Hi I'm: Charlestown


 Polka Dot Pencil Skirt: Topshop Scallop Blouse: Topshop Coat: Greenwich Market Shoes: Peacocks Socks: Madewell

Hello lovely readers of Caught up in Cake! I’m Charlie from the blog Charlestown Vintage, a little blog about the life of a 19 year old student, with outfit posts, days out, recipes and other snippets of whimsy.
I’m guest posting for the lovely Katy whilst she’s in the process of her house move, hope it’s all going well!
I’ve never guest posted before, so was a little bit of unsure of what to post, but decided on I’m used to! This is one of my University outfits, I really love the whole pencil skirt craze going on at the moment, I never thought they’d suit me, but when I saw this one with velvet polka dots in the sale for only £10 I had to snap it up! It’s a mega tight skirt, if you can tell from the pictures, but it makes me feel pretty grown up and sophisticated, ha! What do you all think of the pencil skirt trend at the moment, yay or nay? I’ve seen some really pretty ones in River Island, with polka dots and dogteeth prints! One thing that I look forward to with spring clothing is the socks and shoes combination, I always get a bit wary of the drastic change between tights and bare legs, so socks is a bit of a halfway point, and I love how they look with brogues and loafers. I wore my new wedges in this post, but there’s no way I’d wear them to University, I’m so clumsy and could just imagine myself slumping off the bus in-front of the rest of Uni!
  Hope you’re all enjoying March so far, if the weather so far is anything to go by, it’s going to be a lovely month!
Thank you for reading my little post, and thank you for Katy for letting me post on her amazing blog! You’re all welcome to take a look at my blog Charlestown
Love, Charlestown xoxo.


  1. I can't tell you how much I love this outfit! I don't think I'm quite brave enough to wear a pencil skirt though haha. I love how the teapot has made its way into the photo as well :)

  2. Lovely - I'm a big fan of socks and shoes, loving the fact its so warm too that I can't wait to give my legs some fresh air (although think a few more trips to the gym are needed before this happens) - great post :) x

  3. you look gorgeous, I am loving your style lady <3 the socks and shoes look great on you! xx

  4. I love this outfit, I love pencil skirts but I've never worn one myself as I don't wear heels and I would be afraid of wearing it with flats in a way that would make my legs look really short... Maybe one day, though!

  5. Ah Charlie is such a babe, this outfit is amazing! Love the longer length skirt xx

    sweet monday

  6. Adore this outfit, love the pencil skirt and the tan belt and loving the socks and wedges. Haven't seen Charlie's blog before so just been off and followed! :) xxx

  7. I love the polka dot skirt, it looks so pretty with that blouse! x

  8. That polka dot skirt is absolutely gorgeous :-) Danielle / www.DKD-Designs.blogspot.com xx

  9. Jennifer Horsburgh8 March 2012 at 19:31

    Ahhh I love socks and shoes combo <3 I just wish I had these EXACT shoes as they look fab with the socks combo ;) xxx

  10. Jasmine Bourne8 March 2012 at 19:31

    The skirt, the shoes, the socks! Beautiful! xo

  11. Flirtingwithfashion8 March 2012 at 21:46

    that's such a nice outfit, dear :) i really like how you combined everything. looks a little bit vintagy, chic but also feminine :)
    really lovely blog you have here!



  12. girlnextdoorfashion8 March 2012 at 22:57

    ahhh this is so funny- I have this exact same skirt that I got in the Topshop sale for £5, but MAN OH MAN is it tight! I had to practice bending down in it cause I wasn't sure if I could sit down! So glad it isn't just me! I love the shirt, and I super love the socks and shoes! Fabulous outfit!

    Charlotte x

  13. I absolutely love your blog! that skirt is wonderful, i saw it so many times in the topshop sale and i was stupid not to buy it! x

  14. So cute! ^^ Looking really adorable, would have never thought socks could look so nice with heels. Lovely!

    - Indie by Heart


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