In like a lion

yellow 50s style skirt and high heels

yellow high heels

50s style skirt and yellow shoes

Forever Amber

Skirt: H&M 2012 | Sweater: Ralph Lauren (gift) | Shoes: Topshop, 2011 | Sunglasses: House of Harlow

Well, who would’ve thought yellow, of all things, would become my go-to colour this year? Not me, anyway. I’d have put my last penny on green, but while I haven’t forsaken my favourite colour by a long shot, I think mustard yellow is quickly moving into second place.

This skirt was one of my favourite purchases of 2012. I think it was only about £30 or something like that, but the thick fabric and full shape (which creates that amazing “sticky out” – yes, it’s a technical term – shape even without the aid of a petticoat…) makes it feel like a much more expensive piece. H&M actually re-released this in off-white for this spring: it’s currently sold out online, but… actually, I’m not quite ready to get into The Saga of the White H&M Skirt just yet. It’s too soon. And too… painful. Let’s save that one for another day…

The shoes, meanwhile, are by Topshop, but I bought them on eBay at around this time last year, and have already had much more use out of them than I would ever have expected from a pair of bright yellow shoes. It’s funny how things work out, isn’t it?

These photos were taken on yet another warm, sunny day, on which that coat I always have with me stayed firmly in the car. That sunshine is now but a distant memory, of course (Well, a four-days-ago memory…) so I suspect that might have been “Spring”. Don’t mock: in Scotland that’s actually not an exaggeration…

mustard yellow 50s skirt with pockets

yellow shoes and skirt