Great Plains Night Lights Sequin Skirt*
H&M Basics Lace Vest
Love Hearts & Crosses Gold Chain Bag
Love Hearts & Crosses Pyramid Triangle Necklace
A few weeks ago I was gifted this truly stunning full skirt with rows of pretty sequin details from Great Plains, a store I wasn't familiar with but am currently a little bit in love with. Full skirts are my favourite kind of skirt, especially when they're knee length because my hips and thighs are where it shows that I'm a little bit too partial to a chocolate digestive biscuit or three and I just find this style to be the most flattering for my body shape. When it comes to clothes I play it very safe and I fear that my slightly boring style doesn't do this piece justice at all. The colour I gravitate towards naturally is black, not just because it's flattering, but also because it's the colour I feel most comfortable wearing.
This basic vest from H&M (please excuse the bunny and puppy hairs, it needs to see a lint roller stat!) is one I have multiples of because it's one of those really handy pieces to have. It's everything I like: it's very simple, it's black, it's quite form fitting without feeling overly tight and it has a touch of lace that just gives it something to make it a little more than just a basic vest. A nice blazer is something I always reach for too, it's a step up from a cardigan without being a chunky coat and I really like wearing them.
I would totally wear this skirt with flats, in fact I already have but I think it's that little bit more flattering with a heel and these are my only pair of heels - surprise surprise they're also black! When it's really cold I've worn this with some adorable polka dot tights but they were nigh on impossible to photograph so they're not pictured above and I do think it's a piece that looks nicest with bare legs.
Gold toned accessories are my favourite to pair with an otherwise all black outfit. I've had this bag for years and it's held up so well even with regular use and I just adore the chain detail and matte finish. This triangle necklace is also from Love Hearts & Crosses and one I wear all the time because it's statement without being too much and it just seems to go with almost everything.
This has been one of my go-to date night outfits and I have a feeling it'll stay that way for a long time. I don't tend to dress up too often, my most worn clothes are probably my pyjamas, but it's so nice to have a beautiful piece in my wardrobe that I get to bring out and wear every once in a while.
Do you have a piece of clothing in your wardrobe that you love to wear?