This is one of my favourite looks of the year so far. I wore this outfit to the International Fashion Bloggers ‘Evolving Influence’ conference on Thursday where I met fellow bloggers Lani, Mariah and Marissa for much fun, hilarity and lively debate about the future for our ‘industry’.
The delightful Lani took me shopping in Topshop the day before the conference. (A secret: despite being a Londoner and Topshop UK regular I had no idea there was a Manhattan store…shhh) Although I was disappointing to see slightly inflated prices I was pleased to have a pleasant Topshop shopping experience as the store was very calm. This is so completely unlike the usual mayhem of the Oxford Street UK store (Brits out there will understand this). I had to develop a whole new way of approaching Topshop racks rather than my usual grab and run survival strategy.
With Lani off admiring the bright kitten heels I had time to try on this skirt, a skirt of the kind my mother is wearing in photographs of me when I was growing up. Yes, it appears 70s and 80s influences abound, so I’m going for it here. I’ve talked before about my love of high waisted clothing and the skirt is another item I’m happy to have in this style. I love everything about it really; the belt, the length, the colour (I don’t own much camel, I admit I find it so boring unless the piece is classic like a trench coat, perhaps) and the pocket detail.
I’m now off to explore 70s/80s style icons in order to emulate their style….
Are you wearing 70s/80s style, Blog Reader?