Searching for pots of gold in a vibrant rainbow dress


OK, I wasn’t really searching for pots of gold, however in this multicoloured little number I kinda feel that I should have been!

My rainbow ‘dress’ isn’t a dress either. Nope. It’s actually a maxi skirt that I bought last year in Primark for a ridiculous £5 in the sale. It was a complete gamble if I’m honest.

Why? Well one, I’m not that keen on maxi skirts. Two, they only had it in a size 8 (I’m a size 10) so didn’t know if it would fit and three, well, it’s probably one of the most daring items I own.

I mean come on, you can’t really miss me in this can you?


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Anyway, never one to resist a fashion bargain, I brought it home. I’ve popped it on a couple of times and experimented with it but as a maxi skirt, I just didn’t like how it looked on. I’m not sure why, but it just didn’t feel like me. You know that feeling right?

But yet I still loved it and ever the romantic, I held on to it, thinking one day, I’ll give it an outing.

And what do you know. Roll on a few months and on a scorching hot summer’s day last week, when I pulled open my wardrobe doors, I swear, it whispered to me, “try me!” And so I did but this time I had a little style epiphany.

I popped it on, wiggled it up and realised, that while it may not have been designed this way, on me, this lovely skirt actually looks better as a dress. What can I say, I’m a fashion rebel.

To cinch in my waist and give the ‘dress’ some shape I added a belt that was kindly given to me by my Mother In Law, a pair of silver earrings from my mammoth collection and a bracelet that I’m rather fond of which features my birthstone Topaz.

As I was working from home all day, tackling a mountain of freelancing work, I went shoeless so no heels this time.  I did however add some shades (Primarni again!), because goodness me, it was a scorcher!


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Anyhow, I’m still not quite sure if this ‘dress’ is me, but I did really enjoy wearing it. It’s fun, it definitely suited the weather and it sure as hell, brightened up my day.

Plus if a technicolour item is good enough for a man called Joseph, well then it’s good enough for me. Just don’t expect me to be singing in it anytime soon ;-)


What do you think? Would you wear rainbow stripes? Do you have a bold item in your wardrobe that you love but aren’t sure how to wear?

Have a fantastic week folks!

With love (and pouts)





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15 Discussions on
“Searching for pots of gold in a vibrant rainbow dress”
    • Thank you! I wear quite a few skirts as dresses often! ;-) Happy Monday indeed! x P.S The sun is still shining!

  • I would definitely wear this, I love bold colours and stripes. And aren’t to clever turning it into a dress. You look bloody gorgeous, and what a bargain ! x #streetstylesunday

    • Thank you! I bet you look sensational in bold colours and stripes. And yes, I know what a bargain! So pleased I snapped it up and gave it a home ;-) x

  • What an inspired idea! I don’t have any maxi skirts (Mike doesn’t like anything maxi for some reason so I tend to avoid it) but I think I might have a little look next time I’m in the shops! It looks great on you.

    Any dream will do, baby ;) xxx

    • Haha! Yes! Go for it! (Don’t forget my shopping tips!) Also try stretchy pencils skirts too. They make much shorter dresses. Bet Mike will love those ;-)


    • I will I promise! (Everyone seems to love it so I should probably start wearing it ALL the time! ;-)) Thank you lovely x

  • I would have never thought of doing this with that skirt. How creative. I love the look and it really suits you – you look amazing. Very inspiring! x

    • Thank you so much! That’s incredibly kind. The ‘wearing a skirt as a dress’ trick is one I figured out a long time ago. ;-) x

  • Wow! I never would have thought it was a maxi skirt – it looks a-mazing as a dress! I used to be shy of a bit of colour but since having my colour analysis done a couple of months ago I’m all about a splash of orange or yellow (just not pink, doesn’t do me ANY favours), it works so well in this gorgeous weather we’re having and also brightens up a dull day. I’ll be rooting around in the back of my wardrobe for a maxi skirt now! Great post lovely x

    • Thanks Michelle! I bet those colours look fabulous on you. I’m all for neutrals but I have to say there’s just something about colour which is just wonderful. It really can change your mood and make you feel like a million dollars too!

      Maxi dresses are great worn as dresses and so are stretchy pencil skirts (for shorter frocks!). Happy rooting! :) x

  • Wow I really really love this rainbow dress and cannot believe you picked it up for £5 – what an amazing summer bargain. You look great in it and I love the shades – chic summer style

    Thanks for joining in with Street Style Sunday

    Laura x

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