look, no pastels!

So the weather is cooling down and the mornings and evenings are getting chilly, but I still refuse to wear tights. I’m too busy grasping at whatever warm weather we have left (which, when it reaches about 10am, is quite a lot actually). I’m also grasping at getting as much wear out of this skirt as I can before it inevitably falls to pieces. It’s starting to look a bit worse for wear. Sad face. What AREN’T looking worse for wear are these Ash ankle boots that I scored from my-wardrobe.com. Happy face. I still like to wear them with nearly everything. Usually I find it hard to pair midi length skirts with ankle boots for fear of making my legs look stumpy, but these boots are perfect. I think it has to do with the dippy bit at the front. Yes, dippy bit. Check out my grasp of the English language yo.


  1. herecomesthesun May 10, 2011

    Why don't you like tights? I'm not hugely fond of them myself but i still wear stockings or knee socks to keep my legs warm ๐Ÿ™‚ you are braver than i am!

  2. Macy May 10, 2011

    I love this outfit, definitely something I would wear myself. Your choice of colour is perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. soph (owl vs. dove) May 10, 2011

    @herecomesthesun: I guess I didn't explain myself properly. I don't NOT like tights. I wear stockings all the time in winter. I just can't bring myself to wear them just yet! Plus they don't seem go with midi skirts, which is what half my wardrobe consists of at the moment. eeek!

    @Macy: thank you!

  4. celeste May 11, 2011

    absolutely love the chicness of this look! that maxi skirt is wonderful.

  5. her persona May 11, 2011

    very cute outfit


  6. Lyndall May 11, 2011

    I love that outfit! I have a few midi-length things and I actually like wearing them with knee-high boots. It makes me feel kinda 1970s, hehe.

  7. Jo May 11, 2011

    I looove the outfit! Sometimes it's great to switch things up a bit! The skirt is absolute perfection – the length, the colour, and the pleats are all so wonderful!


  8. Joy May 11, 2011

    Haha love this. Yes your command of the English language is simply superb.

  9. hahaha, i wear out my clothes too..and squeeze the life out of them before i let them go. <3 your outfit is just adorably chic..love it!

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  10. sojourned in style May 11, 2011

    braving the cold I see, even if it doesn't really seem that cold. love this nonehthelss, adore mid length skirts the striped top is fantastic! nice look.

  11. Blithely Unaware May 11, 2011

    I hate it when clothes die ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

    Love, love, love that skirt – have you looked on ASOS I swear i saw similar ones on there recently.


  12. Bec May 11, 2011

    Lovely outfit, especially the skirt. Wish I could rock a hat like that!

  13. pip a la chic May 11, 2011

    It's so clod here in NSW…. it's so windy. You're lucky your in QLD. Get as much warmth as you can. The boots do look great. these def don't make your legs stumpy.

  14. m i s s . t e a May 11, 2011

    you pull off midi skirts so well! and hahaha i love shoes with dippy bits too, great word coining! xx misstea & co.

  15. Jennyboo May 11, 2011

    Love! I am such a fan of black midi skirts and this one is just a beauty. Perfectly styled as well. xx

  16. Hannah Percyowl May 11, 2011

    Sooo weird – this outfit is so damn close to what I've planned to wear saturday to a party that I'm beginning to get scared. Same tee, but shorter sleeves, navy maxi skirt and boots.
    Is there some kind of mental link that I don't know about, like harry potter and voldemort (but possibly less scary). I'll def have to take an outfit photo on sat now >.>

  17. Sofie May 11, 2011

    lol best title!!
    Those colours look great (ยดโ–ฝ๏ฝ€)
    i'm looking for a skirt exactly like yours at the moment but in a pale ballet pink.

  18. liza May 11, 2011

    I'm not a huge fan of tights so I'm holding off as well. I love what you are wearing, your skirt and boots go just perfectly.

    Your writing gave me a good giggle ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Vicky May 11, 2011

    You always pull of this length so effortlessly. And love the stripes x

  20. Thu May 11, 2011

    Loving your colours and the stripes!

  21. rebecca May 11, 2011

    the dippy bit works! the skirt looks lovely on you, see if you can find a similar one as a replacement?


  22. sara May 11, 2011

    you pull off that length skirt so well! and the dippy bit is perfect haha

  23. I am Vintage Lover May 11, 2011

    Our love for our Ash booties and midi skirts…style mavens! Haha well at least you are, I'm just a wannabe haha xo

  24. Miranda May 11, 2011

    Wow no pastels! But you stil look amazing!

  25. Laura May 11, 2011

    Great outfit! I never get bored with stripes and long skirts!!

  26. Kasia. May 11, 2011

    pretty skirt ๐Ÿ˜‰


  27. kelly ann May 12, 2011

    I want this entire outfit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So pretty!

  28. Marella May 12, 2011

    Amazing pics!
    Lovely blog! Following! Follow back?

  29. Barbara May 12, 2011

    that outfit is so so very nice

  30. rebecca May 12, 2011

    i've been searching for a skirt like that. it's perfect.

  31. jess May 12, 2011

    That skirt is so nice. What a shame its falling apart.

  32. mari b. May 13, 2011

    the midi skirt suits you brilliantly!


  33. jamie-lee May 13, 2011

    I'm trying to pretend it's not almost winter too! I think I'm gonna attempt sans tights today but in windy wellington it can be a bit hard lol.

    loving the skirt, doesn't look like it's falling to pieces ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Emma May 13, 2011

    Ha, the dippy bit definitely allows it to work stump-free! You look great x

  35. Phuong May 13, 2011

    you look amazing!

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  36. Jony May 14, 2011

    Such an amazing outfit, these colors go so well together, love it!


  37. ana b. May 15, 2011

    I like to play chicken with the weather when it comes to tights. And ankle boots with the skirt definitely has no stumpifying effect on you! You look marvellous.

  38. keekee June 16, 2011

    i need that skirt. you're so fabulous


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