Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Teasing Textures

zara blanket scarf brown orangeAs part of my quest to find more unusual skirts, I recently headed to Zara in the hope of finding a ridiculously short but stylish wardrobe addition.  Mission accomplished!  However, I'm a tall girl and with a particularly long hip-to-knee leg ratio; combine this with my love for fierce heels and it's easy to understand why I've avoided mini skirts for a while. Having said that, clearly the time for avoidance is over as I didn't exit Zara empty-handed (who does?) and instead found myself in possession of a teeny-tiny suede patchwork skirt that is both stylish and yes, short!

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ootd details blog zaraThis daring suede skirt runs the risk of overshadowing any other element of a look, which is where these gorgeous Dune Sylver OTK Boots come into play.  I picked them up a few weeks ago in the Dune sale, after months of tirelessly searching for the 'perfect' pair of over-the-knee boots.  Finally, the search has ended!  With pointed toes and stiletto heels, these boots are unapologetically fierce and refuse to be eclipsed by the short length of the skirt.  In fact, they even go a long way in balancing out the proportions of my body, helping the look seem far less risqué by reducing the amount of skin on show.
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Roll-neck Jumper - Zara

Suede Skirt - Zara Leather Patchwork Mini Skirt

Ring - Accessorize

Blanket Scarf - Zara

Boots - Dune Sylver OTK Boots

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uk fashion blogger 2016During the colder months of the year, I have a bit of a 'thing' for heavy texture combinations.  In this case, my heart is fluttering for the juxtaposition of the leather and suede, as well as the blanket scarf's soft appeal.  Despite the exposed thighs (plus sheer tights, of course), the look is surprisingly warm considering February's unforgiving temperatures!
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from where i stand fashion shotI'm so pleased to have finally found my dream pair of OTK boots - and jumped aboard the trend-train!  These comfortable Dune beauties were pretty much guaranteed to be glued to my feet as the weather became progressively worse; I mean, now it's only my thighs that'll end up frostbitten - hooray!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Agree that those boots are totally amazing! Paired with an oversized scarf and that skirt is the perfect cozy and chic combo! Love it.

    xo, a l i c e / T Y P E N U

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  2. Love the playful mix of textures! :) you look great! And love love the boots! Welcome aboard the OTK express!

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  3. OTK boots can always be worn each year, in my opinion, so it's great to her that you found a great pair. This is such a fun look full of colour and texture to love. The patchwork skirt is lovely. Have a great rest of the week Gabrielle. x/Madison
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  4. This outfit is just amazing! I love the patchwork. x
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  5. So in love with that scarf!!

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  6. As soon as I saw the sneak preview of this look on your Instagram feed, I knew it would be a fierce outfit. I love this skirt.

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  7. Fabulous look, love the skirt, the book i mean everything.
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  8. Your patchwork skirt is so cute and it looks amazing on you! I'm so jealous of your legs :') I love the whole outfit and you look lovely :) xx

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  9. I think you are really beautiful and with your body you can wear mini skirts :) xx

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  10. I love the patchwork style of your skirt! It looks fabulous with your heeled boots!

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  11. Love how you layered the look playing with different lengths! The skirt are really cool!
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  12. This is such a great look! Seriously, the boots, the colors, the textures, it's all so lovely!

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  13. I really like that they're pointy! They look great on you and I honestly think that taller girls pull off OTK boots better anyways.

    -M
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  14. I love this 70s vibe this look is giving! I am even more in love with that skirt. I need to get this because it reminds me of a 60s 70s era that I love so much in fashion! Thanks for inspiring lovely and I hope you had a great V-Day! :-) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  15. love that scarf! so lush!

    Have a great day!
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  16. I'm a skirt lover period, no matter what style. Glad you found one you love. All the textures look wonderful in your look. Great styling!

    xx,
    Tania
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  17. That scarf is so perfect! Lovely combination! And you have such long legs I'm soo jealous! I have to wear shorter skirts because otherwise I end up looking a bit stumpy and short haha

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  18. Love those high boots with the mini skirt, I really love that trend as well but like you I struggle with the long hip-knee ratio of my legs making everything look a whole lot shorter than it actually is. Whenever I try to explain to people that problem they always roll their eyes, I don't think anyone is particularly keen to hear about the 'issues' that come with having long legs, haha

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  19. I love it! It's so trendy and gorgeous.
    Great mani as always. :)

    XoXo Noma

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  20. Those boots are perfection! I can totally relate because the weather has been getting worse each day here too and each day I act all surprised that it's so cold. Maybe I should just stop joking around and start wearing my high boots as well. The scarf is also lovely :)xx

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  21. As per usual you look insanely perfect. Gorgeous boots, gorgeous outfit, gorgeous YOU.

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  22. Wow, you perfectly mixed these prints & textures! Love it all!

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  23. This mini skirt looks absolutely stunning on you! I love the different textures...And your OTK boots are perfect!

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous Gabrielle. I love everything about this outfit. The colours are so rich and the boots are AMAZING! Gemma x
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  25. This outfit is everything! I love the patch design on the skirt and I love how you coordinated the scarf with the skirt and don't even get me started on those boots, they are so incredibly stunning ❤️
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  26. I'm LOVING that Zara blanket scarf! I need to head to my local store to see if there's any on end of the season sale!;-) xo!

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  27. Looking absolutely stunning love the color block skirt.
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  28. I'd admired that skirt in Zara but ruled it out as being difficult to clean - hopefully it's not though! Love the blanket scarf too, such great colours

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  29. Hi Gabrielle,
    this outfit is amazing! I love the skirt mixed and coordinated with that beautiful scarf.
    You look stunning!

    Kiss :)

    Laura

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  30. Looking so fierce and on-point Gab, that skirt was just made for you! I love the slick, street pairing of the otk boots with it and your blanket scarf is a real beauty <3

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  31. I love this pair of over the knee boots, so glad you found your perfect pair!

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  32. Those boots are fab! Love the skirt you have on as well :) -Maireem

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  33. I'm in love with that skirt! I saw it at my last visit at Zara. It's adorable and looks amazing on you! Great and stylish combination! Especially those sexy boots! definitely on point!
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  34. i love the closeup texture shots and your boots!

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  35. I really like the uniqueness of your beautiful skirt teamed with the boots. The skirt reminds me of a dress I had when I was younger, very similar in terms of texture and shades.

    You look beautiful and I love the styling inspiration here :)

    Happy Friday to you!

    Laura xx

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  36. You sure know how to mix textures! I'm a big fan that skirt is amazing!
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  37. Wow, seriously, I'm impressed! The richness of those textures is simply exquisite, I think I love every single item you're wearing! Not to mentions those killer boots!
    xx

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  38. I NEED to visit zara again :D I always try not to shopthere, since I'm getting depressed choosing a XL as size :D But seeing that skirt makes me want to go there and buy it at once :D you look amazing with that whole look and the overknees are so perfect :)
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  39. Love that scarf! Lovely outfit :-)

    Love,
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  40. you look utterly gorgeous in this outfit. That mini skirt is certainly eye-catching and I love how you did not play it down but instead you styled it with those bold over the knee boots. I do agree that wearing over the knee boots makes mini more sophisticated simply because there is less skin exposed....not to mention the warmth factor (an important factor for me). The scarf is totally the perfect accessory for this look. Ingenious styling.

    I think most people would be ready to face the challenges of finding the perfect skirt in exchange for long legs:) Yes, it makes shopping a bit more difficult but long legs problems aren't that bad after all:)

    Believe it or not, I only recently lost my Zara virginity....last week my husband made me buy something there. He said if everyone is buying it, maybe it is for a reason...but I really shouldn't complain that I have a husband that encourages me shop, right?:)

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  41. Gabrielle, you look like a supermodel; legs for days! I love absolutely everything about this paring. The skirt is awesome and has such a lovely boho feel to it and it looks great paired with that teal shirt. Let's not forget about that cozy and oh so pretty blanket scarf and those OTK boots are indeed perfection. This is such a perfect, stylish-cozy look, very inspiring! Again, you look absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

    XO,

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  42. Obsessed with this look!

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  43. You look fabulous, Gaby. I adore your boots and your scarf. Watch out boys, here she comes :) Hahaha...have a lovely weekend.

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  44. This skirt is very unique indeed! I love the color and design, it looks beautiful with your boots. Have a great weekend :)

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  45. You look so hot and gorgeous, dear Gabrielle. I love that skirt and boots. Great ensemble! :)

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  46. This look is stunning! You look beyond fantastic!

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  47. The skirt is simply stunning and in love with the fabric. Beautiful as always!

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  48. You found some edgy pieces! I'm swooning over your otk boots and obsessed with your look. Perfection!

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    xo, Alyssa

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  49. Wow Gabrielle That suede skirt from Zara suits you perfectly well, and it's so inspiring to know that you've overcome your insecurities of having long upper legs. I'm quite tall myself and long legs was one of my insecurities as well. I must admit I'm a little surprised to know that Dune shoes are comfortable. My pair of shoes were uncomfortably tight and hard because of the leather. Maybe it's down to what shoes you choose (I'm guessing)
    Lovely post as usual
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  50. Gorgeous outfit!! And I love your hair. :)

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  51. I love how you paired the skirt with that scarf! You look great!

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  52. Love your style!
    amazing post dear ♥

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  53. Congratulations on finding your dream pair of OTK boots! They are smashing and look wonderful styled with this outfit!

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  54. Love this outfit! The colours, the textures, everything works so well together. Plus, the otk boots are genius at balancing out the proportions, as well as being beautiful! x

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  55. Love this look! Everything matches in a natural way: love it!
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  56. You look beautiful and I especially love the skirt and the ring :)

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  57. Nice look, I'm loving the skirt :)

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  58. That skirt looks perfect on you Gabrielle and your boots are so sexy!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  59. You look gorgeous dear!
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  60. I love your take on playing with textures! This mini skirt is adorable!

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  61. Ah you look absolutely amazing!! This skirt is ridiculously stunning, and the clash of textures is gorgeous. Don't think I could walk in those heels for long though!

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  62. Everything about this look is gorgeous! You found the perfect skirt and the boots make your legs look even longer. The scarf really shows off your blond locks. Stunning!

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  63. Great look, my fav pice is your skirt ! Coool !
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  64. Love your sense of style! The way you put this outfit together is perfection in my eyes, so appealing and interesting! :-)

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  65. I love the patchwork of your skirt and the pattern of the scarf !
    Lovely colors !
    Xx, Margot

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  66. This is way to cute, you look so fabulous! Love this look!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  67. Such a nice outfit. I've also been wanting a pair of OTK boots for a while, and I've been looking for something like the ones you're wearing (like normal boots, just over the knee, not the Pretty Woman ones:)) and now I'm even more tempted to buy a pair:)

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  68. It's always challenging, finding the right length skirt when you're tall. You did a great job Gabrielle. Love the pattern.
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  69. I love your scarf, so amazing!!! *-*
    xoxo
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  70. If you don't wear mini-skirts with those legs, who will?! ;)
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  71. these mixed textures are FLAWLESS together!

    XO Sahra
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  72. Loove this outfit, perfect! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

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  73. Fab outfit!
    xx
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  74. Words cannot even begin to describe how perfect this look is! I'm obsessed with that skirt

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  75. You look absolutely stunning!! I love the outfit, that skirt is amazing!

    Kisses from Madrid, C.

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  76. That skirt is everything!!! JUST LOVVVE how the skirt has the leather whipstitch on it. So cool and 70's vibe!
    kisses
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  77. Such a gorgeous outfit. Looove the skirt and the boots are so sexy. :) x

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  78. Nice post and pictures are stylish.
    HAVE A GOOD DAY

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  79. Awesome look!! Love the leather high heeled otk boots!! Very sexy with the mini skirt!My blog: Street Style City

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