WHAT I THRIFTED #16 :: THE CORDUROY SKIRT

As every outfit posting blogger will testify, there are those weekend days when it’s probably best to stay at home, wrapped up with hot chocolate and Netflix. With heavy rain, strong winds and floods battering the north west of England, this Sunday was one of those days. Nevertheless, with the lure of my mum’s home-cooked full English Breakfast, we headed out into the wind and rain to spend the afternoon with my parents. 


Now that I’m back to working full-time hours, I try to make time to see my parents at the weekends. The combination of being in Poland and working 45 miles away from home meant that I hadn’t seen them for almost two weeks. Shame on me! My parents live in a gorgeous, country cottage in West Lancashire surrounded by fields and farms. Even though it’s only a short drive from my house, it’s so rural it feels like a different world! Normally, I’d chuck on a pair of jeans, striped Breton and a pair of Keds, but I’ve been so excited to wear my new thrifted corduroy skirt that I could wait no longer. 
Another find from AgeUK (you’re spotting a pattern, right?) I found this skirt in their Barnoldswick branch. After teaching a year 5 class for the day, I found I’d finished my marking before 4 and as I was so close to Barnoldswick’s AgeUK it would have been rude not to venture in. Let’s face it, when covering sickness on supply, you just never know where you’ll be! Whilst I didn’t find anything else, I was pleased as punch with this tan, corduroy skirt that was priced at £1.99.

It’s originally from Red Herring at Debenhams and isn’t a far stretch of the imagination from the skirts I’d been eyeing up (like this Topshop one, if you’re interested). Even though it has a button up front, it doesn’t gape and is extremely flattering (even after the mother of all fry ups!) 

You might have noticed the muted, autumnal tones in this outfit. It felt so grown up, I’m still not sure I like it. I mean where are the bright colours that I love so much? When something feels grown up, my advice is to chuck on a hat with extra pom poms! And, let’s face it, with those winds it certainly came in handy. I can’t say we took as many pictures as usual though, funny that. 

Outfit Details
// Corduroy skirt :: AgeUK (originally Red Herring) //
// Roll neck top :: Orla Kiely x Uniqlo //
// Desert boots :: Clarks Originals //
// Forest green jacket :: Topshop //
// Hat :: H&M //
Has the weather ever thwarted your outfit photos? 
  • You have such a magic touch when it comes to thrifting. Such gems!
    Sophie
    x

  • Such a gorgeous find! You pull the skirt off very well 🙂

    It's funny, because I'll find overpriced skirts/sweaters/coats in regular stores, and I'll refuse to buy them because I can usually find them in thrift shops! I recently found a 100% Indian silk dress for $5.99. I was totally floored — it's probably one of the best clothing finds I've been able to find!

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

  • This skirt is amazing! I'm totally coming up Lancashire way to try my thrifting luck in your shops, they seem to have an embarrassment of riches.

  • Awesome skirt, what a find! I love wearing my tights in the rotten weather, they dry off quicker! 🙂

  • OH it's lovely! I have button-down one in the same shape (froom Primark though) but it is a sort of teal cordhuroy and Ilove it!x

  • You look lovely here and that skirt is gorgeous!

    Maria xxx