Outfit: golden

Autumn outfits are most definitely here! It’s not too cold yet though (especially on the days the sun comes out), so I’m actually, for what feels like the first time in all history, doing the whole ‘transitional’ clothes thing. Which basically means as far as this outfit goes that I’m wearing my winter clothes, just without tights 😀
So there’s a few new things to show you in this post. First up, this cute skirt. SheIn sent this to me for review and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I knew nothing about the brand and the prices seemed too good to be true. Ultimately, I thought worst case scenario I could send it back, so what’s the harm… I followed the guide on the site to choose my size and a couple of weeks later it turned up (presumably from China). My first pleasant surprise was that it was exactly the size the guide had indicated – all measurements were spot on. This meant it was exactly the size I wanted it to be for both waist and length – it’s partly why I chose this skirt in fact and you can see from the photos it looks like it was custom made for me as a result. The second pleasant surprise was that the quality was actually pretty good and it looked nicer than the picture. I mean, it’s not a luxury item, but I’ve got a lot worse from British companies charging a lot more. It has a neat straight hem, which is more than I can say for some of my clothes. Furthermore, the pleats really work to make this skirt hang nicely without any need for a petticoat etc – I don’t have one on here. So all in all, I’m really quite pleased with it and think I’ll get a lot of wear out of it because the different colours in the checks will lend themselves to different combinations.
The golden tones in the skirt led me to crack out my new beret and bargain Vivienne Westwood shoes I snagged off eBay for just such an outfit occasion. I don’t wear gold all that often, but when I do I remember that it actually works quite well with my colouring. Something about the yellow in my skin and slight redness of my hair I guess. Talking of hair, I’m starting to really nail my waving tong now – this day I managed to get all the waves to go in the same direction on both sides. Or it was a total fluke and next time I use it I’ll be back to a mess – probably the more likely scenario if I’m honest as I don’t know what I did differently…
Oh and yes, you did just see this bag. What’s so great about it is take the charms off and it’s a fab neutral day bag – in fact it’s the one I’m currently using for work 🙂
Autumnal vintage style outfit with check skirt, gold bardot top and Vivienne Westwood globe heels


Autumnal vintage style outfit with check skirt, gold bardot top and beret


Collectif bardot top, Bow and Crossbones hoop earrings and beret


Autumnal vintage style outfit with check skirt, gold bardot top and Vivienne Westwood globe heels


SheIn check skirt


Collectif bardot top, Bow and Crossbones hoop earrings, SheIn skirt and beret


Autumnal vintage style outfit with check skirt, gold bardot top and Vivienne Westwood globe heels


Vivienne Westwood globe shoes in grey and gold, Vendula London charm bag


Collectif bardot top, Bow and Crossbones hoop earrings, SheIn skirt and beret


Autumnal vintage style outfit with check skirt, gold bardot top and Vivienne Westwood globe heels
Beret: ASOS
Jumper: Collectif (new silver colourway)
Skirt: c/o Shein
Shoes: Melissa x Vivienne Westwood (via eBay)


  1. October 9, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Good morning! What a charming little outfit this one is, it's Autumn perfect. It is so nice to be able to wear skirts like that without tights. It sounds like you had a good experience with the company, yay for a good fit and neat hems!! I had a pair of those shoes but they never fit me properly as they don't come in half sizes. I'm all about the gold these days, I've realised silver doesn't actually suit me as much. Have a lovely Sunday! Xx

    • October 9, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      I think my days of no tights are numbered… Yeah I'm a half size too and I can just about get away with sizing down because my feet are so narrow and they come up kinda large, but I'd probably ideally be a half size up. Ah well, beauty is pain right?! xx

  2. October 9, 2016 / 9:28 am

    That's a lovely outfit – the skirt really suits you. And with so many colours in it, it's sure to go with all sorts of tops.

    • October 9, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      Thanks, Mim! Yes, I think it will go with a nice amount, I'm looking forward to styling it completely differently. I'm thinking a nice emerald green combo next!

  3. October 9, 2016 / 9:49 am

    What a lovely outfit! That skirt is adorable on you.

  4. October 9, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I think you managed to get the perfect backdrop for this outfit.

    I'm drooling over that handbag.


  5. October 9, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Love this preppy autumn look SO MUCH! You look like you should be pouring over leather bound volumes in a dark but romantic oak paneled library somewhere. I had not heard of this company before but your skirt does look great, the right amount of puff indeed! The VW shoes are the perfect addition to this outfit – the gold reflective ball is so fun 😀

    • October 12, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      It is fun, and so shiny you can see your face in it 😀

  6. October 10, 2016 / 5:40 am

    I'm so excited to bring out the plaid and fall appropriate tones too! Although, I don't think we are getting much of a transitional season this year- we woke up to snow this morning! It's the earliest anyone ever remembers for 50 years 🙁
    I love your outfit here- the colours are so pretty. That's a great idea to take the charms off for a more neutral bag too!
    The Artyologist

    • October 12, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Whoa, I could not cope with snow this soon! I feel for you!

  7. October 10, 2016 / 6:35 am

    Such a perfect look for Autumn, you look so comfy and cozy too! That skirt looks so nice to wear and I love the hues of this look. Loveeee your shoes too!! x

  8. October 10, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Gold doesn't just work on you, it's downright, jaw droppingly sensational. It seems to illuminate your beautiful skin and pairs so sublimely with the other hues you've teamed it with here. All of which, as you might imagine, I'm wild for. This is early autumn dressing at its finest and most inspiring.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

    • October 12, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      Aw, thank you Jessica 🙂 I think I have a lot of yellow in my skin so I guess it makes sense gold works so well!

  9. October 10, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Such a classic Autumn inspired look here, I adore your beret, earrings and those shoes are amazing, what a wonderful find! xo

  10. October 10, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    This whole outfit is just so charming – what a pleasant surprise to have received such a nice skirt! It looks comfortable and a bit cozy – perfect for fall/winter!

  11. October 10, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! Everything has just come together so perfectly with this look! I love the shape the skirt. Totally nailed it CiCi! <3

  12. October 10, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    The outfit is really cute! Perfect for early fall, with the beige, gold, and black. I think you've put together something really fun and wearable. I'd put this on in a heartbeat.
    Buuuuuut… Shein/Chicwish/etc are so, so hit or miss in terms of the quality and the sizing. Even if you're meticulous about the measurements sometimes the garments are still too small. It worked out for you, and maybe it's something that they're getting better about in general, but I still don't think I could order from one of those sites again.

    • October 12, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Oh definitely, I got pretty lucky with this one. I've bought from Chicwish before… not so lucky then! Either time I tried, in fact. The first time the skirt never came and a month later I had to ask them where it was!! So I have pretty mixed feelings now…

  13. October 12, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    You look fantastic, and this outfit is so beautiful and elegant! 🙂

  14. October 13, 2016 / 2:51 am

    Great skirt and I'm glad it worked out! I'm not sure I've ordered from Shein yet, but I've ordered from similar companies (I think some may even be owned by the same people…) and have had good experiences as well. Those shoes…omfg!!! And what a great fall outfit! XO

  15. October 18, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Now this is my kind of outfit! Gorgeously feminine, put together and sophisticated! Wow! You look incredible!

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