You guys know I’m a mustard lover, ditto with tartan as well, so it was downright predictable that I fell in love with the Tiffany-Lee skirt when Miss Candyfloss launched their lookbook a while back. As much as I’m happy to collect tartan and plaids in all manner of colours, it’s not often you find one that’s truly unique. The bold colour combinations and large size of this tartan print means it’s the most unusual one I’ve seen in a while, which is delightful.
It’s hard to find colourful pieces that feel seasonally appropriate for the colder months but this skirt definitely answers that call. It’s a medium-volume flared piece with pockets, so it’s practical for daily wear at work as well as being fun enough for social wear. It lends itself to full versatility for outfit combinations, as it would look just as good with a cosy vintage style sweater as it would layered with a simple top and a cardigan. I’ve paired it with the Miss Candyfloss Aubree-Gia top in a dark rich green, so you aren’t even limited to the mustard, navy, charcoal, white and rust present in the skirt.
The Aubree top is one of those classic Miss C designs, featuring the signature bust ruching the brand is known for. It’s made of a quality stretch fabric that’s fully opaque and comfortable, with full sleeves so that it keeps your whole arm warm (unlike three quarter sleeves.) I don’t have many sleeved tops to pair with my collection of skirts so I often find I end up wearing the same couple tops with all my skirts in winter, so I’m glad to find another I can add to my staple separates.
I ordered my usual Miss Candyfloss 2XL in both pieces. The waist in the Tiffany-Lee skirt measures 36 inches with only a touch of give, so it’s true to the size chart. There are big decorative belt loops on the 2 inch deep waistband, and the skirt itself is 25 inches long. The pleats create a flared shape, so only slim petticoat will sit comfortably under this piece, which closes with a back zip. The Aubree top has plenty of stretch and the XL probably would’ve been a better all-over fit for me as I found the 2XL to have a looseness on me in the shoulders, but it’s a comfortable fit. The waist measures 35 inches flat with ample stretch to 40 inches, while the bust flat measures 40 inches with stretch to 48 inches.
The Tiffany-Lee skirt is only available in select sizes from Miss Candyfloss directly (€77.50) but may still be available in the full XS-5XL size range from stockists. The Aubree top comes in 3 colours for €47.50. Miss Candyfloss offer international delivery for a flat rate of €5 and all their items are made in Europe.