My second passion in sartorial life (after pastels obviously) is scalloped edged "stuff". Tops, shorts, dresses, skirts...whatever....if it has scalloped edges I want it. Goodness knows why that edging gets to me but somehow it does. There's just something so feminine about it - I mean, you don't often see a man in something scalloped edged do you?
This skirt is therefore the stuff of dreams for me. I saw it on the Topshop site, bought it immediately and when I got my hands on it last week loved it very much. The fabric has a nice weight to it which means that the centerpiece (scallops!) will not curl over/under. This is an issue I had before with ASOS items but I'm happy to report that here we have something that just "hangs" nicely.
The only bummer is the length. It's short. As in, too short to wear in a lot of public places round this neck of the woods. I sort of wish I had sized up in that respect because a slightly bigger size often equates to a slightly longer length.
Sometimes I also wish Topshop offered their dresses and skirts with length options. I cannot be the only person that dislikes having 3/4 of my thigh on show!? I mean what's wrong with the odd slightly-above-the-knee length item every now and again, eh?
That aside, it's just such a lovely piece. Really. It's pretty and goes with practically any top you pair it with. I'll probably live in this when I go away in August (destination currently unknown but, fingers crossed, something relaxing possibly involving a beach) as to me this is very "summer holiday". I mean, it would have to be considering the amount of skin you have to get out to wear it!
Perhaps I have been wearing midi's too much lately... :)
Skirt: Topshop - Link!
Nails: Essie "Borrowed and Blue".
PS. I am in a "using up old foundation" phase before I repurchase Clarins Extra Comfort and I have to say that MAC Studio Sculpt is really very good! In fact I think it's very similar to the Clarins in some respects - longevity, texture and with a slightly dewy finish. I have worn it for the last three days with the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder over the top and it's a definite thumbs up.
Hope you all had a great Tuesday and see you tomorrow (probably) with a beauty post.