Sunday, 6 May 2012

May 31 Day Blogger's Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: Something out of my comfort zone but I love...

This took some serious thinking. I feel comfortable and confident leaving the house in pretty much everything in my wardrobe. Anything I don't wear gets sold on ebay in my regular spring cleans, and recently I've really been spending wisely- buying things I love and wear.

Then it came to me. Skirts. Skirts are out of my comfort zone. I'm still working on baring my legs in public. I have a real complex about them. I'm happy to cover them with just leggings or tights (under a dress, of course), but showing off my skin is enough to leave me shaking in my sandals.

So, please know sharing today's photo with you took a lot of courage.


I've had this cobalt blue Broderie Anglaise skirt for a few years and have never, ever worn it out of the house. Perhaps it's a little short for my size, but I still love it and haven't got the heart to give it away. I love the colour, and am a real sucker for a Broderie Anglaise trim. I dressed it with a couple of simple tops you've seen before, as I had barely the strength to stand up today to take the photos, let alone make a fuss about the details.

Outfit Details

♥ Top and Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
♥ Cardigan: New Look.

What do you think? What's out of your comfort zone?

20 comments:

  1. I think your legs are perfectly fine the way they are! I don't see anything wrong with them, on the contrary, I think they're just normal, proportionate legs and I wouldn't look twice if I saw you in a short skirt on the street. And your tattoo is too cute :)

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    1. Nita, you've just made my day! Thanks for such a lovely comment :)

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  2. That skirt is lovely on you, it'd look great with a bright blazer, opaque tights and your Topshop studded shoes x

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    1. Thank you so much! I like your thinking! It's xactly how I would wear it!

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  3. I'm exactly the same as you - hate showing my legs. Love wearing skirts and dresses as long as they're teamed with a nice thick pair of tights!

    You look fab though so no need to feel concious :) The colour of that skirt is beaut'.

    x

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    1. It's one part of self-acceptance I'm still working on but hope to get past it. Like you I've no problems wearing them with tights or leggings.

      Thank you, that's so nice of you to say! :)

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  4. bravo for doing something which has taken great courage! and your legs are lovely,perfectly lovely legs- the skirt is something i would eye up, i'm a sucker for a drop waist and broderie anglaise - i think its quite a romantic fabric! if a fabric can be romantic! ps love your bargain post also, bargains are such a joy! ( i have just ordered a polka dot pair of palazzo pants for a fiver-from tesco! )x

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    1. Aw thank you Maria for all of your lovely comments :) I think broderie anglaise is quite romantic, too. Those palazzo pants sound intriguing!

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  5. Are you mad?! You've got lovely legs!! Love that skirt on you <3 xx

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    1. I'd prefer not to answer that ;). Haha. Thank you so much. You've made my day :D xx

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    2. Don't worry I'm a lil mad too! Seriously though get your pins out more often! X

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    3. Haha all the best people are! I'm going to 'try' this summer. I need to get past my complex!

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  6. I agree, you have got good legs! Good on you for wearing something that pushes your boundaries, this skirt is lovely.

    Hope you are feeling better today x

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    1. Thank you so much Linz- you've really made my day :D. Wearing it in the house is one thing... wearing it out of the house is another!

      Thanks, still plodding on x

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  7. i loove broderie anglaise! you look gorgeous in it :) i know what you mean, my main problem with skirts is normally finding something to go with them! i'm hopeless that's why i prefer dresses! hope you have a great day, look forward to your next posts! xx

    http://doodleheartx.blogspot.com

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    1. So many lovely messages! Thank you. I can't tell you how much these comments have made my day. I think it's all about getting the right length top. I'm definitely more of a dresses girl too- so easy to wear. Thank you :) xx

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  8. once you are used to bare legs you will find it rather liberating! You have perfectly lovely legs and the skirt length is very flattering- I guess it's just getting used to it. It's so nice having bare legs on a warm day

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    1. That's exactly the word I used to define how wandering round New York in bare legs felt! So far it's the only place i've really felt myself. Thank you so much- these lovely comments have really made my day! I'm determined to bare a bit of leg this summer!

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  9. lovely skirt and super cute blog! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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