A little late – March Outfits Post

This is a little later than usual, we are well into April, half way through it in fact, and yet I am only just getting around to doing a March outfit post. The problem has been that I went away for the latter part of March, not coming back until we were well into April, and I am now playing that age old game of catch-up. So, apologies for the lateness.

March was a fairly quite month due to the fact that I was struggling health wise for so much of it. A combination of sinusitis, which I suffer from dreadfully, and Colitis, meant that some lovely events I was meant to attend, at The Miailbox, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, were all cancelled, much to my dismay. In addition, a much needed holiday in Wales meant a little bit of recuperation time that was much needed, it was great to leave the computer behind, if only for a little while.

So here are some of the outfits from March, where there has been a lot of jeans, quite a bit of shopping the wardrobe, and plenty of vintage and charity shop finds which prove that these shops are an absolute treasure trove when it comes to finding stylish pieces. Key amongst them are the 1980s blue top, complete with small shoulder pads and a tie side detail, I love the print on this and it looks so modern worn with skinny jeans and ankle boots. I also found more Bally shoes, I seek these out in charity shops as they are super quality and have a heel I can cope with for every day wear.

What did you get up to in March? What did you wear?

Friday night at Pizza Hut

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Top M&S Vintage (Charity Shop find) Necklace Primark Skirt M&S Shoes Bally Vintage

 AUTOGRAPH Faux Leather Pencil Skirt T508340 £49.50 Click to visit M&S


AUTOGRAPH Faux Leather Pencil Skirt £49.50 Click to visit M&S

New Buys from Dorothy Perkins

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**Tall Khaki Button Front Skirt Was £24.00 Now £18.24Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Tall Khaki Button Front Skirt
Was £24.00 Now £18.24 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Saturday Afternoon at the football

Afternoon at The football

Top underneath Next Jumper Select Jeans Primark Boots Clarks Bag Marc Jacobs Necklace Gogo Phillip

Meal with my boys

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Top Primark Skirt Linea at House of Fraser Shoes Bally Vintage

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Supertrash Trosha Top in D-Bull Stripe £40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Supertrash Trosha Top in D-Bull Stripe
£40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Friday Night at Nando’s

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Coat Primark Top Peacocks Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots Clarks Necklace Primark

Easter Sunday in Wales

 

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Cardigan Jigsaw Dress M&S (Charity shop finds) Boots Clarks

School Run, shopping and Tuesday night football

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Top Vintage Jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Shopping in Aberystwyth

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Jacket Primark Top and Jeans Dorothy Perkins Bag TK Maxx

Fresh Blue 'Frankie' Ultra Soft Jegging Jeans Was £22.00 Now £16.72Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Fresh Blue ‘Frankie’ Ultra Soft Jegging Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £16.72 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

A trip to the Seaside

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Cardigan Oasis Top Next Jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Sleeveless Top £15 Click to visit Next

Sleeveless Top £15 Click to visit Next

Reviewed – Kiera PU midi skirt from Boohoo

Boohoo.com are having a rather busy Spring. As well as launching a very successful new collection with the uber gorgeous Nadia Aboulhosn (which you can read about here), the main Boohoo plus collection continues to grow in strength and style. It has everything, including skirts in mini, midi, maxi and skater lengths. My current favourite from the collection is the Kiera midi skirt in faux leather style. It is sassy, stylish and fun to wear. It can be worn so many different ways that it is an ultimate wardrobe no brainer. It is also something a long way from my comfort zone, but it was my first choice when it came to choosing something to review from the current collection. Why? One reason – Marianne Faithfull!

Keira PU Midi Skirt £16 click to visit Boohoo

Keira PU Midi Skirt £16 click to visit Boohoo

In my late teens I discovered Marianne Faithfull and her awesome 1960s rock chick style, and that was how I dressed for the next few years. A-line suede skirts, acres of scarves and bell bottom jeans and trousers, all these made their way into my wardrobe, courtesy of Birmingham’s rag market. And even though those years have flown by, one iconic photograph of Mick and Marianne still gives me style inspiration. imagesI totally love this image of a fluffy jumper teamed with a black skirt, and, although I know Marianne’s skirt is a skater style mini, I prefer to think it might be a leather pencil skirt. This was the look I was going for with my Boohoo skirt – a sort of an (aging) rock chick! The skirt is super easy to wear as it has an elasticated waistband – a simple pull on, pull off style. The length is midi, and, at the moment, I am wearing it with tights, but I do think this would look great with bare legs and a suntan. The fabric is great, it doesn’t feel too thin, and it has some stretch in it too. It is a bodycon fit, but I haven’t felt the need to add shapewear with this.

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Primark fluffy jumper teamed with Boohoo skirt

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The skirt gets a wearing at Disney on Ice…not quite so rock chick!

As well as wearing the skirt with the fluffy jumper, I also teamed it with a pink blouse (another charity shop find) and Mary Janes for a slightly more formal look. The fifties print clutch adds a little fun to the look. DSCN6675[1] DSCN6676[1] Boohoo never fails to give style inspiration at affordable prices, and the current collection is well worth a look. Here are a few more skirts that have caught my eye.

Georgina Leopard Print Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Georgina Leopard Print Midi Skirt £12

Marie Zip Front Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo

Marie Zip Front Midi Skirt £15

Ailsa Contrast Trim Scuba Midi Length Skater Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo

Ailsa Contrast Trim Scuba Midi Length Skater Skirt £15

Polly Pinstripe Midi Skirt £8 Click to visit Boohoo

Polly Pinstripe Midi Skirt £8

Ivy Double Mesh Midi Skirt £20 click to visit Boohoo

Ivy Double Mesh Midi Skirt £20

 

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