Want to know where the best – the absolute best – full skirts on the high street live?
Well, luckily I can tell you: because that’s the kind of thing you get to know when you dedicate your life to buying all the skirts in all the land. Which I have. Look, everyone needs a hobby, OK?
Yes, the same H&M you probably buy multipack knickers and surprisingly decent workout clothes from. (I’m talking about myself here, you understand…) The one you step into to buy a basic tank top, and then leave laden down with fifteen items you didn’t know you wanted, plus a random lint roller you picked up the checkout. THAT H&M. I know it gets a bad rap from time to time, and it’s true that the sizing can be a bit of a lucky dip, but the skirts? The skirt are amazing: and you can trust one who’s taken it upon herself to thoroughly investigate this. Ahem.
I’ve bought quite a few full skirts from H&M over the years (Like this one, for instance. And this one. Also this one. And who could forget this one?), and the thing I like most about them is the sheer volume of fabric they use. I’m not wearing a petticoat with this yellow jacquard skirt (although the wind is blowing it around a bit in the first shot!), because it honestly doesn’t need one: the acres of fabric, combined with the thickness of the brocade material (Which doesn’t crease, either, just as an added bonus) make it gloriously full and swishy – which is just the way I like my skirts to be, as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now.
I liked it so much, in fact, that a few days after it arrived, I also ordered this one, which is just as full, and which will be coming to a blog post near you very soon. In the meantime, I’m secretly hoping they don’t release these in any more colours – they might be relatively affordable, but when you just can’t stop buying them… well, it looks like I picked a bad time to re-start that shopping diet I kept banging on about last year, and then totally failed to stick to, didn’t I? If only I felt even remotely sorry about it…
In other news, I think I might have also tracked down where all of the best daffodils live, too – or, rather, Terry did, and then told me about it, at which point we had to get into the car and drive their immediately to take photos. (Part of living with a blogger – or even just knowing one – is that you start to take notice of these things. We have all of our friends on a constant daffodil/cherry blossom/ pretty field alert now – so if any of them see a good field, or a pink wall or whatever, they’re under strict instructions to text us immediately…) What a month I’m having, to be sure. I’d like to say this field was every bit as tranquil as it looks in the photos, but actually, it was blowing a small gale when these were taken, and I might have almost fallen on my ass a few times while trying to get in and out of it. Look out for an ‘Outfit Out-Takes‘ post, coming soon, to a blog near you…[P.S. My sponsors at Shopbop are having another awesome sale right now, which you might want to get in on before everything sells out, and your heart is broken. I’ve already placed my order, so I’ve managed to escape heartbreak this time around, but all of the details are below, just in case you feel like joining me…]