Dogtooth print

There hasn’t been enough time recently for catching up with good friends. I’m on tenterhooks, for various reasons, and have been working lots of weekends, so relaxation – and time off – has become a rare and precious commodity again, much like it was when El was a baby…

I’m also devoting much of any downtime I do manage to snaffle to Breaking Bad and Doctor Who, as you do.

But this weekend we managed to have some R&R with friends and enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch at their place; I contributed a lemon posset and shortbread and I don’t think it was a disaster (in spite of the first round of biscuit baking being accidentally done under the grill instead of in the oven – doh).

At said lunch, our fabulous friend Lily was wearing an amazing dogtooth dress, making me feel old and inspired in equal measure (how I remember rocking a dogtooth shirt around 1984 – with braces).

Anyway, I found this brilliant vest at (only £12 in the sale), if you too fancy wearing this trend. And reckon it would be a great winter staple, looking ace with a cardi, black skinny jeans, midi skirts, and over long sleeved jersey dresses.

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Written by Johanna Payton