Friday, 5 July 2013

The Origami Skirt

When I first saw this skort on the Zara website, I fell in love. However,when I tried it on even the extra small was too big because I wanted the skort to be high waisted so I decided against the purchase. It wouldn't leave my mind though. After seeing this skort on multiple equally skinny bloggers sitting on their hips I gave in and bought the skirt. I hadn't seen anything else like it except from when I was researching into origami from my previous textiles exam, but now, after seeing the popularity of them so many skirts/skorts are about which are similar and a lot cheaper! You can pick them up on eBay for as low as £3.98! So have a look!

I've literally not had this skirt off since I bought it, just after my exams finished and instead of doing lots of separate posts with each outfit including the skort. I thought I'd include some of the different way's I've worn it!

Here I've gone for the laid back look and just paired it with a plain t-shirt and a chunky necklace.


(excuse the messy room! If you follow my instagram (gracemellor) you'll have already seen this outfit!)


shoes - Topshop via Next2nowt.com, skort - Zara, t-shirt - GAP, necklace - Mum's

I kind of dressed up a little bit more on this one, I was going out with a friend. This is still casual but a little bit more formal that just a big baggy t-shirt...







shoes - Topshop via Next2nowt.com, skort - Zara, blouse - Primark, blazer - market

I went full athletic style with this last one, ages ago I bought this vest from a vintage shop in Leeds for a fancy dress party but I love it so paired it with my new skort.







shoes - primark, skort - Zara, vest - Blue Rinse

I also love my two new pairs of shoes (well not so new anymore..) which feature in this post. I had never bought anything off next2nowt.com but had seen other thrifty bloggers use it so I thought "why not? I may as well give it a shot" and so bought these beautiful originally Topshop cut out boots which I lusted over in the store. The post and package was cheap and the shoes looked brand new even though I had saved about £30! They came quickly and I honestly can't fault next2nowt.com ! I thought I'd give you guys a heads up to check them out because they have a huge selection of clothes and accessories and what's the point in spending extra money when there's no need?

And the pair of red heels are so Zara-esque but only cost me £12!! I just missed out on the black pair too! Apparently they had sold their last size 5 about 10 minutes before I came searching! Oh well...

Comment if you have outfits with this skort, I'd love to see how other's style it!!

G xxx

6 comments:

  1. You look lovely Grace! I tried on this skort but it just didn't suit me, so envious that you can pull it off! :P xxx
    http://www.heroineinheels.com/

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    1. Aw thanks Laura! That's so annoying!! Xxx

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  2. Grace you look absolutely stunning as usual! You have such a gorgeous tan too! Love the red on red with the heels and the top.

    Hope all is well!

    Love Em xx

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    1. Aw thank you Em! You too! I heard you have an exciting new event idea, can't wait to hear the plans! Xx

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  3. Hi!

    Did you wear them on your hips or altered them to be on your waist? :)

    x
    http://chasingbrights.blogspot.com

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    1. hi I wear them on my hips!! I'm quite small and this is an XS. They don't fit on my waist unfortunately!X

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