanks to bonprix

Written by Johanna Payton