I admit, these were taken just before bare legs were officially off the cards. I actually quite like a white skirt with opaque black tights though, and I don’t even hate those nude granny tights as much as everyone else seems to, so I can see myself repeating this outfit even in the horrible disgusting cold winter.
I bought this skirt in Topshop a little while ago. With the fact that almost anything I could possibly ever want is available online, and that so much of my shopping inspiration comes from The Internet, combined with my disdain for Oxford Street, it is rare that I go into physical shops on a whim, or without a specific item in mind. But every now and again, I’ll set myself a few quid aside and pop into Topshop, H&M, Mango, Urban Outfitters, and so on, do a big try on, and buy what I like the old fashioned way. Sometimes this leaves me with nothing but a feeling of frustration and a relieved bank balance, but other times it brings me out of my comfort zone a bit and inspires me to buy things that I might not have noticed on the store’s website. This skirt is also available in black, khaki and a grey check.
A special mention too to these forest green, scuba ‘sock’ style River Island boots. As I am easing myself away from trainers and into boots for the winter I have realised that all my best boots have quite substantial heels, and while I used to wear those all day long I haven’t in a while, and now all I care about is being comfortable, because I am old. At 3 inches these are a happy middle ground, and I definitely want them in black.
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