“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
― Coco Chanel
Skirt: Vintage, from The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale $10
Shoes: Primark $20
I’ve had to overcome the fear of the full length skirt. Yes, despite the long legs which, both Vess and I possess (thanks Daddy for the genes) I have always stirred away from skirts which hem lines journey pass my knees. Thinking it was too dressy or ‘too much’, I always opted for something shorter or more fitting, rather than allowing myself the freedom and the femininity of a full length. And a quick disclaimer here, regardless of what height you have been blessed with, I personally believe full lengths can look amazing on anyone, don’t need to have legs like Gisele Bundchen to be rocking this trend. Metallics coupled with a decently long skirt seems to be all the rage in the UK. From metallic pencil skirts to skater skirts it’s almost like an infiltration of a nineties aqua video emerging itself in the world of Top Shop, Zara and River Island. So to jump onto this trend I was lucky enough to find this beautiful skirt at The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale last weekend.
It was my first experience encountering such a phenomenon, where you pay a pound entry fee and enter a hall where you literally scavenge around for items of vintage clothing(like there were giant bins filled with vintage clothes). Your items are then measured and are priced according to their weight at £15 per kilo. One of the most interesting vintage experiences of my time. It is definitely something to check out if you are a fellow vintage lover, as they set the right atmosphere for it with djs playing old school Motown and their facebook page being adorn with retro adverts from the 50s and 60s.
This post is probably also thanks to Lisa, who did ask in a previous post The Grand Budapest Hotel for more UK adventure posts with pics of some of the clothing I’ve bought! So here’s to you Miss Lisa!