Nautical and Nice

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Belt: Target

Midi Floral Skirt: Asos

Shoes: Lifestride Parigi via Shoebuy

Just a quickie, late on a Mondayย night before I put myself to bed!

I ordered this Midi Floral Skirt from Asosย in the sales a couple of weeks ago, because I loved the full blown roses print and thought there was plenty of items in my closet it would go with.

I sized down, assuming that as it was a pull-on style it would probably be a similar fit to the recent scuba skirts that have been cropping up. The fabric’s a reasonably thin jersey, and that means there’s not as much volume as there would have been with a stiffer fabric, but the skirt’s a full circle so there’s still a lot of flare around the hips.

I love the combination of florals and stripes, and it’s something I’m seeing more and more of on blogs and in magazines. The stripes seem to lift an old-fashioned floral print into something a little more contemporary, where the florals pretty-up the minimalist simplicity of a nautical top.

I suspect this particular top is too loose for this outfit to be 100% successful, and the long sleeves create too even a balance between the two prints. In summer I’ll team the skirt with a closer fitting top that allows the rosy fabric to sing, without overwhelming it.

But of course, it’s winter, and it’s freezing, so this is what you get for now!

23 thoughts on “Nautical and Nice

  1. Gorgeous! Just the second I saw your post for this skirt on Facebook, I also ordered the skirt. Okay, to be honest, I ordered both the black and the white one – in two different sizes… What should I say, both sizes fit and I couldn’t decide which color I love more so I kept them both. I also paired the (black) skirt with a striped shirt and loved it. It’s summer here and the skirt is perfect for dancing through the day. Because what else should you do with a full circle skirt with rose print???!!! Thank you Lilli for that fabulous shopping advice ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I like the black one because I could pair it with a black shirt (And I have tons of black shirts…). The white one is more summer though. As you’ve said, very hard decision ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Jamile! I’m actually tented to go back to the shop and buy it again in a smaller size. They were pretty cheap. It’s one of those cheapie straight-size stores and I didn’t expect their Large to be so… large!

  2. I LOVE the outfit – I’m a big fan of stripes and florals together. The top is a little loose, but it sort of makes it look like you’re tiny little adorable munchkin (“my clothes are too big because I’m so cute and little!”) Your skin looks absolutely flawless, perfect, and glowing. Whatever lip product you are using is fabulous. I’m interested in a make-up tutorial, if you’re willing! xo

    • Hi Christie! I’m the world’s worst makeup person, I swear! Any tutorial would be “so dab this here then smear it around, and then, um. When it looks right, stop”!
      I use a BB cream (Missha Signature #23), a bit of blush (NARS Orgasm) and the lips are a tinted lip balm (Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Kiss). Lazy, lazy, lazy!

  3. I adore this gorgeous floral skirt in beautiful brights and it does look gorgeous with stripes! Will be perfect in Summer!

  4. Oh I love this! I am obsessed with stripes, and teaming stripes with flowers seems like a good way to break out of my stripes only ethos. And yes, seeing you smile is wonderful, bc it means you *feel* like smiling. Hooray hooray hooray! ????

  5. Lily, your smile breaks through like sunshine! That makes me smile, too. Regards and prayers for you and yours from Arizona, USA -:) Edith

  6. Sorry for my silly spelling challenges, Lilli! You’re the only Lilli I’ve ever been acquainted with (if even only online)!

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