Boden do a lot of great vintage-y novelty prints, some of which may even be repros of original vintage prints. This one certainly looks like it. It features various modes of transport with people waving "bon voyage" flags - super cute! I've had loads of these skirts on my watch list, and they regularly go on ebay for upwards of £30 (which, though still a bargain compared to the price new, is more than I'd want to spend on a modern skirt), but I managed to snag one for about £17 - and in roughly my size, too. That is, it's big on the waist, but any smaller size would be too small on the hips. Any tips for taking in the waist on a skirt with a side zip? I'm thinking of maybe adding darts in the front, but I probably won't take the waistband off as I think it'll be a major fiddle to reattach it.
How do you plan your outfits? I usually start with one piece and let the rest of the outfit grow around it. I actually can't remember if this morning I started with the skirt or with the gloves. I know I wanted to wear gloves because I'd planned to wear gloves for my sister's wedding on Saturday, then completely forgot to put them on, so I wanted to make up for that in today's outfit. So I think I went into the wardrobe to find something I could wear with gloves, pulled out the skirt, and then went back to my glove case to choose a pair (I went with these to pick up the colour in the print). Next, I think, came the pink accessories, again to reference the colour in the print. Kitsch car earrings picked up the transport theme, and a faux pearl bracelet completed the look. I feel like I'm rambling a bit, but I'm including it just because the notion of how an outfit comes together really interests me - I'm intrigued to think how some of my favourite style bloggers assemble their looks so I thought you might like an insight into my train of thought (but do let me know if it's totally boring!).
Skirt, Boden via ebay; Knit blouse, ebay; Shoes, purchased in Thailand; Belt, charity shop; Vintage gloves, can't remember; Bracelet, Primark; Earrings, purchased in Thailand; 1950s feather hat, charity shop; Handbag, on permanent loan from my sister (who also took the pics).