In my last post, I gave you my top 5 picks from the Archive by Alexa collection. However after spending a number of hours in store umming and ahhing over what to select myself, I decided to actually pick pieces I didn’t mention in my previous post.
The pieces that I finally chose I felt would slide into my wardrobe seamlessly and I would be able to wear them pretty much daily.
Being a Mum means I don’t have ample time to dress up and go out, so everything I buy has to transition into what ever I need it to become. Whether that’s running around after my son, going out with the girls for lunch, dressing up in something that’s smart casual- you name it it has to morph my look into what I’m wanting to portray.
So the navy Lillie jumper was a must have for me. The weather is in that awkward phase at the moment with some days being really hot and other days being quite chilly, so this comfy sweater was exactly what I needed.
It’ll transition though the seasons well so I’ll get good use out of it too. It’s 100% cotton, and it is just a great piece. As with all my jumpers I bought it in a size larger than I am. I always like loose jumpers because I find them more comfortable as I hate the feeling of tightness around my arms.
The Lydia skirt was the other piece I chose from the collection. I’ve always loved a good mini skirt and this one fitted true to size. I loved the feel of the fabric and the shape of the skirt. Paired with some tights it can be worn during the cooler months, and in the summer it’s the perfect excuse to get some sunshine on your legs!
With a clean pair of white trainers you could really make this skirt look beautifully casual. What I will say is that it is a definite mini. I’m 5ft3 and didn’t need to take the skirt up at all, so if you are tall the length may prove an issue. For me I felt it was the perfect length.