This post is all about the softest, buttery leather skirt I have ever seen! It’s so comfy and easy to wear, it goes with anything but for this outfit post I decided to go for a more casual look with my Nike Air Max Thea trainers & a Vans t-shirt. This skirt is from Warehouse, a brand I’ve often walked past I’ll admit it, in favour of other places like Zara but I will definitely be shopping there more in the future. I’ve recent just bought the leather jacket in a wish list post I did a few weeks ago and I’ve been so impressed with it. I had a faux-leather skirt from Miss Selfridge which was a size too big for me and looked nowhere near as nice as this one so that’s been forever shunned in the place of this beauty! My favourite new A/W piece. Check out the rest of the skirts at Warehouse, you’ll definitely find one that you’ll love!
Let me introduce you to one of my favourite holiday outfits, the Boohoo Maxi Dress. I love the pattern, the back detailing and the split up the sides. I always find maxi dresses really hard to walk in because my legs get all tangled up but this one is super flowy and easy to move around in! I had to get this dress taken in as it was swamping me as it only came in S/M/L which is always dangerous sizing ground I think but my all star Mummy took it in for me.
Today, I’ve got a little wish list of AW lovelies that I’ve got my eye on. First up is this Marc Jacobs watch from Watches2U, I was recently having a little Google sesh for a leather strap watch and I came across this MJ one on Watches2U, isn’t it lovely? Next up is this beautiful Matt & Nat Bag from ASOS. It’s such a classic and simple design and it looks amazing quality. Continuing the leather love-in I’ve got this Warehouse Rib Sleeve Biker Jacket included. This may have already made it’s way into my wardrobe but it’s so beautiful I couldn’t not put it in my wish list to share it with you guys! Also, Warehouse are doing 20% student discount at the moment so definitely get your skates on and take advantage of that.
Today’s post is coming at you scheduled in as I’m currently in sunny Portugal with my boyfriend and the in-laws, hopefully having an amazing time. The only issues I had with going on holiday were, a) I’m terrible at packing and b) I’m terrible at outfit planning and you kind of need to be able to do both to go on holiday when you’re trying to pack light! We do that penny saving thing of only taking hand-luggage which is an awesome idea and it also makes you take less stuff and really think through what you’re going to wear. Hopefully I’ll have a holiday style diary to share with you guys next week when I’m back because I have meticulously planned my evening outfits!
This week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the opening of Urban Outfitters in Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre. When I visited the Nottingham opening a few months ago, it was really fun. Urban Outfitters always put on great events and this one was no different! There were muffins, for a start and we were able to take home a piece from the collection and get 30% off anything else that we bought on the day. I chose this lovely Pins & Needles Tartan Shirt and some black rip-knee Cheap Monday jeans.
The ‘Queen of Prints’ Orla Kiely is on for her second collaboration with classic British footwear brand and one of my personal favourites – Clarks. This capsule collection of six shoe styles for the Autumn Winter season is synonymous of the 60s and 70s, fueled by colour and chunky style and the attention to detail is absolutely amazing. The collection was previewed at London Fashion Week in February ’14 and is perfect for the vintage/retro lover going into the colder months. Here’s a snapshot of the whole capsule collection, all of the styles come in at least two different colour-ways.
New in this week on my feet are these beauties. I’ve been after some trainers to wear day to day for a while but I didn’t want Air Max, I find them too bulky and I’ve tried some on a few times and they aren’t very comfortable so when these came out I grab be my Glamour magazine 20% off code for ASOS and went for it. They haven’t left my feet since! I chose the black because I’ve been wearing a lot of simple stuff and they fit right in with my current grey Jamie Topshop jean obsession.
I’m absolutely loving pineapples at the moment, as is pretty much everyone and every brand around but I didn’t really know how I wanted to incorporate them into my wardrobe as I’m not one for trend let prints and won’t wear pineapple printed shorts or kimonos, that kind of thing! Then, these little pineapple shaped beauties popped through the letter box from Joy The Store and I knew how I’d get that fruity touch into my day to day style!
Here are a few pieces that I really want to get my hands on, not the most summery outfit but I’ve been wanting a pair of grey skinnies for a while and these Topshop Jamie ripped knees ones are just beautiful. I’ve also just bought these Dune Espadrilles, they crept their way into my wardrobe just before payday because they were too cute and too much of a bargain in the sale to resist. I normally despise Missguided but as I have to look on their site quite a lot for work sometimes I come across a piece that I actually like and it surprises me! I really like this slouchy bag, I think it’s lovely and simple. Paired with this grey top from Warehouse, which hopefully won’t make me look like a dental nurse, I think I’ve got a nice little outfit here. Excuse me while I go shopping…
I know, I know, it’s the middle of summer but my brain is already on AW14 and Clarks have just made this heat even more unbearable, I just want to wear these beautiful loafers every day! These are the latest addition to my shoe wardrobe and I am loving them so much. I’ve been after the perfect pair of black loafers for years and these have really hit the nail on the head. They’re chunky, without being overly Doc Marten about it, which isn’t my style and they’re boyish without looking like you’ve borrowed your dad’s shoes. They’re shiny and beautiful, sturdy and amazing quality. These are a surefire winner in my AW wardrobe, I just know it. I know they’ll look fab with trousers, jeans and also with little 60s style dresses and tights which is a favourite look of mine for the winter time. They also come in a tan leather and a patent green leather which are also gorgeous. Perfect, personified in loafers, that’s what these are. I just need to break them in.