Urban Mermaid.

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Mottie contrast dress (worn as skirt) - Missguided
fluffy jumper, boots and hat - Topshop
clutch bag - mums via Primark

I'm very inspired by mythical creatures when it comes to fashion, which may be seen as bizarre to some people but when I wear something sparkly or ethereal I often think of fairies, elves and unicorns. It's no secret to, well, anyone that I adore mermaids (a hint is in my blog name) and I've always wanted a sequin skirt that emulates the look of shimmery beautiful scales. When, while having a shameless browse on Missguided, I spotted this dress in the sale I fell head over heels, lusting after it for a good few months for taking the plunge and buying it. Iridescent, tight and featuring sea green and blue sequins it reminds me of Ariel from The Little Mermaid, who is my favourite princess. I wanted to wear the dress out for my birthday but as we were doing shopping before going out in the evening I decided to dress it down in order to make it more appropriate. The look I decided to go for was "urban mermaid" with lashings of black to play down the statement skirt. My current fashion obsession is maximalism, and the best and easiest way to achieve this for daytime is layering and clashing textures - if you're just starting out try teddy textures like fluff or faux fur with something stiffer or more leathery. In this outfit I layered a black fluffy cropped jumper over the sequin skirt which played down the sequins while adding interest with the contrasting fabric. I went with the black theme with opaque tights and studded cut out boots adding a large hat and silver necklace for accessories. 

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150 comments

  1. I'm convinced you are an actual mermaid, this outfit is perfect! xx

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    1. thank you lovely! I wish I was haha <3

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  2. So gorgeous! That skirt is absolutely stunning!

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  3. Yes, you look exactly like a street style mermaid! The dress is amazing, and the lipstick complements the look so nicely :) xx

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  4. Happy b-day! Great skirt, shoes, clutch... Everything!

    sunandsany

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  5. Very pretty outfit you look beautiful.
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  6. I feel like the title of this post could not be more perfect! You look amazing!
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  8. The skirt is absolute amazing !
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  9. Love your lipstick!
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  10. loved the idea of sequins for day time , u look fab sweetie ,

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  11. OH MY GOD THIS outfit is to die for! I am loving that dress and the fact that you're wearing it as a skirt. Simply stunning dear xx

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  12. Love that skirt! It's especially striking with black too

    xo
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  13. you definitely look like an urban mermaid in that gorgeous skirt!! :)

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  14. Love the outfit - especially the skirt! <3
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  15. Love the sequined skirt and your inspiration behind desiring it. It really does remind me of a mermaid, you look gorgeous :)

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  16. I love unicorns and fairies as well and
    I lovelovelove your look! Nice sequined
    skirt really c: Xx

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  17. You look so so cute...I have a jumper like this- I wear it all the time! Love the hat

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    x

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  18. absolutely gorgeous! you've made a right decision buying it :) loving the fact you got a purple clutch to go with it and btw ariel does have purple bikini, how coincidence! :)

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    1. I chose the purple clutch for that exact reason, Ariel definitely inspired me a lot! I love her <3

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  19. ahh you are a mermaid! I Love it :)

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  20. I know this is a dress but I want a green sequin skirt this length! I have a shorter one from Motel but it's not the same. Mermaidtastic <3

    Raea xo

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  21. The dress/skirt is GORGEOUS! You look amazing in it, very mermaid-esque!

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  22. That skirt is lovely! I saw the pink version when I was out shopping at the weekend, but I much prefer this one on you. <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  23. Cool take on a mermaid, this look is so rad! XO

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  24. great skirt! loved the complete outfit

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  25. a fluffy sweater like that definitely needs to find it's way to my wardrobe...

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  26. I love this look darl! The sequins are gorgeous I love how yoir wearing it as a skirt too I love doing that! Love the laid back styling too the fluffy jumper is beaut! Lovely look hun xo

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  27. Cara,
    I love this fury sweater over the gorgeous shimmering dress! I also love the hat and shoes, a Perfect and festive outfit!!
    XX, Elle
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  28. I love everything about this outfit dear! The dress/skirt looks gorgeous on you and I am totally in love with it! Great texture combination.x Love the fluffy sweater and it just looks perfect with the skirt.x So pretty!
    xxxx
    Stephanie
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  29. glittering green is matching well with the black
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  30. Wow amazing look. Love the sequin dress. I need one like that.

    xx Mira

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  31. Getting inspiration from Disney princesses is so the way forward!
    Loving the 'mermaid' colours!

    Emmie xxx

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  32. I love your look,kisses.
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  33. Aaaaah, i'm totally in love with this look! Would wear it right away, to a party or even when going to school!

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  34. Obsessed with this look and I want your skirt!
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  35. Oh wow, I love how you styled the dress!

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  36. amazing booties! love your hat!
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  37. I love how your look really makes me think of a mermaid! Thank you for the comment! :) Lovely outfit!

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  38. This outfit is gorgeous! I love the different textures!
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  39. Awesome look babe ;) Love everything ;) xx

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  40. lovely sequin skirt!
    you look so stunning.
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  41. I adore this outfit and how you've layered the fluffy jumper over the dress!x

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  42. That is such a cool outfit! I looove sequins, especially sequin skirts and dresses! :) Your skirt looks absolutely fabolous! I love the rich color of it! :)

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  43. LOVE that skirt! :) Perfectly styled as always

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  44. What a beautiful outfit! You look stunning, darling!

    Xo, Hannah

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  45. omg you are so beautiful and gorgeous, craving your skirt so much, look great!
    Following you on GFC !

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  46. Lovely outfit. I love your boots and hat....
    You are looking awesome....

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  47. Love your styling as always, especially the skirt is so you! Love it gorgeous :)

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  48. I'm always inspired by fantasy and mythical creatures too! That is an amazing skirt, really reminds me of a mermaid! xo

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  49. omg that skirt <3 wow you look like real mermaid! it's gorgeous <3
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  50. This skirt looks great and I love how you're wearing a dress as a skirt!

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  51. That dress looks great as a skirt! You look absolutely amazing!
    Love your style, new follower x

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  52. Wahhhhh you look amazing! I am in love with the dress/skirt and looks fab teamed with the purple clutch! <3 <3 <3

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  53. You look amazing. I love the skirt. Dressing like mythical creatures looks great on you, you make an awesome mermaids and ice queen
    Thank you for the kind comment
    X

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  54. You look stunning, I really love how you've styled such a statement dress! <3

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  55. Killer dress/skirt! xx

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  56. love the skirt, you've pulled the outfit off perfectly!

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  57. I love the dress and how you styled it! I need a sequined skirt in my life :)

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  58. I am in absolute love with this ensemble. Words can't even explain. You're blog is sheer perfection--I am so happy I stumbled upon it! Your style is incredible.

    Maggie D. xx

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  59. I like how you have styled the dress down by adding a simple black jumper. Don't get me started on anything sparkly, I will buy anything that is glittery!

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  60. You have a great blog, follow you. I hope you reciprocity :)
    Muuuaaks!

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  61. lovely and fitting title. love how you paired and mix different textures, the fluffy sweater looks amazing against the skirt.
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  62. Hi, you have a very nice blog! And you look stunning in that outfit you're rocking, every pieces of it spells love!
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  63. you look gorgeous and that skirt is amazing - a true mermaid! x

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  64. Absolutely love this dress into skirt transformation. That fluffy jumper and the sequin combo really add texture to this outfit. Love your blog would love it if you follow me, I'll follow you back straight away please let me know! ^_^
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  65. I love this dress/skirt! Ariel is also my fav disney princess! I wore that tape out when I was a kid!

    Corinne x
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  66. oh good lord! thank you so much for stopping by! otherwise I wouldn't have found my way to your blog! definetely following! you might want to follow back? :)
    Anyway I absolutely adore this outfit, especially the green skirt! I remember when I was younger I saw Vanessa Hudgens wearing it for christmas and was all over it hahaha

    Andrea xx
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  67. oh my goodness i am in love with that skirt, it's the perfect christmas skirt i've seen!
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  68. Gorgeous shoes!!

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  69. Love that skirt, it's amazing!
    This is a really great post :)

    Kendra
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  70. dying that skirt is perf x

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  71. Mermaid skirt * - * I like this outfit!! And the clutch bag... wow, amazing!! :)

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  72. Stunning outfit! That skirt! :)

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  73. Chica, your skirt is simply amazing! And that fluffly jumper looks wonderful on you! I bought one a little while ago but I've yet to figure out how to wear it without looking like a shapeless mess!

    Happy holidays!

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  74. Your style is gorgeous, I LOVE this skirt!

    I found your blog via BLoglovin and it would be great if you could take a look at my latest posts :) xx

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  75. So pretty just love the skirt perfect for parties x

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :) xx

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  76. love your skirt and shoes! you look gorgeous <3

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  77. Great style I love all. This skirt is so pretty! I love ur style girl.
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  79. Beautiful outfit, the skirt is so mesmerising!

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  80. That is an adorable skirt! It does remind me of the little mermaid a little bit!

    This is a cute post! I love the flower sweater

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  81. WOW! What an awesome outfit!
    I like your style!!! Gorgeous post!

    xx
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  82. nice outfit dear...that skirt looks awesome...you should sometimes try Indian designer anarkali suits...you will look great in that !!:)

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  83. that skirt is amazing! i'm really loving the mermaid vibe!!
    have a great holiday!
    xx Corinne
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  84. great look...that skirt looks perfect with Suede Shoes :)

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  86. So beautiful and charming *_*

    Wish you Wonderful Holidays *__*

    Kisses,

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  87. woow that skirt is so awesome
    love your blog followed on bloglovin <3
    Have a nice day beauty
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  88. I super love the skirt. You have a new follower here.

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  89. the textures & color palette are perfect
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  90. I am quite miss reading your blog :) xx

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  91. What a killer look! The skirt looks magical and the lipstick is fantastic :)

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  92. you have got nice personality...you must go for designer sarees...you will look amazing (:

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  94. How perfect are you?! I LOVE your sequined skirt!

    Xo, Hannah

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  95. I would usually shy away from an iridescent material, but I just love how you wore it with all black!

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  96. Gorgeous! I adore this outfit and love your blog! I've just followed on Bloglovin and would love for you to take a peek at my blog x

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  97. Awesome skirt!

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  98. What an amazing dress, and love how you have styled it! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Im now your newest follower.
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  99. that dress is amazing! love your styling, I have been drawn to sequins lately but wasn't so sure I could pull them off in a more casual look...you sure did.

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  100. I love this skirt! You really do live up to your blog name! You look amazing x
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  101. I adore this skirt! I'm a little mermaid obssessive so this is just heaven to me!

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  102. What a fabulous skirt! I love the beautiful colored sequins! Your hat is the perfect accessory!

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  103. Your style is so edgy! I loveeee the outfit! xx Mia www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  104. Stunning skirt.

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  105. i like your style very much English i think :)

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