Tag: faux leather

Some Everything Five Pounds buys

I haven’t really done much sales shopping this year. OK, well I’ve done some, but it hasn’t all arrived yet so I can’t share my spoils with you.

What I can share is my most recent buys from Everything Five Pounds, which is a veritable treasure trove of bargains all year round, not just in sale season.

Starting with this absolute zingy beaut of a (faux) leather jacket. I know faux leather can be a minefield, often resembling shiny crap, but you’ll just have to trust me when I say this is super soft and squishy, looks really good quality, and is a beautiful colour which will brighten up milder winter days and work into spring and summer too.

Coral faux leather jacket

I think I was drawn to this dress because it reminds me of Christmas, which I realise is now a distant memory after a whole week back at work. I plan to wear it layered over a fine jersey polo neck jumper with ankle boots for office wear.

Zig zag green and red dress

Love love LOVE this casual jersey jacket, which not only has some blingy stars on the front, but some rather dandy retro style embroidery on the back. Perfect for throwing on with jeans and a t-shirt for those inbetweeny days of spring, which can’t be too far away, can they?

Talking of spring, how lovely and easy to wear is this pale blue boho blouse? Perfect with leggings or ankle length skinny jeans, I’ll be chucking on loads of silver jewellery and some sandals with brightly painted toenails.

Blue boho blouse

Lastly a couple of shoe purchases, because shoes are my favourite wardrobe items of all.

These 90s-esque platforms, which will be super stable thanks to the chunky heel and the buckled strap.

Platform dolly shoes

And, again thinking towards spring, these fringed lace up open toe espadrille ankle boots.

Fringed grey espadrilles

Anyway, because I had some Christmas money and each of these items only cost a fiver (clue’s in the name) it’s technically new stuff for FREE! And who can argue with that?

Have you been buying any sales bargains, or anything at all? I’m hoping my deliveries will arrive imminently, and then I can pick what’s staying, what’s going, and share some more buys with you.

Thanks, as always, for reading! x

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A love letter to Matalan’s A/W designers

I’m a big fan of Matalan for clothing (and homeware, for that matter) but this season they seem to have really excelled, with so many great pieces that I just had to buy. They’re great value, good quality and very wearable; what’s not to like?

A plethora of tops are now hanging in my wardrobe; the selling point for a lot of these, for me, is the sleeve shape. I love a good bell sleeve top! Along with new skirts and boots too.

Black and white check – £14

black-and-white-check-blouse

Also in navy and plum

blue-and-pink-check-blouse

Flare sleeve smock with neck tie

tie-neck-blouse

Long shirt; love the colours in this

longline-shirt

Off shoulder ditsy print

floral-bardot-blouse

Not sure if this is a dress or long shirt, I love it regardless

black-and-white-dalmatian-print-dress

Leather look skirts; £14 each (so I bought three colours, obvs) These genuinely don’t look like fake leather, which can be horribly plasticy and shiny.

Suede touch buckle boots – (a “take” on a designer style, I love the western buckles)

western-buckle-boots

In truth I could easily have bought more (and may well do in the future!)

Are you a Matalan fan?

Thanks, as always, for reading! x

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Lace and leather look good together…

…except the trousers aren’t real leather; they’re “pleather”.

And I’m not going to wear them with the lace top.

But that doesn’t flow off the tongue as much for a blog post title!

Anyways, I got these in the H&M sale. The trousers were £8 and the top £9.

H&M black lace top black pleather faux leather peg leg trousers

I’ve seen some “pleather joggers” on a couple of different blogs and I like them. They’re a different look to my biker skinnies, although I don’t know how I’m going to wear them. I don’t have the right ankle boots (I’ve tried them all). My pointy black stiletto courts will work, if I’m wearing them for going out. Top wise I need to play about, because of the elasticated waist. I’m wondering if I can get away with sneakers or hi-tops for a more casual daytime look, teamed with a chunky knit.

The top is kind of a replacement for another black lace top I have, which has lost it’s oomph through being worn and washed. I’ll be wearing it with black flares.

I bloody love H&M.

Thanks, as always, for reading! x

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