There is nothing better than a skirt you can twirl in. Fact.

This mermaid-like midi is the perfect skirt for this. It sits at the waist before the pleats fall to mid calf, skimming my hips. The metallic turquoise only helps add to the effect.

Cue endless hours of fun twirling like a loon in my garden. Because there’s no better feeling.

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Dressing Like a Mermaid

Let’s just take a minute to cast our minds back to Wednesday. The sun was shining, there was a light breeze in the air and a feeling of calm on my normally stressful commute. Every one was digging the weather. So much so, that I deemed it only appropriate to bust out my metallic teal pleated midi skirt and rock a bit of shimmer and a bit of leg.

That’s right. I unleashed my inner Ariel and channelled a mermaid for the day.

I originally bought this skirt around the end of last year and wore it to my work Christmas party but I knew it’d be one I could wear again and again, no matter the occasion.

This time, I paired it with a plain grey sleeveless top, snake print blazer, and a statement necklace, not forgetting to mention my silver sparkly slipper shoes.

Thanks Ariel.

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Does This Dress Mean I’m Growing Up?

I’m questioning myself over this dress. It’s not something I’d usually go for. In fact it’s probably the complete opposite. I’m a natural-born scruff and this dress oozes sophistication. But I’m fascinated by it.

I’ve got the link saved on my phone and keep looking at it, just to test myself.  It’s ladylike, grown up and well, a little bit sophisticated. It has a plunging v halter but doesn’t look tacky. It’s classy.

As I get older my hemlines are definitely getting longer. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I’ve always been a champion of the mini, but these days, I’m all about the midi. I’m taking my thighs out of the limelight.

Also, I’d like to point out that it’s completely backless, another big seller for me.

I’m just not entirely sure when I’ll wear it. It’s a bit too risqué for work, but maybe I could float around – because I imagine when you wear a dress like this you glide – in it over summer?

I could take it out for lunch with friends, family trips to the beach, and on my dreamy holiday in September. Dammit ASOS, why’d you always do this to me?!

I’m adding this ASOS Pretty Floral Pleated Plunge Dress to my saved items for later.

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Say Hello to the Soft-Suede Skirt of the Season

Get ready to see a LOT more of this skirt. Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo blew this M&S number off the charts when they both wore it to New York Fashion Week, Sunday Times Style reported that 50 magazines have featured it in their pages and it even had a waiting list of ladies desperate to get their hands on it, myself included.

But am I ready to buy into the hype?

When I look for a skirt I tend to make sure it checks off the following criteria first:

  • It has to be high waisted
  • Be in a colour that I can pair with anything
  • Can be worn with and without tights
  • Midi length

It’s not that I’ve fallen out of love with my many mini skirts, It’s just that I’m finding myself drawn to the midi which works extremely well for my figure and gives a more sophisticated style. Which is one of the many reasons I’m so tempted by M&S’s delicious offering.

My only issue is the price, a hefty £199. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely considered it. In fact the following reasons to part ways with all that cash keep running through my mind:

  • It’s an investment piece that’ll go with anything
  • Hello, real suede
  • It has perfectly placed pockets
  • The slit is the right amount of suggestive
  • The length means I won’t have to shave all my leg, just the parts on show – don’t judge
  • Can team with both heels, flats and trainers
  • It’s work appropriate
  • It’s a gorgeous shade of caramel
  • A-line skirts flatter everyone
  • Cost-per-wear it’ll probably work out as a bargain

Everything is leading me to the conclusion that I really should attempt to make it mine. But will everyone else be wearing it? Will the suede make my bum sweat on my non-air conditioned train? Will this skirt be worn by every blogger on the web the same as the skort or the pale pink coat? Will I be able to eat for the rest of the month if I do purchase it? Do I really care about the answer to any of these questions? Who knows.

One things for sure, there will be a queue to get into M&S when it drops. Luckily, I just so happen to know they’ve made a suedette version for £40.

So there you have it. I’m still none the wiser as to whether I’ll be buying it or not.