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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

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

  4. Amazing post! So cute

    http://hashtagliz.com

  5. Stunning photos O_o

  6. In love with that skirt!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  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!!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  9. You’re so funny :)))

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

  11. beautiful capture!

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  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!

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  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

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

    xx,

    LaTisha
    http://www.blushingblack.com

  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.

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  26. Those pics are really nice!
    V.
    http://vandjbscloset.blogspot.fr/

  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

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  30. I definitely need a skirt like that. The place is breathtakingly beautiful!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot

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

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

    http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/

  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
    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/

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

  37. The Fashion Panda

    Amazing skirt!

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  38. Anna

    Beautiful :)
    what do u think about this cork bag? http://igg.me/p/714932/x/5544640
    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 !

    Dominica
    http://seeyouatnine.blogspot.com

  43. Kasia

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

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

    Perfect !

  46. Lucie

    Perfect ! Love this outfit !
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  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) […]