Thursday, 24 November 2011

Split Stain

As you all may know, I have a shopping addiction. Spending is my forte and one day, I hope to make it my profession. However, as of late I've been saving - and quite successfully I might add. In order to deter any spending whatsoever, I have made the effort to transfer my earnings into my brothers account as soon as I get paid - an account to which I have absolutely no access. Genius. Desperate, but genius nonetheless.
So in terms of shopping and adding pieces to my overflowing wardrobe, my resources are lacking to the point of extremity (think having a grand total of $18 to spend when pay day is a week and half away). That having been said, it didn't stop me from shopping all together. I still took the time to browse through stores and reminisce about the days where I could simply purchase what I wanted. It was on one of these shopping trips that I found the skirt featured in this outfit post. Ever since my stylist assistant position with Kelvin Harries, I've had an unhealthy obsession with leg splits.

Blush Double-split maxi skirt - Forever New
Sheer lace cropped singlet - Sportsgirl
Tan belt - Dotti
Tan oversized envelope clutch - ASOS
Nude wedges - eBay
Torquoise stone necklace - Lovisa
Rings (from left to right) - Lovisa, Colette, Ebay and Lovisa

Split up the thigh, on one side, on both sides, down the middle. If there's a split, you can bet your bottom dollar that if I'm within a 5km radius, I'll find it. I've always had a weakness for pieces with a understated hint of sexy. From sheer fabrics to simple cut outs and backless dresses, I've always believed that less is more. And therefore I was immediately drawn to this skirt.

Unfortunately there wasn't much wind on the day so I wasn't able to capture the beautiful way in which it moves but let's just say it'd be on par with the NYC skyline at sunset.

It's the perfect length - long enough to wear with heels and short enough to wear with flats. I was overjoyed with this skirt and had great plans for it this summer. 

However, if you guys follow my twitter you will have seen the other day that "my favourite skirt of the season got caught in the escalator, it now sports a larger than life black oil stain". I was referring to this very skirt. I was so overwhelmed with grief and shock when it occurred - all I could do was stand and yell profanities at the escalator as though it would be sorry.

I wanted to break something, and hibernate in my room with an endless supply of Preen Oxy-Action, a tub of warm water and scrub until it all came out. That said, I've yet to address the issue and stuffed the skirt in a bag and filed it away, out of sight. I'm convinced that if I wish hard enough, the stain will disappear.

I have no words for how much I will miss this skirt. I'm most likely going to spend the next month or so visiting and calling every Forever New store, hoping that they still have it in stock.
So next time you're on an escalator in a maxi-skirt, BEWARE! Those things obviously aren't being fed very well.

In other news, my internship at Agent 25 is progressing very well. There's never a day that goes by when I don't learn something from them. We've been holding our A/W showings this week and I'm so excited for next year. Winter fashion has always been my favourite.

Until next time, don't forget to follow me on Twitter and check out my Lookbook.


Julie said...

I love the neutral colours you've used in your outfit. Reminds me of the (lack of) spring weather I'm experiencing. :(

Johanna said...

Almost bought the same necklace from Lovisa :)
Don't worry, you may have an overflowing wardrobe, but at least you always look fabulous! xx

.sabo skirt. said...

We like your look. The maxi skirt is so lovely and it looked great with your lace top. And your accessories, they all looked perfect together. Plus your envelop clutch, you rock.

Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice! xo

p.s. I'm having a giveaway for an arty oval style ring if you'd like to check it out. :)

Annieo said...

I am in loveeeeee with your style, that clutch and those pants are amazeballs!! <3

j. said...

love everything about this look the neutrals on red and accentuated with turquoise!
thats so terrible about your skirt! hope you find a new replacement soon D:
jessie x
the weekend project.

Laura_Maradam said...

Loooove all the gold accesories! But the blue necklace is also divine!

Have a nice week!

Anonymous said...

heys linda,
Such a shame that the skirt got destroyed by such a thing as a escalator :(

i just wanted to let you know princess polly has a split skirt in a "blush" colour

hope that helps

Estelle said...

That is such a sad story I would be so depressed if that happened to me! Love the skirt and the whole outfit. xx

Tracey Tran said...

Please keep blogging. Your blog is lovely! :)

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