Wearing My Music

A plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bag

People often say that fashion is a form of expression. I would agree with that statement, however it’s not always true to everyone. I spent years working as a singer and musician and was only ever able to express my musicality by wearing fan based items. It was never easy for me to find items donning a music print. These days every time I see something remotely featuring music symbols it simply has to be mine!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bagA plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bag

Collectif Clothing is a vintage brand that I have loved for years. Recently they carried some lines with bold piano key prints and music based items. When I was browsing the sale section of their website a few weeks back I was thrilled to see that this skirt was available. When it comes to vintage fashion, swing skirts are my thing. especially Transitional items are always great to wear especially when you can pair them with other items in your closet.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a black biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater and beretVintage retro music print swing skirtA plus size woman wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bag

You could call this a Parisian chic kind of style. When putting this look together I wanted to go for a classic, chic style. I have more beret hats and head scarfs than anyone so it was easy to include one of my black ones. The winter cold is still making the days uncomfortable and so I decided to opt for a turtleneck sweater. Believe me you can dress in a way that you want and accommodate the weather too, especially in the winter!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bagA plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bag

This skirt is a nice thick material with quite deep pockets too. I love the practical side it has in addition to the scarlet red stitched music notes. I decided to wear a pair of shoes that are extremely comfortable and vintage enough in style so of course I opted for my black t-bar heels from Hotter shoes. As always when I wear black on black fashion I go for a pop of red lipstick so when the clothes I have add that extra red, even better!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bagA plus size woman smiling wearing a vintage retro music print swing skirt, biker jacket, black turtleneck sweater, black beret, t-bar heels and red lips clutch bag

I really do hope that I continue to find music based items to wear because they will always have a valued space in my wardrobe! A bomber jacket with a giant treble clef at the back would be perfection!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a black turtleneck sweater and black beret

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile! 
  1. Sarah Bailey says: 26th February 2018 7:00 pm

    How perfect for a music lover is that skirt, I love the fact they have used black and red it offers a really fun pop of colour!

  2. Ana says: 27th February 2018 1:38 am

    I definitely agree that fashion is a great form of expression and your beautiful skirt says a lot about your creativity. Such a beautiful skirt.

  3. lisa prince says: 27th February 2018 9:51 am

    oh i absolutely adore that skirt it looks so well fitted on you to , looks brilliant quality

  4. Harriet from Toby & Roo says: 27th February 2018 9:56 am

    Oh I love that outfit, the skirt is lovely – really suits you! H :)

  5. Danielle says: 27th February 2018 2:47 pm

    Oh i adore this. I have a musical note tattoo, so this would go perfect with it. I love the red and black combo too.

  6. Rhian Westbury says: 27th February 2018 4:46 pm

    I absolutely love that skirt it’s such a lovely print! x

  7. Kara says: 27th February 2018 6:32 pm

    I absolutely adore that skirt and the over all look, collectif is not a brand I have heard of so will look them up

  8. Patrick says: 27th February 2018 9:10 pm

    That is one smart looking outfit and I can see this being a huge hit this season..black and red are a underrated color combo…

  9. Bella at Dear Mummy Blog says: 27th February 2018 9:20 pm

    Love the look! Its like a 1950’s Parisian Pin-up. The print on the skirt is awesome!

  10. Mellissa Williams says: 27th February 2018 10:47 pm

    That skirt is absolutely amazing, what a beautiful print! A great gift for a music lover for sure.

  11. Yeah Lifestyle says: 27th February 2018 10:52 pm

    Always enjoy reading your post and looking at your photos, the skirt looks beautiful and the musical note on it is so lovely. It looks like a nice and thick material too.

  12. kirsty says: 28th February 2018 10:13 am

    I just love this skirt, from the pop of red with the musical notes, to the way it give shape and flow! I could really see myself wearing this!

  13. Lilinha says: 28th February 2018 12:11 pm

    I love music too so this shirt is right up my street. Black and red are my favourite colours too, so now I need this skirt in my life! Beautiful outfit.

  14. Joanna says: 28th February 2018 2:24 pm

    I love your outfit, the skirt is simply gorgeous! You paired it really nice with the jacket and the lovely hat.

  15. Nichola - Globalmouse says: 28th February 2018 6:24 pm

    Oh my goodness that skirt is amazing, love the bag too….perfect pops of colour to brighten up the day.

  16. Lynne Harper says: 28th February 2018 7:09 pm

    I love the way you can be so expressive fashion you really can show your own by choosing different and funky items to wear. I absolutely love the skirt on you super cute and really nice add a detail x

  17. Melanie says: 28th February 2018 9:09 pm

    I love music and I love fashion so the idea of wearing your music is fab! I love the skirt and you are looking fab as always x

  18. Jen says: 28th February 2018 9:18 pm

    I absolutely adore the skirt, it would be perfect for my Mum who is nuts about music. You really look fab in the outfit.

  19. Tanya says: 1st March 2018 12:58 pm

    You look fabulous! I love the print on the skirt, and the way you have styled the whole look. I also love that it has pockets, I am big on pockets at the moment and like my bottoms to have them

  20. Super Busy Mum says: 1st March 2018 1:35 pm

    That outfit is stunning, and you are ROCKING it.

  21. Catia Mauricio says: 5th March 2018 10:18 am

    Lovely look kisses!

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