Hello, sunshine.

Huzzah! The sun is shining and a rise in the mercury level finds me (momentarily) removing a few layers. All this on-off-on-off activity tells me we are trans-seasoning, ladies and gents, for it's time to start making those wardrobe adjustments. This week I'll be packing up thick woollens; lined trousers; heavy coats; an array of chunky scarves and saying au revoir my darlings, see you on the other side of '17. But a word to the wise: don't pack everything away, it's bound to snow in May and then where will you be?

One item that should never leave your side is a tailored shirt, it will take any weather you throw at it and cries out to be layered up. My preloved collection is coming along rather swell: white; pinstripe; denim; paisley and I was invited by my pals at indie boutique The Dressing Room to style up this loaned shirt by Parisian label Maison Labiche. Like all investment pieces it's about the detail: the cut enhances the female form by defining the waist and sitting lower on the hips, there's a density to the cotton, the buttons fastenings are neatly concealed and the 'Bonjour' slogan is embroidered in best school-room French handwriting. Parfait!

To view the Maison Labiche collection visit The Dressing Room.

CJ x


Vintage grey tailored wool shorts; vintage clutch; Jones Bootmaker heels; Liberty London metal bangle; Stand Up To Cancer UK watch all Cancer Research UK finds.

Shirt (as above); H&M gold hoop earrings; John Lewis footless tights (worn tucked into my heels à la ski-pants!); Smashbox Cosmetics photo angle pure pigment jet black liner & 'pretty social' lips; Revlon 'Queen of Hearts' nail polish and knickers model's own.

'Homework' wallpaper in Concrete by Mini Moderns