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!
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 🙂
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and I am a 47 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful
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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
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My favourite outfit from last week’s Fabulous Friday is Joi’s gorgeous Rainbow Bright!
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