|Skirt, Primark. T-shirt, Whistles. Necklace and ring, Accessorize. Bracelets, gift. Watch, vintage. Satchel, The Cambridge Satchel Company. Brogues, Clarks.|
Well I definitely went a bit fruity this summer, falling for not only watermelons but pineapples too! This skirt is my wardrobe’s first encounter with pineapples – as sassy as they look I don’t think I’ve ever owned anything pineapple themed. I’ve been missing out!
It’s weird how my shopping influences have changed over the past year. Before, it was all about spotting things in shops and magazines, but now blogs and simply seeing people wear interesting pieces are what will make me want to buy stuff. That’s the story with a lot of recent additions to my wardrobe, including these pineapples. I saw a woman wearing this skirt and I was dazzled – I didn’t ask her where it was from but a few weeks later I saw it on my Instagram feed and found out that it was shockingly from Primark. I would have expected it to be so much more expensive!
I kept my eye out for it for quite a while and couldn’t find it in any Primark. Last month I finally saw it, reduced to £5! It was meant to be!
As much of a matchy-matchy person that I am, I still really need to get myself into the habit of thinking what the piece that I’m about to buy will go with in my overflowing wardrobe. That did not happen with this skirt, but look how well it gets on with my Cambridge satchel!
I wore it a few weeks ago for a walk around Columbia Road and what is still my favourite corner ever, Ezra Street. It’s like the perfect summer skirt (apart from my Boutique by Jaeger one) – long but super light, flowy and with that perfect easy breezy feel. It may be covered in pineapples but it’s still fairly subtle and elegant, non? And even though there are shockingly less than two weeks left until October, I’m hoping to wear it a few more times – you know, just to hold on to that summer feeling a little longer.
Photographed on Ezra Street, London on August 31st 2014 – photos by Ruth.