white sakiura skater skirt

floral print skirt with denim jacket and flats

Despite over-packing to an extent that annoyed even me, I spent most of my holiday wearing the same things on repeat. Well, you do, don’t you? 

Rather than just showing you what would essentially be exactly the same outfit, but on a different day, then, I had the idea of doing some “day to night” features, where I’d show you how I wore a certain item for daytime, and then how I dressed it up for evening. Then I realised that, whoops, that wouldn’t really work, because having a limited amount of clothes (and virtually no accessories) with me, meant that rather than being a “here’s two radically different ways to wear this skirt!” thing, the resulting post would be more of a “here’s that skirt again, but with different shoes this time” one. And no one needs me to tell them how to wear the same skirt with different shoes, do they?

As you can see, though, I decided to just go ahead and do it anyway: not because I think you all need the help, but purely because even if I’d been at home, with full access to my entire wardrobe, I’d probably STILL have ended up wearing things in roughly the same way. Well, it’s not like I’m know for my risky, experimental dressing, is it? Like most people (or most people I know, anyway), I tend to pick a style and stick to it, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, so here’s two ways I wore my white Sakura skater skirt on holiday:

white floral skirt with scoop-neck top and high heels

white Sakura skater skirt with denim jacket and jeans
The “day” version of this outfit was worn on a trip to Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of the island. In my ‘Postcards from Tenerife’ post, a few of you commented on the photo of the house with the “tile” front, which was also taken in Puerto de la Cruz. That “tile” was actually a knitted (crocheted? Can you tell I’m not a crafter?) blanket, just like the ones you can see on the tree next to me, in the second picture in this post. Lots of trees and buildings in that part of town had a similar covering, which I thought was so cool: I mean, you HAVE to like a place where people take the time to dress up their trees and houses, don’t you?

We also found a ton of pretty houses and traditional-style buildings here, and although it was one of the cooler days of our trip, we really enjoyed wandering around the winding streets, and just taking everything in. The north side of the island tends to be a little colder than the south, where we were staying, and although I knew that when we set out that morning, I wasn’t prepared for how much cooler it would be: most of the locals were walking around in coats and boots, so even although I was wearing a sweater and jacket, I have to admit, I felt a bit silly walking around in a huge summer skirt, which kept threatening to fly up over my head any time the wind blew!

floral skirt and denim jacket in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

fifties-style floral skirt with bardot top and peep toe shoes

The second set of photos, meanwhile, were taken back at our hotel, just before dinner. This was one of my favourite times of day: the light from the setting sun was just so pretty, and we’d normally sit up on a little terrace overlooking the pool (which we always managed to get all to ourselves), and have a glass of champagne before dinner: total bliss!

night & day: one skirt, two ways

Night:  Sakura skater skirt*; H&M top; Carvela shoes*

Day: skirt; ASOS sweater; H&M denim jacket; River Island shoes; Red Valentino handbag*

21 Comments
  1. Dear Amber,
    I have a question regarding the “logistics” of this skirt. Do you wear it with any sort of underskirt or have any other trick up your sleeve (I don’t know, perhaps in the way of ironing it, a special hemline, etc.)? I own this very same model, bought from the same site and everything, but mine hangs lifeless from my waist without any shape at all. Any piece of advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Best wishes from Spain,

    Elena

    1. I don’t, I just wear it as it is! I do, however, have the same skirt in green, and I have exactly the same ‘hanging lifeless’ problem with it – I think they must have changed the design of the skirt at some point to use less material or something, because the newer versions just don’t seem to hang the same – such a shame 🙁

      1. OHH! I was suspecting that as well, it’s a pity. I’ll try some Grandma’s home remedies, like hiding a stiff cord in the hemline or starching. At least now I know that it’s not my body!

        Thanks =)

  2. I’ve got this skirt set out for my holiday in a couple of weeks (the one that’s still a secret!), so YAY to more ideas on how to wear it 😀 It’s one of my favourites but I feel like it can really only come out in spring and summer so I’m hoping to make the most of it soon 🙂

  3. That skirt is absolutely gorgeous! And it really suits you. I love how you manage to make it look so elegant for both day and night, but I especially love how glam it looks when you pair it with those nude heels! x

  4. LOVE this skirt so much! It’s so pretty! Looks amazing on you as well 🙂 Hope you had a lovely holiday and I’m enjoying reading the posts all about it! Especially the fashion ones xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Oh, thanks for explaining about the “tiled” house! I forgot to go back to the original post to find out whether there was more said. In the States, that kind of thing is called Yarn Bombing and you see it showing up in all kinds of random locations. Originally it was more of a guerrilla knitting movement. Knittas [sic] would wrap trees, fences, telephone poles, parking meters, etc. or dress up statues in handknits but were careful not to let themselves be seen placing the knitting. Now you find sweatered trees as art installations, bridges decorated with knitting or crochet as a community project to draw attention to a cause, and so on. It can even become a kind of performance art.

    And your skirt is really pretty. There’s just nothing like a floaty flowery full skirt.

  6. You and your blimmin’ making me want all the skirts, Amber! It looks rubbish on the website though, you’d never believe it’s the same one given how great it looks on you.

    Lis / last year’s girl x

    1. I haven’t had any import charges (I think it might be including in the shipping charge, but it’s over a year since I ordered from them, so I can’t remember!), but the shipping does take absolutely ages – or it did the last time, anyway: I guess they could have improved it since then!

  7. I’m your newest follower… and I am amazed at how you make this skirt look so perfect! I purchased it and have soooo many failed attempts at wearing it. I have even taken it to the tailor twice in the hopes of a better fit but its not happening. Yet.

  8. Wooow! What a wonderfull skirt. It sure yells ,,spring is here!” Maybe I should take notes from you and start to wear skirts like this. I am more of a pants person but this year I want to make a change.

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