Can you believe we’re midway through September and the sun is still shining? I adore September, especially when there’s a hint of an Indian summer around the corner. As a teacher, it’s always been a time of fresh beginnings, but the change of August to September feels almost as sudden as new year. With this confused weather brings time to re-evaluate the autumn wardrobe, dust off long since forgotten boots and to create new outfits with pretty dresses. 
 
This year, I’m intent on adding key pieces to my wardrobe, pieces that will last more than one season, and here’s my favourite so far. Enter this beauty of a collared shift dress. Ladies, I present to you Zandra Rhodes for People Tree.
Zandra Rhodes’ eclectic style and iconic prints are legendary so you can imagine how excited I was to hear learn of her collaboration with People Tree. The Autumn/Winter 2014 capsule collection features patterns from Rhodes’ graduation prints from the 1960s. Featuring a galaxy of hand drawn stars, the dress I’m wearing was inspired by the 60’s craze for flags and pop art.  The collection comprises of three styles: bodycon dresses, oversized print tees and collared dresses. There’s something for everyone. 
 

Star prints and 60’s collar detail, it’s fair to say I’m absolutely smitten with this dress. What’s more? It’s made with People Tree Fair Trade 100% certified organic cotton, not only do you get great quality but you also have the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting ethical fashion. You can catch the first lady herself in this video as she journeys across India to meet the producers of her People Tree collaboration. 



Outfit Details
// Shift Dress :: c/o People Tree //
// Wedge boots :: Topshop (old) //
// Satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company //
// Faux Leather Jacket :: Jane Norman (25th birthday present) //
 

I’m wearing this outfit tonight for a murder mystery themed blogger event in Manchester. Although I have just spent the past hour trying on every dress, skirt and co-ord in my wardrobe. I keep returning to this dress. I’ve got a feeling this will be a firm favourite for years to come. 

Are you a fan of People Tree?
What’s your favourite piece for autumn so far?
As always, much love,
*People Tree kindly sent me this dress after I contacted them to express my undying love for the Zandra Rhodes collection. Smitten opinions all my own.*

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