So, the last time you saw this skirt it was being used in my Back to the Future costume. But of course, it was never intended to just be fancy-dress! Far too pretty for that.
I actually wore it again immediately after that adventure – photographed it, then did that thing I like doing of not posting the photos for over a year because the weather didn’t feel appropriate at the time (like it matters!). It’s funny how looking at these images now I pick up a few things e.g. that my lens was poorer, that I hadn’t yet learnt to appreciate a petticoat and that I was much less confident in front of the camera. I also don’t know if I’d wear this exact outfit again now, a year later…
They say hindsight is a marvellous thing, but writing this blog I feel all it ever does is make me question every choice I ever make – well, at least, aesthetically speaking! I’ve never scrutinised myself in the way I do now. Sometimes it’s a positive experience, but it can be very demoralising too. Particularly if you wear an outfit that you think looks great, until you see the photos and are suddenly looking at 100+ pictures of your fabulous muffin top that you had no idea was even there. And then you realise you just didn’t notice it in the mirror and it’s been there all day long – and if you didn’t see that, what else did you miss?! I’ve seen other bloggers talk about the fact that outfits can look different in the mirror vs on the camera too and I think there’s some truth in that because of the whole 3D vs 2D flattening thing that photos do… But as much as you know that, it doesn’t stop you seeing a bad photo and thinking you must just look terrible in life generally.
Anyway, that all got a bit reflective. Back to the outfit – essentially, there’s nothing wrong with this ensemble – it’s cute! It’s just very CiCi Marie 2014, in hindsight… although the muffin top, thankfully, wasn’t in sight. (The weird arm skin was though.)
Top: Topshop (old)
Belt: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Skirt: Hell Bunny Cannes skirt (Amazon)
Shoes: Clarks (check eBay)
Bag: Lulu Guinness (check eBay)
Hair ribbon: ASOS
Perhaps, in classic CiCi style, I’m just overthinking it?