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OUTFIT | Dreaming of Spring

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ASOS mint green floral midi skirt and cable knit sweater

winter florals: midi skirt and sweater outfit

silver bracelet

I know this outfit might seem a little bit spring-like for February, but when I bought this skirt last year, I remember thinking it would be a good year-round piece. The floral print and mint green colour might scream “spring” (And I feel like joining in, to be totally honest…), but the quilted fabric is quite thick, and, paired with a chunky sweater, some trusty black opaques and, of course, a coat, it was more than warm enough for a sunny February afternoon.

Actually, it’s not just the outfit which is a little bit spring-like: the weather has felt quite spring-like too this week, which is probably why I was inspired to bust out the florals. It’s still on the chilly side, obviously, but we’ve been seeing the sun a lot more, and the daylight hours are getting longer too, which makes SUCH a difference to my mood. I’ll never be a fan of the cold, but it’s the constant darkness that’s the real killer in winter, and when the days start to get longer, I always feel like I’m getting more TIME, rather than just more daylight.

One thing that isn’t spring-like? These black shoe boots, which I’m sure you’ll as sick of seeing by now as I am of wearing them. That’s too bad, though, because I’ve worn them so much this winter that I actually bought a back-up pair – you know, for when these ones finally fall apart, and I have to spend the rest of my life searching for a replacement? Please tell me I’m not the only one who occasionally does that?

Well, this time I WON’T have to spend the rest of my life searching for a replacement: I’ll just have to walk to my closet and pluck a fresh pair from the shelves, a bit like I’m running my very own shoe shop. I know they’re not the most exciting footwear in the world, but damn, those things have come in handy: they’re less chunky than knee-boots and more comfortable than pumps (Which I don’t really like wearing with tights, on account of how they always seem to end up slipping off at the heel..), so I’m probably going to keep on wearing them for… well, pretty much forever, basically. Or until both pairs fall apart, anyway.

Then I’ll begin the lifelong search for a replacement…

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WEARING:  ASOS skirt  / H&M sweater (old) / Buffalo shoe boots  / bracelet c/o Argento

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  • Stella Kashmoney
    February 11, 2015

    Lovely skrit. So looking forward to spring.

  • GaiaT
    February 11, 2015

    You’re not the only one. Or at least, I hope I did that too with my favourite pair of shoes. They’re the most comfortable pair of wedges in the world, I can walk in them all day without my feet hurting, and they are nice enough to pair beautifully with casual or more dressy outfits. But now they’re out of stock and I fear the day when they will abandon me…

    • Helena
      February 12, 2015

      I suggest looking for another pair or two on eBay, while they’re still recent enough to be able to find.

  • I am in love with that skirt! It is such a beautiful colour! x

  • CiCi Marie
    February 11, 2015

    Happy to see this skirt again 🙂 I so nearly bought it – they did it in Petite and everything… but then never had the money when I thought of it. And thus, opportunities were lost… But I’m glad you got it, all the same. Mint green is fine by me, any time of the year. And I am SO SICK OF TIGHTS. If I never see another pair of tights again… I’ll know I no longer live in the UK.

  • Louise
    February 11, 2015

    Lovely bracelet 🙂

  • Maria
    February 11, 2015

    I do this too with shoes; I have such fussy feet that when I finally find a comfy pair of shoes or heels I’d buy 2 pairs ‘just in case’!

  • Courtney
    February 11, 2015

    Beautiful! Love the color combo-I’ve been super into chunky sweaters and flowy skirts lately!

  • Zanna
    February 11, 2015

    That shade of blue really suits you!! Loving the skirt so much <3

  • Jamie Rose
    February 12, 2015

    I wish I’d bought a backup pair of quite a few pairs of shoes but I just don’t have room to store extra pairs of shoes! I have way too many. I think yours look super versatile though and it was probably a really good idea to get a backup. This whole outfit is so spring-y. I love how perfectly your sweater matches this pretty floral skirt.

  • Porcelina
    February 12, 2015

    I love how Spring-like this outfit is. It gives me hope that winter will end! I understand you about the shoes, I’ve done that before, buying back-up pairs!! x

  • Elizabeth @ Awesome Wave
    February 12, 2015

    I love wearing clothes off-season. Makes for much more interesting wardrobe.

  • Leila
    February 12, 2015

    If it makes you feel any better, last year I found my perfect pair of brown ballet flats, a plain style in a rich cognac color. I don’t know how it is in Scotland, but in the States good brown shoes seem nearly impossible to find since brown was the big thing in the 1990s. Luckily, these were pretty inexpensive at $15 a pair on sale, and you never know how long a shoe will live on the shelf, so when I found this one I stocked up. I think I have the pair I’ve been wearing for a year now plus four or five backup pairs in storage. The same with the black version of the same shoe.

  • Leni's Model Management
    February 17, 2015

    This might just be the PERFECT skirt.

    Leni’s Model Management

  • Emma Everleigh
    February 22, 2015

    Wonderful outfit, Amber. The sweater looks super cosy and the top-to-toe shade is gorgeous! xxx

  • char
    February 23, 2015

    Loving this whole outfit.