There couldn't be a more perfect opportunity to wear my new Mexican novelty print circle skirt than 5th May... a.k.a. Cinco de Mayo! This also happened to coincide with a Bank Holiday in the UK, although my plans to fully celebrate the day was thwarted by the fact that my favourite local Mexican restaurant was closed!
I acquired this skirt at the Classic Car Boot Sale back in London in March. I did not have a lot of money to spend at this event and there was not a lot I actually wanted to buy there... that was until I found the lady with the pink Cadillac who had lots of vintage goodies! The traders there weren't selling things at 'car boot sale' prices but I guess the novelty of buying vintage items from classic cars was the attraction rather than bargain prices.
When I found this skirt, I measured it and found it to be my size, so I knew it would be hard to resist buying it. But I managed to leave it for an hour or so whilst we had lunch before I ran back to Southbank to snap it up! I don't go crazy for novelty prints like I know some vintage lovers do but I do like some select pieces and this skirt is definitely one of them.
The great thing about this skirt is that it has a few colours which I can match it with... and yet I have managed to be quite boring and worn it with a black sweater/ shoes/ bag on this occasion!
I also chose to wear my new Renoir copper set. I have wanted a 1950s copper jewellery set for a while but it took some time to find the right set, in a design I liked, with screw back earrings and at a price I can afford. I really want to invest in more jewellery sets but it is hard finding ones that are exactly right.
Skirt: Vintage from a trader at the Classic Car Boot Sale
Sweater: Repro from Rocket Originals
Belt: Vintage from Etsy
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Bag: Vintage from ebay
Jewellery set: Vintage from Etsy