Monday, 23 April 2018

Tiptoe through the tulips..

Emily Skirt*: 405Story
It's been a while since I had something new drop through the door. I mean, I know that's the whole point of having a spending ban in place (and I keep telling myself that it will all be worth it in the end!) but still. It made a nice change to unwrap something new and know I'd have to put a pretty outfit together to show it off.

Picnic Basket Bag: Accessorize

The skirt is from 405Story; purveyors of bold prints and classic styles, who take their inspiration from the Californian coast. This tulip print appealed to me because of it's bright colour and retro vibe. The mix of bright colours makes me think it's going to be easy to style with lots of items - I've visions of pairing it with my trusty red cable knit jumper in the colder weather, too.


As it happened, the weather on Thursday rather played a part in deciding how to style this pretty tulip print. It was just too warm for anything other than bare arms (cue this bottle green vest top) and bare legs.

Shoes: Irregular Choice 
I picked out these shoes because I liked the idea of throwing in a contrasting print in the red stripes, and the gingham on this picnic basket bag as well, just added to the mix. 

Pelican Necklace: I Am Acrylic

This pelican necklace, too, is something which I only tend to wear when the sun is shining. I'm not sure whether it's because it has beach-like connotations, or what. But it's bright, and cheerful, and seems to be a major talking point when out and about and completing menial tasks like posting parcels and wandering around the supermarket.. I love the little fish on a chain, which fits into the mouth (beak?) or the pelican, too. 


Anyhow, how would you dress for the warm weather? Is that it, after those glorious few days of sunshine, or are we in for any more?


  1. This is a MARVELLOUS outfit!! It fits so well together and your new fringe really suits an Updo! I adore the skirt. Reminds me of Aida Zak tulip dress I longed for from Collectif last year but couldn't get a size 8, only 6 or 10!

    1. Thank you - it's a lovely summer print skirt.

  2. Fabulous outfit! You look so glamourous. The skirt is super pretty, the necklace is amazing, and I'm still in love with that bag!

    1. Thank you - I love how this one all kind of came together!

  3. That skirt is gorgeous Char! I love to just throw on a simple dress or a pair of shorts with a tee. It's usually ankle boots whatever the weather though

  4. Love everything about this outfit! I usually winter clothes but I'm trying to embrace pencil skirts and bare legs ready for my upcoming trip to Italy x

    1. I used to love a good pencil skirt but seem to have lost my confidence with them, lately.