Lime Green Pleated Skirt and Black Vest + link up

August 27, 2019

Lime Green Pleated Skirt and Black Vest

What glorious weather we’ve had over the Bank Holiday weekend! I enjoyed two days at home but was back at work yesterday for a long day. How I’d loved to have been at the Reading festival, enjoying the music and sunshine! Oh well, maybe next year.

This lime green pleated skirt and black vest are both charity shop bargains, costing less than £10 for the two!

We took these photos during a similarly warm and sunny spell a couple of weeks ago at my mum’s. When I say we, I mean Isobel and me (she’s quite keen to get either behind or in front of the camera!). During our stay we did a bit of shopping, including our usual visit to the local charity shops. This lime green pleated skirt and black vest are both charity shop bargains, costing less than £10 for the two! I wasn’t sure about the skirt at first, but when I got it home and tried it on I was glad I’d bought it.

I didn’t have my entire wardrobe at my disposal so I teamed it with nude sandals and my Jennifer Hamley bag. The zip off clutch comes in very handy for a quick day-to-night outfit change. However I mostly use it as a laptop bag. I took quite a lot of jewellery with me but somehow still didn’t have a bracelet that looked right with the outfit. So I looked through some old bits and pieces that are still in my bedroom at my mum’s and came across a gold bangle. That was just the job. I added a pair of earrings that I’d bought the previous day in John Lewis (£4 at half price), rose gold necklace and chunky Ottoman Hands ring.

…somehow I managed to forget my eighth blog anniversary a few days ago!

On a completely different topic, somehow I managed to forget my eighth blog anniversary a few days ago! It was only when Shelbee said that she’d forgotten hers that I remembered! I published my first blog post on August 23rd 2011; it seems like such a long time ago now, but I honestly can’t remember what I did with my spare time before blogging!

My second blog post, which I published almost eight years ago to the day, is also set in my mum’s garden. The beautiful yellow flowers provided a charming late Summer backdrop then too.

I wonder if I’ll still be blogging in eight years’ time? I certainly hope so! 🙂

Lime Green Pleated Skirt and Black Vest


Lime Green Pleated Skirt and Black Vest

Lime Green Pleated Skirt and Black Vest

Skirt from charity shop (similar) | vest from charity shop | Clarks sandals (old) | Jennifer Hamley vegan leather bag | Ottoman Hands ring | John Lewis earrings | Sam Edelman sunglasses


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18 responses to “Lime Green Pleated Skirt and Black Vest + link up”

  1. What an amazing find with this skirt! I adore the color. Your cocktail ring is really catching my eye too. Amazing look and thanks for the link up!

  2. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a pretty color and skirt!

  3. Grace Liang says:

    Such a fun and bright colored skirt! I love how you styled it!

  4. Laurie says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary Emma xx

  5. This is such a sleek outfit! I absolutely adore that bold tone and your accessories are stunning 🙂

  6. Beautiful look! I love the lime color on you and that you find so many great buys at charity shops for a steal! That does feel good I know! Love the hoop earrings, the marbled color is very cool. Happy 8th Blog Anniversary! That is quite an accomplishment!
    Enjoy your week!
    jess xx

  7. Lizzie says:

    You al ways wear the most fun, colorful outfits! This skirt is divine. You styled it perfectly!


  8. Super fun skirt, Emma! I love this look!


  9. Nancy says:

    Well happy anniversary! That’s a long time. But it is never boring is out! Fantastic skirt! Great color to wear now!

  10. Darlene says:

    Happy blogaversary, Emma! Wow, 8 years. I’m coming up on three and it feels like a long time! That skirt would’ve been perfect for our neon Match Made in Seven challenge! I love it!

    Looking forward to your “My Music Icon” interpretation!
    xx Darlene

  11. Laura says:

    Those were amazing thrift store finds! And they look gorgeous together on you!

  12. That is such a pretty skirt…I love the color! I actually forgot my blog anniversary this year to…happy anniversary to you!

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    Happy blogiversary! Congrats on that, and on finding such great bargains at the charity shop!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. Ruth says:

    Wow that skirt is amazing! I love the bright color and the pleats are classic!

  15. Suzy Turner says:

    Your charity shop buys are always the best! I need to fo charity shop shopping with you, Emma!!
    What a lovely outfit. I do love the colour of that skirt. It’s an in colour this coming season. apparently, too!
    Suzy xx

  16. What lovely finds in the charity shop. The lime green skirt is fab. I love a bargain and really need to have a good look round the ones local to me. Happy Blog Anniversary Emma.
    Alison xx

  17. Love these pieces on you!! The lime green is set off beautifully with the black tank and in front of the beautiful yellow blooms!! I absolutely love op-shopping and have scored some wonderful finds! Happy blog anniversary and may you have many more!!
    Donna ‍♀️❤️

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