tartan pencil skirt c/o dorothy perkins
tee: topshop
belt: urban outfitters
vanity case: vintage

today I'm featuring a lovely little number from the new dorothy perkins style essentials range. I've always loved pencil skirts as they have such a gorgeous hourglass shape, plus they always make me feel taller, leaner and more feminine when I wear them.. win win!

the style essentials range is a capsule collection that contains the ten key A/W pieces you'll need to update your wardrobe. think cute knits, bikers and furs (but there's also pretty dresses and skirts like the one I'm wearing) I opted for this tartan cutie as it's such an easy way to jump on the A/W punk trend without being OTT! 

I've dressed my skirt for a day out shopping but I could easily take it from day to night with heels and a silky cami, the whole collection is designed to be versatile and the prices start from £14 so they're affordable too (there's also 25% off online at the minute hurrah!)

if you're feeling lucky pop over and enter the competition to win £500 to shop the style essentials! ...you'll get to kick back and relax with a friend at a luxury hotel, be wined and dined by dorothy perkins and have a styleover by one of the style advisors.. not bad huh? 

what do you think.. do you like the concept behind this range? 

caroline x


*this post contains sponsored content, opinions are my own!

49 comments

  1. Absolutely love this outfit on you, you look stunning! I've been eying up a skirt on Boohoo that's tartan but I might need to get this one too! :)

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    1. haha! why not... you can't have enough tartan ;) xx

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  2. I don't usually do skirts, but I LOVE this!! Love the entire outfit in fact! I will be buying ze skirt and hopefully will find that belt too! Fab post lovely xxx

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    1. Ah so happy you like it babe! They was a few versions of the belt so I'm sure you'd find something similar :) xx

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  3. Ahh that skirt is perfection. I've been trynig to track down some nice tartan pieces!

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    1. it's lovely to wear- really comfortable too! :) xx

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    1. yay! so pleased you like it sugar! :) xx

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  5. You look gorgeous Caroline! That skirt looks AMazing on you! xxx

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  6. You look amazing! I'm loving tartan for A/W. X

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    1. me too! it's always seems to be in style in the winter so I'll be investing in some more! :) xx

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  7. that skirt is absolutely gorgeoussss and it just suits you down to a t! amazing outfit xxx

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  8. Wow you have put an amazing outfit together, you make me wish the summer away x

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    1. haha thank you! I'm secretly enjoying wearing a jumper again today :) xx

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  9. Love this skirt, you have styled it perfectly!

    tie-dye-eyes

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    1. ah thanks lady! it's quite simple but I liked it :) xx

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  10. I love how you've styled this look, it really suits you. The skirt is gorgeous, I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out for something similar this autumn, I'd get this one in a heartbeat if it wasn't sold out!
    Rosalie x
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    1. I can't believe it's sold out already!!! may be worth a check back as I'm sure they'll have something similar or maybe a re-stock of it! :) xx

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  11. Love this outfit!
    I'm definitely growing on the tartan trend!
    this skirt is amazing!

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  12. Absolutely adore the skirt! Loving the tartan trend at the moment!

    Rosie
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    1. me too, I might even get myself a kilt ;) xx

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  13. This skirt is lovely, I wasn't keen on the tartan trend until i saw this skirt! You look lovely Caroline.

    Rachael. X http://jegzjegzjegz.wordpress.com/

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    1. gosh thanks babe! thats a compliment and a half :) xx

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  14. That skirt is amazing! You look lovely, as always :)

    Eve xxx

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  15. You look amazing! You pull of tartan so well, and make it look so effortless! Love the bowler hat too!

    Holly xxx

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    1. ah thanks babe- perfect for bad hair days haha ;) xx

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  16. That's such a lovely skirt, have had my eye on it for a little while!

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    1. I was so pleased when I tried it on- super comfy and perfect for winter! :) xx

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  17. This outfit is gorgeous - I don't tend to consider Dorothy Perkins that often for outfits, but seems they're upping their game! Love this skirt!

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    1. for sure- they have some nice bits in store this year! :) xx

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  18. That's a rockin' skirt! Love ur accessories as well!
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  19. I love your skirt :) Tartan is totally going to be my thing this winter.

    Hayley
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    1. me too, it's bright but stylish! big tartan fan :) xx

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  20. I love your skirt! I like how you paired it with that belt!

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  21. Such a gorgeous outfit, you already know I think you look great here :)
    I really like Pencil skirts but I worry that they will just make me look even more of a stump as I'm quite short, I'd love to try this one on though just to see :D

    Amy x
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    1. ooo with heels I think they make you look taller..? I bet you'd look fab in one my dear! :) xx

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  22. nice skirt http://fashionrubies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I'm slightly in love with this outfit!! Amazing pairing with the belt, looks completely different!

    Ashley xo
    beingashleyxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Love this skirt, you've styled it so nicely too. I can't seem to find the skirt on there website though, waaa!!

    Hazel x
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  25. You look amazing! Always love a bit of tartan, and it really suits you! x
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