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Double Vision: Leather skirt & polkadot heels

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Hello lovelies,

I have something exciting and new for you this Sunday: Double Vision! I assume you all know that I’m a part of a weekly challenge called Fatshion Faceoff. All that started back in March when Dani and I wanted to start a blogger challenge. We found awesome ladies to do the challenge with *waves to Olivia, Mouna and Mhairi* and it’s been amazing and inspiring.

But since the beginning Dani and I were also talking about doing some kind of challenge just the two of us. If you are a reader of both of our blogs you might have noticed that we have A LOT of same/similar items of clothing, and we send each other clothing packages every once a while.. and we have become really great friends during our blogging journey that we started around the same time. We have silly chats over Skype and we make plans for our blogs and ask each others opinions on outfits etc. (Well I know I do!) So I’m extremely happy to do this new challenge with her <3.

Double Vision is different to Fatshion Faceoff in a way that we’re not limiting ourselves to only items of clothing, one week we might be using the same movie for outfit inspiration, the next we might find an outfit worn by a celebrity and do our own spin on it. This week we are doing an item though, or two items actually ;). I have been DYING to do a post with my faux leather skirt, and it seems perfect to finally do a post with it as the first post of this challenge. Dani and I also have the same ASOS heels (since I was a total copycat and bought them after seeing them on her post, haha), so we added them to the challenge too. So wanna see what I came up with?

Faux leather skirt: 24, Simply Be | Polkadot heels: ASOS | Top: 18, Primark (similar) | Collar: vintage (similar on Etsy) | Handbag: vintage (similar) | Glasses: LensWay (similar) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Pink Mallow (available in Boots)

I wore my faux leather skirt from Simply Be, which I LOVE. I’ve had it for over a month now, but it has been too hot to wear it. Finally I can, yay! I tried both my usual size 22 and this 24, all because of the pleats. Since the biggest part of my belly is actually size 24-26, the pleats looked quite weird when I tried the size 22. 22 sat better on my super high waist though.. but the overall look was much better in 24, so that size was the one I kept. I teamed it up with a navy top, which goes well with the heels obviously. And the ‘cherry on top’ is this gorgeous crocheted collar that my mom sent me a while ago. This was made to her by my grandma when my mom was around 20, which means that the collar is around 50 years old. I absolutely LOVE it, and I wish I’d find a nice blouse to wear it with. (I keep seeing a sheer black blouse in my daydreams, but I NEVER find one in the shops, or if I do they are too small around my bust… one of these days I will find you blouse, I willllllllll!)

Hope you liked my take on this challenge. I can’t wait to wear this outfit, maybe it’s not too fancy to work ;)? Now let’s go to DIY Fatshion to see what Dani did – I’m sure she looks totally fabulous!

  1. brusselsfatshion says: September 17, 2012 12:09 AM

    you look fabulous xxx

    • Hanna says: September 17, 2012 12:45 PM

      Thank you hun <3 xx

  2. molly says: September 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    I want that skirt so bad!! I love this idea btw. You and Dani have such great taste.

    • Hanna says: September 17, 2012 12:47 PM

      The skirt is lovely! They have it on the US site too, you should order it, you’d totally rock it ;)! And thank you, that comment means a lot coming from you <3

  3. Dani (@diyfatshion) says: September 18, 2012 1:40 AM

    Looking gorgeous, you babely babe! That skirt looks SO much better on you than it did on me, and I totally love that we both wore collars. We’re so fabulous. ;D

    • Hanna says: September 18, 2012 2:21 PM

      Thank you babelicious :)! I’m still giggling about the collars, we’re TOTALLY awesome! <3

  4. Hannah says: September 18, 2012 3:41 AM

    That skirt rocks and the collar is divine.

    I understand your frustration of finding blouses that actually fit. I have a long torso and prefer long tops and wouldn’t you know it – most tops are for average people and end up too short on me. Lame!

    • Hanna says: September 18, 2012 2:22 PM

      Thank you lovely :). Yeah the blouses are a nightmare.. and I really want to find one to wear this collar with! xx

  5. Natalie - says: September 19, 2012 10:32 AM

    Guh! I LOVE that skirt! Simply Be, y u no ship down under!?

    • Hanna says: September 19, 2012 11:24 AM

      Evil Simply Be! >:(

  6. Blog to be Alive says: September 19, 2012 4:27 PM

    The skirt looks gorgeous on you! I think I’ll have to pass because it’s probably going to be too short on me. Grrr.

    • Hanna says: September 23, 2012 2:23 PM

      Thanks Valerie :)! Actually I think you’d be waist is so high that it takes loads of length off. Just see my rant post (the skirt looks horrid on me that way, but you can see that it’s longer) :) x

  7. Leah says: September 21, 2012 5:57 PM

    Hi Hanna,

    I have that skirt too, I can’t wait to wear it. You rock it. Love the way you styled it too. I found you after seeing the photo on the Simply Be Facebook page. I thought you handled the comments on there very well and acted gracefully in your response.

    Leah x x

    • Hanna says: September 23, 2012 2:39 PM

      Thank you Leah! Yeah the skirt is amazing, you’ll rock it <3! Haha, I just wrote a rant-post about it.. ;) x


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