Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Evergreen...

Green. The colour of nature, new beginnings, fresh starts but also the colour of jealousy, and envy. For me of course, it is the colour of my ASDA uniform and whilst that is a more virulent shade of green (think Kermit coloured!) rather than putting me off,  it seems I can't get enough of bright green, especially when it comes in the form of a rather darling maxi skirt. I have been dressing up more on my days off as I have to wear a uniform for the rest of the time and I think this has done wonders for my creativity, I feel so inspired to experiment when I look at my wardrobe that more 'interesting' outfits like this are inevitable!

Top: Oasis, skirt: Topshop, belt: vintage, boots: stolen from my sister, necklaces: 'Love' necklace from Sarah and flower necklace from Italy. 
 You all know how much I love maxi skirts and this vibrant green called out to me when I was in Selfridges the other day. I was a little wary of buying it as it was a size 12 in Topshop (a size smaller than I would normally wear) and very very green but when I tried it on I could have even gone down to a size 10 [crazy sizing in shops really bugs me but that's a whole new blog post!] There is SO much material that I was worried about drowning in all the fabric so I felt a fitted top and tightly cinched belt would help to resolve these issues but I'm not sure if it just makes me look really shapeless still? 


In the end, this outfit became all about the accessories... My trusty brown belt came out again...


I stole my sister's brown wedge boots, mainly because I was too lazy to find my own but in the end I think these worked even better and gave me that little bit of height I need until I can work out how to steal Jazmine's legs! 


Whenever I find rings that fit my fat sausage fingers I snap them up and these beauties (plus a few more) were a steal from good old H&M


This necklace I have literally had for years, since I last went to Italy in my first year of college. I picked it up in a random souvenir shop after being swayed by the gorgeous mother-of-pearl flowers... and then never wore it. It became one of those things that I was loath to throw away but had never found the right outfit for , until now! The gorgeous 'Love' necklace is from the lovely Sarah who I have been lucky enough to meet a few times and who I absolutely adore! 


Excuse the bathroom shot but it was impossible to find anywhere light in our house and I wasn't going to risk my camera outside in the rain! I have been trying to experiment more with my make-up and hair recently and tried out a smokey khaki eye to add a little bit of interest. My hair I just pinned back at the crown to give me a bit of volume and embraced my natural curl on the ends.. 

Are you inspired to experiment with your wardrobe? How would you style this skirt?

P.S. The gorgeous Amy has featured me HERE to celebrate her lovely blog's second birthday, stop by and say hello!

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14 comments

Kat said...

Loving this colour on you! And love the accessories, I've got a similar skirt in a bottle green which I loooove. Always fun to have a little experiment :)

xx

Caroline said...

That shade of green looks gorgeous on you! I love how you've styled it with the belt, I don't think it looks shapeless! :) x

Victoria said...

I used to work in Asda and still an;t bring myself to go new any sort of lime green :)
But love that shade, fab outfit and lovely make up :)

Gem said...

Maria, you always look so wonderful! I really enjoy your posts.
I love this, very simple and chic.
I don't have any maxi skirts but I might wear it with my horse tshirt and a really long cardi with a belt over the top x

Winnie said...

Oh you look so pretty Maria! I love the green and the outfit on you. I know what you mean about wearing uniform all the time and then suddenly finding your wardrobe far more interesting after a long week. Maybe I need that too! I love this look and your make up looks really pretty too!

daisychain said...

We just had a new ASDA open fairly local to me and I wish you worked there.

In.Love. with that skirt.

(and you)

Sherin said...

I love wearing green! Definitely my favourite colour to wear. That skirt is so pretty. Love the wedges you paired it with as well.

Clazzerati said...

well i'm certainly feeling envious, that green colour of your skirt is lush!! x

Susie said...

You're looking beautiful as always, Maria! Love that green skirt - a perfect shade to brighten up the upcoming winter days!

Vintage Reflection said...

That skirt looks lovely with the top and belt. Really cool outfit! Shame about having to wear a uniform at work but I can imagine it helps when getting dressed on days off, I find I run out of clothes to wear at work as I can wear what I want. Then my creativity becomes lacking some what by the weekend or the good clothes are in the wash! P.s it was a pleasure to have you on my blog! x

ella belle said...

gorgeous outfit! love the nautical tee with green, very interesting! xx
Ella @ Belle Vintage

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WORKED AT ASDA!!! We're both corporation slaves then haha (Starbucks). Loooove this skirt on your darl, dead jealous you can pull off a maxi, I just look titchy in them! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Jazzabelle said...

you look amazing in this skirt! not frumpy in the slightest. i love how much material is has, it's so floaty and pretty. the colour is just lovely too.

i weirdly actually like the asda uniform! not my colour at all, but in the past i have actually worn my aunties and made my own asda advert on my phone. yes, seriously. haha! my auntie was in an asda advert about two years ago, which was pretty exciting! hehe :)

xxx

dannithegirl said...

Not shapless at all, you look like a sea goddess rising out of green waves (or something less weird!!) I love it, wearing it with the belt and tshirt is perfect!

x

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