Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – largely Ralph Lauren with a little bit of Whistles

Today’s outfit all started with a bike ride. I needed a bag to put all of my bits and bobs in and remembered that I had given my Ralph Lauren backpack (a true piece of mid 90’s chic) to our eldest so, in line with yesterday’s shenanigans, I pilfered it back for a while.

The back pack was great for the bike ride and then I thought that about trying it for real – well, for the first time since I last used it for real, which was about 17 years ago.

I love a good midi skirt and I had my eye on this one when it first appeared in Whistles. Although it was spring/summer ’14 stock, I couldn’t quite figure out why, given the weight of it. When I came across it in the sale, reduced from £125 (ish) to £65, I snapped it up. I can’t say that it had my name on it but it’s called the “Ivy” skirt, which was my Grandma’s name, so I saw it as a sign. Trouble is I seem to keep getting caught out by these “signs”.

With the skirt having so much volume in it, it needs a fitted top to keep the proportions in check and this skinny rib knit from Boden did the job. Heels also work to off-set the shape of the skirt. As many of you will know from experience, although midis are great for covering the knees, they are also great at shortening the legs and widening the ankles! In the winter I will wear it with knee high boots, the tops of which will be covered by the skirt. I’m not fond of a gap between the top of  boots and the hem of a skirt (on me at least) as it creates too many horizontal lines and breaks. It just puts me on edge!

I have no idea what tomorrow will bring but I’m off to raid another wardrobe to see what else I may have given away over the years…..

1 Comment

  1. Anne
    August 7, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Love that skirt on you Beth:)~Anne xx

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