I acknowledge the weather is getting better.
I also acknowledge that I need zip all else summer wise. Ok famous last words. Today I don't need anything summer wise. I even went shopping today. A lovely treat day with two of my closest friends to the Ashford Designer Outlet. And bought NOTHING for me. The husband did really well in Ralph Lauren (although whether I can persuade him to wear linen shirts and white shorts is a conversation I've yet to have... One Euro Husband coming up..!) and I got the boys a lovely outfit each from Gap.
I did though receive my order from H&M and a massive FAIL on the sandal front. But I did completely luck out on a pair of boots. And a skirt. Oh the skirt front this is the most favourite thing I have had in forever.
Which, after the massive boob on the midi skirt front the other week - the Mango leopard print skirt that promised to be great and was a whole lot of disappointment in the flesh, was such a lovely surprise.
So following the plethora of sales disasters I've something positive to report back on. Not in the sale but just amazing.
Oh hello midi skirt you gorgeous thing you.
Embroidered Skirt £59.99 from H&M (I've signed up for another email and re-ordered it with 25% off. Oh I've sized up too. Actually I've sized up twice as whilst the 12 *does* fit, I think I'd like it larger on the waist... as it's rather tight. Tight as in breathing may be an issue after a meal).
However this wasn't really what I was looking for. I am after a metallic skirt. A pleated one. A long pleated one.
For me - this is too short but new season, this is what we're going to be wearing come the Autumn.
Etoile Isabel Marant Pleated Lame Skirt £245
Which made me think of the M&S one I found on the Gucci thread the other day. Oh my.
Metallic Effect Pleated Skirt from M&S was £35 now £16
And upping the budget again but OMG I love this.
BCBG MacxAzria Dallin Maxi Skirt in Gold Metallic Pleat £280
Or the Christopher Kane Lame Skirt £595 (how fab is the M&S one looking now?)
Other options which we can buy now, wear now and revel in come Autumn. Perfect with strappy sandals for evening in the Summer (seeing as the sun has finally made an appearance), glads for during the day or ankle boots if you're still sandal shy like me.
Floral Midi Skirt at Topshop £35
Floral Midi at ASOS. This is probably the most summery of all the skirts. But I would still happily wear with black leather biker. Or grey... ? Perfect for now and into the Autumn.
ASOS Pleated Midi Floral Skirt £38
Printed again at Boohoo. Lovely lovely and bang on trend stars.
Azure Star Print Pleated Midi Skirt £16
I can sneak this one in as apparently it's pleated... not my definition of pleated but it certainly does come under the heading of *want*.
Tailored Fit Leather Full Pleated Skirt from M&S £199
However skirt of the day (apart from the embroidered one) goes to the ASOS Velvet skirt in grey. Oh simply wow dot com.
ASOS Pleated Midi Velvet Skirt £38
Have you mastered the skirt yet? I still do have an issue with having no waist and so I need to significantly size up. Being tall, length is also a problem but when it's right, it's very right.
I *may* have also snagged THE perfect pair of Autumn boots. Or a 2016 Summer pair of boots... I will be back with them. Suffice to say it's not Gucci that's won me over this time but inspiration has come from the Chloe camp.
Speaking of inspiration, remember my maxi dress thread and the M&S dress I thought was like the Ulla Johnson one. I thought the yellow faux leather jacket got lots of comments but this has gone down a storm today. For less than £30. Beyond pleased.
Red dress - M&S
Tan sandals - Forever21
Whiskey Medium Marcie Satchel - Chlow
Night in tonight - off to watch Everest with the family. Late one but in my head it's already the end of term (which will come back and bite me on the bum on Monday morning...!)
And no one is *actually* interested in a boot blog are they?! (they're a semi shoe boot thing if that helps me persuade you...)