I often fall in love with a garment or an outfit I have seen on somebody else, yet I may have bypassed the item had I only seen it on a hanger in a shop, or a picture on a website.
As soon as I saw a very stylish young lady in this great Jersey Maxi Skirt, I knew it had to be mine, no messing. I was delighted to find it was only £25 on the Dorothy Perkins website and when it arrived this morning, I couldn't wait to try it on and it is probably one of the most comfortable items in my wardrobe. I am currently scrunched up on the sofa in it, typing this post and when I go into town tomorrow, I shall have to wear it then too! I know it will be fab for holidays, either as a daytime cover up over a swimsuit or to wear in the evening with embellished sandals and a cami. I just know for a fact, you are going to have trouble getting me out of it!
Sort of a cross between a tribal and tie dye print, this skirt goes against all the fashion rules I mentioned in my body shapes post as I should really be in a maxi dress flowing from under the bust, not in a skirt with a wide elastic waistband, but do you know what, I love it so much, I don't really care!
Dorothy Perkins also have 4 for 3 in their holiday shop, if you are still looking for bits for the summer and up to 70% off in their sale.
Whilst on the subject of new purchases, I feel it is the right time to confess that I bought the Panama hat from Planet which I blogged about previously, here. Claudia came back from Cyprus with my Trilby virtually completely squashed, so I had to really, didn't I? When I did the post about summer hats, a few people mentioned about having large heads, so were worried about buying hats online, but I can say with confidence that this hat is quite generous and although I won't look like Carrie in SATC 1, sitting round the pool in Mexico, I can at least pretend!
I also ordered a couple of bits in the Next Sale which was mostly crap, I hasten to add (not the bits I bought but in general), but I am still waiting for some of it to come, although knowing Next and their Sales, I won't ever get it but I will wait and see before posting up.
Have you bought anything this week?
Did you brave the Next sale, or buy from their website?
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