Boden cropped cashmere cardigan

OUTFIT | Speaking of uniforms…

pink jaquard 50s-style skirt

Boden cropped cashmere cardigan

full skirt, cropped cardigan and high heels

I wrote about my love of fashion “uniforms” last week, so I guess it’s only fitting that my very next outfit post should feature one of mine!

Full skirt? Check.

Fitted/cropped top? Check.

High heels? That would be a check…

I wear some variation on this outfit at least a couple of times a week, and sometimes I get embarrassed by the sheer repetition, but then again, I guess that’s the beauty of being a personal style blogger than a “fashion blogger” – you get to just wear whatever you want!

This skirt was on its inaugural outing when these photos were taken, but I can already tell its destined to become a favourite: I love the shiny, jacquard fabric, but it proved a bit tricky to photograph properly, which is why I’ve added the slightly windswept photo below, even although the lighting is totally different it, and I hate that.  The cardigan, meanwhile, is from Boden, and is another item that’s fairly new, but which I know I’ll wear loads: I like to wear very fitted tops with my full skirts, and a lot of the cardigans I find are too long and baggy to really work. This one, however, is the perfect shape, and is a gorgeous cashmere knit, too.

Finally, I’m once again wearing my Rubin brooch, although you can’t quite see him against the cardigan: gotta love that little guy! Needless to say, I wasn’t outdoors in this outfit other than to take the photos and run too and from the car, so I didn’t get too cold despite the slightly unseasonable outfit. It’s just started snowing as I write this, though, so it looks like that early spring I was hoping for isn’t going to happen: damn!

jacquard skirt on a windy day

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WEARING:  Self Portrait skirt  / Cropped cashmere cardigan c/o Boden / Miu Miu sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop  / brooch c/o Eternal Collection / Christian Louboutin shoes / Accessorize tights

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  • Jayne


    Pretty! Love the skirt

    February 23, 2015
  • Diana Cloudlet


    Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    p.s. new post – how I met Victoria Beckham

    Diana Cloudlet

    February 23, 2015
  • Nothing wrong with a uniform if it works for you, for sure! And this is such a classic one… I completely agree about the lighting thing, by the way. I’ve definitely not used great photos because I can’t get it to match the exposure on the rest – drives me nuts! I’m going to be featuring a little dog brooch from Eternal Collection this week on my blog – it took me a while to realise that’s where yours was from too! Although thankfully they’re at least different, so I didn’t *completely* copy you. It was probably subconscious copying though – I just saw yours and wanted my own 😀

    February 23, 2015
  • Yep, we got some snow this weekend which seems ridiculous.
    Love the outfit – I still say there’s nothing wrong with wearing what you know works for you.

    February 23, 2015
  • Tess


    When my sister pairs her fitted long sleeves top with full skirt or wears a full dress, I say that’s so Amber. She’s a huge fan of you.

    February 23, 2015
  • I love the way a fitted top looks with a full skirt. Not many years back, I thought a full skirt was the worst looking piece of clothing on me. Now, they are one of my favorites.
    PS – That is a beautiful sweater, you can just see the softness. 🙂

    February 23, 2015
  • Misread the title as “Speaking of unicorns…” and was expecting a somewhat different post.

    I totally do the same thing, though. Today I’m wearing the same thing I wear on most work days in the winter: sweater, pencil skirt, tights, and heels. I guess I just can’t be expected to get that creative when I’m still on my first cup of coffee.

    February 23, 2015
  • Beautiiiful outfit – that skirt is stunning and those shoes are just amazing! x

    February 23, 2015
  • That skirt is so pretty.

    You see, in my head my ‘uniform’ is similar to yours, the only problem is I find myself wearing jeans everyday and my wardrobe contains barely any magical skirts. I’m trying to phase the jeans out slowly though and replace them with wonderful skirts. Props to you for wearing skirts in the winter – it’s so cold, how do you do it?!

    February 23, 2015
  • I love the lightning of the last photo! Now I’d like to see more of those 🙂

    February 23, 2015
  • Lighting problems are my life right now! Love the skirt, and the shoes! I’m determined to get myself some CL nude So Kates at some point in life, even if they are too narrow for my ridiculously broad feet! I’ll just have them in my wardrobe to look at them (and possibly stroke them) every so often 😉

    February 24, 2015
  • That skirt gives me life!

    I love your style. I can’t wait to find my own once I’ve shifted some weight 🙂

    Bex x

    January 30, 2016