Spring is here in Australia and our sun is shining bright and the days are getting warmer. This means my knits have been moved into my “off season” wardrobe and I’ve been on the hunt for those fabulous prints that just scream spring so when Laura who is the creative drive and genius behind Miss Fortune contacted me about showcasing a new parrot skirt she had in the making, I knew it was the perfect match!
For those who aren’t familiar with Miss Fortune, it’s a wonderful UK based brand which is a mix of fun retro style pieces with a quirky flare. I first discovered Miss Fortune when Gwynnies (she has some in stock now too!) got in some of their Harlequin sweater tops and I made my first purchase. I’ve had the please a few times since of sharing some new designs from Miss Fortune with my followers! Now this skirt isn’t my first boardwalk skirt from Miss Fortune and it won’t be the last. Handmade by Laura, these skirts are a beautifully cut and made piece that makes a statement in any wardrobe. I was so excited when my Parrots skirt arrived in the post as the colours where even more vibrant in person.
The Parrots in Flight Boardwalk Skirt is a knee length gathered skirt made of border print cotton, which in this case is parrots. I love the fact that her skirts are cotton as they allow the fabric to breath, especially in our humid spring and summer days. The Border print of this skirt features a flock of parrots taking flight, with the bulk being at the bottom and I adore how these colourings work against the darker navy background. Miss Fortune skirts also feature a discrete pocket as well for your bits and bobs because lets be honest, what girl doesn’t love a skirt or dress with pockets?
The Boardwalk skirt also features a button and zip closure which is another feature I love as it helped give a good fit with a defined waist. This skirts colours also make it a versatile piece as I can pair it with a lot of different tops which will mean it can easily transition to winter too. I like as well that the gathered waist means I can wear it with or without a petticoat, as is still gives nice shape across the hips. A comfortable skirt in a breathable fabric with a fun print, I’m spring and summer ready!
For this review I also got to give one of Miss Fortune’s Batwing Kitty tops a go. Made of stretch Jersey, these tops are a great staple for the cooler months and go well with a variety of different looks. I must admit, as a girl who normally lends herself to tighter tops it took me a while to figure out how it was meant to look on! The joys of trying new styles we aren’t familiar with. But its definitely grown on me. The kitty top is also incredibly comfortable and the slit style opening means I can get in and out of it without worrying about trashing my makeup.
The Parrots take Flight Boardwalk skirt is £45.99/$ 78.84AU and the kitty top is £33.00/$56.57au + postage which when you take into account the exchange rate is an amazingly good price. Especially since these designs are hand sewn by Laura herself. Miss Fortune Uk is an amazing small business with such fun unique designs! I’ve also added this gorgeous skirt she recently added to the store to my must buy in 2018 list!
Til next time darlings!