I Don't Like To Be Too "Matchy Matchy"

Blouse: thrifted
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Hat: Primark
Sandals: Topshop
Rings (clockwise from top left): Turkish markets, Spanish markets, c/o Thriftette, thrifted

Gosh, it's been quite a while since I last did one of these outfit posts, and during my absence quite a lot has happened! First and foremost I finished my exams, which was the main reason for my recent hiatus. Seeing as my three-month summer break has officially started I'll be able to post much more frequently. In fact, this should also be the case when I start college in September and finally bid adieu to my old school uniform. Secondly, I was featured in my local newspaper! If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen me post about this, but if not you can see a photo of it here. I was incredibly excited and overwhelmed to be contacted by the newspaper to be interviewed, and I'm very pleased with how the feature turned out! In other news, this week I started work experience at Marks And Spencer, working with the visual merchandising team. It's interesting having the opportunity to get a behind the scenes glimpse and observe the hard work that goes into making the stores look presentable and visually appealing to consumers. I also returned from a trip to Edinburgh last week, which you may have seen in my photo diary. Finally, I have added an Ask.fm widget to the sidebar of my blog, so if you have any niggling questions feel free to hit me up over there! I'd also love to hear your opinions of my new header!

Now let's talk about my outfit. I more or less threw on the blouse and skirt when I got in from work, as I wanted to wear something light and breezy because of today's humidity. Conscious I hadn't done an OOTD in yonks, I quickly put together a few accessories to accompany my outfit and snapped these photos. I recently went shopping for more summery clothes, and this skirt from Urban Outfitters was among my purchases. I picked it up for around £15 in a 50% off promotion they were having, which I think is still on if you're interested. I rarely buy full-priced clothes in Urban Outfitters because it's a little out of my price range, so I'm always delighted to pick up bargains in their sales. As for my blouse, I bought it last summer in a charity shop in Cornwall, and I only just rediscovered it nestled in the back of my wardrobe. I'm an absolute sucker for paisley print and airy fabrics, so it's perfect for me! I love how it contrasts with the print on my skirt and I think the colours really compliment each other nicely, tying in with the bohemian aesthetic. Speaking of clothing nestled in the back of my wardrobe, I'll be selling many of my vintage pieces on Asos Marketplace soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that! I'm also considering starting a YouTube channel, albeit I'm struggling to decide where to start, so if you have any video suggestions please leave them in the comments below, tweet me or message me on Ask.fm (links are in the sidebar).

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo


  1. Well done on finishing all your exams, bet you feel relived now they are over! The article looks great too :) I love your sun hat and sandals in this outfit! xx


  2. Ooh your work experience sounds really fun, hope you're enjoying it! Enjoy your crazy long summer holiday :)
    I love those sandals, and your skirt looks great (especially for the price!)
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

  3. Love that blouse paired with the skirt - and give me a large floppy sun hat and I'm anyone's ;) Looks great!


  4. Oh my god Sarah you are so beautiful! I wish I was brave enough to clash prints like that, you do it so well! Thank you for my comment! xxx


  5. And yet again, you look gorgeous! I love the contrasting colours xx

  6. amazing outfit, love the picture of your cat <3

  7. No one really likes matchy matchy anyways! Love the skirt and I'm glad you got it for a bargain because I think the best things are found at sales :) I'm a new follower <3


  8. I love your skirt, shoes and rings! :)


  9. Love this ecletic bohemian vibe, so me! Look forward to your youtube adventures and enjoy your Summer!


  10. Great outfit and your hair looks fab! :)

  11. Ahhh was it the Bolton News/Bury Times you were in?! Super cool! Congrats on finishing your exams, and your work experience sounds mint. Cute outfit too :D

  12. Cute outfit, love all your rings! xx


  13. Lovely shots, there's something boho about the look which I love, especially the 70's hat!

    Elizabeth x


  14. You've got amazing style. Keep working <3

  15. the skirt is so cute! i saw it in uo and was so tempted.. andwell done on getting work experience! xx

  16. love this outfit so simple but chic and so summery <3


  17. Absolutely adore the mixed prints, and the colour of your skirt really suits you. Such a great outfit!