Sunday, 5 August 2012

Summer Style: the skater skirt.

As my previous posts have informed, I have been in the beautiful Brittany region of France for the last two weeks doing a crazy amount of reading, swimming, sun worshipping and of course, photography! I went to the beach, explored the coast line, swam, walked, star-gazed, ate, drank, read a total of 5 and a half books (still reading the second half!) so, all in all, a brilliant holiday. But now I am back in England, home, and can enjoy the build up to University and current Olympic games that seems to have gripped everyone's attention.

Skater skirt - ASOS, Belt - ASOS, Leggings - ASOS, Sunglasses - Accessorize, Backpack - Accessorize, Vest - Newlook, Shoes - Newlook, Cardigan - Next, Hair band - Handmade
These pictures were taken outside the Town Hall of Plonovez-Porzay. Stumbling upon it whilst looking for somewhere to grab lunch, I knew I had to have my outfit snapped here. It was sunny although not particularly warm with beautiful flowers and made such a quaint little location for a town girl such as myself, it seemed a good fit.This was one of my favourite outfits I wore on my holiday, mainly because of the skater skirt. The temperature was all over the place, so I felt relieved to have brought some warmer clothes. One day I would be wondering around in just a beach dress, the next wrapped up in my hoodie. Oh, the joys of holidaying in Europe!

For those of you who are regular readers of my blog, you will know I often put a slight retro twist on outfits. I am obsessed with creating a modern retro vibe by mixing styles as well as different pieces. I like to think I have a unique style that really reflects me. It isn't always the easiest thing, finding trendy plus size clothes, but there are such great brands online, my two favourites being ASOS Curve and Newlook Inspire. I refuse to be a baggy jeans and t-shirt girl or live in an oversized smock dress just because I'm not a size 10.

 Anyway, I hope you like the pictures as well as my outfit! Now I'm gonna do some catching up on my favourite blogs so...let me know your thoughts! :)


ellie said...

Love the headband. Sweet summer backpack too. I like this retro trend!

ivy's closet said...

Looks like a beautiful trip. Glad you updated.

Joyce said...

I love the skater skirt and the color of your cardigan is soooo pretty! This is such a nice put together summer outfit :) I LOVE IT!

Courtney Erin said...

I love the ASOS Curve line, they have such brilliant stuff. And your vacation sounds amazing - a perfect getaway.

Courtney ~

Maiken said...

before I forget - the flower photo is beautiful! I love the happy colours :)
now, your outfit. I also like those colours since they're simple but really classy. btw, I have thought about the meaning of "skater dress/skirt" and just now I finally understood the true meaning of "skater" here! :P (I used to only see the "skateboard" part, haha)
anyway, I hope you're having a lovely summer! :) my vacation just ended and it's not so great :P

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Emmanuella said...

You look so cute in this outfit! Seems like you had a great vacation glad to hear that :)

Emmanuella said...

You should take the pants I'm sure it's going to be lovely :)
To answer to your questions I live in a french African country, since high school we have english in our courses. I've always been a big fan of this language so I decided to study business management in an english school here in my country. I'm still not very fluent especially when it comes to speak but I am on the way :)

Clara Turbay said...

I like your blog style and has everything I like.

Fashion R&D said...

Great skirt and I love the green! Nice sunnies too!