Fewer cuts, if any, are considered to be more flattering than the trusted A-line skirt. Even as a plus-sized Mum the shape manages to make my chunky legs look less so. It is definitely one of my favourite cuts, in a dress and a skirt. It has not however previously been a style I have chosen often for our girls, as I have never been particularly struck by one as we were this beautiful item from Monsoon. I’m not usually one to chase fashion for the children, I love them looking cute and girly, and getting away with the big frilly, fluffy things that we as adults don’t really get away with anymore, unless we’re amazingly cool and quirky. Some people can definitely get away with some outfits I would not. Now that Isis is getting older, at aged 9, she is becoming far more interested in fashion, and looking classicly chic instead of girly.
We spend a lot of time looking at current trends online through websites such as Zara or AlexandAlexa.com and she is a lot more aware of her own tastes and what is ‘in’ this season. Whilst perusing in Monsoon the other day, we found this amazing skirt on the SALE rack. There were so many of them. I decided they must have placed them on there whilst finding somewhere for them to live more permanently. I’ve worked in retail in the past and visual merchandising can be a nightmare whilst there is a sale on, as there’s never as much room on the shop floor. The beautiful gold detailing, thick material and lining led me to believe that it was new Autumn/Winter stock. I asked the sales advisor if these were meant to be on the sale rail as I flipped over the tag. She informed me that they had been at the warehouse for a long time and only just rolled out to stores, they were indeed last season. These stunning skirts were reduced from £35 to £9.60. Of course I bought one for Shayla-Rae and one for Isis.
I guess the pastel colours make it summery, but I am so happy with this find. I think the pattern is beautiful, the material is perfect for Autumn/Winter, the gold would make it work even for Christmas time and parties. The cut is elegant and Isis looked amazing in it. She wore it to a friends the following day with a pale pink, frilly, almost peplum cut tee and some silver sequinned ballet pumps. It looked beautiful. I thought it would be the sort of skirt you could only wear with a plain top as it’s so heavily patterned, but it really worked, she looked seriously stunning, even with a pale pink and green watermelon print headband on too. I really wish I’d captured a photo as it doesn’t sound like it would go together but she looked really beautiful.
Overall, I personally think that you cannot beat a beautiful A-line skirt, and I hope to stumble across many more gorgeous fashion finds like this piece. It has definitely made me think twice about trying to get into the stores more often as opposed to always shopping online. You never know what bargains may come across your path.