Autumn and Winter weather pretty much makes me want to put pyjamas on, and then not take them off again until Spring rolls around; the endless rain that leaves everything soggy underfoot, grey skies and dark mornings all make creative dressing that bit harder. I’m incredibly lazy when it comes to clothes; I like patterns and colours; bright tights, printed dresses and lots of geometrics and vintage, but when the weather turns to shit, all I want to do is wear jeans and big crazy jumpers. That said, we had a rare rain-free day a few weeks ago which was the perfect time to give my new acid wash skirt an outing (I started this post a while ago, then it languished in my ‘drafts’ folder for a while, neglected and forgotten. You can tell it’s old, because the ground in the pictures is still covered with a carpet of leaves!). I hate tights and I hate the cold, but my oh my, I love this skirt.
It took a long time to find this skirt; I could have bought one from Topshop for £18 in the sale, but I desperately wanted it to be an ethical find – eventually I found this one on Beyond Retro for the princely sum of £20. Worth the extra £2 for the fact that it’s vintage, and is a teeny bit more eco-friendly than its mass produced sisters. I wore it with a charity shop blouse, a charity shop coat, and a, err, charity shop bag. The belt came from a charity shop, and so did the necklace, and the boots were a Christmas present. Hurrah!