I bought this Topshop skirt back during the Christmas holidays, on a bit of a sparkly whim. I do love a bit of shimmer and a nice shiny sequin, but don't tend to wear these things very often. The thought of wearing a full on, fully sequined skirt felt a bit sartorially risky, especially as my budget is that much tighter than usual thanks to the 101 things going on at the moment whose demand for my hard-earned is that much louder. You know how it is, you see something when browsing and think "ooh, pretty!" but is it worth actually splashing out for?
Well, I finally got to wear my mermaid-y skirt last Friday evening and I LOVE it. You know when you wear something really quite different from your usual stuff and it feels really good? This was very much one of those moments. The deep dark green, the swishy noise the sequins make when I moved, the light bouncing of those little discs – it was all very enjoyable. This time my risk paid off, and I hope to have a few more of these moments this Autumn and winter!