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Top, Skirt, Shoes & Clutch - Alice & Olivia. Watch - Larsson & Jennings. Bangle – ASOS.

Dear skirt that hangs south of my faux-abs and forgives all sorts of dinner crime… where have you been all my life? I mean really, every meal I’ve ever had – especially in Paris – has been a two-part act of 1) arriving in jittery enthusiasm with dance moves that impress no judge, and 2) waddling out belt unbuckled and unladylike, burping the alphabet in post-meal euphoria. Alas, a maxi skirt, as pictured, means unsightly leg dance concealed within the folds of silky meringue, and the entire table worth of food – minus the plates – safely tucked into the fabric puff under the waist belt, which to curious onlookers I insist is an Alice & Olivia design feature and NOT a food baby (it is). It’s genius, and useful also in making the evening a tad more interesting because guess how many people it takes to pack a semi-drunk woman in a creampuff/ballgown skirt into a taxi?

BTW, this was the stunning Paris flat I was staying with a couple of girlfriends (Team Apartment + Reem) over Paris Fashion Week, and now that I look back I wish I’d taken more photos. Too bad we were too convinced this was our upgraded life now and that we were never going to leave, and this also explains why I kept reaching out for my ballgown get-up… 

Thank you Reem for helping with the shots!

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  2. Such a gorgeous skirt, the print is amazing! Beautiful photos too xx GIVEAWAY TIME

  3. You look absolutely beautiful!
    I love your perspective on the skirt, not only is it beautiful but pretty useful!
    Have a great night!

  4. Amazing post! So cute

  5. Stunning photos O_o

  6. In love with that skirt!

  7. That skirt… WOW! “Silky meringue” very creative way of describing ;)

  8. Both the skirt and the flat are stunning…and naughty you for not taking more photo’s!!

  9. You’re so funny :)))

  10. You look stunning in this outfit! I’ve always enjoyed your photos.

  11. beautiful capture!

  12. I am so in love with that skirt and the location! This post has me dreaming about Paris (even though I’m going next month). #swoonswoon

  13. Oh my God, this is such a beautiful skirt!!!!!!!!!And the shoes are gorgeous, but this skirt is like out of a dream!!!

  14. A skirt that dreams are made of…

  15. Honestly, I started this comment with two rows filed with “haha” because that was how much I laughed after reading this (seriously in love with your writing!). But here I am writing a more decent comment where I tell you that the skirt is gorgeous and you along with it! So envious of how content you look on that balcony. I want to go to! ^^

  16. too*

  17. That skirt is everything! Beautiful xx

  18. Ah, your writing always makes me laugh! But I also love everything about this outfit and I really love those shoes. x

  19. always such stunning photos!

  20. TOTALLY gorgeous! I have a black midi skirt that I whip out when I know dinner out is going to be a cause for a food baby

  21. This. Skirt. Is. Everything. WOW!! I need to save my pennies for this, but this is TOTES amazing!!!!



  22. You have such a hilarious way of writing! I caught myself chuckling from the first sentence. Not to mention this gorgeous skirt and apartment – so elegant!

  23. Gorgeous print and apartment! Would love to try DIY that maxi ;)
    Love your blog; you have such an eye for design and photography!

  24. Shini you look elegant and collected as always! The skirt is really classy looking…
    And i would love to be in paris… faux- abs or not!

  25. Absolutely beautiful skirt – love it.

  26. Those pics are really nice!

  27. You look absolutely gorgeous as usual, that´s a beautiful skirt

  28. Such a beautiful apartment and i LOVE the skirt. I love all clothes which seem a successful combination of interior decoration fabric and apparel! (btw the subject of my thesis, maybe that’s why… ;) )
    xx, Sarah

  29. You look so beautiful and exquisite, Shini! That skirt was made for you! And the Paris flat is quite a dream. x

  30. I definitely need a skirt like that. The place is breathtakingly beautiful!
    Mafalda ❤

  31. You look TERRIFIC. Lovely skirt, lovely top.

  32. Beautiful skirt, you look amazing! And lovely photos!

  33. Marwa

    This awe-inspiring absolutely gorgeous skirt calls for a DIY.I echo the same from the crowds of the below comments ,your style of writing is comical!!Between you look ravishing as always .

  34. Marwa

    above comments*

  35. First of all that apartment is to die for. Second: that skirt does too. Love that ♥

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

  36. I´m in love with that clutch! Beautiful and chic

  37. The Fashion Panda

    Amazing skirt!

  38. Anna

    Beautiful :)
    what do u think about this cork bag?
    is it stylish enough?

  39. Love this skirt!

  40. Well done to Reem on the photos. They look STUNNING. This outfit is amazing on you Shini. Alice & Olivia never looked so good. xx

  41. […] I’m lucky to have such talented friends. •   Shini made my heart ache a little bit with this post and I’m now wishing I could move into that apartment as […]

  42. Amazed by your lovely appartement ; the wooden floor is so precious. People would kill to have a floor with a patine like this.
    Discovered your blog through Carine’s Paris in Four Months ; she always shares the best of things with us fellow readers.
    You’ve got yourself a new follower !


  43. Kasia

    Im in love in this maxi skirt. So beautifull!!

  44. Really Really Really awesome – I love it very much

  45. Lucie

    Perfect !

  46. Lucie

    Perfect ! Love this outfit !

  47. Looking beautiful with this skirt. The print of skirt in black and white is increase charming.

  48. Wow! Really beautiful skirt!

  49. […] FIVE    //    I dont read Park & Cube regularly but every once and a while I love to stop over for some outfit and style inspiration. I am in love with this elegant look, especially the beautiful Alice and Olivia skirt! (and also this blue maxi skirt) […]

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  51. I must say, your sense of style is impeccable. Love the skirt and the photos are breathtaking.