Almost a week ago now it was my birthday – yay! You may have spotted my massive fabric haul on Instagram – basically, my parents gave me free reign in JoAnns while we were on holiday to get my hands on some fabric. It’s crazy as fabric is around a quarter of the price in the US. Basically, here I need to spend £12+ per metre to get some nice fabric, whereas in the US, I was finding amazing fabrics for only $4 or $5 per yard (very nearly the same measurement). I know I can get cheaper at home, and generally I tend to aim for £10 as my maximum price when buying fabric, but sometimes you just want the good stuff with nice patterns.
But aside from that, I got many other lovely presents (a lot centred around sewing, of course), but the one I’m talking about today is this awesome cord mini skirt I got from Ben’s sister from Urban Outfitters. She’d got one herself while she was staying with us, and after I’d gushed over how much I liked it, she bought one for me too – win! You might have noticed recently that I don’t really wear short stuff any more. Over the past couple of years, I’ve got into wearing pin up and retro styles which usually means longer length skirts. I’ve already worn this skirt twice in different ways – one for work, and one for a Fall Out Boy concert I went to at the weekend with my sister (although I did wish while I was there I’d gone for tartan skirt and knee socks – reliving my teenage years there!). I think this skirt is going to be a pretty versatile piece in the wardrobe and will probably get worn to death, so I thought it would be fun to show 3 different ways that I would wear it.
First up is how I wore the skirt this weekend to see Fall Out Boy. As I said, I’m not sure why I chose a very typical ‘on trend’ kind of outfit for a band I should be wearing all my old tartan skirt/knee sock outfits for – I mean, that’s probably my only chance to wear an outfit like that nowadays! But nevertheless, this is pretty much what I wore. I bought the Hollister jumper while on holiday, because a. it was really cheap and b. it was really soft. I wore it for the plane journey home in fact. Unfortunately, it’s already done that bobbly thing after like 3 wears, so that’s disappointing. I was surprised to find I could actually get a link for these boots too actually as they’re from last year, but apparently Next have brought them out again.