Monday, June 22

- Birthday Outfit of the Day...

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! As some of you may know, it was my birthday last Thursday so I headed home. It was so nice to catch up with friends, relax in the countryside and have a delicious pub lunch. Despite the annoying mizzle (hence the frizzy mane), I had a lovely time winding down and celebrating with loved ones.

I'm sure I'm not alone in struggling with what to wear in this sort of weather. Rain but mild temperatures requires extra wardrobe planning. As you can see, I opted for a maxi skirt with a cropped tee and my leather jacket. This is actually the first maxi skirt I've owned but after seeing many around London, I took the plunge and ordered one - and I'm so glad I did. It's lightweight, flowy, and I instantly feel like I've made an effort in it.

What do you think of this outfit? Are you a maxi skirt fan?



  1. Happy belated birthday sweetie hope you had an amazing day!!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. Love the outfit and lovely pictures looks like you had a great birthday

  3. Great pictures :) It looks like you had a great day out!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  4. Awww glad you had fun on your Birthday Karen <3 Happy Birthday again :D! You look amazing I love the details of your outfit! Those shoes are BANGING! & the leather and maxi skirt is so effortless :)

    Serene xoxo

  5. Happy belated birthday, Karen! And wow, the weather there is so different from here. I never though I would say this but I would trade the freaking crazy hot sun for little rain from your side. LOL! It's been seriously crazy that this Malaysian girl couldn't stand the rays.

    You look lovely as always and the maxi skirt looks really good on you! You also have a great height for it, how tall are you if you don't mind me asking? I'm 164cm and lots of maxi skirt is too long for me. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. YES PLEASE!! I *need* some rays desperately, haha! & I'm around 173cm.. have you searched specifically petite ones? Don't give up the hunt :):) x

  6. Have you ever considered modeling? You totally look like one! Glad you had an amazing Birthday! I really like the pictures, what a beautiful place! You were stunning, The outfit is gorgeous, I love maxi skirts, they are super pretty and comfy! Hope you have a fantastic week, lovely! xx

  7. Love the outfit!
    I hope you had a great birthday! :)

    Rambling Makeup

  8. happy birthday karen! i love your outfit. I do like maxi skirts but because I am so short it's so hard to find one... when I do find one at a good length I snatch it up! ;)


  9. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Your outfit looks lovely and those shoes are beautiful they would go with so many things Lucy x

  10. Happy Birthday Karen!! I love a good maxi skirt and this one looks gorgeous :) I'm hoping to get a few nice new ones for myself this summer :) (I also totally love your shoes!)

    Sarah xxx ||

  11. The skirt looks lovely on you. Hope you had a great birthday!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  12. I hope you had a lovely day! You look amazing, those shoes are gorgeous :)

  13. Happy birthday! It looks like you had a great day!

  14. Love your jacket!

    xo, mikéla /

  15. I am definitely a fan of maxi skirts/dresses as I feel more confident not showing off my legs entirely need to pick up more this summer. You look great & I love these photos in the country side. Hope you had a lovely day with your family & friends x

  16. Your outfit and photographs are gorgeous as usual! I am a fan of maxi skirts though tend to wear midis! x

  17. Happy belated birthday! I absolutely love the outfit you wore. You look amazing! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  18. Lovely pictures :-) I want a maxi skirt but can't find one for my height (I'm 5'4). They're either too long or too short xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  19. Happy belated birthday! You look gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of maxi skirts, which is something I never thought I'd say. I'm 5'1 so I always thought I was too short and frumpy for them, but they've quickly become a summer staple. I particularly like those with slits up one side, as they keep you so cool in the heat! Your shoes are amazing too <3

    Amanda Jayne / beauty, style + everything else

  20. Gorgeous photos, that pudding looks divine!! :)

    Courtney x