Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Black Hole Sun

Black hole sun, 
Won't you come 
And wash away the rain?

This post’s TUNE comes from Soundgarden.  If you have not heard of Soundgarden before then shame on you, shame on all of you, because you my friends have been missing out.  You know Audioslave (no? then look them up), well they are made up of 25% Soundgarden (i.e. Chris Cornell) and 75% Rage against the Machine (Hurrah, putting the maths degree to good use there).  Soundgarden were part of the whole grunge scene which I personally loved, I wasn’t really the right age to appreciate them when they were at their heyday but I sure got into it all when I was a moody little teenager; however, fortunately, I didn’t fully embrace the whole grunge thing as I continued to shower and remained clean.
Anywho, check out this amazing song, which if I may add, is one of my favourite songs ever, here and check out their website here (just do it to have a look at Chris Cornell... mmmmmm Chris Cornell).

Where was I... Oh yes, the outfit...

Skirt: Matalan (£10.00)
Blouse: Primark (£8.00)
Belt: Primark (came with a playsuit)
Shoes: Topshop (£35.00)
Bag: Primark (£6.00)
Denim Jacket: Primark (old)
Bracelets: Topshop/NewLook (old)
Necklace: Topshop (old)

Oh my god, what I have actually just realised is that the main part of my outfit, i.e. the clothes and shoes, are all new!  This is highly unusual as normally everything is labelled as old, but this time I can actually give you prices as I only just bought them and they will still be in the shops!  Uh-Maze-Ing! 

Anywho, this is my summery-but-not quite-proper-weather-to-get-the-old-legs-out look, it’s a catchy title isn’t it.  I saw this skirt in Matalan a few days ago and thought, ‘Oooh, I am having that’.  However, on the way to the till I did think, ‘Ooh this is a bit bright, will I actually wear it, should I put it back?’.  Fortunately I had already reached the till by the time I could have properly changed my mind and I am very glad that I didn’t. 

Despite orange not being an everyday colour in my wardrobe (thank god, I don’t really want to be know as the tangerine queen), I do really love this skirt.  I love the length, the colour and the material, so gold star for that one.

I do have a few ideas of how I could wear this skirt, but this just happens to be my first look, it’s quite girly and pretty which I really like, but add a denim jacket into the mix and it’s a bit more edgy (see I can be down with the kiddies too).  My blouse is pretty basic, which is perfect for a dramatic colour like this or will work very well with a nice bold print, I’m sure I can find something like that in my wardrobe too.

Finally I added in my new shoes.  I have decided to keep this pair, I’m still not hundred percent on the other pair (see my post on them here), but I do absolutely love these and I think they will be perfect for both summer and winter.

Last but not least (I know I just said finally, but I didn’t mean it), I would like to draw attention to my new bag.  I saw it in Primark and couldn’t resist it.  I’ts not my usual style (i.e. it’s not a satchel), but I do like the colours and the ‘material’.

So yup, this is my pretty, girly, summery look, I hope you love it as much as I do.
Let me know what you think, will you be rocking some in your face bright colours this ‘summer’?

p.s. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter and you can now find me on WIWT.

Toodle Pip,


  1. Absolutely love your skirt!


  2. Pretty pretty skirt!x


  3. lovely look!!!


  4. love that skirt! super cute.

    - Janine

  5. Awesome tune!! I love love that skirt, the colour is gorgeous. xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  6. Such a pretty outfit! I love the shoes!
    - Charlotte

  7. Just such an adorable outfit. That skirt is a dream.

    x Dejhana

  8. stunning as usual! I love the belt! adorable :) xx

    gemma @ andgeesaid.blogspot.com

  9. Yay! Soundgarden was one of my all-time favourite bands when I was a teenager. Black Hole Sun will always be an amazing song! Loving your outfit here- the vibrant skirt is great and pairs perfectly with the denim jacket :)



  10. you're adorable!
    love your pretty style

  11. great otfit:)Lovely skirt!


  12. Love this outfit! pretty colors!