Woot, for autumn! I think the hot weather has finally settled down after a last scorcher on Friday and I'm in the mood for some of my cooler weather gear and some cooler weather colouring....
This skirt has been a winner; it was wonderful to reach for during the hottest days of summer as its so light and airy, and I'm thinking its cheerful hues will carry me through the cooler months too. When I first bought this floral fabric I was a little afraid it wouldn't be particularly versatile as it's such an eye-catching print, but I've been proven wrong as I've worn it in so many ways; for today I decided to put it with the linen shirt I made recently for my husband (he's going to get a surprise when he sees it here today!), worn as a kind of light coat unbuttoned and belted at the waist. I love the colour combination of the deep port-wine shirt/coat with the bright reds/pinks of the skirt; feels so autumn-y, vibrant and rich, a fortuitous marriage for sure!
I've often expressed how much I love menswear to be worn by women; I think it can be a very sexy and feminine look, especially when paired with overly feminine garments like this blowsy floral skirt....
Skirt; Vogue 2894, floral cotton
Camisole; Country Road
Shirt/coat; Burda 7767, port wine linen
Belt; had since teenage years
Sandals; Micam by Joanne Mercer, from Hobbs
Nail varnish; Crimson Sparkle, Revlon