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Monday 22 May 2017

Favourite Florals

Sometimes all a girl needs for spring is a delicious floral skirt and matching wedges!
We all know that florals are hugely original for spring (Miranda Priestly, "The Devil Wears Prada") and even more so if the same florals have been appearing for simply years.
This floral skirt and top are probably three years old, and I still love them. I had to rescue the skirt last year - the lining was hanging down below the hem, so I had to shorten the lining - but they're both still good to go this summer.

I love the soft shades of pale green and peach, which look lovely with a tan. 
A spring combo of pale green and peach with a floral skirt
These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago before my hair restyle, and while the last tulips were still out.
Florals are perfect for spring in this monochrome pale green and peach theme
I first saw the skirt and top in a magazine editorial and rushed to buy them, only to find they hadn't landed yet. So I made daily visits to the Laura Ashley website until I was able to buy both items - and they sold out very quickly. The skirt is exactly the length I like, on the knee. I find midi length looks very ageing on me, and I never wore short skirts because my legs don't justify it  (if yours do, it doesn't matter how old you are - show off those pins, a part of us that rarely ages!). 

The wedges are exactly the same shade and also about three years old. I got them from Artigiano. The cropped cashmere cardi is by Marks and Spencer. Why oh why won't they produce more cropped cardis, in more shades? Every season I look, but they only ever seem to have two or three and usually in black or beige.

Do you have a favourite spring or summer outfit that you started wearing a few years ago?

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  1. Oh my gosh, everything about this outfit is perfect! Greens are my colors! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  2. Ditto what Cheryl said! You look so lovely in these beautiful soft shades, Gail! A simply gorgeous look on you!


  3. I wish we'd had the spring weather. I've been in winter black. Now we have sunshine I'm going to explore my archived items. Hopefully there's floral. You look super right down to the sandals.

    1. Thanks Anna. If only our weather wasn't so stop start!

  4. Yes, I also want to borow this from you!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Fabulous colors, and the skirt is also fantastic.

    1. Perhaps we should start a swapping outfits challenge! :-)

  5. These gentle florals are so lovely! Great that you "rescued" this pretty skirt. Thanks for linking, xo


    1. Thanks Patti. In addition to rescuing the skirt, I have a permanent search for it on ebay in case I can unearth a replica!

  6. This is indeed a perfect spring outfit. The skirt length is spot on for me too - mini's need/deserve a slender leg don't you think? I love the floral pattern on this one.

    Anna x

    1. Thanks Anna! Minis do need a slender leg - and also no cellulite! I wear a mini in winter occasionally but only with opaque tights!

  7. Love that outfit. Such a perfect spring time look!

  8. Super colour and just the right amount of mixing, you've matched well Gail. x Jacqui

    1. Thanks Jacqui! This shade of green is one of my favourites.

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  10. Gail, this is so beautiful and lady like! I love the roses and the mint bluse is lovely too!
    Thanks for linking
    jess xx

  11. You had me at green. Your outfit is like a garden party! Love the floral skirt but that top is my fav! What an interesting detail at the neckline. No accessories needed except your pretty face.

  12. What a delightful outfit, Gail!! I love the skirt and how you styled it
    Your new hairstyle is absolutely fantastic on you...

    Have a ... stylish week!! :-)

  13. Beautiful outfit Gail! I love the soft colours and the gorgeous floral print. The bow detail on the top is lovely.

    Emma xxx

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