skirt: Whistles; tee: H&M; heels: Zara; necklace: Whistles; cuff: DANNIJO; sunnies: SEE
I was going to launch into this post today by tipping my hat to London, which after a slightly wobbly opening ceremony (it was a bit bumpy, no?) has stepped up and looks to be on its way to successfully pulling out these Olympic Games with no shortage of highlights (YAY MURRAY!). I was then planning on leading into my lovely pleated skirt (last seen here) from Whistles, an absolutely amazing British company that is a must-see every time I’m in London. But it occurred to me that one very pertinent piece of information was missing (now that I think of it, it seems crazy that I haven’t mentioned this in the 3-plus months style sprite has existed- at least I don’t think I’ve mentioned it).
Now it’s time for the big reveal… I am technically English. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN!
Everything is probably falling into place for you right now- my slightly quirky sensibility, my playful prose, not to mention the English Rose complexion all now have a source. I was born in London and I still hold a British passport (not an American one) which is especially funny as I’ve spent most of my life here in the States (specifically NYC) and have a demonstrably American accent although I do pronounce the ‘H’ in herb and also use a short ‘O’ to pronounce yogurt (this my American friends always find most hilarious).
So you see it’s only natural that I would revel in London’s moment in the international spotlight (plus reveling is the only thing to do when faced with the washboard abs of men’s swimming- HOLY MOLY!) and what better way to do that than with a floaty midi-skirt printed with the joys of an English summer day?! Quite so!!