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Monday 28 August 2017

Prince of Wales check

With the shorter days but the last rays of summer sunshine, a Prince of Wales check skirt is a nod to Autumn and worn with sandals and a crisp silk blouse, smart and transitional for work
Prince of Wales check, along with hounds tooth, is a huge trend for Autumn / Fall. I find it very exciting - I don't remember these styles being in fashion for a very long time.  I recall having a hounds tooth jacket in my teens!

I'm wearing a new arrival at Boden, British tweed pencil skirt in Prince of Wales check, in fallen fruit (there are three other colourways). The UK weather is unusually great for a public holiday at present, so I didn't wear it with a jumper (sweater) as planned but with a silk shirt in millennial pink.  My pink sandals with silver block heels and slouchy velvet hobo bag finished off the look, along with a couple of cocktail rings.

I have some more hounds tooth and PoW check on the way: the latest Next collection has many desirable items and I have ordered a coat and jacket.

On the subject of Prince of Wales, I'm going to be talking about Prince Charles and the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in Mutton's Choice Cuts later this week. Gird your loins for controversy!
Wearing a Boden new arrival, the Prince of Wales tweed pencil skirt

Yes you can start wearing exciting new Autumn arrivals and still stay cool while the weather is hot

Pink, berry and Prince of Wales check for an on-trend transitional summer to autumn look

Gail Hanlon from over 40s women's blog Is This Mutton


Skirt, Boden; silk shirt, Autograph by Marks and Spencer;  hobo bag, Russell and Bromley, past season;  pink sandals, Top Shop, sold out.

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  1. So pretty in pink, Gail. Never thought of this fabric for summer but it certainly works with the pink shirt and sandals. It's so unusual to have that check in something like a fallen fruits colourway so I look forward to seeing you transition this.
    And my loins are girded! I picked up on something new (to me) recently so I'm on tenterhooks awaiting your controversial piece!
    Hugs, x.

    1. That sounds intriguing Mary, I wonder what your titbit is! I'm glad you like my "fallen fruits" skirt. How do they come up with these names?!

  2. Gail---this is such a gorgeous outfit!!

  3. Pinks getting everywhere at the moment Gail - love it! Great skirt too, I've got a check one but not sure if it's anything in particular. Jacqui

  4. I'm with you on this new trend Gail. I have a couple of items in mind already.The skirt looks great with the Pink shirt xx

  5. Hounds tooth is such a classic print. I have quite a few vintage 1960's and 50's pencil skirts with that print.

    I love it mixed with the pink. It works wonderfully with your complexion.

    I happened by a Joseph Ribkoff today that you may be interested in. Let me know at info@bisous.biz and I can shoot you an email with photos.


  6. So nice! I like how you matched the the skirt to the pink shirt...the Prince of Wales fabric never goes out of fashion!

    Have a good rest of the week,Gail!

  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This skirt is perfect! I am looking for one like this in ages!

    1. Thanks Nicole - I am very tempted by the other colorways too!

  8. So prim, proper, colorful and sophisticated. I love this look Gail. Welcome by and join my linkup dear. =)


  9. I have seen more plaid and houndstooth recently shopping on-line. Love the skirt and how you accentated it with pink. Very pretty/classic look
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  10. Whoo these look lovely in pink. I have always been a fan of hounds tooth and love the new pink twist :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  11. Fabulous claassic skirt! It looks lovely with the pink blouse and shoes. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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