I have a skirt that I have in both white and black that I think I have been messaged about more than any other item I can remember in a long time.
And I will admit, I have surprised myself by the versatility of them. Seeing as they were such a hard slog to embrace in the first place. Anyone who's been following the blog for a couple of years will know that skirts were my nemesis. Anything that drew attention to my lack of waist was a massive no no in my book. I couldn't get to grips with them at all.
But something changed. Is it that I found the perfect skirts or is that I've just got my head around how they look?
Boringly, I don't think there's any secret - I think it's a combination of both. And I have completely fallen in love with them.
The easiest blog in the world would be to just show you those skirts that everyone keeps asking me about (as I keep wearing them) but alas, they were last season. So I have scoured the tinternet to find some other options which would work jus as well.
Now first off - the question I always get asked when I do anything midi related is "how do I wear them if I'm shorter?". Easily is the answer - although to be fair, if it isn't a look you like then don't even bother as it won't work unless you love it. It's all down to proportions, to where it sits on your hips (the taller you are, the lower you might want to wear it, the more flattering it is, in my humble opinion) and what heel height you wear (the shorter you are, the higher you'll probably want the heel).
Today - we're going plain. We're not doing print although I might fling in a bit of texture, we'll see. I want you to be able to wear these for every day, with trainers, ballet flats or sandals and in the evening with heels. And there is no reason why every single one of these couldn't be worn for an occasion - you just need the right top.
Speaking of tops - we've done print t-shirts to death (although I always have room for more) which are perfect for wearing with these for dress down. We've still got to do out out tops - coming shortly.
In the meantime, let's get the skirts sorted.
The best I've found that are most like the ones I have are from Finery London. But.. I have to point out, I fear there are no pockets. Which isn't the crime of the century (well it depends who you are, I have to say, I fear it might be for me).
Belshaw Fold A Line Skirt £75
Or in the blue £75
And in the chartreuse which is now on sale for £57
Wrapover style again at La Redoute and 40% off with the code BIG40.
Wrapover midi Skirt in teal was £49 now £24.50 And you can still use the 40% off on sale items. It might look a tad wintery but this teamed with a navy out out top (I have THE perfect one coming up shortly), would work perfectly for Spring.
Another block colour gem can be round at M&S and this is perfect for every occasion. It's also not that long (I will pap tomorrow so you can see exactly how long it is on me at 5ft10 to give you some ideas)
Go bold in yellow (I'd say lime..) - Tie Front Wrap A-Line Midi Skirt from Autograph £45
or go navy again £45
Pockets again at La Redoute and whilst you may think it's a tad dark for Spring, with white and black (get those white sneakers on) - amazing. Pale pink? I'd wear with white tee, black blazer and pink ballet pumps with black ties, like I wore with my black skirt - see below). Totally wearable.
Midi Skirt in Grey Marl £59 pre discount
In red and again for the not too tall amongst us. This is just below knee length on her at 5ft7 so should be perfectly mid calf if you're shorter.
ASOS High Waisted Full Circle Skuba Skirt £35
Similar in navy at Dorothy Perkins £25 - full scuba skirt
And finally textured. Now this isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea but I love the idea of this with a slogan tee, biker and ankle boots for a Spring casual day. Out in the evenings - heels. Done.
Cotton Blend A Line Skirt from M&S £55
And here I am in mine. One dressy but one more casual.
Off white skirt - M&S
Lauren blouse in off white - Winser London
Gina leopard shoes - Topshop
Monogrammed bag - I Know The Queen
Black Onyx biker - hush
The black for the most gorgeous day in London on Friday with the children. We were invited to Google head office to see their new Google Home toy (I don't think it's a toy - it's a voice activated speaker but has been better value than any toy we've had for years. The kids LOVE it) and then dinner with the old man in Covent Garden. I honestly don't think there is anywhere better than CG in the sunshine.
Willow blouse in black - Goat
Black skirt - M&S
Ballet pumps - M&S
Tools Bag - Balenciaga
So yesterday we had friends coming for a BBQ. Loved the weekend - didn't go out on either Friday or Saturday night so felt incredibly virtuous (all went to pot with a much later than anticipated finish last night). Hope everyone enjoyed the amazing weather.
I spent the weekend in my favourite item which I can't resist doing another blog on. It's the good old dress - but I need to know - do you prefer short or long? Shortsleeved or longsleeved? I definitely have my favourites but would love to know what yours are. I have found some absolute gems which would take you from occasion wear to the beach. But long or short??