When I was about 13-years-old I started reading the Gossip Girl books by Cecily von Ziegesar (which, just so you know, are a million times better than the show was). Blair was my favourite character and I had a massive crush on Nate Archibald (who never got a good run of stories in the TV version). Anyway, eventually I grew up and realised nobody should aspire to be a spoilt, chain-smoking, bitchy Upper East Side princess. But I do still daydream about going to the Kiss on the Lips ball with Nathaniel Fitzwilliam Archibald.
And I know exactly what I’d wear: Alice + Olivia’s lip print cardigan with a black Oscar de la Renta ball gown. It would be magical.
However, in absence of Chace Crawford (and Oscar de la Renta) I’ve had to make do with a Zara skirt and jersey T-shirt. I wore this outfit last week, when we experienced a sudden burst of warm weather in London. Getting my legs out after months of skinny jeans and opaque tights was such a treat – and naturally I celebrated by skipping up and down the street!
What I Wore: Lip print cardigan by Alice + Olivia c/o | Grey T-shirt by EMU Australia c/o | Drape skirt by Zara TRF (you can buy the style in stripe and floral online) | Suede flats by Russell & Bromley c/o | Pashli handbag by 3.1 Phillip Lim | Necklaces by Claire’s and vintage
Outfit posts are still a little bit out of my comfort zone, and it feels awkward to just write about what I was wearing (“I chose this grey T-shirt because it’s really soft…” etc etc). But I would really like to bring this Zara skirt to your attention, because it was a total bargain at £12.99. It’s double-faced, so doesn’t become transparent and reveal your knickers, and the draped design is really flattering. I’ve just discovered it also comes in a floral print as well, so will definitely be adding that style to my wardrobe too.
Do you like Alice + Olivia’s lip print cardigan? How would you style it?
Thanks for the photos Holly!