. . . yesterday was one of those days that seemed to drift by in slow motion — perhaps it is the calm of the last days of summer before the busy-ness of september begins — whatever the reason may be, it also brought the reminder that it still is, after all, summertime, and there will be plenty of chilly mornings for jeans and heels and belted trenches, but for now, and inspired by a bouquet of pale-coloured juliet roses, it’s a little white dress for these last and beautiful remaining summer days, and a cashmere cardigan for crisp september nights . . .