The midi skirt and watermelon bag

T-shirt and necklace, Whistles. Skirt, vintage. Clutch, Lulu’s. Rings, vintage and gift. Set of bracelets, gift. Watch, ASOS. Shoes, Clarks.

Never say never – and that’s exactly what I said about midi skirts. I’m not sure this skirt classifies as a midi skirt and if it even suits me in the slightest, but I’m so glad I really, really did step out of my comfort zone.

The thing I’d seen so many girls who were not necessarily 6 foot tall and who were in fact extremely close to my height rocking long skirts – and boy was I jealous. So when my friends were telling me about a cute pink skirt they’d spotted for a mere £10 in a vintage shop in Brick Lane, curiosity got the better of me. I was unsure but decided to go for it, and like a little kid with a new toy I couldn’t wait to take it out with me the following day. I only had my humble little brogues on me but next time I wear it I shall definitely stick to heels. Still, I loved wearing this skirt. It’s so different to my usual minis. This skirt makes want to swoosh along in an overgrown field – it makes me feel summery, free, ever so slightly bohemian and a little hipstery… If I ever do tire of the length, however, I’ll just shorten it.

I ended up wearing two things that I am absolutely crazy about that day. This watermelon bag is everything I could ever have hoped for – I’ve wanted one for years and when I missed out on New Look’s version I scoured the internet and managed to find this beauty from the American website Lulu’s. It’s actually beautifully made and fits a decent amount of bits and bobs in there – the gem ‘seeds’ are probably my favourite detail about it.

This tutti frutti watch from ASOS adds a little touch of colour and fun to any look. I love the fruity print but it’s actually quite elegant too.

I wore this whilst having a walk on Putney’s embankment – it’s almost like a pebbled beach!

I’d never been to Putney and kind of fell in love with the area. It’s one of the nicest walks in London, and I’d like to think my summery, free-spirited skirt was the perfect choice for the green surroundings.

Photographed in Putney on July 27 2014.

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