Like peanut butter and jelly, pineapple on pizza and avocado on toast, leopard print and I belong together. We’re better together. Leopard print gets me.
This leather skirt from none other than M&S is doing strange things to me. I can’t explain it. I feel like this skirt has some serious sex-factor. It has me rubbing my knees like some kind of leather perv.
I am a fan of leather, especially in skirt form. Give me a playful split or two in said leather skirt and I’m laughing.
I have two pleather skirts in rotation right now that are close to the end of their lives. One is a crazy multicoloured animal-print number, the other is a simple wrap skirt that has started to seriously crack, which is why I’m after this one from Topshop as a replacement.
Me and my cousin are complete polar opposites. She dresses like a retro 50’s pin up, is crafty with a sewing machine and can draw the perfect feline flick. I, on the other hand, favour comfort and oversized tees, will wear my clothes with holes in until they disintegrate and can never be bothered with the precision of a feline flick. My crafty cousin got out her needle and thread and whipped me up some glittery purple perfection. Probably because she wants to up my glam factor.
In all honesty, I don’t really need another skirt but this one, with all it’s mesh, is kinda special.[Read more]
As soon as I hear the word ‘tassel’ I’m like an excitable puppy. Alongside sequins, stripes and animal print, tassels are one of my many weaknesses, which will explain everything about today’s WIOW item.
This Leah Tassel-Print Stretch-Cotton Skirt from Saloni is bursting with colour having been inspired by the Silk Road. The silhouette is speaking my language; A-line, cropped to the calf and mid-rise, which I will make an acceptance for on this occasion.
It’s a tad on the pricey side *cough* £350 *cough* so won’t be appearing in my wardrobe anytime soon but that won’t stop from admiring from afar.
This skirt has also made me consider purchasing a neon yellow clutch. Damn pay-day money burning a hole in my purse.
Yesterday an email from Pinterest landed in my inbox declaring that tulle skirts are back. And who am I to disagree, especially when I have this image above saved on my camera roll.
Tulle will always remind me of Carrie Bradshaw and I will forever dream of having my own Carrie moment. I’ve found a couple online but none that are exactly what I’m looking for.
I want a tulle skirt in either the softest dusky pink, pale grey or a very light mint green. I want it to sit at my waist and hit just above my knee. I want to be able to chuck on a sweatshirt or tuck in a tee and be good to go. And finally, when wearing it, I want to be able to twirl and twirl and twirl, until my heart is content.
That’s not too much to ask is it?
In the meantime I’ll just keep pinning away…
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.