Monday, 13 June 2011

An ode to the Olsens...

Ever since I bought this sheer black maxi skirt I have had visions of wearing it layered up with loose knits and my leather jacket, as inspired by the Olsen twins. I'm sure there's no-one who wears black or a maxi better and they were the inspiration behind this outfit. Coincidentally it is their birthday today so I guess I have to say happy birthday! I don't normally wear such a lack of colour but I think black and nude looks really fab together.

Skirt: Yayer, jumper: Miss Selfridge, leather jacket: New Look, shoes: New Look, necklace: New Look , ring: Dorothy Perkins, bag: vintage via the Clothes Show, umbrella: borrowed from Danni
Normally I'm not a big fan of loose layers but this skirt encourages a more relaxed look and it was perfect for revising for my exam (which will be happening as you read this!) Originally I had planned to wear this with these nude shoes but the rain put paid to that! These shoes are the last of the three pairs I bought from New Look and they are the comfiest pair I own and perfect with any outfit...


I was trying to show off my shoes but it just looks like I am a flamingo standing on one leg ;) Mark and I endured pouring rain to get these shots but luckily they didn't come out too dark and I still look quite cheery despite the mystery wolf whistler of Kenilworth. As we were walking along, I had to hold my skirt up out of the puddles and this apparently was provocative to the mystery man of Kenilworth...ah well!
It looked something like this! :P 
This necklace is one of my new purchases and it has been invaluable in exam season. it seems I can't get enough of cute necklaces with watches in! I have never really been into jewellery but recently I have been obsessed with finding pieces to add to my collection.


I cannot wait to finish exams and relax, there are so many films that I want to watch, places I want to go and people I want to see... bring on Wednesday!

Do you have an unlikely style inspiration? Have you finished exams yet?
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27 comments

Rachel said...

Good luck in your exams! The freedom will be sweeeet. I really like this skirt, I don't have any maxi skirts...which I think needs to be rectified!x

Emily said...

Love this outfit - that skirt is so cute :)

rose petals said...

I love the necklace its so cute :) x

My CoCoon Vintage said...

I really love this look. Very olsen-esque with your own glowing touch. Unlikely style inspirations..... Stevie Nicks x

ScienceGeek said...

Oooh I love the necklace!
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Mariya said...

good luck with exams!

love this look, even if i don't love the olsen's, i must admit that they do pull off these looks better than well, nearly everyone.

KLEE said...

i love the skirt, it looks amazing on you! hope your exam went well love?xx

Hayley said...

Hope you did well in your exams, and that you're feeling better now! I love your skirt, I wish I could wear it as well as you do.

Dani said...

The mystery wolf whistler of Kenilworth made me giggle! I do love that skirt, and I really like how you've styled it! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog earlier, I really appreciated it :) I'm glad blogging has led me to meet people like you! Hope you're feeling better today and that the doctor was able to help somewhat xxx

Gemx said...

I love black and nude together and your necklace is lovely! Good luck with your revision! :)

Lil said...

I reckon the mystery wolf whistler of Kenilworth got it right! I love this combo on you, and the shoes especially. Ah the Olsens, so shabby chic. Xx

danniekate said...

my exams finish friday, yay! i think diane kruger is probs my style icon...i do not have her budget, however xx

vintagereflection said...

I love this and can so see there style in your outfit and think it looks great! x

Venus In Virgo said...

Great blog, want to follow each other? i see you love baking as well, i also have a foodie blog that's linked on my page. Hope to see you visit my blog soon. XOXO

Helen said...

Ahh I love necklaces with watches in them too! Practical and pretty.

cowbiscuits. said...

love this! that skirt is fab xx

R. Grace said...

Sometimes stepping out of your style comfort zone leads to fabulous results - this post is a case in point! I love the skirt!

Sherin said...

The Olsens are great style inspirations! I usually google Rachel Bilson or Sienna Miller if I'm not sure what to wear.
I love how you're rocking the maxi skirt. And those shoes are so lovely!

Nikki said...

It took me a while to find your comment section haha ^^ you look fabulous! I love that leather jacket ^^ it's perfect! and my style inspirations are mostely other bloggers :) my favorites would be See Jane, Oh My Heart, The Daybook and others alike them :) x

Susie said...

Good luck with your work Maria, and I adore this outfit--very MKO!

Victoria said...

I love this look, it's just my cup of tea, I adore loose layers and you look great xxx

Harriet said...

So glad you braved the rain to show us this outfir - I love it!

Venus In Virgo said...

Glad to have you as a new member! Following you back sweetie! XOXO

Winnie said...

Oh wow, I totally see the Olsen inspiration, you look amazing Maria! So in love with that skirt.

Gem said...

You look amazing and kid of New York 1970s cool. How amazing are those shoes?!
My unlikely style inspiration at the moment is Ke$ha, I'm taking my brother to see her for his bday and I've been checking out her vids on youtube. She's always kind of messy and looks like she doesn't have time to think about what she's wearing because she's too busy having fun. So I rocked some denim shorts, a t shirt and messy hair which I NEVER do, I'm always in a dress and my hair has to be super straight.
xx

Gem said...

You look amazing and kid of New York 1970s cool. How amazing are those shoes?!
My unlikely style inspiration at the moment is Ke$ha, I'm taking my brother to see her for his bday and I've been checking out her vids on youtube. She's always kind of messy and looks like she doesn't have time to think about what she's wearing because she's too busy having fun. So I rocked some denim shorts, a t shirt and messy hair which I NEVER do, I'm always in a dress and my hair has to be super straight.
xx

Lizzy Lips said...

Cute shoes, love that watch necklace too :)

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