Hello everyone , hope this finds all well in your corner of the world.
Last week I joined Gail of @ Is this Mutton (who kindly organised the challenge) and my fellow skirt lovers for a 7 day skirt challenge on Instagram.
I have always been a lover of skirts and over many years have amassed quite a collection. I guess that really doesn’t make it a challenge but I enjoyed discovering new combinations.
My first skirt is one that has been on the blog on many different occassions. The skirt is by Moyuru and here it is paired with a black and white Paula Ryan top and apple green Mis Mosh jacket. Accessories were red Trippen shoes , bright socks, black boater , multi coloured necklace and bangles and Preen Sunnies.
Day 2 , another much loved and worn black Moyuru skirt paired with a black top and cream plaid Mos Mosh jacket , leopard print turban , leopard tights and tan lace ups.
Day three in the garden in another much loved skirt, this one is a navy blue by Rundholz . I discovered this German brand a few years ago and they aren’t cheap but the quality is always excellent and the styles are timeless so I know I will continue to wear them for many years. This is paired with a cream Covers jacket that I have now had for probably fifteen years. On anther note for my gardening friends the rose behind me is Fatin Latour , an old rose.
A bit of a change for me on day four , a much shorter tiered little Paula Ryan skirt. There was a method to my madness in including this little number as I asked for advice on styling this one as I feel its a bit short for me these days. The general concensus was that a tulle under layer would work beautifully . A little pink and black vintage jacket and leggings, white shoes, sunnies and bangles complete the look.
For day five I choose one of my all time favourites, an olive green Sarah Paccinni skirt that I wore to my son’s wedding back in 2016. At the time I knew a skirt was a better option for me as opposed to the traditional dress (it was a Summer wedding) as I would wear again and again. I paired the skirt with a pre-loved Scanlon and Theodore jacket and suede sling back sandals . I love these shoes but now remember why they aren’t worn very much (a bit high now).
This was also the day I coloured my hair red again , I feel much more me again.
November is a busy birthday month in the family. We travelled to Hobart last Sunday to join the family to celebrate Harry’s fourth birthday, those years have simply flown. We were in Portugal the day he arrived and I remember vividly the excited call from our son.
I loved this family shot of Harry , little Hamish , his Mum Sarah and Dad Zac.
The birthday’s continued on Tuesday as I joined my sister Lyn for lunch to celebrate her day .
Summer has arrived here suddenly so I had to change about some of the outfits I had planned.I knew I had to include this Rundholz check skirt in the challenge so I paired it with a black Trelise Cooper blouse, black patent belt , sunnies and black boater.
My grand finale for the challenge had to be tulle , I am rather late to the tulle party , maybe its the little ballerina in me that never was , who knows but I love wearing it now, goes to prove its never too late. I have paired the coffee coloured skirt with a bright Ted Baker blouse, cream sunnies and bangles and old Sergio Rossi wedges.
Thank you Gail so very much for organising the challenge .
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.
All your skirts are just amazing and give you such a stylish look. And you know what I have decided I simply must get a Rundholz and/or a Moyuru skirt. So I am saving up for one! You are my inspiration!
Your hair is fab too!
Thank you so much Penny glad to be an inspiration. I feel you will not regret buying either a Rundholz or Moyuru skirt as they are timeless. You know how much I wear mine.
WELL IT’s a toss up who WON?
THE GARDEN OR YOU?!!
YOU are looking festive and fun in your garden and YOUR FAMILY IS ADORABLE!
I never got into the tulle skirt as I too was a want to be BALLERINA and studied for many years!
I think for me it was out of RESPECT for the dancers…………
For me to be trotting around in their “UNIFORMS” felt not right at all.
However I think the LOOK is BEAUTIFUL………….so take that for what it is worth!
Thank you Elizabeth , I think this time of year the garden always wins . I had to include the family shot as I was rather pleased with how it turned out and the blog is for sharing isn’t it.
I get how you feel about wearing tulle maybe if I had studied ballet I may feel the same way.
What an incredible parade of skirt based outfits, Jill!
I’m particularly loving the first outfit, which has some fabulous pattern mixing going on.
The olive green Sarah Paccinni skirt with that gorgeous jacket is fabulous too, and I’m loving the red hair, which looks fantastic on you.
Finally, of course, the tulle skirt with the Ted Baker blouse, which is another stunner! xxx
Thank you so much Ann , you know me and my love of wearing skirts so I had some fun with this one. I was pleased with number one too as it was a new combination and pattern mixing isn’t one of my strong suits.
The tulle and the colourful blouse was also a new one for me too. I feel so much more me with the brighter hair.
The olive skirt is my favourite too, although I always admire your black Moyuru one. Funny that you never wore tulle, it seems like something for you. November is Gerben s birthday month, and for the first time we are going to celebrate it in the UK!
Happy birthday to Gerben , enjoy the U.K. The olive green skirt is always a favourite for me too Nancy.
I get the allure of those marvelous skirts, Jill – I love that construction. I have a Zara dress with a similar “mushroom” bottom that I love. Very cool! I love all of your outfits. I get that feeling of a skirt hem being a bit short or heels being too high – sigh, so sad that our bodies give up on these things before WE do! Your garden is amazing…
Thank you so much Sheila . I have always loved the mushroom shaped skirt or dress and they seem to always suit my shape. True our bodies seem to dictate more than we admit but not giving up yet.
It is the best time of year for the garden. xx
A wonderful round-up of skirts, Jill and your backdrops are absolutely spectacular.
Happy birthday to your sister and handsome Harry, I can’t believe he’s 4 already! xxx
Thanks so much Vix, always enjoy wearing my skirts. I know where have those four years gone. xxx
I think it would be fun to see a peak into your closet. The colors, textures, and patterns, oh my! I just love that green on you in the first photo. One of my most favorite colors since I was a kid. I believe in the Crayola crayon box it was called spring green back in the 60’s.
Thanks so much Joni, my closet is a collection of clothing I’ve collected over many years. Good to have a name for the green as its a favourite , Spring green sounds perfect.