Looking nautical

ALC hamilton anchor leather skirt fashion blog mademoiselle wellington
ALC hamilton anchor leather skirt fashion blog mademoiselle wellington
phillip lim floral silk bag ALC hamilton anchor leather skirt fashion blog mademoiselle wellington

A.L.C hamilton anchor jumper, Vintage leather skirt (similar), See by Chloe boots (not pictured & similar), 3.1 by Phillip Lim silk bag (similar), Mimco ‘starlight’ necklace (similar), Karen Walker rings

We’ve been lucky to be blessed with pretty mild weather, even now with winter a mere week or so away, that I’m still able to go bare-legged; albeit in much heavier fabrics, and mostly with the addition of a coat. I wore this outfit a few weeks ago, but am only just getting around to posting it now – a slight variation on what I wore over the weekend while up in Auckland for L’s mum’s 60th birthday. L and I spent most of our Saturday morning prepping and cooking lunch for 25, which in some nerdy kind of way felt like our own version of My Kitchen Rules, minus the cattiness of course, which was entirely rewarding in itself seeing the end product. Our Sunday was at the other end of the spectrum, quiet and relaxed as I managed to sneak in a country walk/run and have dessert for lunch – pretty much my ideal way to end a weekend.

My addiction to stripes seems to really extend to all things nautical, so after a few months sitting in my Shopbop wishlist, I pounced on one of the last anchor knit jumpers in my size just as it hit the 50% off mark. With my eyes firmly set on picking up a cherry tomato coloured skirt at some point over the next few months, I’m likely to be a walking cliche come summertime; although what better combination is there than navy, white and red? Especially when stripes and anchors are involved.


  1. Adela May 20, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    Love your leather skirt. It’s a great piece to have in any wardrobe. Cool look.
    Adela x


  2. Stella May 20, 2013 / 11:28 pm

    I like the anchors on your top!
    Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  3. Corinne May 20, 2013 / 11:46 pm

    Love this outfit! Great mix of classic and tough, and the red lip is a perfect touch. Cooking for 25 definitely sounds intense – wowza! 🙂


  4. Indi May 20, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    Love this outfit

  5. Maria May 21, 2013 / 12:29 am

    This jumper is lovely!

    Maria xxx

  6. Theresa May 21, 2013 / 5:36 am

    That sweater is such a great piece and I love it in combo with that leather skirt. What an amazing vintage find! Cool that it hasn’t gotten too cold there just yet and sounds like you had nice weekend! Looking great babe!


  7. Mili May 21, 2013 / 9:07 am

    I love the sweater! And even if it would be a walking cliche, I think you should def pair it with the red skirt 🙂

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  8. Cristina May 21, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I love this sweater. It looks well with everything!

  9. Vulette May 21, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Damn I wish this jumper wasn’t sold out I love it! Great look!

    Seriously could not cook for 25 people that is a huge achievement, hope you had a nice time in Auck.

  10. findmeamuse May 21, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    Stripes… nautical influences really suit you! I love how you’ve teamed it with a leather skirt. I hope the food prep went well. 25 people is no small accomplishment!

    – Mandi
    Find Me A Muse

  11. Lauren May 22, 2013 / 4:49 am

    lovely look!! I love that sweater! Such a great nautical outfit xo

  12. rachel May 22, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    I just love this! the jumper is so cute, love the anchors. it will look great with a red skirt! x

  13. Amie, Spoonful of Vintage May 22, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Sounds like it would actually be so much fun cooking for so many people when you describe it like that! haha. I love ow the jersey is cropped at the arms, and navy is a nice transitional colour going into winter!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

  14. fashion westie May 24, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    You look impeccable.

    And you can cook.

    And you have the jumper.

    You my girl, are a triple threat. LOVE THIS!

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