I really liked the 50s-style midi skirts that were in all the shops last summer, and had a few attempts at finding The One. My favourite was a thick, almost quilted one in New Look, which I loved in white but knew would get dirty as soon as I left the house in it. Plain black felt a bit boring, and I wasn’t really feeling any of the other options I saw. I hummed and hawed for long enough that they all went on sale, and finally I tried on a bunch and settled on this lovely striped number. And I’m so glad I did, because it instantly became a staple.
I love that it’s comfy enough for sitting at my desk all day, smart and practical enough for work without being too dressy, and that it goes equally well with heels and flats – essential for when I have to dash out for a last-minute driving job.
PS I’ve just looked at New Look’s website to get the links, and they now have the one I originally loved in a few beautiful pastel colours – mint, blue and pink *heart eye emoji* – I think I may be going shopping…
The shoes are from Topshop, and again are a trend that was love at first sight for me, but that took me ages to find the right ones. These are just what I wanted and I do love them, but I wore them to the party I went to in London a few weeks ago, and they ripped my feet to shreds, so I’d recommend having some plasters on standby and/or wearing those little socklets that cover your toes and heels for the first few times to break them in!
I love the colour of this Rimmel nail varnish but it’s an absolute nightmare to apply. You have to be really patient and apply a bit at a time and keep filling in the gaps once it dries, because if you paint some on and then touch it again with the brush, even immediately, it just wipes off.
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