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Skirt – Primark

Top* – Mint Velvet

Belt – Vintage

Scarf – McQueen

Boots – eBay

Lips – Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Grandest Grape 

Yesterday I treated myself to a day off work which meant I could indulge in a rare lie in before heading to London to attend a few events in the evening. I wore my new velvet tee from Mint Velvet which is incredibly luxe and begs to be stroked, tucked in to the charcoal grey version of that infamous Primark pleated skirt. I am not sure whether I actually like this skirt on me or not to be honest, I find it makes me look a little…wide but I couldn’t not buy it when I saw it in store. I fished my McQueen scarf out from hibernation after a long absence which left me contemplating the purchase of a new colour for AW, ideally the dark purple/red one I think. And I continue (and will continue for some time) to swoon over my new eBay boots which have barely left my feet since I got them! They really are perfect, so so comfy and even clink a little when you walk…just like a real cowboy! 🙂

I hope you have all had great weeks and are looking forward to the weekend – I know I am. 

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  1. 2nd November 2012 / 9:04 pm

    Your hair looks stunning in this photo 🙂 and the skirt looks beautiful!! not at all wide!!

  2. 2nd November 2012 / 9:14 pm

    Great outfit post! love that skirt I saw you had it in black too I couldn't find it in primark when I went the other day though.

  3. 2nd November 2012 / 9:26 pm

    I love this! The rich colour of the top against the silver of the skirt is gorgeous <3

  4. 2nd November 2012 / 9:31 pm

    I feel that with the black version, the pleats don't quite sit right. They flare out and make me look bigger than I am too! I just bought the River Island black pleather skater skirt which is much more flattering, but then again not such a gorgeous colour x

  5. 2nd November 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Absolutely love the top!

  6. 2nd November 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Love the skirt xx

  7. 2nd November 2012 / 10:35 pm

    Your style is absolutely gorgeous 🙂 xx

  8. 2nd November 2012 / 10:52 pm

    You look lovely Milly, the shoes are gorgeous 🙂


  9. 2nd November 2012 / 11:01 pm

    I love love love this look!!

  10. 2nd November 2012 / 11:08 pm

    Really like this post.. the outfit choice is perfect!

    Monique x

  11. 2nd November 2012 / 11:19 pm

    Great outfit, love the top with the the skirt, great combination of textures.
    And the boots, well we know how I feel about them.

  12. 3rd November 2012 / 5:16 am

    I love the mixtures of fabric it looks amazing. Milly I absolutely adore your blog, thanks for being an inspiration to me … and to top it all off you seem so down to earth. Love from South-Africa xxx

  13. 3rd November 2012 / 9:33 am

    beautiful and well put together outfit! I adore the velvet top, goegeous!

  14. 3rd November 2012 / 9:33 am

    I love the t-shirt, I think velvet is great in winter!

  15. 3rd November 2012 / 10:09 am

    So much cuteness! I love the mix of textures, the rich colours and the skirt is so so flattering on you (seriously, I haven't seen *that* skirt look better on anyone else). And the Chubby Stick is one I will have to check out post-launch, it's a gorgeous colour! x

  16. 3rd November 2012 / 10:42 am

    such a pretty outfit x

  17. 3rd November 2012 / 2:14 pm

    The colour combination is just gorgeous! 🙂

  18. 3rd November 2012 / 10:02 pm

    Oh velvet is my fave material to wear around Christmas time! You look gorgeous!

  19. 3rd November 2012 / 10:02 pm

    Oh velvet is my fave material to wear around Christmas time! You look gorgeous!

  20. 4th November 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Love the velvet top

  21. 4th November 2012 / 11:51 pm

    absolutely loving the velvet top ! xx

  22. 5th November 2012 / 1:07 pm

    You look amazing and your outfit is making me excited for Christmas with the red velvet and shimmery skirt!

    I really want a skater skirt but I'm not convinced it will suit my body shape, on the other hand it could be the answer to all my fashion problems.