I’ve got to say that I’ve never really been a fan of midi skirts on myself. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love them on other people but I just didn’t feel ‘me’ whenever I tried one on. I’ve always been a mini skirt kinda gal and I doubt this will change any time soon. However, my opinions on midi skirts recently changed when I met this leopard print number.
Music has played a huge role in my life for as long as I can remember. From reciting every nursery rhyme I knew to belting Travis’s ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ relentlessly around the pool on holiday when I was five, I was pretty much hooked (I still cringe when I think that I was probably THAT annoying kid everyone wants to shut up).
September has come around again (how???) and that means thousands of 18 year olds are travelling to unfamiliar cities across the country to start their next chapter. Liverpool is no exception and as students are starting to arrive I’m becoming painfully aware that this is the second year that I’m not one of them. When did I get so old? I swear I just finished my A-Levels five minutes ago. Don’t get me wrong, I’m SO thankful that I’m past the days of staying in the library until the early hours of the morning before a deadline (5:30am on one occasion – F U dissertation), but there are some things that make me envious of students.
Hello everyone! Another sunny day in Liverpool, and dare I say it, I think it might be beer garden weather soon. Don’t want to jinx anything though. I always find it funny how things can come across as so much better than they are in real life, for example, who would have thought that there was a GIANT dead rat about 5 metres away from me in these pictures?! Poor rat. Anyway, enough about dead rodents and onto something less depressing. I’ve got to say, I’m a huge fan of tulle at the moment. Every time I go into a shop, I find myself drawn towards it – maybe it’s because it reminds me of something I’d wear as a child and I love a bit of nostalgia, who knows.
It’s just so floaty and makes me feel like a fairy (even though this dress looks a bit like something a witch would wear). The highstreet have an amazing selection of tulle pieces at the moment as it’s a major trend for this season, so I really was spoilt for choice! But, being the little bargain seeker I am I headed into Primark for a nosey when I spotted this dress for… wait for it… FIVE POUNDS. I know, crazy bargain. They also have the same dress in a peachy colour which I also picked up, but it washes out my ghostly skin a bit too much so unfortunately it has to go back. It would look amazing if you’re more tanned than me though, which admittedly isn’t hard! I’m really impressed with this dress, and one of the main reasons I bought it was because it actually has a slip dress attached inside, which is something that a lot of other tulle dresses in shops at the moment are lacking!
I was actually brave enough to go jacket-less for some of these pictures today, as I wanted to show off the ruffles on the sleeves and this is the way I’ll be wearing it when it gets warmer. But obviously it is still only March so a jacket was essential. I just paired it with my Zara leather jacket to balance out the ‘girly-ness’ of the dress. I really love toughening up an outfit with something like a leather jacket or boots just to give it a bit of edge.
To make myself feel even more like a fairy, I wore my pointed silver boots from Asos, which when paired with these fishnet tights do a really good job of giving you blisters if that’s something you’re looking for! It is only when I wear fishnet tights though to be fair, they’re as comfy as can be worn with normal tights or socks.
Anyhoo, must go and soak up some much needed Vitamin D whilst I still can.
Thanks for reading,
DRESS| PRIMARK (in store, similar here)
JACKET | ZARA (sold out, similar here)
FISHNETS | PRIMARK (in store)
BOOTS | ASOS (sold out, similar here)
Oh hello to you all on this very grey and dreary Monday. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but Liverpool is incredibly miserable today indeed. There were a few times I thought I was going to take off when these pictures were being taken because the wind was so strong. Nevertheless I persevered like the brave little soldier I am. I definitely did not regularly complain to my boyfriend about how cold I was or that I was certain I was getting a blister on my big toe. And my boyfriend definitely didn’t tell me to stop bringing it up every five minutes. Nope, that did not happen. I had a very large and sugary cup of tea when I got home to recover from the whole ordeal.
I’ve been a very busy bee today running around town trying to get things sorted for my blog, sorting out returns, taking pictures, and working on a new journalism related project. I’m very glad to be back home in the warmth with Tipping Point on in the background whilst I write this. I love a good quiz show, (number one fan of The Chase) so this a great way to wind down after a long long day. My day isn’t over yet though as I’m off to play some crazy golf this evening with some friends which I’m very excited about.
As fashion week has been doing the rounds around the world recently, with London Fashion Week going on as we speak, my eyes have been peeled for amazing outfit combos and style inspiration. I’ve wanted to try styling some oriental inspired clothing for a while now, and this shirt has been in my Asos basket for about 3 months now! It’s absolutely gorgeous and I keep thinking about it, but I honestly can’t justify it to myself at the moment. Yesterday I saw a picture on instagram posted by Megan Ellaby (major girl crush) of one of her outfits for fashion week and oh my word it was amazing. I immediately fell in love with the skirt, even just from the slither visible in the picture, and wasted no time in checking where it was from and finding it online. I was expecting it to be from somewhere really expensive which would have broken my heart, but I was very pleasantly surprised to find out it was from New Look! I ran to the New Look first thing this morning and snatched this black version up, which was the only one in the shop, and in my size (my size when I breathe in a bit and suck everything in). It was fate. As well as the blue and black versions, they also have the skirt in pink which is just lovely too.
I paired the skirt with this gorgeous sheer lilac top with ruffles on the sleeves, which very conveniently matches the exact shade of purple in this skirt. I was made up that everything was coming together so well. Obviously it’s way too cold to wear this top on its own, and also it’s see through, so a turtle neck was a must underneath. I love the look of layering turtle necks under things you wouldn’t normally at the moment, so I felt this was a great opportunity to style it. I finished the outfit off with some Primark micro fishnet tights, and my funky silver boots.
Time to scour the web some more for fashion week pics.
Until next time.
SKIRT | NEW LOOK
LILAC TOP | NEW LOOK
TURTLE NECK | PRETTY GREEN
FISHNETS | PRIMARK (in store)
BOOTS | ASOS