I found this old snap of my sis from the seventies. Cracking outfit. Guffaw guffaw. Titter titter.
Sister So So circa 1977
Just joking! Not really fooling anyone am I?
I'm just having a trying on session with my Massimo Dutti skirt which I managed to get in the sale. I'd seen it months back and ummed and ahhed and when I finally went in for the kill, lo and behold it disappeared off the site. Drat. I thought it was all sold out but no, on the first day of the Massimo Dutti sale - it turned up half price in all sizes. So where did it go for two months when I was looking for it? Why was it taken off the website? Did they do it intentionally to wind me up? Because they knew I would check every few days for two months to see if it would come back? Most entertaining answer will be announced some time soon.
Anyway, the above picture is how I am not going to wear a seventies styled skirt, styled à la seventies Pollyanna style ... just incase anyone genuinely thought I was going there with this one. Some people will look lovely styled slightly vintage and retro like this - I look a little bit weird and a whole lot of Stepford.
However, I might wear it as seen below as the change of blouse helps to alleviate the Pollyana look and keeps it a bit fresher.
Primark blouse (old), Massimo Dutti Skirt, Kurt Geiger Krimble Sandals (old)
Still has that whiff of the seventies about it but hopefully in a much better way. Oh no - I'm also getting a hint of safari (stop! stop! stop!). And I'm not going to pretend it's the easiest skirt to work with - it's not. It sits right on my waist which feels rather strange as I am used to everything sitting a little lower. This means you have to either (1) find a top which stops on the waistline allowing the skirt to flow out nicely or (2) find something which tucks in without bulking you out too much. Or go for option (3) which is to find a top which is short enough to allow the skirt to flow out nicely and which you don't have to tuck in so you can be mega comfy. It's all about proportions with this skirt. You definitely need to think about how to wear it. But all said, it's a lovely retro looking skirt in a nice heavy linen. And it has pockets. I LOVE pockets!!! Have you seen Eep Crood from the Croods when she discovers shoes for the first time. Same amount of heartfelt emotion here.
And here's with a little black fitted jumper to give you that slight fifties feel and more of a shape.
Muji Jumper (old), Massimo Dutti Skirt, Russell Bromley Pumps (Ebay)
Both different looks. Chalk and cheese. Black and white (literally). Which look do you prefer? And is this skirt a keeper? I keep thinking I need to branch out more. But are skirts the way to go for me? Or would a better investment be a pair of Gap skinny mini skimmer khakis in flint grey? Hmmm. Old habits die hard - I do like to keep the legs under wraps.
Last Note :
- Why do Massimo Dutti take so long to get an order out to the customer. This skirt took nearly ten days from ordering at which point I was thinking of cancelling because I was bored waiting. I don't blame you Belinda (AllWornOut) for hitting the shops to get what you want instead of waiting for the snail mail delivery. I just wish I could do that but there are no shops north of London.
- You need to wear big knickers with this skirt as the likelihood of it blowing up is very likely.
- Eep Crood. Enjoy.