Whilst visiting my family back in Essex recently, my mother's errands took us to Marks & Spencer. I'd like to point out that I was not actively browsing (paying a mortgage and bills now means that I have much less money to spend on clothes!) however I saw this skirt and following all the hype surrounding THAT Marks & Spencer skirt, I thought I'd get this one as it was remarkably similar.

Totally by chance, the skirt was my size, and was in the sale so I figured there was no better excuse... right? Anyway, you can imagine my surprise when I got to the checkout and discovered that M&S were doing a further 20% off sale items promotion, meaning the skirt was even cheaper!

I'm aware it's not THE Alexa Chung/Olivia Palermo skirt, but it's very similar to the one which has now become so iconic, and I thought it would be fun to create an outfit post based on the same. The skirt is camel coloured, faux suede, with two pockets and a split on/down the front.

THE Marks and Spencer skirt

M&S don't sell the skirt I bought anymore, but here is a similar version. 

So here it is, one skirt three ways. Nothing revolutionary.

I) Thought this would be perfect for the office, or for a more dressed up look on the weekend. Love being able to wear this skirt with or without tights, perfect now it's getting colder. 

Black polo neck (ATMOSPHERE); Leopard print boots (ZARA); Leopard print scarf (H&M)

And without the scarf you can almost see the simple gold necklace (ASOS)

II) A bit more of a dressy look, would look perfect for a girls' night out, or for a dinner date! Although I didn't remember to take a photo of the back, this looks lovely as there is an exposed gold zip on the back of the skirt, and the upper back is exposed by this perfectly simple halter neck top. 

Halter neck (ASOS); Strappy heels (ALDO).
Is it just me who thinks my feet look HUGE in this photo?! 

III) Another office look, or a cute look for an afternoon tea maybe? Can't decide whether I prefer this look or the first! 

Blouse (Topshop); Bag (vintage); Snake print flats (Dune Black).
Such a natural in front of a camera.... 

Laura XXXX


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