The Cactus Shirt & Black Skinny Jeans

The Cactus Print Shirt With Black Skinny Jeans

You can never beat a good printed shirt and skinny jeans combination, can you? It’s one of my absolute favourites and jazzing it up a bit with accessories is one thing I love to do. The shirt and jeans work as the base, but the belt and the rest of the items really make or break the entire outfit. So this is what I wore a couple of weeks ago for a day out in town.

This photoshoot almost didn’t happen though, as we had walked too far looking for a place out of the sun and that complemented the outfit, and my legs were hurting a huge amount and I wanted to go home, but I persevered and we stopped by Great Pulteney Street on the way back, which just so happened to look beautiful as a background for my outfit.

I was wearing my beloved Topshop Cactus Shirt that I picked up last year, but I styled it with my GRLFRND Petite Candice Skinny Jeans in Love Hangover this time instead. Before I wore this shirt with blue jeans (see here), but I thought black might be a great neutral to smarten it up. Since I also have the Gucci Double GG Belt in Black as well, I thought it was a fantastic complement to both pieces, marrying them together.

Then for my accessories, I lengthened my legs by carrying on the black with my Christian Louboutin Pigalle Heels, then threw in some colour with my Balenciaga Mini City Suede Bag in Brown. It matches the belt nicely, and also plays off the gold tones in my RADO Open Heart Skeleton Watch (which I spoke about here).

I’m keeping this one short and sweet today as I’m quite tired from a busy week, but please do let me know what you think of the outfit in the comments below! I always love your opinions! Lorna xx.

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What I Was Wearing:
Shirt – Topshop (similar)
Belt – Gucci
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Balenciaga
Watch – RADO



  1. August 23, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Fantastic look! I love contrasts in an outfit! Like the fun blouse and the edgy belt, and the edgy jeans with the, oh my god, pumps!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thank you so much, Nancy!

  2. August 23, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Wow, I love this outfit Lorna! πŸ’•β€οΈ

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thanks, John!

  3. August 23, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    Love this look! The cactus shirt is so cute πŸ™‚

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. August 24, 2017 / 2:34 am

    Hi Lorna, thank you so much for dropping by and checking on me. I haven’t been dealing with things very well, I really miss writing and checking in with everyone…. I’m hoping to get back to it soon.

    I love your cute cactus print shirt, I had a tee with this very print many years ago and loved the fun print that it was. I hope you’re doing well, everyone’s on my mind β™‘β™‘β™‘

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Thank you, Launna. Nice to hear from you. Hopefully there will be something new to read on your blog soon!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:50 am

      It’s a great print! So popular!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Thank you, Kathrine!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thank you!

  5. August 24, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Great Accessoires! Especially your watch and belt! Perfect look!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thank you!

  6. August 25, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Great post! Your outfit is amazing! πŸ™‚
    Have great weekend!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. August 25, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I feel like that always happens to me – I spend so long looking for a shoot location only to feel like giving up, haha! It drives my fiancΓ© nuts πŸ˜‰ You look absolutely gorgeous. It was worth the wait for the backdrop!


    • August 26, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚ It can be a nightmare, can’t it? Location finding, ha ha!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. August 25, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Great outfit!
    I like your photos!
    Have a nice day, dear!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Thank you!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you!

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:53 am

      I love the combination too!

  9. August 25, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I absolutely love how you paired a fun printed shirt with sleek black jeans and heels, you look so chic! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you so much!

  10. Lindsey Puls
    August 25, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    That shirt is adorable!! I love your whole outfit, Lorna! Your belt! The heels! Your bag & jeans! Everything is perfect. So glad this photo shoot ended up taking place after all. πŸ™‚


    • August 26, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much, Lindsey! So happy you love it πŸ™‚

  11. August 26, 2017 / 3:35 am

    Never thought cactus could be a chic print. You made it look really pretty, especially with those gorgeous shoes!

    Jessica |

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much!

  12. August 26, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    That cactus shirt is just the cutest thing, I love it! And you look lovely as always, Lorna! πŸ™‚
    la veine chronicles

    • August 28, 2017 / 11:06 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • August 28, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you!

  13. August 28, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Your top is so cute! You look lovely πŸ™‚ xx

    • August 28, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • August 28, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you!

    • August 28, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you!

  14. August 28, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    It’s such a pretty and eye-catching shirt and I remember well the previous time you wore it with those other gorgeous jeans. πŸ™‚ And then, a few months later, when I saw it on Coronation Street and was trying to work out why it seemed familiar. It actually popped up again there just a week or so ago. πŸ˜€

    If pushed to choose I think I slightly prefer the shirt paired with the blue jeans rather than the black… but that’s not to say that I don’t think that this combination is terrific too – it very much is and these black jeans are lovely too. πŸ˜€

    • August 29, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Oh that’s funny they keep showing it on Coronation Street the same time I am wearing it! What a coincidence, ha ha πŸ˜€ Really glad you like it, Steven! It’s one of my all time favourite shirts!

      • August 29, 2017 / 8:01 pm

        I think it’s one of your best shirts too. πŸ˜€ I’m glad I saw it first in your photos and second on Coronation Street though – rather than the other way around. πŸ˜‰

        • August 29, 2017 / 11:38 pm

          I’m glad too! Means you instantly like mine more as it’s first! Ha ha!

  15. August 28, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Very cute and chic look! I love your top and Gucci belt πŸ™‚

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • August 29, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • August 29, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thank you!

  16. September 2, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Wow Lorna, amazing outfit. Look so good on you and it really brings out the summer. I really like the shoes. You know I am more a wellies fan but I love the Louboutins too.

    • September 3, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you!

  17. September 3, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I love your whole outfit, such a great gucci belt! and heels! Your bag and jeans! everything is perfect. you are looking stunning on this outfits the sounds are great….

    • September 3, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much!

  18. Grace
    September 9, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    This is so pretty! I love this cactus shirt so much!

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you!

  19. September 12, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Lorna! You’re impeccably dressed as always in this beautiful set of images. I’m sorry to hear your legs were aching as you walked for ages to find the perfect location. It’s interesting how fashion images can convey a very different impression to the reality of capturing them! Anyway, you look fabulous and I love the playful cactus print shirt. Your chic accessories really showcase it nicely!

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • September 12, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      It is, isn’t it? It’s easy to hide things in photos, almost like acting in a way! So happy you love everything!

  20. Maria Ravenous
    September 13, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Hey Lorna!
    I love that outfit, it fits your body and shape really great!
    However, I wonder what you are carrying in your back pocket? The first pic gives the impression that there is something there πŸ™‚


    • September 13, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Hi Maria πŸ™‚ Good spot! That is my iPhone in my pocket. I put it in there quickly as I was using it for Instagram at the time and couldn’t be bothered to put it back in my bag. Glad you like the outfit!

      • Maria Ravenous
        September 13, 2017 / 5:39 pm

        Haha, that’s what I was actually assuming. These days many girls and ladies carry their phones in their back pockets. As long as they are slim it does look good indeed.
        Do you mind including your phone to your future shootings? I guess things will get a bit more casual and most of your jeans provide big pockets to go with. It would be a nice addition, especially when you are showing some rear shots, so everyone can catch the nowadays spirit. It’s just an idea.

        Keep up the great work. I love your blog! πŸ™‚


        • September 13, 2017 / 5:48 pm

          It was more for a quick place to put it than a style thing. I don’t like to keep it there for safety purposes as it could easily be stolen, so it was just for that time πŸ™‚ I forgot to take it out and remembered half way through, ha ha.

          • Maria Ravenous
            September 13, 2017 / 6:05 pm

            That’s an important point to mention and I’m totally with you.
            However, maybe you can just give it a try for a shooting as I guess there will be no thief around to run into you. πŸ™‚

            • September 13, 2017 / 10:19 pm

              I personally don’t see it as a fashion statement or anything, so I probably wouldn’t πŸ™‚

              • Fran
                September 14, 2017 / 2:25 pm

                Haha, that’s kinda funny! I spotted the phone as well and was thinking of “yeah, this could actually be a good addition to the blog posts as most girls carry their phone like that”. It would be a natural cause I guess. However, you should feel comfortable with it so it’s of course up to you. Anyways, I guess it will look good and would go hand in hand with your denims! πŸ™‚

            • September 14, 2017 / 3:35 pm

              How did you find my photos by the way as I noticed you’re a new commenter?

              • Fran
                September 14, 2017 / 3:55 pm


                Actually, I’ve been a long time reader of your blog and I check by from time to time. πŸ™‚ I always enjoyed your denim related posts but never took a word to go with. This time I also spotted the phone like Maria and had a quick look in the comment section if that “accesoire” gets credit in the comments. And there we go – kinda funny, though!

                • September 14, 2017 / 4:03 pm

                  Oh, ha ha I actually asked Maria that question πŸ˜‰

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