In The Line of Duty

yellow 50s skirt

leopard print shoes

mustard yellow 50s style skirt

I really hope you enjoy these photos, fair readers, because you see that skirt? That huge, yellow skirt? That skirt is probably the biggest one I own, in terms of sheer amount of fabric. Seriously, you should see me trying to iron that thing: I have to schedule in breaks and everything. It’s BIG, put it that way, and with a skirt THAT big, there’s only one thing you can do: a girl’s gotta twirl.

I couldn’t resist twirling in the skirt. Quite a few times in fact. The outtakes from this set make for … interesting… viewing. Anyway, I twirled, and I twirled, then I twirled some more. And on one of those twirls, I somehow managed to twist my stupid knee. Why yes, I DID feel stupid, now you come to mention it. Because WHO ON EARTH injures themselves while having photos taken? Oh yeah: that would be me…

Luckily my injury was a very minor one: it didn’t hamper my movements much, and 24 hours later I was back to normal, which was a relief, because that would’ve been quite an embarrassing conversation to have with the doctor, don’t you think? I’d imagine it would’ve gone a bit like this:

DOCTOR: So, Amber, do you have any idea what caused this injury?

ME: Yes, doctor, the injury was acquired in the line of duty, while carrying out manoeuvres as part of my job.

DOCTOR: <impressed> Ah, so you’re in the armed forces, then? Special ops, perhaps?

ME: No, I’m a fashion blogger. I take photos of myself wearing clothes. It’s a dangerous job, but someone has to do it!

DOCTOR: Right. I’ll just put it down as “accident as the result of stupidity,” shall I?

ME: If you could maybe give the skirt a mention, too? It was a particularly good one, you see, and I couldn’t believe how good a match it was for that J Crew cardigan my parents brought me back from the States!

Anyway, luckily for me, this conversation never came to pass, and I lived to twirl another day.  I’m sure that one day when I’m old, though,  I’ll sit in my rocking chair, saying, “Dagnammit! That old fashion blogging injury is playing up again! Sure sign a storm’s a-comin’! Damn knee was never the same again after that twirling incident!” (Because I will speak like a cartoon character when I’m old, obviously. And I’ll always be drunk. I’m actually quite looking forward to it…)

P.S. I’m not actually levitating in that first photo, by the way – I was in the process of spinning round, and one foot is still on ground! That’s probably how I busted my knee, now I come to think of it…

Now and Then:

yellow 50s inspired skirt

NOW: ASOS skirt // J Crew cardigan // Moda in Pelle shoes


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mustard skirt


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  • This is just the most amazing colour on you!! x

    September 24, 2014
  • It is a beautiful skirt

    September 24, 2014
  • Fran


    That is a lovely skirt and the colour looks lovely on you! And if it is any consolation, once when I was twirling in a dress I hit a lamp-post. Now that was an elegant moment…:p

    September 24, 2014
  • So lovely! I made an almost identical skirt with inverted pleats from a burda pattern a few years ago. Except I made it from a thicker, winter fabric. It not only takes ages to dry and iron, but is quite heavy to boot. But oh it does drape most beautifully and I can twirl too!

    September 24, 2014
  • I’ve decided I want all of the outfit posts I read to feature a short bout of comedy, like yours, as they brighten my day! Mustard yellow is literally one of my favourites and I seem to be in the process of covering both my house and myself in it lately. So I’m very pleased to see head-to-toe mustard – and with bonus leopard print shoes? How did you know?!

    September 24, 2014
  • Where is that skirt from!!??

    September 24, 2014
  • I had this mustard yellow shirt back when I was in middle school and I loved it, but hardly ever wore it. It was mustard yellow, and nobody wears that color, I used to think. But now, it has turned into one of my favorite colors and I wish that I had more of it in my closet. Your outfit matches so well and looks great on you, especially with that belted bow. Glad your knee is a-okay. That would have been a funny doctor visit, indeed. 🙂

    September 24, 2014
  • Such a beauty of a skirt!!
    Sorry to hear about your knee and I hope your knee is better soon..

    September 24, 2014
  • I too have injured myself in the name of fashion photos. I once fell down the steps I was precariously balanced on the edge of in the attempt to show off my boots and I bruised my back when I slipped. The worst part is the photos didn’t turn out either.
    Fashion and Happy Things

    September 24, 2014
  • Beautiful skirt, gorgeous you 🙂

    September 24, 2014
  • Oh my giddy aunt, that skirt is all kinds of amazing! It looks great on you!

    September 24, 2014
  • I think this is one of my favorite posts so far 🙂 You are so silly, and your writing style flows so nicely.
    And the skirt is lovely too 🙂

    September 24, 2014
  • Indigo


    Ohhh….and I just happened to be twirling today myself! I’d best be careful! It wasn’t with a big huge beautiful skirt but while wearing an ultra long sweater. I was there happily spinning around until the dogs got annoyed and started chasing at my sweater and trying to bite holes into it!

    You look gorgeous in that color.
    Have a lovely day!

    September 25, 2014
  • Katie


    You might not be levitating in the first photo – but you definitely are in the third 🙂

    Gorgeous colour on you x

    September 25, 2014
  • first thing I said : oh, what a wonderfull skirt!
    second thing I said : I’ll never have enough time to iron something like this!
    Glad you’re ok 😉

    September 25, 2014
  • Well in the skirts defence, it is a pretty cool skirt to damage your knee over

    September 25, 2014
  • I always love reading your stories but I am glad to hear your injury wasn’t too bad!
    Amazing colour and I love the complete look in yellow.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    September 27, 2014