Is it too much to ask to find a skirt that is neither too short nor too long, in a flattering style and in good quality fabric without a ridiculous price tag?
After a constant high street search for a skirt with a bit of oomph, I aimed to put the memories of my disastrous sewing-my-work-to-my-skirt days behind me, so I could make my own clothes and finally fulfill my rather specific wardrobe needs.
I was just about to hunt down a ‘Sewing for Dummies’ book and mentally prepare myself for becoming the next newly OBE’d Sarah Burton, when I (thankfully) found Mad Elizabeth.
Cardigan, H&M//Shirt, Topshop//Skirt, Mad Elizabeth//Belt, Primark//Ring, Miss Selfridge//Bag, Accessorize//Boots, New Look
This lovely little shop in the historic Leeds Corn Exchange is a haven of vintage goodies, with eveything from beautiful tea dresses to oversized chunky knits, and a lot more in between. It seems ridiculous that I only paid £12 for this skirt as it is beautifully made, fully lined and has the most amazing floral print. It’s the kind of style that goes with pretty much everything; a bralet and heels for the evening, a tucked in chunky jumper and tights for the day, and as I wore it this week, with my favourite denim shirt, a cardi, tan accessories and a big old clutch bag.
If you’re not from Leeds and fancy a spot of online shopping you can find them on Asos Marketplace and if you’re already a fan of Mad Elizabeth, what goodies did you track down?