Friday, 13 May 2016

Black Denim Skirt & a Classic White Shirt (& #Passion4Fashion Link-up)


After failing miserably with the pleated black skirt that was in my original capsule I finally threw in the towel and replaced the crappy thing (that made me look like I was pregnant.. it was not a good look) with this new denim slim fit skirt, and man oh man I am so happy I did. 
It fits like a dream. 
If you've been a reader here a while you may have gathered by now but I'm really not a tight fitting clothing type person, no no, this body had a child and never sprang back to its original shape. 
Plus ya know, I love food too much and exercise not enough, so wibbly wobbly bits and loose fitting clothes are where it's at for me. 
So to embrace a tight fitting item in the form of a skirt was very new for me. 
I think after trying the flowy pleated number that was in my original capsule line up and seeing that it added way to many pounds in all the wrong places (come to think of it are there any good places pounds can be added..i think not) it was time to try a different route, and I'm actually really glad I did. It hugs these child bearing hips, it flatters my waist and is a great length where its not too leggy and the front slit makes it easy to walk. 
I really like it. And I like wearing it. 
It was definitely worth adding in to my capsule and I will be keeping it for the Summer capsule too I think!

As for the rest of the outfit, I wanted to keep it classic. The white shirt is one of my favourite items, its just so versatile and easy to wear (although I did get make-up all over my collar within 10 minutes of wearing it, I love white, white does not love me however).
I like how unfussy this look is, basics brought to life.
Finished off with the most comfortable loafers ever which brings a preppy edge to the outfit and the pop of red with my trusty little bag. It may not be the Gucci Soho that's everywhere right now (and gorgeous) but I love this little bag, plus it's a fraction of the price and perfect for that pop of red I love so dearly.















OUTFIT DETAILS
Glady Loafers* Lotus Shoes
DKNY Red Bag*
Black Denim Skirt
White Boyfriend Fit Shirt
Sunglasses
Necklace

After failing dismally with one item have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and tried a different style?



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  1. Black, White and a pop of red is my favorite color combo! Classic and classy.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    1. Thanks Sheree, its one of my most favourite combo's too!
      Hope you're having a wonderful week
      Rxx

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  2. That is a lovely denim skirt on you! Glad you gave a different style ago and liked it.

    The red bag is a really nice touch with the black and white outfit too! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog | Recent Post: Baby's birth story & hospital style

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    1. Thanks Mica it was really nice to give something new a go!
      Hope you're having a wonderful week and thanks for joining #P4F
      Rxx

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  3. Loving your minimalist, effortlessly chic outfit! The red is a nice finishing touch
    Http://redreticule.com

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    1. Minimalist, yes thats a great word for this outfit
      Hope you're having a wonderful week and thanks for joining #P4F
      Rxx

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  4. I adore this look, from your loafers to you top! It is dressy, but casual. Perfect for any occasion!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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    1. dressy casual is my most favourite way to dress:D
      Hope you're having a wonderful week and thanks for joining #P4F
      Rxx

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  5. The skirt is super flattering and the entire outfit is adorable. Every time I try to pair a white button down with black on the bottom, I end up looking like a waitress! You, however, look nothing like a waitress but rather like a fabulous and stylish mommy on the go! I need to figure out how you do this!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. I totally know what you mean about the waitress connotations with the black and white combo because i usually feel the same haha! But for some reason i didnt think of it (first time ever) with this outfit. thanks so much for your super kind words Shelbee. hope you're having a wonderful week xx

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  6. Love this look!! Xo
    Kim
    www.theknottedchain.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kim!
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  7. I love your shorter hair and love the Carrie Bradshaw curls so much.
    You look even prettier.
    Thank you for your lovely link up.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. I had it re cuit this week as im really enjoying it shorter after having long hair for years its so refreshing to have short hair.
      thank you so much for your lovely words and joining in #P4F, i always love to see your posts!XXX

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  8. That black denim midi skirt is such a classic. I love it with those loafers. Great styling as usual, Rachel.

    Would love for you to linkup with me as well. The new linkup is live right now. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/05/thursday-moda-11-and-sneakers-plus.html

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    1. Thanks so much Ada, i need to add your linkup to my blogroll as i keep forgetting to join your lovely self!! What day does it go live?
      Rxx

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  9. Love the 90s vibe of this look!

    If you still haven't, come check out and join this huge GIVEAWAY I am hosting for JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) where a dazzling pair of 18K gold ASHLEY HOFFMAN earrings is at stake - Have a lovely weekend too!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. I didn't think of it at the time but it is rather 90's isnt it! A nice nod to the trend, thanks rebecca!
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  10. So classic!! I love this look!

    Brittany,
    www.lawyerlookbook.com

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    1. Thank you Brittany, can't go wrong with the classics ;)
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  11. Black and white is my favorite color combo, and I'm loving this classic look. Also love how you added the pop of red!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Its my favourite too, you just an't go wrong with a bit of black white and red...ever :D
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  12. Great look and love the red with it!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Thanks so much Alice, and of course always happy to join you! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  13. Yes I have failed miserably at one style and ditched it for another. I had this straight white maxi skirt that I look horrible in so I gave it to my sister. I tried it in for a tan midi skirt which looks a whole lot better on me. Love how this pencil skirt looks on you! Completely fabulous!

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    1. Its good to try things isn't it, but accepting defeat is sometimes necessary. At least you could pass it on to someone and glad you found something more suitable for you. Every days a school day they say :D Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  14. Such a beautiful classic look! I really like your slim denim skirt and find it very flattering on you. Your red bag compliments this neutral look perfectly.

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    1. Thank you so much for you kind lovely words! I had so much fun wearing this, i kinda want to just repeat it constantly now haha. Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  15. Simple and classic. Lovely look! Love the pop of red!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks sweetie, i truly am all about the monochromatic at the moment. Classic and simple.. i just cant fault it :D
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  16. I love how capsules can be fun but still meet the needs to looking lovely, even if pieces need to be switched out. Cute outfit.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel, at the beginning i did not want to make any switches, but then i realised i was being counter productive and the only person i was effecting was me. I'm so pleased i made the switch as now i have a lovely skirt that i really love to wear. this whole capsule thing has been a wonderful experience so far, i highly recommend it!
      Hope you've had a lovely birthday week sweetie and been spoilt rotten xx

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  17. One of my favorite color combos! Love the skirt on you and understand about loving food and liking looser clothing. I dont wear anything tight. I am with you there! The little red bag is so pretty, perfect red shade and you wear red lipstick so well! Enjoy your weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Its a total fave combo of mine too, can't fault the classics i guess :D and yay to the non clingy clothes. I think if your happy and confidant that's all that matters, wear what makes you happy. And you jessica always look the epitome of chic!XX

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  18. The denim black skirt is wonderful. It as piece that goes well with anything but the white shirt is top. You look very lovely!

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    1. Thanks Martina, from a beauty like yourself that really is a lovely compliment.Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  19. Great skirt! Looks fabulous on you! And I'm glad you decided to replace the skirt that didn't work for you. No sense of keeping items that don't work... I often find that looser clothing adds pounds...

    Have a wonderful weekend, Rachel!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. I totally agree, it felt counter-productive just keeping it for the sake of it. I'm so pleased i made the change. And you're totally right, sometimes baggy can add pounds too. I think dressing for you, being happy and confidant is the best thing, and i guess that can be baggy or tight.
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far Andrea xx

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  20. Love this classic look on you and the red bag just tops it off. Also, your hair looks gorgeous today.

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    1. Thanks so much Georgina, i think im a curly haired lady at heart :D
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  21. Wow hun I just love how chic and sleek your style has become - how do you make a black skirt and white shirt look so good?!!!!

    Thank you for hosting, Rachel my lovely, have a faaaaaaabulous weekend!

    Catherine x

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    1. Its quite the departure from my previous looks (my archive is scary and also funny, if you're in need of a laugh i highly recommend LOL!)
      I fear i may have become a little obsessed with black and white though.. (tomorrows outfit you shall see.. ugh i have problems) I think my summer capsule may need an injection of colour! Hope you've had a wonderful week sweetie xxxxxx

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  22. You always look so magical in black white and red, Rachel, those colours come to live on you xoxo

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/05/13/reinvention-a-link-up/

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    1. Oh sheela thats such a lovely compliment from the lady who rocks b&w like its nobodies business :D
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  23. Gorgeous look! Love the white shirt, the loafers, and the pop of red in the bag.

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    1. Thank you kindly Amy! I really loved this outfit:D Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  24. great look on you, the classics suit you

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    1. Thanks linda, i do love me some classics :D
      Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  25. I love a red, black, and white combo!
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    1. Me too Darcy.. i just can't help myself, its just a great combo, like they were made for each other :D Hope you're having a wonderful week so far xx

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  26. I think this skirt looks great and I love the classic styling! Black and white is always a great combo!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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