Sometimes, a girl needs to dress up for no reason at all. This very statement couldn’t have applied more to my situation last week. Feeling frumpy and down and with a lull in my mood, I just felt a bit blah. Having been wearing numerous pairs of pyjamas and tracksuit/t.shirt combos of late, I felt like I needed an excuse to dress up, put some make up on and bring my mood back to where it should be. I can always rely on Chi Chi London to unleash my inner princess, so it was natural that I chose a midi skirt, layered with tulle and silk petticoats to bring back the glamour. An outfit that I liken to a pastel princess, I had no occasion to wear it to, but my god, did I feel better after I had played dress up.
There is something magical about Chi Chi London, and over the course of me writing and styling outfits for my Girl In The Mirror series, I have used Chi Chi one more than one occasion. I have always said that I would love a wardrobe full of full skirts, with tulle underskirts. Pretty cocktail dresses and elegant evening dresses that flatter my figure. I must spend a fair amount of time on the Chi Chi website, and my wish list is growing weekly, with every new drop. The latest addition to my wardrobe is the Chi Chi Lillie skirt; a mint green pleated midi skirt. Midi, again. I’m obsessed. Falling just below the knee and flaring out from the waist, my lumps and bumps are hidden away under the layers and layers of underskirt that make it so full. Paired with a pale pink cap sleeved blouse, it shows just how versatile the skirt is, and how it can be work in a semi casual style, or dressed up for an occasion.
I’ve also been delving into the Chi Chi London footwear selection and I chose the Yara heels to wear when I was heading out for my birthday last month. Another shoe that can be dressed up or down, Yara looks great with dresses and equally as good when teamed with a pair of jeans. In a dusty pink shade that fits with many items of clothing from my wardrobe, the peep toe and slingback boot style shoe is on trend, whilst the laser cut out design gives it an extra something special. A block heel is also very welcome, and especially when worn on nights out, they are comfortable and don’t hurt my feet like when I wear stilettos.
Sat on bed after I had taken my photos, I felt very much like Carrie Bradshaw in Paris. A mille fuille if you would. Do you own a Chi Chi London dress? Do you feel like a princess?
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