A Skirt With Sleeves + Fabulous Friday Link Up

Zara striped midi skirt Aldo Rise shoes Prezzybox Kitty clutch

Of all the clothes I own (and there are many!) this skirt with sleeves is probably the most unusual garment in my wardrobe. It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? And yet when I popped into Zara a couple of weeks ago I was charmed by the quirkiness of this skirt which looks like a shirt tied around my waist. I didn’t have much time to browse, so I grabbed the skirt and bought it without even trying it on. I had a hunch that it would either be a hit or an unmitigated disaster. It was worth risking having to trek back to the Trafford Centre to return it though, and my punt paid off because I love it. Result!

A skirt with sleeves probably makes enough of  a statement on its own, so I chose a simple black V-neck vest to wear with it.

I don’t usually like high-low hemlines, but this skirt works for me because it’s not flouncy. The fabric is a light and cool cotton mix, so it’s perfect for Summer. It is prone to creasing though, but that’s my only negative.  A skirt with sleeves probably makes enough of a statement on its own, so I chose a simple black V-neck vest to wear with it. My other option (and one I deliberated over for this post) is a red embellished tank top, but that can wait for another day. I added a silver and black statement necklace that I bought for a few pounds from a pop up shop at a hospital of all places – it’s amazing where you can find stylish bargains!

I couldn’t resist a pair of funky shoes, and these have the unusual feature of a square heel that’s offset so that it looks twisted. Despite the height of the heel the shoes are surprisingly comfortable. The cute cat clutch was part of a big bundle of goodies I won in a Christmas competition 🙂

Would you wear a skirt that looks like a shirt? (Try saying that over and over quickly!) I’m delighted to be co-hosting Fabulous Friday with Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots this week so scroll down to add your links and check out my favourite outfit from last week!

A Skirt With Sleeves Zara midi skirt Prezzybox Kitty clutch Aldo Rise shoes


Aldo Rise Preen shoes

A Skirt With Sleeves Zara midi skirt Prezzybox Kitty clutch

A Skirt With Sleeves Zara midi skirt Prezzybox Kitty clutch Aldo Rise shoes

Silver statement necklace

A Skirt With Sleeves Zara midi skirt Prezzybox Kitty clutch Aldo Rise shoes

Zara skirt | black top (old) | Aldo Rise Preen shoes (old, I really like these) | Prezzybox Kitty clutch (sold out, similar here)

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A Pocketful of Polka Dots, Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Meet your host for Fabulous Friday,
Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. ∼ Hey y’all, I’m Jennie
and I am a 47 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful
(and handsome!) sons and one very spoiled Pomeranian. After spending
most of my life in black and boring clothes, I now enjoy trying new
trends, am a confessed shoeaholic, believe life is too short for
boring hair, and never met a polka dot I didn’t like. I am also an
avid photographer, reader of Jane Austen, Paleo/Primal enthusiast, and
lover of DIY. You can follow me here ∼

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My favourite outfit from last week’s Fabulous Friday is Joi’s gorgeous Rainbow Bright!



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  1. Andrea Nine
    June 9, 2017 / 1:17 am

    That skirt! Those shoes! Amazing outfit on amazing You!

  2. June 9, 2017 / 1:23 am

    Great skirt Emma! Looks super with the top and those fantastic shoes. Gail

  3. June 9, 2017 / 2:46 am

    love that skirt on you! It is so unique!!!!

  4. June 9, 2017 / 8:22 am

    I saw that one last week and loved it instantly! But then again I always love what you are wearing! Very nice to see the lovely Jennie here too! Have a great weekend!

  5. June 9, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I love it. But you know I love quirky! Really suits you and love those shoes. x

  6. June 9, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Oh WOW that skirt is gorgeous!! And those shoes!!???? WOW!! Love them. Oooh and that necklace too! You look absolutely beautiful.
    Suzy xx

  7. June 10, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Emma you look soooo amazing. I love the whole outfit from head to toe. This amazing skirt and the clutch…. wonderfull.
    I wish you a nice weekend. XO Tina

  8. June 10, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Emma, thank you so much for co-hosting with me this week! I am simply loving this whimsical, quirky skirt and the way you have styled it. Every wardrobe should have something unique and fun like this skirt inside it!

    • June 16, 2017 / 11:48 pm

      Thanks so much Jennie! It’s been a pleasure to co-host 🙂

  9. June 11, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Wow! I love this skirt on you! I have maybe one usual piece in my closet.. can’t pinpoint it now. Those shoes are so colorful and fun! I feel like now that I can wear a black heel I have more options, but jeez shoes can be rather addicting, right? Beautiful statement necklace as well.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

    • June 16, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      Thanks Jess! I know only too well how addictive shoes can be…and so does my husband! My shoe collection drives him nuts!

  10. June 13, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I would SO wear a skirt that looked like a shirt if it looked like the one you’re wearing, Emma!!!

  11. June 16, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Thank you Sheela! I could definitely see you wearing this skirt!

  12. June 17, 2017 / 10:23 am

    ah skirt looks really goood ! But my eyes went straight to those statement heels! Love them!

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