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White is always out if force for the summer months. And I love to wear white skirts and have quite a few midi skirts that I trot out regularly each summer.

But finding the perfect white maxi skirt has proved illusive until now.

I discovered the fabulous local Brisbane label Surafina last summer with my purchase of Navy Cold Shoulder Dress $89.00 – currently re-stocked (also available in black). I instantly fell in love with the comfort and ease of this dress. I have found it perfect for work, weekend and it also makes a fantastic dress to throw on after a spray tan as it’s loose and dark coloured. I don’t think it was probably designed with that in mind but hey I love to multi task any item of clothing in my wardrobe.

IMG_20150825_173318So when I find a label that I love I tend to stalk them online whether that be their website, instagram or facebook or usually all three. So when this white maxi – Portofino Blanc Column Skirt $79.00 appeared on their Instagram page I knew it would have to be mine.

I picked the perfect time to buy this as at the moment they have promotion running that you receive a free pair of silver slides with each order – be still my beating heart, I love free shoes. Hell I just love shoes of all shapes and sizes, you only have to trip over them as you try and get into my walk in wardrobe to know that – just ask my husband he has tripped (but not fallen) over my shoes numerous times.

What is there not to love about this skirt. It has a drawstring waist so it adjusts to any waist and if you like me it allows for comfort that one week a month when I tend to be very bloated in tummy area.

The skirt has two side splits that allows easy movement and the straight shape without any cling makes it extremely flattering.

The material of the skirt is very light but I wore skin coloured undies and didn’t find it an issue. But if this is a problem for you a long top or even a short slip would solve this issue.

This would be the perfect skirt to take on a summer holiday to throw over swimmers.


Now I can never just buy one item when shopping – it is a bit of a weakness but I always love to look at how items have been styled and very often purchase the styled piece. As was the case with this Marle Sportif Shirt – $49.00 it didn’t help that I love grey and white together and the price didn’t throw up any barriers either.

This shirt is a great wardrode staple with its elbow length sleeves (hides the top of the arms that I know some women don’t always want to show off), the extra length on the side is a great design feature and I also love that its not to low at the front so there is no chance of the girls making an unwanted and unexpected appearance. For any large breasted this is a added bonus.

NOW here is the exciting bit Surafina have offered my followers a 20% discount on their initial order just enter the code Shop Now at check out to receive this. And don’t forget at the moment any purchase receives a few pair of silver slides – perfect for the upcoming summer months.



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  • fiona mcmurdo

    That`s an awesome skirt.