Outfit: Great Plains


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Top: Primark
Skirt: Great Plains*
Shoes: Dune

Gosh, this outfit is a bit ladylike, innit? It's certainly a bit different to my usual daily get up of leggings and whichever oversized jumper is the cleanest. After my recent venture into the world of midi dresses, when Great Plains got in touch about reviewing an item, I thought I'd choose something a wee bit more grown up than my usual attire. I went for the Night Lights Sequin Skirt (which is half price in the sale at the moment!) which is pretty and floaty and sparkly and I kind of love it. The sequins are quite subtle so don't look too over the top, but they make it stand out a wee bit more than just a standard black skirt.

I think I'm starting to really like midi length skirts although, being a dresses-only kinda gal, I'm never really sure which kind of top to pair them with. This time I went for a sheer blouse from Primark which I love and hate in equal measure. I LOVE the detailing at the neck, just look at all the pretty beads! But I HATE the sleeves, there's too much material and I don't like those 70s-esque elasticated cuffs. I also love the delicate nude/pink colour, but I hate the colour on me as I think it's too close to my skin tone. When I bought this a few months ago, they also had a teal version which I much preferred but it wasn't in stock in my size so I settled for the nude one instead. I meant to go back and look for the teal version again but never quite got round to it. Oh well, whatcha gonna do?

Anyway, on to the shoes. I have SO much love for these shoes from Dune which I originally bought as part of my graduation ball outfit a couple of years ago. I think they're probably the prettiest shoes I own, which is weird because they're probably also the plainest. There's just something about the vintage style and sweetheart shape that sends my heart all aflutter. Usually I much prefer round toed shoes, but these pointed ones couldn't be more perfect. I don't get the chance to wear them often as they're nude suede and I would ruin them in an instant, but any vaguely fancy occasion that doesn't involve a sticky bar floor and high chance of drink spillage, and I'm more than happy to dig them out.

How do you usually dress up (or down) a midi skirt?

Gillian x


  1. Ooh girl, the 70s is back though! Embrace your sleev-age! I love this look on you, really suits you :) T xx

  2. oh my, what a retro babe! I just can't wear midis - my calves are too... calfy, and it's not a nice sight. but this, on you, is perfection.

  3. Looking very pretty chick, gorgeous skirt

  4. Oh wow Gillian you look amazing! I love the skirt. You could also play it down with a printed t shirt or a jumper maybe?
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  5. It's the most beautiful skirt ever, I have it too but it looks a million times lovelier on you! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  6. This is super pretty love! I've never actually tried on a midi skirt but quite fancy one for summer?


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