Late last year, after issuing many prior warnings, I put the contents of my wardrobe officially ‘on notice’ – if I didn’t absolutely love it, if it didn’t fit, or if I’d never actually worn it … it was out the door. Slowly but surely I whittled things down to a core collection of garments – with the rest sent to new homes via eBay or charity donation bins. Do you apply a bit of tough love to your wardrobe too?
This process of consolidation and streamlining has seen more space appear in my wardrobe, with the clothes that remain becoming much more accessible and therefore more likely to get worn. But all of this hasn’t meant that I’ve stopped shopping all together. It just means that I’m especially careful about what I do buy – my clothes have to earn their place.
So it was an exciting day for the household, when a lovely parcel arrived in the mail (Jones takes his job of quality control very seriously). Of course, the arrival of any parcel is cause for celebration, but even more so when that parcel contains not one, but TWO pretty skirts!
These skirts were made and sent my way by the lovely halfhalf store which is run by Laura and Jo. Their store is filled with gorgeous limited edition fifties-style skirts, made with the most wonderful fabrics. The other cute thing is that each skirt is named after a favourite song (adorable!).
When I saw the two skirts below, it didn’t take me long to make them mine – the one on the left is ‘Feel the Love’, and the one on the right is ‘Leaving the City’. Both skirts have made themselves very much at home … they’re most definitely keepers!
There are a few things that I look for in any skirt that I consider buying, and those made by halfhalf tick all the right boxes:
- Fullness … so comfortable, so flattering.
- Length … hitting the knee, or just below is best.
- Flat waistband … balances out all those lovely pleats.
- Pockets … good for hands, and carrying little stowaways.
- Fabric … cotton always wears so well (especially with an adorable print).
Growing up as a tomboy it’s true that I wasn’t always a lover of skirts, but they are now such a big part of my wardrobe, I don’t know how I ever lived without them. How about you? Are you a skirt-wearer too? Or maybe you’re just a fan of streamlining? (they’re both more than a little addictive)