Summer is here and so are the invites! I love weddings but being so involved in the process of weddings I barely get time to plan what to wear. This weekend I was at the most beautiful fairy tale wedding ever. The weather was lush but it was the couple who made the wedding a fairytale. Both bride and groom made a deal to keep themselves to themselves until they married (you know what I mean) so all day they beamed with excitement and retained eye contact in the most romantic way. It was beautiful to witness.
I was helping with the arrangements and decor so I was pretty much busy up until the morning. I purchased my outfit the day before with only an hour left before the stores shut. For me, this was good progress given previous weddings I did not know what to wear until the actual day. I do however need to turn it up a notch; plan my outfit a week in advance.
Recently I was going through my Instagram and Nicole Warne ‘garypeppergirl‘ caught my eye ( again ). This woman is just gorgeous and beautifully sophisticated. Her dress sense is classy and individual. I just love it. I came across a few outfits that inspired me particularly the outfit designed by Christopher Esber …. oh my gosh she looked amaze!
Going through her instagram feed I seen another outfit with a three quarter length skirt that caught my gleaning eye by an Australian designer ( no name given ) and by this stage I was all about the long 3/4 skirt length. However, I never thought I would find a skirt of this style in an hour … prayer works lol.
So in-between decorating and arranging flowers I went to a local outlet and bought my outfit from Topshop and River Island. The top was mid length and perfect for a high waisted skirt. I purchased the powder blue top in Topshop for £20. I then headed for River Island with the hope of finding a skirt. I came across this 3/4 length skirt; the only 3/4 length skirt in the shop which happened to be on sale for £15 … I was over the moon, I didn’t even try it on, I picked up a size 10 and off I went.
I questioned if the top was a little too casual for a wedding, however I think I managed to accessorise appropraitely to make up for it. I added a choker to emphasise the plain top.
For jewellery I bought a beautiful double ring that links together with a chain which I teamed with a silver and blue bangle. I added my blue bag to complete the outfit.
The skirt is definitely my key piece. The woven jacquard material contains a stiff structure which keeps the shape of the skirt really well and the monochromatic print hides any creases ( I didn’t notice any creases at all ). This skirt is still available online and it also has a matching top which I didn’t see in the store but I am definitely ordering it tonight! All shopping links to this outfit are below.
Let me know if you liked the outfit or if you ordered it! Also check out ‘garypeppergirl‘ for more inspiration of you like this style. And of course make sure to follow me on Instagram too ‘straightoffthecatwalk‘……. !
Looking forward to hearing from you!