The last of the summer wine

Black long sleeved tee - Primark (similar)
Quilted faux leather biker jacket - Zara (similar)
Burgundy Aztec print midi full skirt - River Island (similar)
Burgundy patent loafers - Zara (similar)
Black bauble necklace - New Look (similar)
No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour - Cheeky Chops c/o

I do love a full skirt even if they do make me look 10 times heavier than I am. Not most flattering around the bum/hips areas. Lets ignore the fact that I ate far too much over the festive period as well. Just not a good combination! I picked this skirt up in the River Island sale for a mere £20. I don't really shop in River Island full price preferring to hold out for the bargains. They always have such a great selection of midi skirts to choose from. You can trust me when I say I got very excited when I realised I had a pair of loafers that matched. Ah I do love a bit of matchy matchy!

I'm looking forward to eating better this month. Although it would be lovely to shed a good few pounds - boo at you holiday weight! - I just want to feel happier in myself and my skin is crying out for some goodness too. I'm going to try and overhaul my eating habits and stay away from the dreaded junk. I've had far too much of it over Christmas anyway - far far too much! I really do enjoying rustling something up in the kitchen and want to go back to basics this year and eat properly. Food tastes so much nicer when you've lovingly prepared it from scratch eh?


  1. I really like the colour of that skirt!

  2. Love the co-ordination Sophie! x

  3. Great outfit! The skirt is lovely and the colour of the shoes are great! :)

  4. You skirt is such a gorgeous print! And I love it with the moto jacket!

  5. A lovely full skirt missy and those loafers are cute too x

  6. Yes River Island offers great stuff. Most of the time, I steer clear of full skirts, but some of them look good though. Thanks for sharing your outfit - it's cool.
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  7. Your skirt is beautiful and you look wonderful!! <3

    Jennie xo |

  8. I'm with you on River Island Soph, their sale this year was excellent! This skirt looks amazing on you, you really are the queen of the 50s midi. <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  9. I love this outfit! Sophie I just want to raid your wardrobe I pretty much love everything you own :D

    I'm also planning on getting my eating on track, toooo many after eights and thorntons mint chocolates this Christmas!



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