Wednesday, 6 November 2013


"And I know
And you know too
That a love like ours 
Is terrible news"

This post's TUNE comes from She and Him.  One of my most beloved groups, and how I love them so.  Of course I'm not biased despite my massive girl crush on Zooey Deshanel, but lets not go there.  Instead of talking about how beautiful she is, instead lets talk about her amazing voice and the stunning music this group produce.  Now, it's no secret that I love a bit of everything when it comes to music, but there is a special place in my heart for all things old school, as in Supremes, Al Green etc; and She and Him have that same beautiful innocent vintage sound.  There is not a song that I could not sit and listen to over and over again, this is very rare, most bands will have at least a few dud songs on each album, but every single one of their songs is just so beautifully crafted that you can't help but fall in love.  Soon I hope to have an old turntable and I can't think of anything more satisfying than placing a She and Him vinyl onto it and just letting it play, ahhhh, that will be bliss!

So please, I urge you, go and check out this beautiful song here and this beautiful group here.

Now, lets get down to business, where is this outfit...

How to Wear A Maxi in Winter

Look 1

Skirt: c/o Lavish Alice
Coat: Primark (old)
Moccasins: Primark (old)
Satchel: Camden Market (old)
Shirt: Primark (old)
Faux Fur: H&M (old) 

Look 2

Skirt: c/o Lavish Alice
Denim Jacket: Primark (old)
Boots: Topshop (£36.00)
T-Shirt: Topshop (old)
Snood: Primark (£5.00)
Bag: Miss Selfridge (old)
Watch: New Look (old)
Bracelets: Topshop/New Look (old)

If you follow me on twitter (shame on you if you don't) you will know that last week I found out I was a finalist for the Lavish Alice Blogger Style Off Competition, excited much?!?  I was told my mystery item would be winging it's way to me and would be on my doorstep the very next day.

Intrigued by the box that arrived that was almost the same size as me, I was don't think I could have gotten in there in faster if I tried, and boy was it worth it when I finished tangling with the packaging tape!  A gorgeous maxi skirt and hand written note all neatly packaged and beautiful to look at, it's the simple things that really make it all count.

I've never really worn maxi skirts in winter, I guess they've always been neatly filed away in my little brain under 'Summer Clothes', but this little beauty is gorgeously thick and has something of a woolen feel, which to me screams, 'take me out, wear me in winter'.  (It did not literally scream, I am not mental, fact... ish).

Anywho, I began thinking how I could style up a maxi skirt perfect for these coming winter months as it would be another lovely little feature to add to my wardrobe and a welcome break from jeans or skirt and thick tights.  Having had too many ideas floating around I fiured I would style it two ways, it definitely needed to be done.

With the first look I wanted to go for a classic and quite vintage look, making the most of my beautiful coat from Primark and my trusty satchel from Camden market.  I think the safe version would have been to go with a jacket for both looks but I thought I'd give a coat a try, and bingo, it works.  It's perfect for winter and gives this lovely skirt a totally new twist. 

Now with the second look I wanted something completely different, so this little rock look is definitely about as far away as you can get.  I love my denim jacket but just like the maxi's it only ever seems to get worn in summer, so this was a perfect opportunity to change all this.  My boots are a recent addition to my wardrobe but I'm in love with them and they look good with any outfit, as proven with this little beauty. Throw in my oversized black Dork T-shirt, a snood and you've got yourself a lovely little outfit suitable for winter days, although maybe as it gets colder I would stick a cardi on underneath the jacket too,just a thought.

As you can see this skirt is pretty versatile with two completely different looks and I absolutely love it and I hope you do too.

Let me know your thoughts below, and please cross your fingers for me to be the winner as I have already been eyeing up this gorgeous dress... oh and maybe this one too... :) 

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.
Stay Sexy,


  1. Great outfit like the style.

  2. I didn't know the song! Love this sound. The pics in the cemetery are so cool! Like the original match coat and animalier long skirt. Kiss Dorothy

  3. I didn't know the song! Love this sound. The pics in the cemetery are so cool! Like the original match coat and animalier long skirt. Kiss Dorothy

  4. Lovely song, fantastic outfits. I had been toying with the idea of picking up a jersey maxi in the sales, but wasn't sure how i would style it in the winter - this is the perfect inspiration!

  5. Firstly, I love your blog logo! Also, your photography is beautiful, as is your coat, gorgeous :)
    Laura x

  6. I love the outfits. The skirt is glamorous, but it does look very practical too. I would love to have one. You have chosen good background for your pictures.

  7. Didn't like the first coat, but just loved the skirt. <3

  8. Your pictures are gorgeous! I love the coat and the faux fur in the first look :)

    Charming Silence

  9. wow! these photos are amazing!xx

  10. Good luck! I think you did such a good job!

    And who doesn't like Zooey? I've never listened to her music though, I'll definitely take a look.

    Hmm maybe...

  11. Unique skirt, I like the match with the coat!

  12. Gorgeous, I love both looks & especially the first. Lovely coat <3

    Jennie xo |

  13. I love these pictures and outfits! Thank you so so much for stopping by our blog, we have followed you! Sorry we're a little late replying to comments:')

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  14. you look so stunning - the skirt is amazing <3

  15. amazing blog - amazing outfits! xx

  16. I love your coat and especially your hair. It's so shiny!


  17. Sweet Blog site. I dig the blog:)