Anyone out there been wondering how to take one stripe skirt and wear it in three extremely similar ways? Anyone?
Well, you’re in luck, because today it’s time for another instalment of ‘Night & Day‘ – the feature I randomly invented a couple of weeks ago, in a bid to try to pretend I was actually being really clever and inventive during my recent holiday, rather than simply wearing the same things all the time. Just humour me, OK?
As with the previous post in this (very short) series, this post is very much based around those times when you have a very limited amount of clothes to work with, so please keep your expectations appropriately low as I show you three ways I wore Boden’s easy jersey mini skirt on holiday:
The first of these outfits was one I wore for a morning at the beach, hence the giant tote bag (which contained my swimsuit, amongst other things: I didn’t sit around in a skirt and top: not that I haven’t done that before, mind you…). Not getting sunburnt was my main priority here, which is why I’m wearing the shirt: if I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the sun, I like to reinforce my sunscreen by wearing something with long sleeves, if I can. This shirt is lightweight enough for me not to be too warm in it, but unfortunately it didn’t fare too well on this particular outing, because when I got back to the hotel, I realised I’d managed to get sunscreen stains all over it: gah! I managed to pick up a replacement in a local branch of H&M, but I kept this one too, to use as my “beach shirt” – it’s handy to have something you’re not too worried about ruining at times like this!
The second outfit, meanwhile, is almost identical, but I’m wearing a sweater rather than a shirt/top and flats instead of sandals: it’s revolutionary stuff I have to show you here, isn’t it? I wore this for an afternoon’s sightseeing: it was a little bit chillier that day, so I needed the sweater – I can’t actually remember what I was wearing under it, but I’m going to take a wild guess it was the same Zara top I’m wearing in the other two outfits, so this one is even MORE similar to the others than even I had realised: whoops!
While we were taking these photos, we had an amusing run-in with The Others who, as some of you know, like to follow me around wherever I go. One of the ways The Others like to torment me is by turning up at even the most remote locations, and then getting all up in my personal space. Example:
Here I am, enjoying some peace and quiet at the end of path which led to absolutely nowhere. Terry took this photo, turned round to adjust the camera settings, and when he turned back…
THE OTHERS. Dun-dun-duuuuuun!
I swear to God, this happens to me AAAALLL the time. I could find a seat on the moon, and The Others would find me there, seriously. But anyway! The skirt!
The third outfit was worn on the same day as the very first one: exchange the shirt for a blazer, and the flats for heels, et voila – a very slightly different outfit, which is neverthless almost the same. Yes.
And that, my friends, is how I wore one stripe skirt for three different activities. It’s also how I used yet another opportunity to feature that Zara blazer on my blog: I’d like to say this will be the last time you’ll be seeing it for a while, but … you all know it won’t be, don’t you?