Yes, you read it correctly.
What has gotten in to me?
I’m in my fifties for god’s sake.
Who the bloody hell am I?
Leather Look Elastic Waist Skirt $99.95 Country Road (wearing a 12) | Rue La Fayette Paris Tee $39.95 Seed Heritage (wearing M but S would have worked) | Jacket old New Look from the UK | Opaques: Plain Black $24.95 Country Road | Rockport Shootie a few seasons ago
It’s sure been a while since I’ve stepped over the line and fell for a mini-skirt.
Micro – Hell no!
Mini – Do-able but with major restrictions: OPAQUES
I can remember buying a fabulous winter weight Ted Baker short skirt about ten years ago in the UK – I loved it, but it’s not something I have considered buying since.
This skirt has been on the rails at CR for a good few weeks already – I had completely ignored its existence.
I had dismissed it, because I just knew there was no way of me wearing it…you need a cracking pair of pins and a bucket load of confidence.
So I guess that while the temps have still be soaring here, the skirt fell into the too hard basket.
As with everything though, I always believe, it’s not what you wear but how you wear it.
Sometimes we need to throw a piece or two into the mix – to add a touch of fun to our style personality.
This is that piece.
Last Thursday I was desperate for new ‘work clothes’. Yes, I have tonnes of CR clobber, but really not much that is current. I promise.
I also needed opaque tights…something must have clicked in my head, I dashed over to the rail to see if there was still a size 12 waiting patiently for me to wake up and come to my senses.
As soon as I had made up my mind – it was full steam ahead.
I didn’t try it on at work. I didn’t need too.
I was confident it would be ok.
The moment I got home, it was straight on my butt – I LOVED it.
Every mini-skirt I have bought in the past has ALWAYS been worn with a thick tight – or over leggings.
I talked yesterday about my love of opaques and just what an essential item they are in my A/W arsenal.
Also my love of monochrome, makes wearing a shorter length skirt that much more do-able.
Nothing seems as outrageous when it’s in black – don’t you agree?
If you follow me on IG you would have already seen a pic of me wearing this skirt quite casually with a dark charcoal tee and black ankle boots – I felt great.
The skirt has a fabulous elasticated waist and POCKETS – I know. Dream combo!
It’s also quite lightweight, which makes it full on comfortable when I’m dashing around the store.
When it came to photographing it though, I wanted to show you how I would wear it on my ‘off-duty’ days.
Just by adding a jacket, a wordy tee and a touch of leopard – it changes the look of the skirt.
Perfect for a date night or out for drinks with the girls.
The addition of opaque tights really does allow me the confidence to wear the skirt, but the other elements jazz it up a little and fit perfectly with my style personality.
Guess what…yesterday I only went and brought another shorter skirt – seriously, even I’m shocked!
Watch this space it will be making an appearance very soon 😉
Tell me lovelies, have you brought something recently that has shocked you? Would you wear a shorter skirt, with or without opaques?
Go on, make me envious…tell me you have a cracking pair of pins!
Nothing gifted in this post.