When I buy anything new, as in newly made new, I do it with the expectation to have it for years and years. This skirt, from Asos, is no exception. I bought it a couple of years ago, when finding vintage full skirts was (hard to believe, but it's true!) proving difficult for me. I like the firm material that holds its shape, I like the fullness and I like the colour.
For some reason, this skirt has just never been a favourite. It could be the colour, which is harder to wear than I had first thought: it's a gold-silver-grey-blue-lilac mix, which, at least to me, sounds like it should be easy enough to pair with things, even if it is unusual, but in fact it doesn't seem to like anything else very much. Or it could just be the fabric, the weight of it demanding thick black tights. Either way, I am now thinking of having a serious wardrobe purge and this skirt might start looking a little nervously at me!
But I like to test these ideas out. I wore it with a black lace top (also Asos) and a second hand black bolero jakcet-y thing with gold and silver glitter and sparkly bits, a vintage brooch on the lace top to hide a bit of skin from the sun, and a simple black belt from Jigsaw, via Vinnies. On my tootsies were my black platform peeptoes and I lugged my big black bag with me as I still haven't mastered the knack of a small evening bag – I always want my camera with me!