Palermo sister – Jovonna London


shirt – Gap (last worn here)
pleated maxi skirt – c/o Jovonna London
sandal – Gap (also worn here)
aviator – H&M, woven bag – Mango
watch – Michael Kors, natalia bracelet – Reiss
bees knees nail polish – TopShop

leather lead – vintage Oakberry, harness – Lupi
coat – models’s own c/o Infindigo

Sometimes maxis can be a bit tricky.  I mean, it’s like am I going to work or am I going to the ball?  I tried a couple different tops and settled on the trusty staple of my loose, white shirt (non-ironing crucial to the relaxed feel) and I think it worked out, toning down the dressy element just enough.  I fancied myself as Olivia Palermo’s less well-off and less well-known sister and I don’t imagine that would be so bad!

How do you like the new skirt from Jovonna London?  I love the uneven hem and can’t wait to wear it again for some event other than work – not that I don’t love my work because I really do but I’m thinking sunset, a beach, a pink cocktail in hand, in fact I’ve been dreaming of holidays a lot recently… go on, make me jealous, tell me your exotic holiday plans…




  1. 27 Jun / 11:45 am

    Elegance and charm should be your middle name! Beautiful and so refined both because of the pleated skirt and the white crisp shirt combo but most of all because you are that person!


    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 12:57 pm

      thank you – I don’t know about that but if it seems to you that I am ‘that girl’ then I am over the moon!

  2. 27 Jun / 1:24 pm

    You must be really tall to be able to wear this skirt with a pair of flats! I would be sweeping the whole city with my skirt already! 😉 Love the skirt, but being merely 5’3″ I don’t think I’d look as good as you in it 🙂

    Latest post ‘MAXI’ on Mrs Jack Of All Trades Daily :

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 2:45 pm

      I’m 5’7″ but also the skirt is luckily uneven on the bottom with a shorter lip just where the feet poke out so it stops me from tripping on it 😉

  3. 27 Jun / 1:27 pm

    Ha ha, you look so fabulous in this outfit! You could definitely pass as a Palermo. 🙂 I think you made the perfect choice by pairing that skirt with that top. Love the bag too!

    <3 Jenny

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 2:45 pm

      thanks so much jenny – maybe olivia will adopt me into her family?!

  4. 27 Jun / 1:56 pm

    I have the same skirt, but from Asos!!!! You look fantastic girl!!!!!Love the bag too!!!!

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 2:22 pm

      that’s so cool – do you have the same colour? the lemon is so pretty too.x

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 3:57 pm

      thanks jessica.x

  5. 27 Jun / 5:44 pm

    The skirt looks amazing on you! What a lovely blog you have, such great photos!!
    I’m a new follower. Hope you check out mine and follow back if you like.

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:24 pm

      thanks so much agnes, I will check your blog out right now.x

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:25 pm

      thanks jessica – I love the skirt too!

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:25 pm

      thanks sweetie.x

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:25 pm

      thanks victoria!

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:26 pm

      thanks sarah – it’s so much fun to wear too, moves wonderfully!

  6. 27 Jun / 8:58 pm

    Wow! I love this look

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:26 pm

      thanks df!

  7. Gayle
    27 Jun / 9:17 pm

    Gorgeous skirt!!!! I say where it whenever you can! (P.S. I love how the link to Olivia Palermo worked!) Gayle x

    • Wendy
      27 Jun / 11:26 pm

      thanks gayle! I will wear it, like you say, whenever I can 😉

    • Wendy
      28 Jun / 8:07 am

      thanks so much, I think maxis are one of those easytowear items 🙂

  8. 28 Jun / 6:09 am

    I love maxi dresses/skirts this summer! They’re so comfortable and versatile. Love what you paired yours with.

    As for holidays, I’m going to London later this summer!

    Deliver Me Diamonds

    • Wendy
      28 Jun / 8:08 am

      exactly, they really are versatile! London will be exciting – are you going for the olympics?x

  9. 28 Jun / 8:21 am

    Wow! This coral shade looks great on you! Really nice!

    • Wendy
      28 Jun / 8:27 am

      thanks so much tina – would be even better with a tan 😉

  10. 28 Jun / 10:03 am

    I’m in love with the maxi pleated skirt , it look fantastic on you. I like how you styled it with a white shirt,
    I wish my baby girl would sit till and pose for pic like your boy. So cute.

    • Wendy
      28 Jun / 1:56 pm

      thanks christy – kids and dogs huh? who’d work with them?!

  11. 28 Jun / 10:27 pm

    OMG – am so in love with this skirt!! You’ve styled it so amazingly too. Off for a peek at the link now! Avril x

    • Wendy
      28 Jun / 11:48 pm

      So glad you like it so much! I don’t know if they have them on the site but I hope you can find one, it’s so fun to wear because it moves so well.x

  12. monicawelburn
    1 Jul / 6:45 pm

    Beautiful look Wendy! The skirt is heavenly and just your colour! Miss Palermo would be delighted to share a sister-wardrobe with you I am sure!
    Tons of love hun hope you are having a super weekend!

    MB x

    • 1 Jul / 10:00 pm

      Geesh, can you imagine getting to share her wardrobe?! Although I’d prob have to cut a leg off to just fit into one of her skirts… She does have a dream closet though!

    • 1 Jul / 10:00 pm

      thanks jacy, glad you like the look!

  13. 6 Sep / 3:51 am

    hahaha,,,,thank you for giving me this post to look at, we should take some pictures together one day with the same outfit :)))

    • Thankfifi
      7 Sep / 1:01 am


  14. Hali
    2 Apr / 4:32 pm

    Hi, would you be willing to sell this skirt at all? I know it’s cheeky to ask but I’ve exhausted every other method of trying to get it! x

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