grey days…

The thing about style in Winter, and particularly January, is that I’m already one season ahead and fully focused on all the new-in delights that Spring has to offer. I’m having a complete love affair with everything blush pink at the minute (‘what’s new?’ I hear you murmur! 🙂 ) and I’ve already spied quite a few potential purchases for the brighter days ahead.

But there are several more weeks of temperamental weather and colder climes, before we can crack out the sandals and bare legs, and these months I think are all about consolidating your wardrobe as is.  And learning to adapt the pieces that you might have already.

Case in point.  One particularly shimmery skirt…




I bought this metallic midi back in December and was a little unsure at first as to how I’d get away with it in the colder weather.  I’m such a wimp when it comes to being chilly, and definitely not one to suffer in the name of style.  I love the whole ankle boots with skirts vibe, but my issue has always been those goosebumped inches between boot end and skirt beginning.  750 Denier tights seemed the only reasonable solution, but perhaps not the chicest of ones. 😉

I’ve been after some knee length or over-the-knee boots for a while now, and when I laid eyes on these ones a few weeks ago I knew that they’d be a match made in midi-skirt heaven.  I’m still working up the courage to wear them with anything shorter (can a 38 year old, married mum of three get away with that?  Answers on a postcard you guys!) but for all my longer dresses and cropped trousers these have been a complete wardrobe transformer.  You can even squeeze a pair of thick tights underneath and be a bit smug about the fact that you are super cosy whilst wearing a skirt. In Winter. 🙂

This little cashmere jumper has been a wardrobe staple since the Autumn too.  Super soft, I’ve been putting it with everything – from skirts of all lengths, to jeans and trousers, it’s just one of those basics that instantly makes you feel a little bit more ‘put together’. (well, I like to think so anyway.  You can be the judge!)





Kicking right back at these grey weather days with a little grey of my own!

Some other alternatives to create this look…

This skirt is beautiful, and would carry you right through until the Spring.  If metallic is more your thing then try this one, or I’m completely lusting after this one (blush pink, told you!) for the season ahead.

On the boot front, these are such a brilliant price and would let you test the look without being too committed.  These though are the ultimate dream, and on my wish list since forever!

I don’t think you can beat Uniqlo for reasonably priced cashmere (lots in the sale at the moment!) but my other favourite is Boden.  They wash really well and have a really lovely, heavy weight to them too. Super cosy!

E x


  1. January 24, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    This grey weather is totally messing with my fashion choices, I just want to wear my dressing gown/pyjamas all the time and can’t be bothered with much else. This outfit is gorgeous though, I love those boots.

    Rachael xx.

  2. January 24, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Love how you’ve put this outfit together Em. You can totally get away with those boots at 38! Rock them girl!

  3. Niki
    January 24, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Very tempted by the boots …. oh and the mesh skirt from M&S (in both the grey and blush) .. it is almost pay day .. and its always good to treat yourself !

    Niki xx

  4. January 24, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    So. Classy. I think grey is really chic and stops things feeling too heavy

  5. Louise
    January 25, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Thank for the Uniqlo cashmere tip! I saw this on your Instamas and from that I bought the grey one which I love and as you rightly say, it makes you feel a little more ‘put together’ along with being so warm and soft. Hopefully the cream will come back in my size soon! Lovely post Emma and your shimmery skirt looks perfect with your cashmere.

  6. January 25, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I SO hear you on the longing for spring thing… and the problem is, we’ve had really gorgeous, springlike weather this week, which has been lovely… but I know next week we’ll be heading right back to the heart of winter and that makes it even harder! I love the boots/skirt combo! So pretty and stylish and wintry! I’m a little limited in my wardrobe at the moment (ever growing bump!) but given that this is our fourth and final (!!) baby I’m looking forward to getting back into experimenting with clothes once I feel I’ve got my body back! Anyway, you look lovely!xx

  7. January 26, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    You look so gorgeous, this colour palette suits you so well. And 38? You are young. This one here is turning 46 in March, argh. Haha but that’s fine. Much love, Kirsten xx

  8. February 17, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Oh! This is such a beautiful outfit! I keep eyeing up the long pleated skirts and haven’t quite been brave enough to take the plunge (plus, I have NOWHERE to wear it!), but this post has convinced me to maybe give it a try. I love your style.

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