Fifties flare and soft pastels

Now that I’ve sold my flat – and at a great price, too! – and have slept for a few days, I’m ready to get back into regular blogging again. And I sure have missed it!

Yesterday, I sported this fifties inspired outfit while shopping and visiting Philipa, a friend’s amazing fashion boutique in Nesttun, a quite affluent suburb to Bergen. I’ll share with you soon what I splurged on in Philipa!

Though Nesttun is close to Bergen, the area has managed to build a selection of unique boutiques that are a joy to visit: Another friend’s shop is called Mitt Rom and sells children’s wear and toys, Philipa and Ane Blich House sell independent labels in women’s fashion, and New Home interior decorating sell a range of beautiful things in interior design – even Jonathan Adler, from which they will order anything you want! More recently, another fashion and interior store opened in the area called Tish. They also carry Jonathan Adler and a few other cool brands, so I need to buy them a visit before I move.

Regarding my outfit, I had been on the hunt for a fifties style midi skirt for quite some time. While I’ve been dreaming of Tibi’s black or organza midi skirts, this dusty pink number from HM better suited my wallet (no toll). To keep the vintage look and make my legs look as long as possible in this leg-chomping skirt length, I teamed it with a short cardigan. Even tall girls want to stay tall, right? Heels might also have been an obvious choice for making my legs look longer, but ballet flats are more comfortable for driving, so flats it were.

Have you jumped on the trend for midi skirts and if so, what do you team yours with – heels or flats?

HM pale blue cardigan // Samsøe and Samsøe white tank top
HM dusty pink midi skirt (tulle version here) // Unknown brand copper ballet flats (similar)
Anya Hindmarch dog handbag (dreaming of this) // Armani watch (this is pretty)
HM sparkly earrings // Oasis sparkly necklace
Unknown brand charity bracelets (also worn here)