Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Stripes

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cami courtesy jan ahlgren, skirt courtesy clothing at tesco, shoes - bata, cardi - uniqlo, necklace and bracelet - vintage

Towards the end of last year Clothing at Tesco held their spring/summer press day, and although I couldn't go they very generously sent me their lookbook and a £30 gift voucher anyway. After seeing the beautiful lookbook I was determined to save the voucher until this skirt came into stock, and when it did I immediately ordered it.

I absolutely love the stripes - it reminds me of the Spring/Summer 2011 Prada collection, which I hated at the time but have totally warmed to. The only problem is my head is convinced that it's spring, and my body is saying 'woman - go put your tights back on!' brrr!

35 comments:

jade. said...

oh gosh this outfit is absolutely lovely harriet, i love the contrast of the black vest with it. adorable! good purchase and you look great.

jade. xx

LilyLipstick said...

I love this skirt, the stripes are fab and I never would've guessed it was from Tesco.
Hope you weren't too cold taking these pictures, it's freezing out there! x

Leia said...

Very, very sultry look Harriet! I adore the cami and the skirt is so bold and pretty.

Susie said...

I love that top, Harriet!!!

Katy said...

Such a gorgeous outfit, would not have guessed it was from Tesco! Love the shoes as well xx
Sirens and Bells

Hazel said...

It was worth the wait - it looks really good! I lvoe the colour.
I know what you mean about the season... I keep looking at the bright sunny days and wondering my I'm still wearing three or four layers! Bring on the warm weather!

sincerely darcy said...

the skirt really is lovely. great ensemble.

jessica sandoval said...

I love those heels! I love the tiny little platform on them! They go really well with that skirt!

Jessica | Vixenelle

A Lauren to Herself said...

Stunning outfit, the skirt really suits you and it goes really well with the boots and top x

Nina the Little Nomad said...

What a great outfit! That skirt is gorgeous, I can see why you wanted it, would have never thought it was from Tesco
xx
Nina

Hazzelnut said...

Gorgeous outfit, this skirt is stunning on you. I know how you feel, wish spring would hurry up!

Emily @ Wardrobe Block said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The cami with the stripe skirt is very chic. Love it! x

daisychain said...

that skirt looks phenomenal on you!

Sherin said...

Really love the skirt. It's such a vibrant blue, which really suits you!

Alice said...

This skirt looks so gorgeous on you, it shows off your tiny waistline and fits like a dream xxx

Bette on Toast said...

Good grief, woman, put a coat on! It's making me chilly just looking at you! Coincidentally, I too wore a vest today, but it was of the thermal, rather than camisole, variety! You look lovely, and I definitely agree with you on the longing-for-Spring front!

Maria said...

You look FANTASTIC and so darned elegant! Definitely one of my favourite ever outfits from you!

Maria xxx

Sophie said...

Such a gorgeous outfit, you just ooze elegance in it m'dear!
Sophie
x

SabinePsynopsis said...

How did you manage to take these photos in the current freezing conditions, Harriet??!? Anyhow, the skirt is really lovely - I'm often wary of stripes - but it looks great on you! xoxo

LapindeLune said...

You always make everything look fabulous - and i love that cardi, i had my eye on a similar one, but im not familiar with their sizing.
There's a sort of 'country' elegance to this.....you almost seem to belong to another time....i mean this in a good way of course!

Ballad of Seasons said...

lovely outfit and a very nice blog! I'll check here more often!
xxx,
Betül

Ballad of Seasons

K. // Shimmer Like Gold said...

"The only problem is my head is convinced that it's spring, and my body is saying 'woman - go put your tights back on!' brrr!"

Oh, thank goodness! I was going to say, maaan, England is warm/I need to move there! ;)

I too was finding the Prada-inspired stripes a bit tired, but I really really like this skirt of yours! Plus it looks lovely on you. :)
xo.

Kate said...

I am in love with this outfit. You look stunning!

My Hideaway said...

You look gorgeous in this outfit! Love the sort of blousy top with the figure-hugging skirt. I always think skirts like this will be unflattering when I see them in the store (like the stripes would make one look wide in the hips or be too tight and show every imperfection) but this skirt truly looks fabulous on you! :)

Alice Barton said...

i like the skirt, but love that shirt! xx Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

PinkBow said...

So gorgeous. You did right to wait for it.

Tiffany Jen said...

cute cute ~ i am in love with your skirt!

walking dot photography said...

Ah-maze-ing skirt? I think so. :)
-giedre

Sophie said...

You look gorgeous, your waist is tiny! ox

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

I really like this skirt, great pick, although yes, I think you're possibly losing the plot, daring to brave the outdoors without tights and without sleeves.... I'm watching the snow come down outside my window and I haven't left the house in less than 3 layers for a LONG time!

Kimberlee said...

Love this skirt - great color!

Vintage Reflection said...

HArriet you look so sexy and perfect for the spring time, I too am longing for the warmer months! Your hair is looking great too! Love it long! x

Jazzabelle said...

oh harriet, you look amazing! the skirt looks absolutely beautiful on you, it's just perfect for your figure - look at your teeny tiny waist!

i've been wanting to find the perfect fitted pencil skirt for myself, possibly in black or grey, but i've always thought they'd look a little unflattering on me as i'm not used to body con clothes. after seeing how you've styled yours up i'm definitely going to have to give it a go!

xx

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely skirt! I like the royal blue and black :0

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Gemma Satire said...

Love this pencil skirt! You manage to look quite alluring but classy at the same time! Very day to night outfit :)

Gemma x

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