Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

I’m a big fan of flared midi skirts, even more so when they have pockets like this one. I bought this skirt ages ago but it was a bit on the snug side, and consequently got pushed to the back of the wardrobe. The zip sticks at the waistband so it’s not easy to do up (well that’s my excuse anyway!) Once it’s on and done up it’s fine, I just can’t eat a big meal while wearing it!

Teaming this sheer top with the floral print midi skirt and cropped cardigan tones it down and prevents it looking too risqué.

Everything in this outfit is quite old. I’ve had the cardigan for years and it’s been through at least one house move with me, maybe two. Bizarrely I just never think to wear it, which is silly because it’s perfect with a flared skirt or dress. I bought the sheer flower T-shirt in a charity shop for next to nothing. However, I underestimated just how see-through it is and I don’t feel comfortable wearing it on its own. Teaming this sheer top with the floral print midi skirt and cropped cardigan tones it down and prevents it looking too risqué.

This leather bag is also years old and one I don’t use very often because it’s too small for work. When I bought it about twelve years ago there was a bigger version available and I’ve always regretted not buying that instead. I think the structured top handle style looks like one of the Queen’s bags! I added the cat eye sunglasses for a 1950’s vibe…I’m all about the vintage look at the moment!

How would you wear a sheer top to avoid revealing too much? I’d love to hear your styling tips…and it’s link up day so do share what you’ve been wearing!

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

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Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Floral Print Midi Skirt and Cropped Cardigan

Pretty Dress Company skirt (old, similar here and here) | Dorothy Perkins top bought from charity shop | New Look cardigan (old, similar) | Miss KG shoes (similar) | J by Jasper Conran leather bag (old) | Joe’s sunglasses

 

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Nine by Savannah Miller black rose print dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Last week we went to see a Bob Dylan concert in Liverpool and decided to make the most of it by staying overnight. Rather than book one of the big hotel chains we chose the modern and luxurious Titanic Hotel in the Stanley Dock complex. We were not disappointed. The superior room was very spacious with a high ceiling and full length window that was perfect for outfit shots.

If you’re unsure about pattern mixing this dress is a great way to dip your toe in the water as the work is done for you.

Wearing this black rose print dress at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool seemed appropriate, given that Rose was the main character in the film about the ill-fated ship. The mix of modern and traditional surroundings is reflected in the dress, with the classic floral print used in a modern cut. If you’re unsure about pattern mixing this dress is a great way to dip your toe in the water as the work is done for you.

The assymetric crossover style with the different prints was the thing that really drew me to this dress. I also love the high neckline with the cut out section at the back. It manages to be sexy without flashing the flesh. I considered pairing it with blush pink shoes, but decided on the black cage sandals to add to the air of mystery that pervades the dark and moody corridors of the hotel.

Rum and tobacco imported from exotic locations were stored here in the great brick buildings…

The Titanic Hotel is located in what was the North Warehouse, part of which was damaged in a World War II air raid. The area is undergoing redevelopment, with apartments, bars and shops planned to breathe new life into this historic location. Stanley Dock is one of the six sites in Liverpool making up its UNESCO World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City listing. Rum and tobacco imported from exotic locations were stored here in the great brick buildings while Liverpool hummed with emigrants from all over Europe preparing to set sail for the New World. It quickly became the Second City of the Empire, and trading through its docks and canals was key to its prosperity.

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool Moda in Pelle cage sandals

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

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Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Black Rose Print Dress at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams dress | Moda in Pelle sandals (old) | handmade rose quartz bracelet

The hotel is a 20 minute walk to Albert Dock so we took a stroll in the sunshine on both the day we arrived and the day after the concert. Sitting by the dock sipping prosecco was a real treat. Despite living within easy reach of the city it was only my second visit to Liverpool; the previous time was almost two years ago when I went to the NW Bloggers meet up. This recent trip has certainly whetted my appetite – I’ve yet to set foot in Liverpool One shopping centre! Forgoing the retail therapy (I was with my husband after all) we paid a brief visit to the Tate. There’s no admission fee but a donation of £4 is recommended, which is fantastic value.



One of the lambananas located at Pier Head outside the Museum of Liverpool features some of the city’s bands.  The original superlambanana was designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo with the city specifically in mind, as both the banana and lamb were once common cargo in Liverpool’s bustling docks.

It had been more than 20 years since I last saw Bob Dylan in concert so it was a trip down memory lane.

In case you were wondering how the Bob Dylan gig was, all I can say is I recognised two songs (Don’t Think Twice and Tangled Up in Blues) but I couldn’t see much. We were towards the back of the Echo Arena and there were no screens. Photography was strictly prohibited – anyone caught trying to take a sneaky snap on a phone (yes husband, I’m looking at you!) was given a reprimand. I’m glad I went but to be honest it’s not really my type of music (I’m a rock chick through and through). It had been more than 20 years since I last saw Bob Dylan in concert (and I really did see him that time because it was in a much smaller venue) so it was a trip down memory lane. Oh, and it was lovely to stay in such a fabulous hotel. Liverpool, I’ll be back!

Have you ever been to Liverpool? If you have any tips of where to go and what to do please share them in the comments, and don’t forget to link up what you’ve been wearing!


 

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