The Colour Purple

full purple 50s style skirt

purple Chicwish full skirt


purple skirt and pink sweater

As soon as this skirt arrived, I knew I wanted to wear it with these shoes: it was just a matter of waiting for it to be warm/dry enough for suede peep toe slingbacks.

That was 14 weeks ago. (Er, I know that purely because I Instagrammed the two of them together when the skirt arrived: I haven’t been keeping a bar chart or anything…) I’m still waiting for the weather to improve. Or, at least, I WAS. This weekend I decided I should probably just give up on spring altogether: it was the last day of May, and it was warm, although not particularly sunny, and it WAS at least dry… I think that’s probably as good as it’s going to get this year, so what can you do but wear your suede peep toes anyway, and hope for the best?

Well, readers, I wore my peep toes and my purple skirt, and I’m told this outfit looked particularly fetching with my mum’s grey hoodie, which I had to borrow in the evening, when were sitting sipping wine on the patio, and I could no longer maintain the illusion that it was as warm as I wanted it to be. The best laid plans, and all that.

One more thing before I go: you see that little white square thing in the background, to the far right of the photos?

roadside painting

No, I have no idea. Between the roadside artwork and the buried statues, though, I’m starting to think this part of the world has a very strange relationship with home furnishings. Still, at least random fashion bloggers aren’t the ONLY strange thing you find at the side of the road…

purple skirt and pink sweater

  ChicWish purple skirt      Zara sweater     Christian Louboutin shoes    Ted Baker sunglasses


Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.


  • Gorgeous outfit, I love the subtle differences in shades but how they still balance each other out :o) Xx

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  • Reply June 2, 2014


    There’s nothing I like more than discovering a new brand I adore – thanks for bringing ChicWish into my world! Their pleated skirts are so cute and exactly what I’ve been looking for :) I love matchy-matchy outfits, so your skirt and shoes combo pleases me immensely. But who could fail to be pleased by Louboutins?! CC x

  • Reply June 2, 2014


    I think they look perfect together and you can never beat the weather – I have many a pair of ruined suede shoes to prove that one.

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Rouge velours

    I love purple colour! Very nice!

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Myra Boyle

    This is a fab outfit :)

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Courtney Haynes

    Love it! That skirt look SO much fun! Glad you got a chance to rock those purple Louboutins!

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Very Veronique

    I love your skirt, it has a lovely color and a gorgeous shape. Did you wear a petit coat underneth or does it have the shape on its own?

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Call me M

    What a beautiful skirt. And I love its color. It’s looks completely different on ChicWish site but I think I like this color more.
    The weather is completely crazy. It looks like autumn has arrived again today.

  • Reply June 3, 2014


    You always wear the most stunning skirts! Adore it!

    Much love xxx

  • Reply June 3, 2014


    The skirt is lovely, good choice!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Emily Jayne

    Yup, another outfit of yours that I totally want to steal!

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