Style: Margate Mermaid

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Margate Mermaid

The last year has been fairly tricky style-wise. We moved 75miles outside of London and bought a house in the beautiful seaside town of Margate. I love it here, but it’s not been all plain-sailing, I miss my friends living within a mile radius of me, I miss East London and my bank account has been permanently drained thanks to spending f-loads on building works, renovations and exciting things like tubs of paint and new radiators. Most of my clothes are still in storage and we have been kitchen-less for a good year now. I’m talking no washing machine, no oven and shock-horror, no fridge! Believe it or not, it’s actually possible to live without a fridge, especially in the winter when it’s so freakin’ cold that room-temperature is basically fridge-temperature. However, it does mean instead of eating a spoonful of hummus, I eat the whole damn tube because warm hummus is no-ones friend. Between my clothes being in-storage, my weekends filled with DIY and renovations projects (goodbye manicure!) and the lack of fridge, I do feel a little self-conscious that I have piled on the weight and I miss my staple dresses for those ‘What do I wear days’. However, the most important thing is to be happy, healthy and moving on with your life rather than stressing about a stuck zipper here and there. Although I should probably use this a little more often… Kardashian style!

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Anyway, the point I was starting to make, before I rambled on, is that this outfit feels like an old-school look for me. I used to be obsessed with prom dresses and prom-skirts, I wore then everywhere from indie clubs to art class. I’m pretty sure I owned something very similar to this back in the day, although I probably would have styled it with a bit of lace and a tiara back then, but now, I’m pairing it with a casual tee-shirt and duster coat to give it a more casual feel. I couldn’t be happier with how beautifully the fabric of the skirt matches my Aspinal Of London Lottie Handbag too, all the shimmer, it’s like a multicoloured-mermaid dream! Oh and FYI, the ASOS Ruffle Skirt is currently on sale and I’m not sure the product shot does it justice, so take a chance and order yourself one before they sell out!

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Shop My Look

ASOS Ruffle Skirt

Monki Duster Coat 

Celine Audrey Sunglasses 

Aspinal Of London Lottie Handbag 

Meadham Kirchhoff Luna T-shirt

ASOS Western Buckle Boots 

All Images taken by Samantha Taylor who is the best photographer in Margate.

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  1. February 18, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I seriously can’t get my head around how amazing that bag is! It’s beyond beautiful ? Xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      February 18, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much Gemma! I’m so glad you like it!!! X.

    • fashionforlunch
      February 18, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it!!!

    • February 18, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you like it!!!

  2. February 18, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    What a beautiful skirt!

    • fashionforlunch
      February 18, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I’m so glad you like it xxxx

  3. February 19, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Oh my!! All the mermaid love! You look incredible too!

    • fashionforlunch
      February 19, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Thank you so much! So glad you like it!

  4. February 20, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    That bag is bloody gorgeous!

    • fashionforlunch
      February 22, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much! it’s a real favourite of mine, but I’m so glad it’s been popular!!!

  5. February 20, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    You look like an amazing mermaid! That skirt id gorgeous but the bag! The bag is everything xx

    • fashionforlunch
      February 20, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you!!! The bag makes me soooo happy!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      February 23, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      aw thank you! I’m so glad you like them both!!!!!!