It’s rare for me to wear a new item of clothing so soon after purchasing, but after buying this Striped Skirt* in New Look on Tuesday (check out the bargain price!) I couldn’t wait to wear it! I’m fussy when it comes to skirts, or more specifically the waistband…thick elastic drives me mad as by the end of the day it has stretched to capacity and I feel constricted; the real selling point of this skirt to me was the soft jersey waistband with *just* enough stretch to remain comfortable. That and the fact it remains a decent length on me. Everything else about it was just a wonderful bonus.

In true blogger fail style my camera batteries died after one photo and I have no spares (who knew you had to actually charge recharchables?!) but I think you get the idea.

What have you bought and loved lately? I’m getting so fed up of layering and layering for this freezing cold weather that all I can think about now are pretty pastels and delicate lace. Bring on payday. Again.


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36 comments for “monochrome

  1. That outfit is lovely, where are your boots from and do they have a heel? Item I’ve bought lately and loved is my “apres ski” boots for my ski trip in march, they’re so cosy and comfortable, from zalando, fab site and soooo cheap xx

  2. Lovely, looks great! Really like that mini skirt with your boots, then made a bit more casual by adding the sweater. Brilliant! Something I’ve recently bought and loved is a very light and airy nude coloured blouse (or soft beige) that drapes perfectly at the neckline.

  3. I love stripes this skirt is perfection.

  4. I love stripes and that skirt is lovely.
    Claudia xxx

  5. Really cute skirt!

  6. Great outfit Laura, loving the flared style, suit you so well πŸ™‚

  7. I love that skirt πŸ™‚ xx

  8. I love that skirt πŸ™‚ xx

  9. I have a real shortage of skirts. this one is a cracker!

  10. I love this skirt! β™₯

  11. Love the skirt, no wonder you snapped it up!

  12. Vix

    Great skirt, real 80s vibe to it and a perfect length! x

  13. I love the skirt. I know what you mean I can not wait for some warmer weather and a chance to get out of winter clothes! x

  14. This skirt is gorgeous – love the waistband! I’m waiting to go back to the UK in a couple of weeks to go shopping!

    Emma x

  15. I’m too bored of layering and bundling up into my thick winter coat, I long to be able to just go to the shops wearing a cardi!

  16. I’m pretty much addicted to stripes so I ADORE this skirt, I may just have to treat myself to one soon! xoxo

  17. I adore that skrt, so pretty.

  18. I absolutely adore this outfit. So gorgeous

  19. It looks absolutely lovely on, and great value too πŸ™‚ x

  20. This skirt looks lovely on you! I know exactly what you mean about skirt waistbands! xx

  21. Kat

    Ahhh nothing beats classic monochrome πŸ™‚ xx

  22. cute skirt! i love your new header too.

  23. Thank you for commenting on my post sweetie! Monochrome outfits are always a winner x

  24. I love this skirt, I have a black & white stripy skirt that I love, you can wear them so many ways.

  25. I love the skirt. I seem to wear lots of monochrome outfits, always looks so striking. I have recently got a floral skirt from Oxfam for Β£3 and hope to wear it this weekend with thick tights and layers.

  26. Oooh I REALLY like! Looks lovely on you Miss Monochrome!

  27. Tor

    I love this look on you! Really elegant. β™₯

  28. Ah love all these outfits! xx

  29. Simple but effective! I’m the opposite though, I like to wear stuff as soon as I’ve bought it, it preys on my mind otherwise! xx

  30. ooo I love your outfit!! Simple but chic πŸ™‚ The skirt is beautiful and those boots are amazing!! πŸ˜€

    <3 Holz oxo

  31. Love the skirt Laura! It looks fab, especially with those boots – amazing! xx

  32. That skirt looks great xx

  33. This skirt really suits you and I love it too ! !

  34. Ooh I love this skirt, stripes are the best! I kinda live for layering but even I’m getting a bit sick of being constantly cold! πŸ™‚

  35. This skirt looks fab on you, it looks great with the boots πŸ˜€ xx