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22 June 2012

Maxi Skirt: River Island ~ Jumper: H&M ~ Brogues: Very Old Topshop ~ Floppy Hat: New Look ~ Bag: eBay  

Burgundy Maxi, a Floppy Hat & Elbow Patches;
Hello lovely readers!
So when the lovely Katy of CaughtUpInCake contacted me asking if i'd take part in the 'How We Wore: Maxi Skirt' challenge, I was pretty apprehensive. I'm not very brave with what I wear, and just about feel brave enough to let my hems pass my knees. But, I am also a bit of a self-confessed compulsive buyer, and bought this skirt last summer thinking I would wear it all the time, just because I liked how it looked on other people. However, a year later and the lovely coloured maxi is still hanging up, never worn and neglected. So Katy's challenge was just what was needed to provide a little bit of confidence for me to give it a go. And I have to say, although I felt like my unusually high level of clumsiness was heightened even more with the possibility of tripping, I think i've fallen for the maxi skirt. I was expecting it to make me feel short and stumpy, but it had the opposite effect, and I actually felt pretty ladylike and grown-up in it, which is pretty unusual for me as I usually feel that I resemble a fourteen year old. I definitely think i'll be wearing my maxi more regularly this summer, so thank you Katy!
  Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post! Hellocotton even showcased it on their front page as one of the top posts of the day, which was pretty amazing! It's little things like that, that make me want to keep on blogging, even if I do get the few odd unusual remarks/comments, so thank you!
  Tomorrow i'm venturing back home for the weekend (I should be on the train as you read this!) to see West Side Story live at the Royal Albert Hall with my mum and sisters! I cannot wait, West Side Story is such a good film, and tomorrow there'll be an orchestra playing the score whilst the movie is projected. What are you up to this weekend? Have you all finished your exams now, and are free for the summer? 
The deadline for nominations for the Cosmo's Newcomer Blog Award is coming up pretty quickly, and it would really mean so much to me if you would vote for my little blog if you  enjoy reading it! I feel a bit cheeky for asking, but thank you! I've left a little link at the end of this post.
Love, Charlestown xoxo.

45 comments:

  1. I love your jumper, the patches are so adorable :)

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I have a bit of a soft spot for elbow patches, ha!
      xo.

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  2. I also have this maxi skirt in purple; I fell in love with it after wearing it once and now I wear it all the time. I really love the colour of yours and how you've styled it, I'd never think to put this jumper with it but it works so well xo

    http://mademoisellecharlotteanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ah do you? That sound's lovely!
      Thank you! I didn't think it'd go either, but it sort of does, doesn't it!
      xo.

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  3. the skirt makes you look SO tall and statuesque!
    i wanted this jumper so badly but i couldn't find it in my local H&M, gutted!
    that hat looks amazing on you as well, i don't have the courage to wear mine out the house.
    beautiful as ever!
    enjoy the west side story, sounds so cool lovely.
    love livvy xoxo

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    1. Ah thank you, you beautiful lady!
      For some reason, I've got two! Really don't know why!
      I know, I only rarely wear it too, I need to get over my fear ha!
      Thank you Livvy, it was amazing!
      xo.

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  4. love this outfit, the skirt is beauuutiful! x

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  5. Love it Babydoll, your best look so far (in my opinion). That skirt and THAT hat, mmmmm, so 70s Charlie's Angels. I actually want that outfit :) xxxx

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  6. Gorgeous look! I most definitely cannot pull off maxi skirts! Love this colour as well :) x x x

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  7. Love the outfit, wouldn't have thought of putting that print (stripes) with a deep colour like burgundy...LOVE IT!

    Mimi x

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  8. The skirt looks lovely on you. It looks really good with the jumper! Enjoy west side story x

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  9. Love this outfit, you look amazing! :)
    I'm holding a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter?

    Kirsti xx
    www.silentsweethearts.blogspot.com

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  10. Gorgeous outfit :) The skirt is stunning, I love the colour. The jumper with the elbow pads is lovely too xx

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  11. It's good to step out of your comfort zone at times, you look lovely in the maxi! I'm a bit dubious towards them too.. xx

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  12. Ahh you look absolutely beautiful :) Love this whole outfit! The colour of the skirt is gorgeous and the elbow pads on the jumper are amazing, I want everything! xx

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  13. Your hair looks gorgeous here and your belt makes you look tiny! Hope you enjoy West Side story :) ~ox

    simplesophie.com

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  14. great oufti!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  15. LOVE this outfit! You've given me ideas how to wear a maxi now haha the jumper is so perfect!! xx

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  16. This looks so pretty! Looks so lovely and very french chic! Hope you enjoy West Side Story and your weekend! xx

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  17. Oh I am so in LOVE with this outfit I adore how you've styled the maxi skirt...perfect!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  18. Gaah, this is so beautiful! Perfect outfit. XO

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  19. i'm so glad you took part miss murray mint, because quite possibly this is my favourite outfit on you ever ever EVER! love the stripey tee, and the maxi. now i want this maxi.. can i borrow the whole outfit on second thoughts?xx

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  20. This outfit looks amazing on you Charlie! You really suit maxi skirts :) I love the elbow patches too!

    Julia xx

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  21. Loved this look on Katy's post - such a gorgeous colour of skirt and I love how you've styled it :-) xxx

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  22. You look gorgeous! I think this is one of my favourite outfits of yours! Love the elbow patches on the stripey jumper too xo

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  23. Wow Charlie, the colour of this skirt is gorgeous and the length really suits you, it makes you look so statuesque! I have to admit though that the hat is totally my favourite part of this outfit, it looks amazing on you. :)

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  24. You look so elegant and chic Charlie, absolutely love the red maxi with elbow patches on your jumper (: your legs go on forever! Have a lovely time at West Side Story sweet. xx

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Michelle! I didn't have a clue what to wear it with, and just hoped for the best ha!
      It was amazing, thank you!! xo.

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  25. Gorgeous outfit, love your skirt x

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  26. I have this jumper! You looks stunning as always, you do put together clothes so well!

    Mona x

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    1. It goes so well with everything doesn't it, it's my go-to, ha!
      Ah, you're so lovely Mona! xo.

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  27. Oh my, I'm completely and utterly in love with your sense of style! It's the epitome o perfection! I love the bohemian vibe that this skirt exudes- it looks as if it was made for you. The Breton stripes and wide brimmed hat make the perfect accompaniment xxx

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  28. gorgeous outfit, the maxi skirt suits you so much :) I really want one but haven't been brave enough yet!
    Love Holz oxo
    http://beautifulsimplicity-holziepink.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. That skirt is amazing! I neve know how to wear maxi skirts, but I love the way you've put it together!


    Little Miss Sunshine Style

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  30. Love this look! Especially the elbow pads, they're my obsession at the moment! xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  31. You look so lovely! The colour of your skirt is beautiful. I hope you had a fab time seeing West Side Story xxx

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  32. Love the outfit the skirt is beautiful,

    xoxo

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  33. i'm the same with maxi skirts, i'm just not sure they're for me but i think this looks great on you!

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  34. Hello!
    I just found you blog!
    I love it!

    I made a blog a couple of months ago!
    I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
    Thank you!

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  35. Hi Charlie,

    I love the way you paired your skirt and maxi skirt, your legs look miles long! You look lovely as always.

    -Love Joyce

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