Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Happy talk

Top: H&M
Belt: Vintage Laura Ashley, charity shop
Skirt: Charity shop, £1
Shoes: Henry Holland for Debenhams
Scarf - gift 
Bag: Jumble sale, 50p

Listening to - Bombay Bicycle Club ~ Shuffle ~

The title of this post refers to a song from South Pacific, which I've just been to see at the Barbican. It was quite interesting just going to the Barbican, it is such a big place and I quite like the blocky concreteness of it all. It was a brilliant production, both the leads were especially good. I was surprised at how many of the songs I knew since I have never watched the film. I also didn't realise that the storyline contained such political story lines, particularly since it was first produced in 1949. In essence it was a lot less light hearted then I had always thought- but in a good way. There were some nice 1940s outfits too, one beach ensemble contained some shorts very much like a pair I just grabbed in the UO sale. Other than that I went to the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, a BBQ on Sunday and a wedding on Saturday. I will try and find some nice photos from that, although for the most part I was drinking champagne and eating the pretty cupcakes made by the bride herself. This outfit has me in two minds, I like the long length skirt when I see it on other bloggers but I do feel like I could happily chop a foot off it, what does anyone else think, long or short? The scarf is one of my favourite possessions. It was a gift from my grandmother and was made by a local textile artist in the 1970s. I love the soft green shades and the subtle lace pattern.


  1. I love the skirt and scarf! Perfect early fall outfit! =)

  2. I love your scarf, and the long skirt!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. first of all, that scarf is GORGEOUS. so, so beautiful. secondly, i think you're totally rocking the midi-length skirt--it looks great on you. that said, i have the same inner struggle with long skirts--i almost ALWAYS chop them into minis (i can't help it, i'm so short). but i think you should keep this one long!

  4. South pacific is my all time favorite show, the music and the stories are wonderful and thoughtful. I have the same issue with long skirts, I find that pairing it with a little bit of a heel (even a small one) give my legs a bit of length to carry the skirt better. This skirt is really nice and looks like a great staple to keep around. Your scarf is gorgeous too.

  5. The only song I know from South Pacific is the one with the line 'across a crowded room' but I wish I knew the rest! Is Happy Talk from the musical too or King and I? I forget! :)) I think it's wonderful how you pull off a midiskirt.

  6. loving the colors in this outfit

  7. Love your style. Pretty chic! And such wonderful photos!
    Follow each other? :)