The Broderie Anglaise Edit: Midi Skirt

Most of my skirts are minis but I've been drawn to buying more midis lately (midi dresses as well). The longer length means they're not as casual or sexy as minis (depending on the type), but they're not as full-on as maxis either. They're elegant and feminine, and the little bit of leg showing is subtly sexy. I find that midis have better movement than maxis because the shorter length allows them to slightly flare out whereas maxis tend to fall straight down.

In the second look of The Broderie Anglaise Edit, I played with textures. This time, I'm playing with prints by pairing the skirt with a blue and white striped cold shoulder top. Can you believe it's actually from Zara Kids? Clothes for 13-14 year olds from the girls' range are about the same size as UK 6-8 for adult women (depending on the cut). If you're within that size range, I would suggest trying out Zara Kids because you can find some cute things for half the price. For example, this top costs £14.99 but if it were Zara Woman, it would have likely cost £29.99.

I've been looking for a pair of white sunglasses that suit my face shape for a while now and found this pair in River Island. The wrap dress from the first look is also from there. Before I bought the sunglasses and dress, I had never shopped there because it wasn't somewhere I would think to shop at. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the design and quality of their stuff, so I'm definitely going to shop there more often from now on. Since the sunglasses already matched the skirt, I didn't want the bag and shoes to be white as well, so I opted for beige/brown tones. These ASOS heels are the best dupes of the Chanel slingback pumps with toe caps that I've seen on the high street so far. Zara released their own version, which I almost bought, but I'm glad I held out and got the ASOS ones instead because the latter is more beige whereas the former is more brown.

Angus & Julia Stone - Cellar Door

Wearing: Zara Kids top (similar) / Zara skirt (similar) / River Island sunglasses / Ellen & James bag / ASOS heels (similar)