I think I've said before that I love all things vintage, I'm forever wishing I was born in a different era, if only for the fashion and the music. Growing up as a ballroom dancer didn't really help matters either. If I wasn't spending my Saturday's and evenings quickstepping and cha-cha-ing at dancing, then I was attempting to quickstep and cha-cha around the house instead, probably driving my family crazy in the process. Whoops.
This is one of the reasons why I love, love, love this skirt. It reminds me of a ballroom dress, and when no one can see, I like to relive my dancing days by swishing it around and twirling in it and pretending I'm on the latest season of Strictly....
Stripes are still quite 'in' at the minute, and while they say that vertical stripes are more 'slimming', quite frankly, I couldn't care less because I still have so much love for this skirt. I recently wore this outfit to the #BloggersBlogAwards in Leeds, but I think you could also get away with wearing this skirt to work, or keeping some flats with you to keep it a bit more casual too. For me, versatility is key with any outfit that I buy!
I opted to wear the skirt with a high neck black blouse, but I also love to wear it with turtle neck jumpers as it's starting to get a bit cooler! You can't really see in any of these photo's but the blouse has a little bit of a frilly detail at the top, which actually looks super cute and is my favourite thing about it.
I'm also loving that everything is quite high neck at the minute! Not only because there's less bra mishaps that can happen, but also because again, it's quite an 'old' neckline. (Although, I've recently been on holiday and for once got a bit of a tan, which high necks do not allow for showing off! Boo!)
This pair of white courts are also one of my favourite items in my wardrobe, even though I don't get to whack them out too often! At just about a 3" heel, they're not too high either, meaning that I can (just about) get through a day of wearing them before having to change into flats!
And of course, I finished off my outfit with some red lipstick and my Daniel Wellington watch. Two things which I very rarely go without these days!
P.S it may look like I've done some dodgy photo editing, with one side of my body looking slightly, um, orange? But, well, y'know that tan I mentioned before? I happened to burn the whole side of my body while on holiday, which then turned brown. So I currently have one side of my body looking a lot browner than the other side. Not even joking, even the left side of my face is browner than the other! As Em pointed out, it basically looks like I've contoured one cheek and then given up.
Maybe if I just fake tan the other side...? No, endless possibilities of that going wrong, right!?