The Way I Intended

wearing: Gap sweater and hat, vintage leather skirt, Pastelle ballet flats, No.7 nail polish in Stand Back!

My concession to Jubilee dressing this weekend has been, I'm afraid, a rather lame blue nail, courtesy of a Boots voucher, I picked up a cyan blue shade from No.7 for just £2. I don't wear much blue and I certainly don't wear red (apart from lips/nails) so I was never going to be rocking a union jack me boring but I love my neutral colours and my fave thing is to get a bit of a texture clash going on in an outfit. If I have to add a bit of colour in, it's usually on an accessory or via makeup; i.e lips or nails. So I thought I'd steer away from my usual nail varnish choices (bright red/burgundy/mushroom/grey) and pick something a little different!

This skirt was one I bought from Urban Outfitters at the start of the year and I always had the intention to wear it with bare legs, so with the weather cooling off slightly but still remaining transitional, I knew it would be a good opportunity to try it without tights. I last wore it with tights and boots and to be honest, I wasn't convinced; but with a ballet flat and a bare leg, not to mention a slouchy knit, I have absolutely fallen for it again. I will definitely be wearing it like this more often. It's mid-waisted but it's actually a little bit big for me so it sits round my hips, which is why I've worn it with a knit over the top and not tucked in, as I don't think it would look right tucked in-it's not as well fitting as my APC skirt. But I like this and I think it works! Also I think by teaming it with a knit and a ballet pump there's no risk of the "Miss Whiplash" connotation that can sometimes occur with leather pieces!

Right, I've been saying it all week but I am actually now going to catch up on my blog roll and see what you've all been up too. I love days off!

Hope you have a lovely Jubilee weekend, whatever you get up to!

XO Amie
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Anonymous said...

I love this sweater

Kate Lister said...

Very cute outfit!


Heidi-likes said...

You look great girl! Love that jumper and leather skirt xx

Crosswire Dreamers said...

Great outfit so cute and looks nice and comfy! xx

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love all the different textures xx

Anonymous said...

your leather skirt looks great with that sweater! and i love your ballerina flats.

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