worn: vintage skirt and graphic tee

I realised the other day that I hadn’t done an outfit post in a while; I love clothes almost as much as I love chocolate, but I just cannot get to grips with dicking about in front of the camera in public places, so I’m afraid it’s me, with the tripod, in the craft room again. (But you do get to see my vintage sewing stand-thingy in the background. Isn’t she pretty?!)

I’ve been loving midi skirts this summer; floaty block colours, bright florals and geometric Aztecs all get my vote – I’m not keen on showing too much leg, because in the words of the Husband, I look like I’m ‘wearing white leggings’. My legs have never ever tanned, not in primary school, not when I spent eighteen months in New Zealand and not now – I keep meaning to get some fake tan, but like most things, never get round to it. So in the meantime, I’l enjoy my love affair with the humble midi – this one is from Beyond Retro (my latest go-to shop for, well, everything), and is probably my favourite; it’s a great length, and even though the fabric has quite a hectic pattern, the neutral colours mean you can put it with a top that is equally loud.

The t-shirt is actually by one of my favourite creative people, Kate Bishop of Kroma; I first saw her work in The Aspex Gallery, and then met her at a local craft fair last year sometime – she makes great jewellery in pastel and neon shades with quirky little twists, and also sells prints and notebooks. My personal favourite is are the Polygon necklaces, which come in about a gazillion different colours, and with two different chain colours and lengths (how good is that?!).

The clogs are by Lotta from Stockholm, the bag is a recent charity shop find, and the tired face is courtesy of two rowdy kiddos and a sudden influx of work.


  1. Anonymous
    July 29, 2014 / 7:44 am

    I LOVE this outfit – it's fab! That bag is a real treasure of a find too, i don't think i've seen one like it before. I want to wear all of this, RIGHT NOW!

  2. LandGirl1980
    July 29, 2014 / 10:25 am

    Love a tee tucked into a skirt 🙂

  3. Beachhutcook
    July 29, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    Fab outfit. Love the wool basket thing. I posted pictures of mine of my instagram feed and friends kept asking if I wanted to sell it! I'm feeling in the need for a clear out so why not! Elinor x

  4. KatGotTheCream
    July 29, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    My legs never tan either (and are often far from peachy smooth) which is why the midi skirt is my friend too (see today's post). Lovely outfit and I love Kate's jewellery too (always drooling over it on IG). Nice to see your pretty workroom again, I'm a little distracted by that gorgeous rug everything's displayed on – WHERE is THAT from? xx

  5. laura redburn
    July 29, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    when i saw that top i thought..hmmm.. i recognise that style, then i read it's from kate! that is one cool t shirt i gotta say.

  6. Polly Davies
    July 29, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    love this outfit!! I still have white legs, and brown feet ha!! I love your hair 🙂

  7. Adele @ Circus Queen
    July 29, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    I'm loving your clogs. Perfect with that bag too.

  8. fritha strickland
    July 30, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    wow love the T and they way you've styled it is just perfect! You always look so effortlessly stylish! x

  9. Laura Side Street
    July 31, 2014 / 12:07 am

    I am seriously in love with every piece of this outfit!! The graphic tea and that amazing bag – love it :)Laura x

  10. Lori Taylor Arnold
    August 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Totally love this combo and that tee! LOVE! I'm off to check out her jewellery too! X

  11. Candy Pop
    August 7, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Fab outfit, and your home looks gorgeous… I'm off to hunt for more 'home' posts… 🙂

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