OUTFIT: Wrapped in LOVE

Hello hello my lahs! As I've been such a good girl lately, not really purchasing all that many clothes for a good while (mainly beca...

Hello hello my lahs!

As I've been such a good girl lately, not really purchasing all that many clothes for a good while (mainly because so much of the high street stuff is mleh), I had one of my little wanders into Topshop. Whilst there I came across this pretty little midi tube skirt.

It has LOVE printed vertically on to it four times, twice at the front and twice at the back. I had a quick look at the pricetag expecting a fair old hit to find it was priced at just £22. Not only that, it stated that the item was part of the 'Fashion Targets Breast Cancer' campaign, so £6 of every sale goes towards Breakthrough Breast Cancer!

I have to say that without this label highlighting such a worthy cause I'd have probably just walked off, gone home, had dreams all week about it and ended up back in Topshop only to find that they only have size 12 or 16 left. This seems to be my mentality lately, I think it's because my wardrobes are crammed full and fit to burst I actually feel a bit guilty buying more clothes! I think now that Ramadan is just around the corner I'll be donating some clothes to charity. I really struggle to let go though, so perhaps the holy month will give me the kick I need to just do it!

The midi tube skirt itself is quite long, reaching just below my calves. This is a definite no-no for a petite lass like me so I've actually been sporting it as a boob tube / bodycon type thing until I get myself a sewing machine to alter it.

I paired it with this absolutely stunning Velvet mesh Kimono with lots of beaded detailing and tassels. I have a strong distaste for tassels but I've had to break my own rules for this. Why? I picked it up in a Bedouin stall in the Old City of Jerusalem. After a bit of solid haggling (the best part of traveling!) I managed to drag the price down from 550 Shekels (£100) to 200 (£36)!

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Fashion Targets Love Tube Skirt (worn as a boob tube dress) - TOPSHOP
Beaded Velvet Mesh Tassled Kimono - Old City of Jerusalem

I'm seriously loving this Kimono lately, the weather in Manchester has taken a bit of a turn for the worse (as if that's possible!) and I find myself wrapping this around me to keep me toasty, and if necessary the trench coat even makes the odd appearance. No doubt the weather will pick up again now that Ramadan is just around the corner, typical!

OUTAKE

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I'm not always photogenic!


 Halima

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15 comments

  1. So good that some of the money goes to breakthrough breast cancer...really this skirt is a total bargain if you think about it!

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  2. I looooooooooooove your unique style! And i also love your hair xx

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  3. Once again your unique style shines through. Love <3

    That kimono is gorgeous (one of my tattoos is a butterfly) great that some of the money goes towards Breast Cancer Research.

    BUSH LOVE Mwaaaaaaah xo

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  4. Love it! And I love your makeup... as always!

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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  5. Gorgeous, love the kimono wrap, awesome!! You look marvellous xx

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  6. Not always photogenic??! Lies. Love your blog and your style!

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  7. Not always photogenic??! LIES.

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  8. I adore that kimono! I have a love for them and if printed...even better!
    I actually really love tassels but they have to be really selected and non tacky if you know what I mean! haha
    hareem x

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  9. The last picture is my favourite, love your facial expression! Such a pretty kimono, the purple looks lovely against your hair.

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  10. Your hair color is FAB and I am loving that kimono!!!

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  11. This kimono looks so good with the tube top and skirt, I love the colourful sequins!

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