Hello and welcome . Long time readers will know of my love of wearing skirts. I have always preferred skirts over dresses , I find them much easier to style and more versatile as with different tops they can create a new outfit each time. Another bonus they suit my pear shape (smaller on the top, wider on the hips). Recently I joined Gail at Is This Mutton and several other skirt loving ladies on Instagram for the #7dayskirtchallenge. I enjoyed it immensely as not only did it stir my imagination but it introduced me to several new skirt lovers.
My skirt for day one was an interesting Alistair Trung skirt that is made from a Japanese fabric similar to parachute silk. I added my oversize Moyuru white shirt , colourful beads and bangles , a black boater, sunnies and Trippen sandals. The skirt was a lucky recycle find a while ago and fits in with my New Year resolve to buy mostly secondhand and only buy new if it is something I will wear forever.
Day two for a visit to my sister , who kindly took the photo in her garden, I wore a much loved dark blue Rundholz skirt and Manuelle Guibal jacket , United Nude shoes, beads , a collection of bangles and cork earrings purchased in Portugal.
My skirt for Day three was a Moyuru black and white gingham worn with a Maude Dainty poets blouse and black vest. I added red Trippen shoes , a red vintage cap, red bangles , a red and black necklace , black and white Preen sunnies and black and white earrings that I found in Havana, Cuba in March, 2020. How lucky we were to complete our trip to Cuba , not knowing it would be our last overseas trip for sometime . I am hoping to return to Japan in Autumn and also back to Europe ( when , it is so hard to predict at present.)
Day four , a work day for me , was on the cooler side so I paired my Rundholz tailcoat denim jacket with a black and silver Moyuru skirt , black Think shoes and Jianhui London necklace.
This was my first ever purchase from Japanese brand Moyuru and I will admit started a bit of an obsession. Fortunately at the time I was working at a( sadly now gone ) store that stocked Moyuru and I received a staff discount.
I had to include this Sarah Pacinni skirt that I wore to my sons wedding back in 2016 . I know the skirt looks black but it really is an olive green . I added a sequin top and a sand and black spot linen jacket.
Both my sparkly earrings and necklace were recycle finds at Red Fox Vintage , the black patent Sonia Rykiel wedge sandals are probably fifteen years old .
My skirt for Day Six is a 1980’s black leather one , a recycle find from Return to Splendour a few years ago. I owned a skirt similar to this one in the 80’s that I rather stupidly donated to charity . I very much regretted that so was thrilled when I found this one. I paired the skirt with a Paula Ryan tee and Issey Miyake fringed jacket , a recycle find in Paris in 2016 . My accessories were a black and white turban , heart shaped sunnies , a rubber flower necklace and silver pointy brogues by McQueen , another lucky recycle find.
The gorgeous flower necklace was a gift from my friend Elizabeth . It was made by her friend the very talented Mika , another Brisbane girl.
Eagle eyes may notice Raffy making an appearance in the background.
My last but by no means least skirt for the challenge was my Rundholz toffee tulle one . It was quite a warm day so I paired the skirt with a cotton ruffled Moyuru top . A little cream hat, cream Gucci sunnies, white daisy earrings , cream bangle stack and Sergio Rossi beige wedges complete the outfit.
A big thankyou to Gail for organising the skirt challenge , a wonderful way to start the year. I am determined that this year I will be more creative with the clothing and accessories in my wardrobe .
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.
Your skirts are astonishingly beautiful and iconic and amazing! Makes me think I ought to buy fewer chazza items and save up for one for those stunners and yet I can’t not hunt for the bargain! However, just recently I found a ruffled skirt which I thought quite Jill-like! But my aim is to wear my skirts far more than I do since this dratted pandemic made us stay at home so much. Onwards and upwards to 2022 and the year of the skirt! And thanks for being such an inspiration.
Thank you so much Penny , I do love my skirts and think of them as investment pieces as I wear them all year round and know I will for many years to come. You certainly find some great bargains in your charity shops, the ones here have mostly cheap chain store stock . I do hope you are able to wear and enjoy your skirts in 2022.
I almost always love your skirts! And the first Trippen sandals are amazing! They remind me a bit of United Nude shoes, a brand I love. Skirts are so interesting, even when ther are very plain I adore them.
Thank you so much Nancy , we do share a love of interesting skirts. Trippen and United Nude both make some very different shoes.
My favorite is probably the tulle outfit, love that pretty brown color but you sure have some fantastic special skirts! I love that you wear them all the time which is why I enjoyed this challenge: I don’t wear mine nearly enough in the colder months!
The challenge was fun wasn’t it Mirielle , you have some great skirts . I was taken with the colour of the tulle and am looking forward to styling it in our Winter.
I LOVE THEM ALL BUT THE BLACK AND WHITE CHECK IS OUTSTANDING!!!
Thank you Elizabeth , the black and white check skirt is a favourite of mine too.
Although I’m a big lover of dresses, I find myself starting to embrace skirts more and more. They are, as you mentioned, indeed more versatile, as you can style them with different tops and blouses.
Your collection of skirts is fantastic. You’ve really created your signature style with them, Jill! xxx
Thank you so much Ann , skirts do seem to be a big part of my style. I had noticed you were wearing skirts more in recent posts .
Absolutely fabulous outfits…. A reflection of the person no doubt. Love all your skirts…I too enjoy skirts more than dresses but have not found any as exciting as yours.
Thank you so much Robyn for your lovely comment. Glad to meet a fellow skirt lover.
I love all your skirts, you look absolutely incredible in all your outfits. I particularly love the denim frockcoat, what an unusual piece! xxx
Thank you so much Vix. I knew when I saw the denim frockcoat that even though I am not usually a denim wearer it would work perfectly in my wardrobe. xx
I absolutely love your style, and I suspected there was a Japanese influence, not just because of Issey Miyake but Moyuru. You styled the skirts beautifully and I’m crushing on your shoes and jewellery! Thanks for linking
Thank you so much Gail , always enjoy linking up. I discovered Japanese style a few years ago and it really appealed to me and suited my shape .