Even though winter has well and truly set in here in New Zealand, I can’t get enough of bright cottons and my warm weather wardrobe is on constant rotation (with the addition of tights and a coat of course). So I was delighted when Laura from Miss Fortune got in touch to collaborate on her new Neat-O skirt, which just screams summer!
Miss Fortune was started by Laura in 2005 with a goal of making flattering vintage-inspired clothing, and has continued to flourish since then! I was so flattered that Laura came to me on this skirt, as she knew of my longtime love for yellow! The background of the 100% cotton 30s-inspired fabric is a bright and zesty shade, and it’s covered in red, green, pale blue and white dots of varying sizes. The Neat-O skirt has adorable details, from fastening at the back with a bright red button to the large patch pocket piped with red fabric to match. The skirt is super gathered at the waist, so you can expect a huge amount of volume! And if yellow’s not your thing then the Neat-O skirts also come in Cherry and Mint colourways, any of which is a delightful addition to your summer wardrobe.
Miss Fortune sizing runs from XS to XXL, with all sizes currently available in the Neat-O skirt. My waist size is 24″, so I went for the size XS and it’s a great fit. Laura also points out on the product page that if you’re handy with a needle and thread then you can move the button either way if you find it’s a centimetre off. The length is roughly 27″ from the top of the waistband which falls a couple of inches below the knee on me, and given the amount of fabric in this skirt the sweep is perfectly twirl-worthy at a whopping 106″.
You can purchase the Neat-O skirt directly from the Miss Fortune website for £46.99/$82NZD. All Miss Fortune clothing is made in and shipped from the UK, with a variety of local and worldwide shipping options available. Shipping rates will differ between countries but is always reasonable, for example it’s £8.75 untracked or £13.10 untracked to New Zealand. As the Neat-O skirts are made to order, you can expect an additional 7 working days for your skirt to be dispatched.
Full outfit details:
Top – Vivien of Holloway
Brooch – vintage
Belt – Review
Heels – BAIT Footwear
A massive thank you to Laura from Miss Fortune for this fantastic collaboration, and thank you to @cmjsnz for dodging pedestrians with me while taking these shots on O’Connell Street. You can see more Miss Fortune goodness by following them on Instagram, and sign up to their club for special inside discounts!
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