FASHION | The Blues

Coat - Zara | Top - Zara | Skirt - H&M | Shoes - New Look

I know lots of people hate double denim but I just love it, this skirt/shirt combo was one of my favourites in the summer and while I don't think it looks as good with tights as it does with tanned legs and Dicker boots I think it works for the colder weather too. I love all the blues in this outfit as well, makes a small change to my usual all black gloominess. Although this skirt is definitely too snug and short, I need a bigger size  but they've sold out online :'( the only one I've seen that comes close is from American Apparel but I'd be too annoyed to pay crazy money when mine only cost about £15. But we'll see, I'm currently making the most of all the extra food that comes along at Christmas time (a perk of having CF!) and once I've totally grown out of this skirt I'll definitely miss it so maybe I'll have to be a mug and pay for the overpriced one.

Talking of festivities tonight is my work's Christmas do, I have to leave in an hour and I don't have a clue what to wear! You have to look a little smart but not too dressed up, this is confusing to me! Have you had your work's thing yet? What did you/are you wearing?

P.S. I'd really appreciate it if you'd take 5 minutes to read this...although I'm not in the exact situation yet, I can really relate to so much of what is said. Lots of love to Holly!

Josie x


  1. Love that shirt and it looks really cool with your jacket! <3 Urgh, I hate planning what to wear for work smart/casual type things.. it's always a mine field!

    Hope you enjoy your night and sure you will choose something lovely to wear :)

    Sophie xox soinspo

  2. Its a shame you can't find another skirt like that, I agree American Apparel are expensive with some items. A black dress for your work's xmas do? Sorry not to be any help lol, xoxo.

  3. I've never tried doing double denim before but I love the look of it when done right. I absolutely love your take on it! :D

  4. My work doesn't have a do for it's weekend employees, unfortunately :( They even asked me to work xmas eve without 1 and a half pay ha.
    Love what you're wearing, I love those outfits that can be transitioned to winter with just tights and a coat xx

  5. I don't hate double denim, as long as you pull it off properly :)

  6. We Canadians love double denim, hence the Canadian tuxedo....mwahaha!
    Anyhoo, have fun at your Christmas do:)

  7. Double denim can look really good as long as it's not matchy matchy.
    I find a dress topped with a blazer or jacket is usually appropriate for work functions.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  8. Hope you had a great time at your work Christmas party. I went to myy husbands on the weekend. I've got mine at the end of the week. It is so hard to know what to wear, even more than usual. A friend and I are thinking of coordinating outfits and both wearing red dresses.

  9. Love the outfit! Where is your work's do?

    Ours is in Soho in a few weeks here:, the first proper work do at my new job, quite excited for the delicious free food. :D

    Love to Holly too, she seems so strong and i'm glad shes going on the transplant list! xx

  10. Gorgeous outfit, I'm the same- sometimes I can't stand double denim, but here it works so well!
    The article was so moving, really hope Holly gets her transplant!

  11. You rock that double denim Josie! You're legs look amazing here!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  12. You're a doll. Gorgeous outfit. I really love blue on you and I think this is the first time i've seen a royal blue on you. Big fan!

  13. I love double denim! You look great :)

    Claudia xxx

  14. You make double denim look better than anything I have ever seen! So poised and chic.

  15. Aaww Holly's story brought a tear to my eye, good on her for trying to stay positive :) Great outfit, enjoy your work do! xx

  16. I deffo love double denim, love the colour of the shirt! Enjoy your work event :)

    Julia xxx

  17. What an inspirational young woman Holly is, sharing her story to make others more aware. Birstall is so close to my hometown, my ex boyfriend lives in Birstall. Emma was someone that a lot of people I know knew, hearing about her death was so sad and she was such a beautiful girl. I really hope Holly gets her transplant, my fingers are crossed. I've been thinking about putting my name on the organ donor register for a little while now, but after reading Holly's story I've added my name to the register. I know it won't help anyone right now, but I think there must be so many people out there who don't even realise that you can 'opt in', I only know because my boyfriend has a card in his wallet because he is on the register. xxx

  18. Love this outfit, And for not knowing what to wear you could never go wrong with a cute and a pair of tights.


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