I'm slowly confirming my fast-track OAP status by escaping to the quieter life as often as I can.  I'm feeling more and more like Taeko in Isao Takahata's Only Yesterday, except instead of er…harvesting safflowers, I'm off milling around Marks & Spencer with Steve's dear grandma (who we call min min…) touching up calf length skirts and feeling whether avocados are ripe or not.  Anyway, like I said when I received Angie of I Heart Norwegian Wood 's wonderful package of leathery caginess, I was determined for both the belt and skirt to come with me to Westgate on Sea even if I wasn't going to be the best-equipped to outfit the skirt well. 

Thankfully, flimsy pieces like this very old Jonathan Saunders stripy slip skirt and a basic grey sweatshirt jumper would do the dusky pink leather cage skirt and taupe belt 50% justice which is good enough for me…

Oh yes, and err…I was accessorized/terrorized by gusty winds…

…which is why the Y-3 super floopy hat came into tame the hair…

Another flimsy pairing is this cheapie tiered dress from Hong Kong that comes out every summer…


Comments (37)

  1. Winnie says:

    I loooooove your Margate photos. I really love the pink cage and I don’t know which outfit I prefer! These are so cheerful…you were lucky to have good weather this weekend! It’s been raining non stop in the midlands!

  2. luxirare says:

    yes, i love these too. The wider setup you have is so awesome because I just love HI RES.

  3. The colours in these photos are just blowing me away! Give Steve a big pat on the back for these photos, they’re gorgeous!
    Definitely more than 50% justic 😉

  4. sopchan says:

    Pink cage + Jonathan Saunders >100% justice, easily! Hat stripes + skirt stripes takes it even further 🙂

  5. stefan says:

    I love that movie!, I like the cages over the pink dress the best

  6. Brigadeiro says:

    LOVE the 2nd cage outfit! The hat, the floral pink dress…gorgeous! 🙂

  7. Ezra says:

    I love how cage-ish everything is… the belt the skirt

  8. selina says:

    ooo i remember the pink dress from very early style bubble days! the stripes work so well with the stripes of the cage, i think the pink version has sold me into looking at cage skirts quite seriously!! also loving these beachy shots

  9. PixelHazard says:

    Oh i like that 1st skirt and those blues and pinks really are fantastic.

  10. claire says:

    Darn Ms Bubble,
    you really do just have style. My hat’s off to ya!

  11. Molly Rose says:

    cute outfits, I love the bright colors and patterns… especially the striped hat!

  12. Lisa says:

    Looks so great! I love the colors

  13. if the skirt & sweartshirt combo only do the cages 50% justice, i think seeing it fully justified would give me a heart attack!

  14. Skinny Mini says:

    love that skirt! wow

  15. I can’t believe you had such blue sky for the photos of your cage fest! It was cloudy and grey in London fro filming!

  16. Love the cages on the beach concept…

  17. gilda says:

    another norwegian wood beauty!
    but more than that, how is it you’re able to wear heels on sand and not sink in??!
    i’m definitely bringing my mercibeaucoup, heels to the beach the next time i go. at least i can be a hip-hoppin ninja.

  18. jenna says:

    i love the shoes you’re wearing with the heels. the cage-ness is brilliant.

  19. chicmuse says:

    what a skirt. love the look

  20. bisou-joue says:

    great outfits ! love the first one, colors are perfect !!

  21. Wow! Kudos for daring to pull this off. Was just drooling over the thought of caging and these items here: http://bit.ly/14WzZf & http://bit.ly/XxSSz

  22. Alicia says:

    It looks so good. You have the perfect pairings for that skirt cage.

  23. adreamer says:

    i adore your cheapie dress. i’m going to hk at the end of this year and i’m looking forward to the shopping. you’re always mentioning how much you love it.

  24. Ali says:

    LOVE these photos Susie.
    Your cage skirt puts my hand-hacked DIY version to serious shame!
    Bit of a shock to see the bare legs and arms…we’ve had torrential rain for a week here in Wales and it’s been back to wearing two woolly jumpers 🙁

  25. Steve says:

    I have to admit to complaining about the wind and the sand whilst taking these pictures but they came out surprisingly well. Westgate-on-sea will soon be the editorial hot spot!

  26. Yara says:

    I normally love your outfits, but I’m just dying to combime the cage skirt myself. I so know I’d do it so much better :O

  27. Nina says:

    lovely lovely outfit! and the shoes…where wan I get those???

  28. olga says:

    awesome cage skirt ! love the cage belt over the T !

  29. susie_bubble says:

    Gilda: The sand for some reason was rock solid…. properly hard… I have no idea why though…!
    Nina: Shoes are very very old Faith
    Yara: Like I said, 50% JUSTICE! Why don’t you get one and go mad!

  30. diane says:

    your photos are beautiful!! lovely outfit, so gorgeous with in the natural light!!

  31. Jael Paris says:

    I’m stuck on the shoes. I got a pair of silver jazz flats last year and ever since want more lace up bastardizations.

  32. Isabel says:

    Amazing outfit! I love Angie and her shop… 🙂

  33. SOS! says:

    leather cage..SWOOOOOOON
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  34. nora says:

    i love the leather cage. it looks like it also helps taming that gusty wind!

  35. we’ve had torrential rain for a week here in Wales and it’s been back to wearing two woolly jumpers 🙁

  36. Meagan says:

    I really enjoyed this post. The “cage” over dress is wonderful! I especially love the last outfit.

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