Friday, 23 March 2012

Schoolgirl chic?

This skirt is one of those pieces that never seems to photograph very well, which is a real shame as it is really lovely in real life. With the loafers and the blouse I got a real school girl vibe from this, especially with the plait! I really liked this outfit and it was perfect for a lazy weekend not doing very much... Originally I was going to pair this with my tweedy blazer but it looked far too 'rah' so I thought my coat would be a safer option ;)

Coat: Dannimac, blouse: Topshop, skirt: ASOS, loafers:Office, belt: vintage, bag: charity shop
Without the coat I looked even younger but sometimes looking young is no bad thing right? I'll be glad of it when I'm 50!




After our Aussie tutorial I couldn't wait to try this hairstyle again and I added a bit more volume at the roots with my trusty Aussie hairspray...


I think these loafers worked much better with this outfit than the last one I paired them with, the chunkiness of the shoe gave me a bit of height without making my skirt look too short... I know I always seem to be going on about the length of my skirts and dresses but I hate that feeling of risk when you wear a short skirt. When you're as clumsy as I am, the risk of exposure and the subsequent loss of dignity is much higher...

You have to love ugly shoes...
My favourite sunglasses, still going strong almost a year later. This is something of a miracle as I always just chuck them into my bag, drop them on the floor or leave them in my pocket when I sit down so the fact that they are still intact is testament to Accessorize's engineering!


Would you dress like a schoolgirl? Do you like 'ugly shoes'?
    
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8 comments

Gem said...

Those colours all look lovely together! It's very Blair/Gossip Girl :) I don't think it looks too school girl, just smart x

Sisters Don't Share said...

Ah I think it photographs quite gloriously! Reminds me of a dress I have which is similar - kinda want to dig it out now. Lovely blog, now following :) x

Vintage Reflection said...

Your shoes are amazing!!! I love ugly men's style shoes!
I'm a big fan of the prim look but I too look young but I still dress the way I want. x

underthewillowtrees said...

You look lovely :) Schoolgirl chic is actually one of my favourite looks and the skirt and coat suit you to a T. xx

daisychain said...

hottest school girl ever!

(that sounds really, really wrong haa)

x

Eloise said...

I wouldn't even say those shoes were good ugly, they're just good! I was thinking "oooh I like the shoes" before I even read the text.
Looking dashing as always Maria

xx

Harriet said...

That skirt looks gorgeous to me! I love the way you've combined it with the blue blouse and loafers - they go so perfectly together!

Kat said...

Love this look on you- especially with the sunglasses! They give the school girl look a nice 'fashion' edge ;)

xx

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