OUTFIT | Sakura Skater Skirt at Strathclyde Country Park

Choies Sakura Skater Skirt

summer day at Strathclyde Country Park

floral 50s skirt

Look everybody, I’m at the beach: yay!

OK, it’s not actually a REAL beach – it’s just a bit of sand beside the lake at Strathclyde Country Park – but the weather was so lovely when we were there last week that it felt a bit like being on holiday, anyway. Or maybe not, actually: the park has a funfair attached to it, plus a bunch of other attractions, all of which were closed when we visited, it still being April and all. I’ve been having to keep reminding myself it’s still only spring, though – it’s been so warm and sunny that it sometimes comes as a surprise to see that some of the trees are still bare, and the tourist attractions still mostly closed, or on restricted hours.

Not that I’m complaining, mind you: we hadn’t intended to go to the funfair anyway (Rollercoasters and me most definitely do not mix…), and the fact that a lot of the attractions were closed (and, OK, that it was a weekday, and most people were probably at work) meant that we got to have a nice, quiet stroll around the lake, and indulge in a fascinating spot of people-watching, and also: ice cream. Because it’s not a day out without ice cream, is it?

One thing we didn’t expect to find on our walk were the ruins of an old bathhouse, which, according to the sign next to it, dates back to Roman times – so pretty ancient, basically:

roman ruins

It totally blows my mind that you can be out walking in the country and suddenly find yourself walking across the same floor that people walked on hundreds of years ago. As I stood looking down into what would have been ye olde hot-tub, I couldn’t stop thinking how cool it would be if I could, just for a split second, get a glimpse of those olden-day people sitting in it. And if they could, at the same time, get a glimpse of Terry and I, peering down at them with our weird clothes and our giant camera – which would probably terrify the life out of them, and then they would burn me as a witch or something.

Luckily for me, there was no shift in the time-space continuum which allowed this to actually happen, but, you know, maybe next time. Well, you never know, do you?

looking out over the lake

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WEARING:  Sakura skater skirt c/o Choies; River Island top (2014); Miu Miu sunglasses (c/o); Bellmondo slingbacks* (2014); RED Valentino bag*  (via Shopbop)(2014)

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  • Amanda


    Love the skirt (even though I am a pink naysayer) but how can one size of skirt fit all??

    April 29, 2015
  • You really are into flats at the moment aren’t you – don’t normally see them with skirts like this! I like it though, you’ve got the leg length to pull it off. If I only had the same, I’d do it too… especially on days I want to wear a skirt and have comfy feet, such a useful option to have. I definitely feel the joys of spring today – it’s pouring down with rain and pretty cold. That’s much more like it.

    April 29, 2015
  • Oh I love finding ruins. When I was at university I had the privilege of visiting Pompeii… talk about frozen in time. I love that eerie feeling of walking on something and knowing that ancient cultures shared the same experience. Even stopping to listen is such a thrill! But alas, I digress. I’m really quite a fan of that skirt. I always WANT to wear nice, full skirts, but I typically feel overdressed for my lifestyle!

    April 29, 2015
  • Catherine


    Sounds like an inspiring trip and I love your bag. You look great, as always. I’m glad you say this was last week, cos the temperature has certainly dropped this week around here. I’m back to wearing tights, even though the sun is out.

    April 29, 2015
  • Rachel


    I love this skirt – they have some gorgeous other prints too (I think I may have seen you feature another print on your blog?). I would also be interested to hear what the fit is like, as I’m very tempted to buy! How does it work, being one size? Did you need to have it taken in?

    April 29, 2015
  • Bekki


    I’ve been lurking for quite a while and haven’t commented, but I knew I recognized the name Strathclyde…on our trip to the UK in 2012 we stayed at the Holiday Inn right near this park. We walked over to the little ice cream shop/cafe in the amusement park and walked around the lake a bit. Brought back really happy memories for me today! Love the skirt too 🙂

    April 29, 2015
  • Amazing outfit. Love the skirt.

    April 30, 2015
  • great post! That skirt looks lovely!

    Got to say those shoes are my favourite though They look perfect for a stroll along the beach…

    April 30, 2015
  • Stacey


    Love the skirt! White skirts, actually white anything in clothes and me just don’t mix. Within five minutes I get makeup and coffee spilled all over it 🙁 But it’s so spring-timey and pretty, especially the print. AND you even got to be a model for the store’s website!

    May 1, 2015
  • Louanne


    Thank you for introducing me to the Choies website – gonna be splashing out on a lot of those type of skirts, looks fab on you! x

    May 1, 2015
  • Oh you have it in white too! I didn’t remember that. I was thinking of more casual ways to wear mine, and you just gave me an idea! Thank you! 🙂
    You look amazing by the way. I’m glad you’ve had some sunny and warm days and you could take some road trips.

    May 4, 2015