Daily wear

15 Oct 2010

polka dot skirt & yellow cardi

My favourite kind of skirt is one that twirls as they always make me feel happy. I made this one from a much longer and larger linen skirt I found. I kept the pretty hemline intact and cut off the top half, gathered the top edge and attached an elastic waistband. It's really comfy and I'll wear it lots.

I picked up the cardigan from a charity shop this week. It was originally from LK Bennett (bargain!) and is more of a jacket as it's made from quite a heavy, tightly woven knit. I was worried the colour didn't suit my skin tone (as I've often been told that I shouldn't wear yellow) but I feel the colour is fine. In fact, I really like it!

Cardigan: Charity Shop
Skirt: Self made
T shirt: Marks & Spencer
Tights: Sainsburys

11 comments:

MB said...

I love your outfit! Well done! At the moment I'm sitting here typing in a pair of old trousers and a t-shirt that are COVERED in our bathroom blue and guest bedroom yellow paints! As soon as we finish all this remodeling I swear I'm gonna get it together and get out my 'paintin' clothes. Thanks for the inspiration, I needed it!

Ruth said...

I love the colors together and the twirl is great! I like the tights the best. What kind of shoes would you wear? Bright or dark shoes, since your cardigan is yellow? Btw I made your skirt here in my blog and it turned out great. =) you can see it here if you want! http://ruthography.blogspot.com/2010/09/skirt.html thanks for the amazing tutorial.

Kassondra DeBoer said...

I feel the same way about the twirl of a skirt, and well i like my dresses to twirl too!
That sweater is amazing, the color is great, and i love the collar!

winter said...

Skirts that twirl make me happy too. And yellow definitely suits you!

muchlove said...

that twirling photo is so cute. I love your outfit!

Stephanie said...

super cute as always. I love mustard yellow and wear it, although it's not my best color.

anne said...

very nice! the skirt is adorable :D

St├ęphanie said...

Just lovely !

Nicky said...

Nice work on the skirt (and I think the yellow looks lovely on you)!!! I just gave it my first shot sewing a mermaid skirt for my little one's Halloween costume! Yikes- that was a lot of improvising!!! :D Happy Friday

Hermine said...

I love love love this outfit ! Dots just always work !

Kimia Kline said...

awesome outfit!! amazing color combo.

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