Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Maxi Skirts and Messy Hair

 I've been longing for a lovely spring day to wear a maxi skirt, which to me is just one of the easiest spring items to gently bear your legs to the elements. On Sunday we had a pretty warm day so i took my chances. FYI.. i was cold. Not quite Spring temperatures just yet, plus I'm a complete baby when it comes to being cold.
This maxi skirt has been with me about 4 years, a cheap purchase from Primark but surprisingly has lasted me well and i continue to love it each year. Without fail each year i will wear a Breton top and do a nautical-type ensemble with it, but today i went for a casual tied grey tee and a fail safe denim jacket (another must have spring piece for me).
I'm also attempting to straighten my hair less in hopes of it growing a little faster. I normally have very fast growing hair, but right now its so dry and brittle i need to show it a little TLC, so its messy bed head and messy buns for me as much as possible at the moment. Which is a-ok with me, hair has never been my strong point, having a huge frizzy mane has had me stumped on way too many occasions. But messy? Messy i can do! heehee!






Maxi Skirt: Primark(very old)
Tee, necklace & Denim Jacket: F&F Tesco
Shoes: I forget...?
Bag: Primark
Ray-bans: c/o Sunglasses Shop

So tell me do you love a maxi at Spring or do you keep your legs in hibernation until actual warmth arrives?



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  1. I love the colour of this skirt- so vibrant! So much love for this outfit xx

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    1. Thanks Laura! Don't you just love a nice comfy ensemble!:)x

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  2. I had the same problem recently - lovely sunny Spring day so put on my maxi skirt thinking it'd be perfect and I was absolutely bloody freezing all day :(

    I'm doing the same as you at the moment, trying not to use too much heat on my hair, it's so damaged from all the years of abuse ... I figure I'm at the age now where I should stop being so vane and just let it be natural as much as I can so I'm not bald by the time I'm 40!

    Love the outfit!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. I like your logic on the hair thing.. i am trying to only use heat once a week or once every 2 weeks if i can push it. i'm very hair lazy so it should be ok lol! Its funny though isnt it, for girls hair is our thing.. i moan about mine but without it i would be lost!X

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  3. Such a great colour skirt, I love you in brights! A friend of mine wears knee length leggings under her midi and maxi skirts until it's warmed up enough, but I am not that brave and do tend to keep covered up as much as possible. I find that if my feet are warm then I can stand a bit more cold on my legs - so western style boots with on the knee dresses can work for this time of year for me. Hope you had a great bank holiday weekend, it was gorgeous in the Rhondda on Sunday! P x

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    1. I too used to wear leggings underneath but find they add bulk, and i need streamlining not adding LOL! but they totally work for warmth. I'm the same, if my feet are warm im fine, if not im a big cry baby lol! i love cowgirl boots and dresses... one of my fave summer looks! xx

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  4. I'm loving maxi skirts for spring and this one is such a lovely bright colour. I've been really brave recently wearing my shorts and skirts and haven't been too chilly.
    Kate xx
    http://appreciatetheday45.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. well done you!! i'm such a baby with the cold, but can't wait to get my shorts on! XX

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  5. Rachel, your Maxi Skirt is gorgeous. Love the flowing style and awesome bright red. I like that you knotted the tee. The denim jacket and mirror glasses look great with this. Last but not least I love your bag & necklace. =)

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  6. As always you look gorgeous in red. And I really like the messier wavy hair...it looks great!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. me and red have a thing going on..hahaha. I just can't help myself. thanks so much debbie for the kind words on the hair,i am trying to learn to embrace its natural state and after years of straightening, its not easy! xx

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  7. I love a maxi skirt, although I walk a fine line between looking boho and just plain swamped as a petite. You look gorgeous in yours and the hair is fab! #stylishtuesday

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    1. thanks so much lovely! the hair is a constant pain in my behind.. im trying to learn to work with what i have xxx

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  8. I'm loving your hair all natural + have I mentioned how awesome your new site design is?!! SO sleek and super polished. I love it!! And this outfit is right up my alley... I love a great maxi skirt or dress!! xoxo

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    1. Veronika you are so kind, thank you for your lovely words. I can actually see you rocking an outfit like this on one of your lovely doggy walks in the beautiful seaside town of yours xx
      PS thank you i am loving a clean deign, its so refreshing right?xx

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  9. I like the knot. All that is left from the nautical theme? The skirt is just perfect for being the centre of attention. I'm sure you enjoyed wearing it! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! i really did, and do year on year haha! xx

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  10. The colour of that skirt is so stunning! You look wonderful :)
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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    1. thank you sweet lady, and i just cant quit red lol! xx

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  11. That skirt is such a stand out-the colour is striking! This is such a great look.

    Marta xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Thanks so much Marta, even though its just primark it really is a beautiful skirt xx

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  12. Girl - you are totally bringing the sexy here - even totally covered up you are such a fox! :) I looooooooove that skirt - the bold red is friggin amazing, plus I love a red lip on you. Just gorgeous dear!
    As for this dang weather - My legs are fully covered until spring decides to actually arrive. Ugh. :)

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    1. ahh chucks ashlea you're making me blush ahhaha! i just can't quit red, im addicted, even though its spring and supposed to be all pastels and floral.. nope im still about the red lol! xx

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  13. You look great in red doll!! The red lips goes perfectly with the maxi skirt!!
    Love this look all around!!

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    1. Thanks so much Shea, i do love a good red lipstick ;) xx

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  14. Such a perfect look! You look gorgeous. :)

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  15. This looks like the most comfortable outfit ever! So pretty!

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    1. It really was Inge, it may not be groundbreaking but my gosh it was so comfy and that makes me very happy lol! xx

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  16. Love that maxi & that necklace is beautiful! I found you through Pleated Poppy. I'd love it if you checked out my blog sometime. Have a lovely day!

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  17. Oh my goodness I completely understand about straightening hair too much! I swear I straightened it every day for like 10 years (only slight exaggeration). I'm finally learning to work with my natural hair so that it can regain it's health! Your "messy" hair looks great! Love the look~~
    Gina
    www.thepinkwings.com

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  18. Hi Rachael!
    Love the outfit. Red looks great on you. Like the cheetah as well as your bag. I bought a red circle skirt I want to wear soon as well. Your lipstick looks great with your look
    Met you on Pleated Poppy
    Please stop by
    Jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  19. I love this whole outfit. Everything about it is totally my style from the color of the skirt, the leopard, and the necklace.

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