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.
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!
SHOP THE LOOK
Skirt from C&A in Madeira | Zara jumper (old) | Jones boots (old) | Scottage bag (bought in France)
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