I was looking for a pair of black mid heel sandals because I love my low ones – they work so well in Summer. I did not want to spend too much and these by Sam Edelman popped up here. I really cannot fault them on the style, fit or price point (I got sent a discount code to use). They also have a Valentino Rockstud twin in nude here. Now I was tempted by them too – for about 20 seconds – but decided against.So here they are as it happens with my jeans. They are comfy from the box.And then surprise, surprise I found these fancy pants at ASOS by French Connection!The things you find when you least expect! I have to tell you immediately they are big to size. The ones above are a size UK 6 and I was last this size 14 years ago! So I know they are generous 🙂 I ordered the 10 first because I never wear anything tight even when it has stretch and I swam in it! Above is a size UK 8 – yeah I was having a Goldilocks moment! I really like the colours and print. The material is cotton with a touch of stretch but it’s not at all flimsy, really good quality. The print reminds me of a sarong and although the darkest colour is still a green, visually, it can pass for navy which is perfect to tone with my neutrals.Size UK 6 side view. Because I’m a middle aged apple shape, if something fits me on the waist, the hips/bum is baggy – sometimes I can just about get away with it but other times such as with these capris, I cannot so the waist is tight and I’m going to either do more sit ups or get one of those waist extender things that pregnant women use?Size UK 8 side view. Double whammy of hollow back and flat bum = fit nightmare. Anyway just wearing the sandals for a holiday feel. In the 90’s I bought a lot of French Connection clothes and this is literally the first thing since then.Apologies for the lack of pedicure – I never have the block of time to do everything in one go so it’s a clean and scrub first then another little prep before the polish go on at a later date!OK so this is a Mango dress (crushed in transit). They said it’s small to size so I ordered a size up from my usual and it turned out to be so huge I asked for 2 sizes down from it. Too snug as you may be able to see. I LOVE the shape of this dress, the style, the structure, the cap sleeves, the length, the side pockets and the high neck. But it’s dry clean only! I am still undecided especially since I really like this one and this both are washable.I was surprised how structured this dress was and how well it works with the style and that it doesn’t cling to the lumps and bumps you want to skim over. Thanks for reading!