The odd one out

The rain is clattering against the windows and I have the lights on inside because it’s almost too dark to see without. We might have felt the first signs of Spring this weekend, the April Showers haven’t been too long in coming. My friend S came by our apartment for the first time on Friday and brought me gorgeous Spring Snowflakes (Leucojum) in a fine white flower pot. On our windowsill sit two more pots with daffodils, who’s beauty is slowly starting to fade. If it weren’t for the abundance of greenery we have inside right now, I’d never guess it was Spring when looking out the window. So, instead of going into town as planned I’m sitting at the kitchen table writing up the blog posts that I have planned for the next couple of weeks.

This outfit had been on my to-shoot planning since early winter. Mini-skirts were all the rage last season and it made for a good excuse to pull out this & Other Stories skirt that I bought in London years ago. The January blues hit hard though and I also didn’t really work on my blog much in February. When my friend K recently scrolled through my blog and exclaimed in disbelief that I hadn’t worn a skirt or dress in my outfit posts since November, I knew that I should give this outfit a go. Among my soft grey looks from recent weeks this winter-y outfit will be the odd one out, but I love it anyway.

On Sunday we had things planned, but due to circumstances our plans got changed and we had an unexpected day off. K offered to drive to Ikea and get some things we’d been missing in our kitchen. While we were there we also picked up a chest of drawers and a few decorative bits to dress up our hallway, which has been sitting completely empty since we moved in last summer. To complete our Ikea-date we shared blueberry cheesecake and free coffee in the Ikea restaurant. Since the weather was absolutely gorgeous we made a pit-stop in Hoogstraten on our way home to shoot my outfit of the day and wander around the beguinage a little. Can we say: good life?

top: Primark
skirt: & Other Stories
tights: Falke (c/o)
boots: Mellow Yellow
ring: Twice as Nice

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  • Yes, finally summer outfits! Het goede week heeft me uit mijn winterslaap gehaald 🙂 Tijd om wakker te worden en ik actie te schieten! Nice outfit!
    X, Eline

  • mooie outfit! rood staat u echt goooooed

  • The red skirt is so lovely against all of the black 🙂 Glad you had a great day with nice weather when you took these photos, even if the weather isn’t the best now as you’re writing!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Aurélie – lovelifelovefashion

    Hihi zeg maar danku tegen vriend K want deze outfit met skirt is een topper 😀 Classy!

    x Aurélie

  • Super leuke look! De rode rok is prachtig en staat je zo goed!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

  • Staat je erg goed, dat rood en zwart! En oh, blueberry cheesecake <333 .

  • Heel mooie outfit!!

  • De rode rok is zo leuk!! Deze outfit staat je ook nog eens geweldig mooi 😀

  • Suuuuperleuke look, je benen lijken echt eindeloos hier!

  • You look gorgeous! I love the skirt. I love going to Ikea, although it usually ends up turning into an entire day trip for me ^^ Blueberry cheesecake sounds so good!

  • A red pencil skirt is so versatile and this outfit is lovely!