Wednesday, January 6, 2016


british retro

I may be more inclined towards kookier prints, but goodness, I do love a good tartan. Although I'm a bit of an ethnic mutt (in case you've ever wondered, I'm Polish, German, Swedish, Welsh, French, and possibly Scottish), I've always felt a connection to the Celtic nations and the UK. At least I can sort of pretend I'm from somewhere else in this skirt! I'd been wanting this colorway from British Retro for about a year, and I finally took the plunge. I originally wanted the dress, but since I've been embracing the idea of separates as of late, I went for the skirt instead. It's a bit longer than I'd like (I can't imagine how long it'd be on someone shorter than I), but I could always get it hemmed at a later date. Otherwise, it's a really high-quality piece that makes for a great addition to my fall and winter wardrobe. The skirt doesn't seem to be currently available, but there are other colorways too.

tartan skirt
plaid skirt
deer arrow happily ever after

I have one more week of relative free time, and then things are going to get very busy again. I'm doing this lovely little play in mid-January (it goes up with just one week of rehearsals, which will be a fun challenge), and then I'll be going right into rehearsals for a children's theatre show. Although I sometimes complain, I find that I'm better off when I'm busy. When left to my own devices, I'm not anywhere near as productive. I guess hitting the ground running is a good way to start off the new year!

british retro bonnie skirt
Outfit Details
Skirt: British Retro  ||  Top: Target
Deer Arrow brooch: Pinup Girl Clothing
Tights: Urban Outfitters  ||  Shoes: Amazon
Belt: from another dress  ||  Petticoat: Pinup Girl Clothing

tartan skirt

In case you missed Monday's post, just a head's up that my Shop My Closet store is open + updated! I have lots of great pieces up for grabs (sizes M-XL, plus shoes and accessories)! :) Take a peek, if you'd like.

Have a great day!


  1. SUPER cute skirt - I have a dress by British Retro and love it. They make good stuff!! This outfit rocks on you, by the way. So super flattering! Very cozy!

  2. I discovered this brand a few months ago and have been eyeing their pencil dresses. I keep hoping for a sale or a discount to appear! Great length on you, and what a gorgeous colour. Xx

  3. Good luck with your new play! It sounds great!!x

  4. Absolutely lovely ensemble. I adore (!) tartan (and plaid), too. For me it's a love that stretches back to a wee little red tartan cross body (Coach saddle style) purse I had circa age 5 - 6. :)

    ♥ Jessica

  5. I love tartan for fall and winter. This outfit is definitely a winner!

  6. This is such a lovely skirt, and the colour is so gorgeous on you!
    I hope you have a great rest of your holidays!


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