STRIPED WOOL SKIRT WITH ANKLE BOOTS

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

Another outfit post in boots although for a change I thought I’d wear ankle boots.

Ankle boots with a wool skirt is such a cute look isn’t it? Even though I’m covered from neck to toe, cinching in my waist with this old Accessorize waist belt ensures a feminine silhouette.
The brightly striped wool skirt is very old from Marc Jacobs. A minor miracle that those bastard moths I mentioned in
5 rules for a hard working wardrobe didn’t destroy it! I almost cried when I went over it with a fine toothed comb & discovered it had been spared. This skirt not only looks amazing it’s actually really warm too so I get tons of wear out of it in winter with knee high boots.
The royal blue faux cable knit jumper is from the British online brand Boden. Boden are brilliant for seasonal staples like long sleeved t-shirts & jumpers, they also do a fantastic range of coordinated swimwear. Have a look at my summer post for an example of mix & match cozzies.
My tan leather ankle boots are from Dune London, they have the perfect height cuban heel for comfy all day wear & work with absolutely everything! Reminiscent of Isabel Marants Dicker boots but a fraction of the price I’d love another pair in khaki or grey suede of the same style.

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

 

I found this quirky little pouch

In a vintage shop in London Spitalfields about 15 years ago.

It has clearly been handmade by someone either called Michelle or who gave it to a Michelle but hey what a random stroke of luck for me? It would’ve been wrong not to buy it! Do you remember when this style of hand tooled leather belts & bags were all the rage in the 1970’s?I think it is fab & it’s just the right size for my bank card, house key, powder brush & lippy – JUST

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

Dune tan ankle boots | Boden blue cable knit jumper | Marc Jacobs wool skirt | accessorise tan waist belt

The day I shot this was windy & raining so as soon as there was a break in the weather I bolted outside to get the shots. You’ll notice I forgot to zip up one of my boots…Arrrgh! Really annoying but too late to fix, this is what happens when you shoot your own photo’s…

  • Comments ( 16 )

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    I find royal blue and mini skirt suits you very well Michelle. And I like the idea of accentuating waistline with a belt like this. Plus, I love your Michelle clutch:)
    xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Abby you are very kind, thank you so much .
      Mx

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    Alnis fescher Blog

    Your Look is so pretty, the skirt and the clutch is great! You have a nice blog!
    Have a lovely day
    Alnis
    http://alnisfescherblog.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Alnis, that’s really kind of you to say!
      Hope to see you again soon xxx

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    Monica P

    That is one fun skirt! So cute and colorful.

    Monica.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Monica, nice to see you back!
      Mx

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    I’m crazy about stripes, and adore quirky details so that skirt and the tooled leather “Michelle” pouch are right up my street! So cute, and so individual. Brava! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Grazié Bella!
      xxx

  • avatar
    Lorraine

    Such a cute skirt!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Lorraine 🙂
      x

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    Petite Silver Vixen

    I love the fact that your boots are unzipped! At first I thought that was intentional. Well, that’s the Great British weather for you, isn’t it? I was taking photos on Saturday and battling bouts of wind and rain! The skirt is lovely and all the blues just work so well together but you have the pops of colour with the pink and orange in the skirt and the tan boots and belt. Very stylish but at the same time it looks really comfortable.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I know, it’s a classic isn’t it hahaha?! I’m wondering what the hell I’m going to do in the dead of winter, might have to invest in some tungsten lights so I can shoot inside. I think now that I’m older I really must be comfortable in my outfits (this goes double for shoes!) but there’s no reason it should be frumpy, right?
      xxx

  • avatar
    lizandtracey

    I adore this outfit. I’m a big fan of ankle boots and skirts / dresses. As always a great post. Thankyou for sharing xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      that’s really kind of you to say Liz, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.
      xM

      • avatar
        lizandtracey

        Its actually Tracey ? but it’s my pleasure xx

        • avatar
          retrochicmama

          Oh no! You tricked me with your email address, Tricky Tracey 😉
          Mwah X

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