Trying Out - Tartan

Today I wore: JacquiE Tangerine cardigan, Primark burgundy tee (with red singlet under), Tartan Mini Skirt (thrifted), H&M 200 denier black tights, my favourite black boots.

I dug this tartan mini skirt out of the dress-up box (thrifted about 10 years ago).  I think I wore it once for a back to school party and the short length has kept it in the box ever since. 
With the resurgence of tartan and the popularity of navy and burgundy in the Northern Fall season, I though it might be fun to try it out (and tights gave me the confidence to wear it even on a windy day).  Don't you love the cut cat brooch too?

Despite a life long abhorrence of mixing navy with black, brown with black, navy with brown or pretty much any dark colours together, I think this outfit really works.  The tangerine with burgundy may not be for everyone, but after seeing this advertising picture below somewhere, I was inspired. 

Are you mixing any unusual colours this week?  An surprising successes?

Off to Taupo for a well-deserved family long weekend away today so I'll leave you with one final image - I took these outfit pics at the Auckland Navy Museum, Devonport and just had to show you the awesome toilet sign? Random I know but I love quirky! Look forward to posting some exciting location shots on Monday.  Happy weekend everyone xo