checked skirt with baby blue and black

I have had this skirt since autumn. I saw it online and added it to my virtual basket, it sold out before i had committed to purchasing (i sometimes deliberate when i internet shop and leave items in my basket for days, sometimes weeks on end, anyone else do this?) and as soon as it was sold out and i could no longer have it i wanted it even more.. of course.
So when i walked in to my local New Look branch, one of my favourite shopping haunts ( its also the home of the local Starbucks upstairs!) it was there in my size just begging to be bought finally. Delighted i went ahead and my made my purchase.
Fast forward 4 months and it was still sat on the hanger, in my wardrobe, brand new and unworn.
Its times like this that make me realise why i do the #100daysnospend!

 As much as my style has gone a little darkside of late, with the spring/summer ’15 brochures and catalogues coming through my door and inbox i can’t help but look towards a few pastels.
The skirt is the perfect little pastel pick me up i need without having to go shopping, as it was already in possesion. Happy Days.
Funny, all last summer i just could not get in to pastels, it sometimes take me a little longer to catch on to a trend or how to figure out how to make it work with me. Adding black in seemed to be my answer i guess!
Have you ever been late to a trend that you ended up really liking?

Skirt & Coat: New Look

Shoes & Bag: River Island

Turtle neck top: Matalan

Scarf: F&F

Necklace: Coming soon to Yosa



  1. January 7, 2015 / 8:09 am

    I just love outfits like these. The skirt is so youthful but still elegant. You look pretty!

    Have a lovely day!

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks martina, i find it hard to tow the line of youthful without looking to young. But this skirt ticked the bill for me. Thanks so much for your comment xx

  2. January 7, 2015 / 9:07 am

    I'm a bit hopeless at following trends, but I've definitely found things in my wardrobes which I'd forgotten about and it's like shopping without spending! Lovely skirt.

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:55 pm

      i love that don't you?! finding nice little new things thats you'd forgotten all about!
      Thanks lovely!

  3. January 7, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Hot to trot! I leave things in my basket for ages too, and I'm the master of the unworn item! Thank god I'm doing #100daynospend, 3 days an going strong! Haha.

    Lucy x

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      haha i join you master of the unworn item! 3days down only 97 to go, woohoo!!XXX

  4. January 7, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I love this skirt so much and those shoes are amazing!

    Maria xxx

  5. January 7, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    I do the same thing leave things in my basket forever and also purchase and then do not wear for months, shameful secrets we reveal to other bloggers. Love the skirt and the baby blue. I am in lust with your coat and that necklace. Cannot wait to see that baby close up

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      haha you're right.. we should publish a shameful secrets of the style blogger memoir! heehee! i think it would sell!XX
      Ps the necklace is going to be called Entanglement and its coming really really soon!XX

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      thank you Leanne! i;ll be popping by to join your weekly link up fir sure! i have one every friday too, would love you to join xx

  6. January 7, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I love the skirt, hopefully it gets much more wear now !!

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      yes me too .. any thoughts on remixing ideas? xx

    • January 8, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks Jane.. i was feeling a little chubby in this turtle neck (hamster cheeks much?! haha) so your comment has made my day xx

  7. January 8, 2015 / 1:02 am

    Love this look! I love how you incorporated the pastel trend with black. See… I'm not normally into pastels on me, but I could totally do this.

    • January 8, 2015 / 3:09 pm

      me neither! but adding black just seems to make pastels much much easier to wear!XX

  8. January 8, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I actually think I prefer pastels in the winter to the summer and your outfit here is reminding me why. Pastels with black winter clothes just look so striking. This skirt was a great find – New Look recently came up trumps for me with an amazing checked pastel coat in the sale at Christmas so they're firmly on my winners list at the moment!

    CC x
    CiCi Marie

    • January 8, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      me too, pastels in winter are much more my cup of tea! i am a huge new look fan.. it is a go-to for me if i want to try a trend but not spend too much ££!XX

  9. January 8, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    i'm always late to trends as i try to resist and not look like every lassie in the world wearing the same thing, haha. but mostly i end up caving! just the other day i was looking into buying myself a pair of cut-out boots that i supposedly hated when they first appeared, ha… anyway, i'm really liking this outfit, pastels and black are such a nice colour combination:-) i think i wear more pastels in the winter as well, lovely shades any time of the year! that skirt is just so pretty! xx

  10. January 9, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    I love your look! Pastels look good in any season!

  11. January 11, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    I said you had a great wardrobe to shop! Well done you! It's a great start! x

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