monday in the park.

Marcs shirt | American Apparel Circle skirt |American Apparel clutch | ASOS loafers | House of Harlow necklace | Cue cuff

First day of the month and of summer meant turning over a new leaf. I promised you I'd start doing outfit posts so here they are. On Friday morning I made Jack (yes, I admit I've been trying to do this for the last two weeks but we've both been so lazy) drive us to the park and take some 'summer' looking snaps to welcome in the new season - and as summery as I may have tried looked, it was actually 20 degrees and my legs were freezing. 

This outfit is a combination of two wardrobe staples I've been meaning to buy for quite some time. I spent ages looking for a silk shirt. I was set on getting an Equipment one but unfortunately when I got around to trying it, the XS was far too big and too long. Luckily I stumbled upon this Marcs one and it was on sale too (double win). Clearly it was meant to be. I've been back and forth with the American Apparel skirt for about a year also. It's a little on the short side (I have to remember to hold it at the back when I'm walking up stairs and escalators) but I can't get over the high waisted style, circle cut and fit. I don't normally dress preppy (I think the loafers did it), but you can see what I mean by my style is super simple and my wardrobe is all neutral colours.

I'd love to hear your thoughts about my first proper outfit post. I'll keep them coming! x


  1. Love it, Mel!
    Congrats on your first outfit post. You look so gorgeous!
    Definitely keep them coming!


  2. Woohoo! First outfit post, keep 'em coming girly.

    -LAURA xx

  3. I adore my AA skirt, it's the most worn item in my wardrobe and the quality is superb! love your necklace over the collared blouse.

    x Lauren

  4. I love that shape skirt, so cute! x

  5. Love the simplicity of this look. The shirt works really well with the necklace. Just discovered your blog. I like the mix of musings, jewelry and food

  6. I love this entire outfit.

    I have actually spent this morning searching online for that necklace - seeing you wear it so well has only made me want it more!

  7. I love this look and know exactly what you mean about the XS blouse being too big and too long. I had a few blouses custom made in Hong Kong and they fit perfectly.

  8. You look so cute in these photos!

    Love your blog, thank you for the lovely msg on my blog.

    Following you now! :)