Pretty Patterns

Casual as always, on a shopping trip to collect supplies for baking a wondered into my favourite local charity shop and discovered a bundle of floaty skirts for a whole pound each, so I coulndn’t resist and bought the lot. This is one of the skirts…I have fallen a little bit in love with the pattern. Not entirely sure that i can imagine an old lady wearing this skirt, the colour and pattern is a bit bright but I would like to think she is pretty cool. My style is developing a lot recently around layering and playing with patterns and colours, I am so enjoying experimenting, I blame my hair being chopped off. It was really funny today my dad walked into the kitchen and said to me what have you come dressed as, I love the fact that he never understands what I wear but at the same time he never really mocks me. 

This outfit is one of my new favourites, so comfy but at the same time I feel rather chic in it, its always such a nice feeling throwing together an outfit that feels so natural.

I’ve been a bit poorly today, I think I may have eaten something I am allergic to resulting in a day of painful bones, back ache and stomach pains, I fear it maybe chocolate, recently when I eat it I develop a migraine this is devastating news people…my staple diet might have to change ha! 

That will teach me to consume loads of melted chocolate whilst making rice crispy cakes… I went a little mad and made loads for everyone’s easter presents (lets hope they don’t read this)

We are all preparing ourselves tonight for my little brothers 21st Birthday tomorrow, I am so excited to give him his present and hug him. 

I just wanted to take the time to thank you all for your lovely comments on my last outfit post, even though I have recently developed a lot of confidence with my body,I still get that slight niggle of worry that someone might chip in and be negative I think that is slightly a natrual reaction when you put yourself out there, So i just wanted to say thank you for your kind words and truly how much each comment means to me     




    • April 4, 2013 / 4:05 pm

      aww thank you jade, i really didn't think it would suit me, just throw it together and see 🙂 x

  1. March 30, 2013 / 11:22 pm

    Love love love that skirt, you look beaut! And I love your boots tooooo! Maybe a bit late on this but your hair looks amazing x

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      thank you hannah, i have once again fallen in love with my hair 🙂 thank you for the kind words about the skirt 🙂 x

  2. March 30, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    this is beautiful! and what a bargain with the skirt.
    i have for sure seen little old ladies wear loud prints!
    hope you are feeling better soon x

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      thanks sweet, i have too but its just but the skirt is just something i could never imagine seeing on an old lady 🙂 xxx

  3. March 30, 2013 / 11:31 pm

    I LOVE that you shop at charity shops too, more style bloggers should!(fyi i'm not a style blogger i'm a music blogger, but i appreciate a good charity shop spree)

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:07 pm

      i've always shopped at charity shops its just so much nicer to get something it is unlikely someone else will have 🙂 xx

  4. March 30, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    Such a lovely pattern on the skirt, what a bargain as well! This sounds totally cliche but ignore any negative comments, it's sad when people go to the effort to make bad comments and quite frankly they're not worth your time. Always remember – you are beautiful. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise xx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:08 pm

      thank you lovely 🙂 thats such a nice things to say 🙂 x

  5. March 31, 2013 / 2:22 am

    Wow love the skirt, and the outfit in general, looking good!

  6. March 31, 2013 / 2:24 am

    (second fave outfit on your blog!)

  7. March 31, 2013 / 7:48 am

    I absolutely love your style sense! You make everything look so chic and graceful! xx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:09 pm

      aww wow can you tell my dad haha he thinks i often resemble some sort of mess haha thank you lovely xxx

  8. March 31, 2013 / 7:55 am

    You look lovely – I love your necklaces! xo

  9. March 31, 2013 / 8:32 am

    you look soooo cute. i love the skirt on you.

  10. March 31, 2013 / 8:42 am

    You look so so wonderful Ella! Another absolutely gorgeous outfit, love your skirt! The pattern, colour and detailing are just stunning! xxx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:09 pm

      its just my fav for the patters 🙂 thank you lovely x

  11. March 31, 2013 / 10:29 am

    This outfit is so beautiful, I love the pattern of the skirt and the length of it, love what the belt and necklaces add and that cute little cardy! You look so pretty Ella, I don't know who these negative people think they are, they are just very very stupid, ha! Hope you have a lovely easter sunday and happy birthday to you brother!

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:10 pm

      i am a little in love with the length too 🙂 thank you for your lovely positive words my brother had a fab birthday thank you x

  12. March 31, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Love this outfit! I saw a similar skirt in a charity shop yesterday, but I left it there! WISHING I HADN'T NOW.
    Gorgeous xxx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:11 pm

      oh no! im sorry! i am having that feeling right now about a maxi skirt in primark i saw earlier!! thank you sweet xxx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:11 pm

      thank you lovely 🙂 i am learning to mix things up x

  13. March 31, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    So much envy! Love that skirt so much! Been looking for something nice and paisley for so long! x

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:12 pm

      oh hopefully you'll find one soon 🙂 i enjoy the chase thank you sweet xx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:12 pm

      aww i'm sure you look wonderful 🙂 i always feel a little like that but i figured why the hell not you should just get one and see 🙂 confidence is key 🙂 xxx

  14. March 31, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    You look gorgeous – that skirt is amazing! £1!? 🙂

    Rosie x

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:13 pm

      thanks rosie 🙂 i know i bought £5 worth of skirt i was a happy lady xx

  15. March 31, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    That skirt is amazing. Giving me faith in charity shop shopping again – Thanks!!


    • April 4, 2013 / 4:13 pm

      we now need the sun hehe thank you 🙂 xx

  16. March 31, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    I have a skirt with this same pattern but I've never been brave enough to wear it! Looks lovely with this outfit though! May have to fish mine out 🙂

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:14 pm

      go for it! i find if you mix patterns up with a simple top/bottom it will always work 🙂 xx

  17. March 31, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    I really like this outfit, I love maxi skirts but I always get a bit stuck on how to style them. xx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:14 pm

      i will be doing a post on how to style them soon 🙂 just try different layers 🙂 xxx

  18. April 1, 2013 / 11:38 am

    ELLA. I love this outfit! wheres your little jacket thing from? Its lovely. Aw happy 21st to your bro

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      thank you rose! 🙂 the blazer was from new look about 2 seasons ago for £3 thank you 🙂 xxx

  19. April 1, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Ella! That skirt is amazing – I love the length and print of it. Looks so lovely on you too! xx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      thank you lovely the length is one of my favourite parts of the outfit 🙂 x

  20. April 1, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    Great mix of prints, I especially like the one on the cardigan. Also I love those boots, I'm pretty sure I've probably said this ten times already in previous posts, but I really do.

    I've been ill lately with very similar symptoms, I thought it might have been mild food poisoning but the Mothership informed me she knows a few people experiencing the same thing so it might be a bug…I don't know who I caught it off though in that case?! Hope you feel better soon either way!!

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:16 pm

      oh no sorry you have been ill 🙁 thank you for your lovely words x

  21. April 2, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Ella this skirt is a little bit of heaven on you!!! I LOVE it!!!!xxx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:17 pm

      aww what a wonderful thing to say 🙂 brings me a lot of confidence to wear it 🙂 xx

  22. April 3, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    I'm loving your outfit! The skirt really suits you. Where do you take your photos? I love the setting. Also, I spent most of my life allergic to chocolate, you just end up eating a lot of swedish fish and skittles. I hope you feel better!

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:18 pm

      thank you Kallie 🙂 I take my photos in my back garden in london oh no really? hehe they sound like good things to replace them with 🙂 thank you for the kind words i had a little bit of a fan girl moment when i read your comment <3 xx

  23. April 3, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    I am so in love with this skirt! x

  24. April 3, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    I think this might be my favourite outfit ever! You look so gorgeous, and that skirt is amaazing. I love it when outfits come together so well and make you feel really confident ♥

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:19 pm

      thank alice its my favourite too 🙂 xx

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:19 pm

      yep yep i am pretty addicted to layering up the necklaces 🙂 x

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