Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Day 227: Not nautical

            • Striped T: Gap
            • Navy cardi: Marks and Spencer
            • Red skirt: Primark
            • Tan wedges: Clarks
            • Wooden beads: Primark

This linen skirt has been lurking in my wardrobe for a couple of years and never worn. I decided to create an outfit round it today so I could get the labels of it and give it a shot. Typically it is now a bit big for me so it hangs a bit lower than it should. The material is also quite stiff and as it is fully lined it sticks out rather. I wonder if it will hang differently after the first wash. 

So I created this look and although the skirt is pretty bright I liked it. I was only in work five minutes, however when someone asked me if I was going sailing. Now I agree the look has a bit of a nautical theme and whilst I am happy with a bit of constructive criticism I thought this was a bit rude! I have definitely worn the navy stripes on the top half before and I am not sure a red linen skirt screams seafaring so I am a touch perplexed and I must confess felt a little self consious for the rest of the day.


  1. You look absolutely adorable! You shouldn't be self conscious at all! The nautical trend is very popular and you can never go wrong with stripes and a red skirt!


  2. thanks for stopping by my blog! i agree with you, this outfit has the nautical shirt element but the entire outfit has a bit more swedish flair to me. if you switched the skirt to cropped khaki pants and boat shoes you'd be set for the boat!

  3. Those wedges are adorable! I'd be wearing them all the time!