Yesterday’s work outfit. I bought this dress four, maybe five, years ago and had forgotten about it. The current shopping ban had me rummaging through the suitcase of clothes I keep in the hall cupboard though, in the hope of unearthing something I’d want to wear again.
Struck gold with this silk MaxMara frock – I loved the print when I bought it and still do:
I also found my leopard print trousers and parka in the case - happy days!
Dress: MaxMara / Shoes: Carvela
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Create a striking contrast by overloading your leather jacket with plenty of statement jewellery. The combination of glitzy jewellery with soft leather, plenty of bling and punk collars, is an interesting fusion which is most definitely eye-catching on a night out.
Completely transform your leather jacket into a sexy outfit with a pair of stunning heels. The grunge look of the leather looks perfectly at odds with a killer set of heels. A great look to wear your jacket at dinner parties or for cocktails.
The perfect touch to a black leather jacket is to team it with a brown leather satchel. Black on brown looks great and it also creates a vintage yet casual style for effortless cool when you’re hitting the stores.
If the weather is nice enough for a floral print, but not warm enough to go without a jacket, then your leather jacket is the perfect choice. Not only will it keep you warm without over-layering, a rock and roll leather look over a soft and girly floral dress creates a cute image – great for spending warm days in the park.
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The red dress that I’ve been wearing to the office with a vest, jacket and ankle boots reworked with heels for night time:
Seeing as I’m on a shopping ban I need to look at ways of making the things I have work for both day and night. So far so good – and I haven’t even needed to freeze the credit card in a block of ice!
Dress: Zara / Shoes: Carvela
Bought this dress from Topshop in my size last week but had to return it as it was a very loose fit on me and didn’t look right at all. I’ve ordered a size down online, which will hopefully be better. I’ve gone for the version from the Tall range as I can’t be wearing things that are too short at my time of life. ;)
Although Toppers list the dress as red it’s more of an orange colour in reality:
Another variation on leopard print – what’s not to love? :)
Lace top, grey skinny jeans, black blazer, leopard print boots, red lipstick - these are a few of my favourite things:
I’m going to try to impose a clothes shopping ban for June and rediscover some of the things I love but don’t wear nearly enough.
Should manage to save myself some holiday cash in doing so. At the end of the day, experiences are worth SO much more than material things.
Have a great weekend. :)
Blazer: River Island / Top: Zara / Jeans: Cheap Monday @ Urban Outfitters / Boots: c/o Dune