I really love trying out unusual colour combinations and then realising ‘whoa, they really go!’ – this outfit was one of those moments. In the summer, I love wearing red (well, that’s an all year thing really) and mint green, so it was only natural to put them together at some point.
I’m just really pleased at how it worked out! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I can find so many ways to be creative with summer outfits – a skill and desire that doesn’t seem to stick with me into winter. The other great thing about this outfit is this top, which isn’t a top at all, it’s a very old dress that is far too short for me to wear without being arrested for indecent exposure. Given that I’m 5’1″, I’m baffled at who could wear this ‘dress’ as an actual dress. As a long top though, it’s doing a pretty good job and I loved wearing it like this.
The skirt was from the days when Tara Starlet was still around and they had an outlet on eBay. My oh my, I picked up some total bargains from that outlet shop that I still regularly wear. This skirt was either £5 or £10, either way given I’ve worn it a million times since I bought it, it more than earned the investment. The only thing about it is boy the Tara Starlet sizing was SO out of whack. This skirt is a 10 and it’s smaller than all of my size 8 skirts. I can just about wear it with my waist cinched, if I don’t plan to eat a huge meal. If you ever see a Tara Starlet swing skirt in this belted design come up on re-sale, do yourself a big favour and ask the seller what the waist measurement is. I’ve got a second style like this and it has the exact same problem.
Anyway, we’ve had a pretty good summer so far, for the UK at least. I mean, we always have more cloud than anyone wants, but when you’re a blogger you can make the most of even those days because hello, perfect photo lighting! Ah, summer, as per usual I’ll be distraught when you go…
Sunglasses: New Look (similar)
Dress worn as top: Jane Norman (old)
Belt & Skirt: Tara Starlet (similar)
Shoes: BAIT via Zulily (I’m selling a size 3.5/4 UK pair on my Depop – search ciciandmarie!)
Bag: Abby by Jo Totes (a camera bag!)