Shades of Grey, Flashes of Gold

Outfit Details

Grey sweater: H&M
Heat tech: Uniqlo
Pencil skirt: Primark
Gold mirror belt: Ebay
Satchel: Urban Outfitters
Black wedges: New Look

Seems like such a waste of effort to make an effort in this weather. Temperature in the UK is currently fluctuating between freezing level (0°C) and 3°C, we even saw a brief period of snowfall this morning. Subsequently, all my outfits are concealed by thick coats, and chunky scarves, no one sees them in the end haha. You may not be able to tell, but I'm also wearing 2 pairs of tights, and a long sleeved heat tech top underneath the jumper in a bid to retain more heat. The joys of a British winter.

Anyway, I wanted to do an ootd with this pencil skirt, because I'm really enjoying the super tripped out effect the repetition of black and white lines have, which in turn combine to create the intermediate grey tone. I find that the streamlined pencil skirt always has an air of formality/office feel about it, to dress the look down, I threw on this loose fitting grey jumper and rolled up the sleeves.

So there wouldn't be too much grey for the eyes, I belted everything at the waist with a reflective gold belt I bought on Ebay. I have a pretty small waist, so I actually had to bend the gold plate in to a smaller curve to mould around the shape of my body, and then tie a knot with the two ends of the belt behind my back for a tighter and more secure fit.

Because the overall look is quite neutral and bland, to add colour, I have my floral print maroon satchel from Urban Outfitters, and Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in 040 Rendevous on the lips.

I like how this bag combines darker and lighter shades of maroon for a vintage vibe.

I'd actually planned to take some better quality photos using my SLR, but daylight is so fleeting, by the time I got round to it, there was barely any natural light left, and photos came out grainy even after editing...(see below) Sigh, maybe next time.

With love~



  1. Great post! I love that mirror detail on your belt. Haha, I pretty much had 0 fashion sense when I lived in UK.

    Look forward to more posts from you soon! xx

    1. But you're so chic now in HK ;) I've been loving your beauty reviews hun!

  2. Could you please provide a link for the belt? Love it, thanks

    1. The link should be there in the outfit details section ^^


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