Bright Yellow Cord Skirt and Chocolate Brown Jumper + Style With a Smile link up

December 3, 2019
Bright Yellow Cord Skirt and Chocolate Brown jumper

I’ve been trying to rein in my spending on clothes lately, especially new clothes. However, I couldn’t resist this bright yellow cord skirt that I found in C&A in Madeira. C&A disappeared from UK high streets years ago, but I remember buying clothes from there as a teenager. I had a pinstripe skirt suit from C&A that I loved and wore lots…in fact it might still be at my mum’s somewhere.

I’m mixing new with very old in this outfit; I’ve had the chocolate brown boots and jumper for over 10 years. At the time I thought the boots were expensive, but considering the amount of wear I’ve had from them they were worth every penny. That said, I don’t find them very comfortable now due to the state of my feet. They just don’t have enough cushioning.

Bright Yellow Cord Skirt and Chocolate Brown jumper

I’ve worn this skirt with black, but it pairs really well with brown too for a softer colour combination

Wearing bright colours in Winter really helps to lift my mood, and for me yellow is the happiest of colours. I guess it’s the associations of sunshine and flowers. I’ve worn this skirt with black, but it pairs really well with brown too for a softer colour combination. The only downside to cord skirts is they cling to tights…a nice slinky lining wouldn’t go amiss!

To finish off the outfit I added a gold tone ring, necklace and earrings, plus a wooden bracelet. I thought a brown bag would have been too match-matchy so I chose my tan and leopard print crossbody bag from Scottage. Actually, the only dark brown bag I own is really old and has a broken buckle…maybe I need to ask Santa for a new one!

Scottage leopard print bsg, yellow C&A cord skirt


Bright Yellow Cord Skirt and Chocolate Brown jumper
Zara brown V neck jumper
Bright Yellow Cord Skirt and Chocolate Brown jumper

Skirt from C&A in Madeira | Zara jumper (old) | Jones boots (old) | Scottage bag (bought in France)

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34 responses to “Bright Yellow Cord Skirt and Chocolate Brown Jumper + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Michelle says:

    That skirt is fabulous! I feel the same way you do about yellow – it’s so cheerful and happy. The brown works very well it, and you nailed it with the leopard print purse.


  2. Laurie says:

    I often hear of people getting outfits from C&A Why can’t we have one? Great look Emma xx

  3. This is a beautiful look! I love the mustard tone it goes perfectly with the fall outfit. 🙂

  4. I adore the mix of yellow and brown! This skirt is perfect for fall. Thanks for the link up!

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    Very nice look Emma, love the bright cheery skirt. Thanks for hosting the #linkup Jacqui x

  6. Nancy says:

    I can remember when I was 6 that my grandmother took me to c&a and bought me a lilac skirt with a purple lacquer belt. A Corduroy skirt should only look like yours! That’s the way they have to look like! Love it.

  7. Ruth Josey says:

    Beautiful look! I just love that yellow cord skirt! Now you’ve got me thinking about an olive green cord skirt I haven’t pulled out in years and my head is whirling with what I can do with that! I really do love that yellow, though…. And it’s perfect with the brown – definitely softer than going with black – a little less contrast. And that leopard bag is so cute – just right for it!

    Thank you so much for hosting the linkup – I joined!


  8. Ellibelle says:

    Loving that mustard yellow skirt and you’ve styled it beautifully!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  9. wonderful skirt and I do love it with the softer brown. perfect Fall look

  10. That is such a great skirt! Love the color!

  11. Cheryl Shops says:

    I was also trying to rein in my shopping, but then Black Friday happened 😉 Love the bright yellow color of your skirt—worth cheating for!
    Cheryl Shops |

  12. Gail says:

    C&A! Remember it well, such a pity they moved out of the UK. I love the skirt Emma, exactly what I am looking for! I sent a yellow skirt back a few months ago and have regretted it ever since.

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Gail! Jacynth was stocking one similar at the Bias Cut – I don’t know if it’s still in stock. This one wasn’t expensive…about 20 Euros, maybe 25.

  13. Jennifer says:

    Love the colour of your skirt!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  14. Love the color of your new skirt! I love the button down the front style and that you chose to pair it with brown. I wear more browns than black too! Your cute leopard bag goes perfectly! I need to cool it with clothes too throughout Jan– its wearing what you have and willpower! :-))
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Jess! I find I’m wanting to wear browns more and black less lately, I think it’s better with my complexion. Black can be draining, especially at this time of year.

  15. Darlene says:

    I love this color combo, Emma. I agree that the brown with the mustand does give it a whole softer look!

    And here I am a day behind–once again–and saw that you featured my photo! Thanks so much!!

    xx Darlene

  16. Lise says:

    I love this skirt and how you have styled it. I scored an Italian cream cord skirt yesterday in the charity shop (in perfect condition for 50 euro cents!)and also cannot wait to style it with my brown boots. Hope I don’t get the cling thing. Lise

  17. Amy Johnson says:

    That is such a cute corduroy skirt!

  18. jodie filogomo says:

    I just adore that skirt Emma. Yellow is such a forgotten color in the winter, yet I think we should wear it more.

  19. Hi Emma, I don’t how I missed this post! Thanks so much for the feature! What an honor. And this yellow corduroy skirt is so cute. I just bought 3 new corduroy skirts (because I didn’t have any) but I did get them all second hand. I have been trying not to buy new clothes myself lately. I love this combination of brown and yellow. It is really pretty!


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