Saturday, 12 November 2011

Check it out...

Apologies for the truly terrible pun but I just couldn't resist it! I had been searching for a checked skirt for ages but all of the styles I saw were either ridiculously short (and I mean bum-skimming!) or really expensive. This ASOS one was still fairly expensive but when it arrived, it looked even nicer in real life and most importantly, I could sit down on it! 
  
Jumper: River Island, skirt: ASOS, tights: Primark, shoes: Urban Outfitters from Ebay, top (not seen): Mango.
I wanted a cute and cosy outfit and so this adorable bow jumper from River Island was perfect!  I think adding a jumper to cute skirts is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transition more summery outfits into the colder weather. I was sure I had posted about this jumper before but after a trawl through the archives I am ashamed to say that this gorgeous woolly knit has not yet been shown off! It was really bought as a replacement for this jumper after Mark shrunk it and has proven to be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I have to be honest, it was the gorgeous bows that first drew me to this but the gorgeous powder blue colour definitely helped!



As inspired by Vicky, who always layers the most gorgeous necklaces with her winter woollies, this girl is definitely my winter style inspiration!

Necklace: charity shop

A bit of an impulse buy from the Topshop sale. I always love Topshop jewellery but the necklaces always seem to fall apart after one wear so I now hunt out the chunkier rings that (hopefully) will last a little bit longer...


Gorgeous nails courtesy of my lovely friend Lisa who gave me the mini 'Angel nails' Max Factor nail varnish for my birthday. It is the most gorgeous champagne gold which looks completely different with each outfit, it really is love!

How do you make your outfits more wintry? Who is your winter style inspiration? 
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10 comments

Gem said...

Love this, you look like you could work in the library with me :) librarian chic.
I'm going for a Game of Thrones/ rock vibe. Leather and fur so I look like a dodgy goth but it is warm x

MJ said...

I think you're right, when you're wearing a check skirt it needs to be long-ish so you don't look like you're starring in a film of a top-shelf persuasion... nice choice! you look great.

Stephie said...

I would like this absolutely adorable jumper please - the skirt would be great too, just send them to my home address :p But seriously, looking lovely as always!

Stephie xx

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

Such a beautiful, cosy outfit, Maria - I love the textures and soft soft shades with your beautiful complexion. Simply gorgeous! x

daisychain said...

If you weren't already my wifey, I'd propose to you right now.

Caroline said...

Love the checked skirt, it looks gorgeous with the bow jumper! x

Sherin said...

I love plaid. It's my favourite thing too wear. That skirt is so cute! Love how you paired it with the jumper as well.

Eloise said...

Agreed, this is a really nice way of making summery clothes wintery without having to buy a tonne of new clothes, and the skirt looks great, good find with the length!
I'm also loving shorts and thick tights for the winter, something I haven't tried yet but always thinks looks fab on others

xx

L said...

What a super cute jumper :) the powder blue colour really suits you x

Harriet said...

That skirt is gorgeous! The check is perfect, the colour is gorgeous - and sitting down is always a plus!

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