Outfit | Chi Chi London ‘Cerys’ skirt
When I first saw this skirt, I imagined wearing it on a perfect summer’s day – maybe to something like an upmarket picnic, or, like, a garden party or something.
Then I remembered that winter is coming (or so it would seem from the weather, anyway), and also that I work from home, in a small village in Scotland, and don’t exactly get invited to garden parties, or even upmarket picnics, really. Then I threw myself on the bed, and sobbed at the unfairness of having been born in a cold, windy country, and once I’d done that, I pulled myself together, and took some photos in my bedroom, instead.
I can do that, now that it’s been decorated. I’m actually thinking I might start doing more of it, because although I’ve always avoided taking indoor photos whenever possible, I’m starting to come round to them. There’s no denying that they have their advantages – the main one being the fact that they let you see what the clothes actually look like, as opposed to what the clothes would look like if you wore them in a wind tunnel, which is what it normally feels like when I step outside these days.
This skirt wouldn’t fare well in the wind. It would be either flattened against my body, or blowing up around my waist, and no one needs to see that, so indoor photos it is. The skirt itself is by Chi Chi London, and is their ‘Cerys’ skirt. It’s a thing of loveliness, with a tulle upper covered with floral embroidery, and it’s just a little bit – OK, a BIG bit – fancy for my current lifestyle, which is why I’ve attempted to “dress it down” with a pair of flats. I think we can all agree that worked, right? I can totally wear this to the post office now, and no one will bat an eyelid? What do you mean, “NO”?!