red hair in the sunshine

Outfit | Biker Ballerina

green tulle ballerina skirt with high heels

black biker jacket and green tulle skirt
red hair in the sun

As I’ve mentioned probably a few too many times now, I spent most of my recent holiday dressed pretty casually by my standards.ย 

This was a bit of a departure for me, really, because I normally view vacations primarily as an excuse to dress up to the nines. Well, when ELSE am I going to get the chance to wear all of those prom dresses and sandals I own, I ask you?

(No, really, I’m asking you: WHY DO I NEVER GET TO WEAR ALL THE PRETTY THINGS?!)

On this trip, though, I just… well, I just couldn’t be bothered, really. And to be honest, I found it quite refreshing to not think so much about what I was wearing all the time: to not have to go back to the hotel to get changed for dinner, or to worry that I hadn’t worn all of the shoes I’d brought with me, because HEAVEN FORBID. Er, I’m making it sound like I spent two weeks being a bit of a slob here, aren’t I? I didn’t really, I promise, and as you can see, I did wear SOME dressier outfits – including this green tulle skirt,ย which I think Terry was slightly alarmed by when I asked him to come and help me zip up my suitcase, and he saw it sitting on top of the pile.

“Where does she think she’s going to wear THAT?” I could almost hear him thinking, but add a biker jacket and a pair of peep toes, and a better question would be “where COULDN’T you wear it?”

(That was a rhetorical question, by the way: no need to point out that it wouldn’t be suitable for… most places, really.)

biker jacket and ballerina midi skirt

sunset dinner table

green organza midi skirt

drinking wine at sunset

As it turned out, I wore it out to dinner one night, with my trusty biker jacket to keep out the evening chill. Unfortunately, the sun was going down and the light was a bit tricky, so these photos came out a little blurry (if you’ve ever wondered why I’m almost always looking to the side in photos, it’s because that’s where the sun is – look the other way, and my face is in shadow!), but, y’know, I still have the memories. And the skirt, obviously – which I really enjoyed wearing, so I’ll have to come up with another excuse to wear it soon. Or, failing that, to book another trip…

green tulle ballerina skirt

Organza skirt c/o ChicWish; Carvela peep toes*; Zara biker jacket; Michael Kors bag*

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  • Hi Amber, that a very pretty outfit. I love the photos of the dinner table looking at the sunset. xx

    April 6, 2016
  • LOVE this skirt! It’s so pretty and the colour is gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

    Char |

    April 6, 2016
  • Andrea Thomas


    I love that skirt is so pretty and the Biker Jacket with it looks so..well Californian…I guess. Just like Top Gun..and I mean that as a total compliment.. I mean who wouldn’t be Kelly Mc Wbatshername..I have a biker jacket but my fiancee has never ridden up on a bike and carried me away..

    April 6, 2016
  • Rotem


    Love the outfit! Totally makes me look at my own biker jacket in a new light.

    April 6, 2016
  • Mandy


    Love that look! And the place you wore it to looks pretty special as well. x

    April 6, 2016
  • Catherine


    Beautiful skirt, and lovely photos too.

    April 7, 2016
  • SO pretty, and I really wouldn’t call this casual ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 13, 2016