When the sunshine makes an appearance in England, you have three very clear options- beach, beer garden or a picnic in the park.
So, as the mercury hit 25 last weekend, we grabbed the blanket, packed the hamper with plenty of tasty treats and headed off, book in hand, in search of a shady tree, finding ourselves in the beautiful Tatton Park.
With a fair old trek to find the perfect spot (i'm selective about my picnics, what can I say?) I thought ahead and opted for my favourite new tan summer boots from Heavenly Soles at JD Williams.
Tan boots, summer dresses and a tan, bottled or otherwise, is a match made in sartorial heaven so on this sunniest of sunny days, I went for a classic combo- white broderie anglais, ankle boots and a hat bigger than my own face.
These little suede numbers are the perfect tan colour, with just enough of a heel to make them perfectly comfy while still making you feel put together with a tassle that brings just enough Coachella-style to make me forget my major Instagram FOMO of a few months ago.
My absolute favourite way to style them is with a pretty summer dress, but the amazing thing is, they go with absolutely everything. From cut off denim shorts to skinny jeans, I can see these new favourite boots of mine rarely leaving my feet through the Summer and beyond.
So after finding the perfect picnic spot with the perfect shade to sun ratio - don't worry, my boyfriend despairs at me too... I kicked off my boots, flicked open my book and did the one thing you can do when it's this hot - snacked on miniature sausages and worked on my tan!
|Hat | Jack Wills Aviators | Ray Ban Dress | Jack Wills (Similar HERE) Bag | Topshop Boots | C/O Heavenly Soles at JD Williams*|