Re-working the 18th party outfit with a Topshop top and Boden heels

It’s party party in this house at the moment! After last week’s 18th birthday celebrations, this week we went to a friend’s 40th birthday party, which was fabulous.

After buying the Belshaw fold A-line skirt from Finery (£75) for  Flo’s 18th, I wanted to wear it again so at least the cost per wear went down to £37.50. Hmmm. I’m not selling that. Think that I might need to work on it.

However I swapped the top that I wore last week, for the tie back t-shirt from Topshop (£25), which is lovely – made even lovelier by the fact that I borrowed it from Flo’s wardrobe (oh how I’ve longed for that particular moment to arrive!) 

Describing the top as a t-shirt doesn’t do it justice as it’s definitely a “blouse” or a “top” in my book. The back is really pretty too – I’ve put some more pictures of it below. I just wore a little bralette from M&S over the top of my bra, so that it covered the back strap – which wasn’t particularly small, or lacy!

I also swapped last week’s spotty shoes for the Tabitha heel from Boden (£51.60 down from £129). These were meant to arrive in time for last week’s party but they didn’t quite make it – but at least I could wear them this week. They are a little marmite – and have a slight equestrian feel about them one might argue but I like them and they are hugely comfortable.

So that’s it really. One skirt worn two (slightly) different ways. This really is a lovely skirt and Finery have some great pieces so if you’re on the look out for something that the world and his wife won’t be wearing, it’s really worth taking a look. Plus the price point is good too, which always makes me happy 🙂

The Topshop blouse from the back

The Topshop blouse from the front – the sleeves are really pretty

A close up of the Boden Tabitha shoes



  1. Carol
    January 31, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Such a fab outfit. Is the skirt a wrap style?

    • StyleGuile
      February 1, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Hi Carol, thank you so much. The skirt is less of a wrap and more of a fixed fold – if that makes sense. It's folded at the back and the front. It's really different – and lovely!

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