Saturday, 8 January 2011

Outfit Post: Leatherette

Firstly, I must apologise for the tiredness that is apparent on my face in these photos. I'd just tumbled out of bed, had a shower and got dressed, all in the space of about 15 minutes. The Post Office was holding a package to ransom and I had to get there in time for the 3 minute Saturday morning opening period. Royal Mail are not my friends at the moment, in case you hadn't guessed.

This leather look dress was one of my sale bargains. I'd looked at it when it was full price but was obviously having a frugal day (rare) as I decided that £35 was far too much to pay. Consider me delighted when I found it in the sale for £15, and the last one in my size! I think we all know that that means it is fate and that it must be purchased immediately. Plus, it has pockets. Pockets in a dress are never a bad thing.

I'm surprised this aran cardigan has never appeared in an outfit post before, seeing as, seemingly, it's been surgically attached to me for the last month or so. I'd been coveting a similar one from Topshop for ages (like this one but cream) but really couldn't justify spending £48 on a cardigan. Thankfully ASOS were having one of their amazing special offers on this one and I got it for the grand sum of £19.20. Unfortunately it's now back up to full price at £40, otherwise I'd surely be buying it in both tobacco and navy too.

I actually wore this outfit to work yesterday (glorious dress down day, I adore thee) but liked it so much that I'm wearing it again today. Not that I'm doing a lot. A sojourn into town to covet things I can't afford is on the cards, as is some sort of caffeinated beverage, buying of hair dye (my roots have reached critical proportions) and making of soup. It's such a rock 'n' roll lifestyle I lead.

In other news, the gorgeous Bee interviewed me for a little feature on her blog so do head on over and check that out if you get a minute!

Dress - Next
Cardigan, Necklace & Ring - ASOS
Tights - Primark
Boots - The usual Docs


Gingerella said...

Oooh I love your outfit. I love when that happens; you like an outfit so much you must wear it twice. That's a brilliant price for the cardi, shame it's gone back up; I'd get one.

I was considering going to town to also peruse things I cannot afford, and try to pick an outfit for a friend's birthday dinner & drinks tonight. I predict some hair-pulling at my wardrobe!

Helen, you have just inspired me to get dressed! haha.

Jen x

Sophie said...

The dress is gorgeous and I love the way you have dressed it down with the cardi. I agree that £48 is a tad expensive for a cardigan especially when a third of my student wage! I love a chunky knit!

em said...

love the dress and the cardigan.
i'm excited about doing some shopping later in the month when I get my birthday cash - i haven't dared look at any clothes for sooooooo long.
I'll be taking your recent purchasing and shopping in mind whilst i do!


The dress & cardigain go well together, makes for a cute little outfit :)

Hello Bee said...

Love the dress! And I know this is such a Gok Wan phrase (sigh) but it looks like something you could really dres up or dress down (sign again! as its so overused!!) so therefore you can doubley justify the purchase;]

Glad you like the Spotlight, it's getting great feedback x

Rapunzel said...

Looking good girl!

I've spent the majority of time since I started blogging, reading blogs similar to navigating the crazy world that is Dating. I love coming over to yours though for something different and to see what treasures you have found (particularly jewellery as you know I love my big rings!)

Fast becoming a favourite read!

Rapunzel x

Chamuca said...

You look amazing and super skinny!

Which I'm glad for, considering something that's coming in your package which I got thrifting. Just something for PJ's or working out, but it's hilarious and random.

The Dandizette said...

I love it when you get something you wanted full price in the sale, I've just managed to score two pearl lowe for peacocks dresses for half price and I probably love them more for it!


Amy said...

You're the only person I've seen in a leather dress that doesn't look hideous, which has to be a good thing.

Sunshine Sam said...

Oooooh love the ring! I'm a new follower btw and am loving your blog x

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Love the leather dress, and all your jewellery is amazing. I am a sucker for an interesting ring.

LadyBugSays ... said...

That dress is gorgeous! Love abit of pocket action!!

Sarah said...

You don't look tired at all! I am sitting here feeling jealous of your hair, I wish mine would grow that long! I don't think it's ever been longer than it is now.

Love the leather look dress, it is super foxy! I like it dressed down, although I also want to see it dressed up with slinky heels and smoky makeup like a badass sexy Hell's Angel. :)

PS I hate Royal Mail, they RUINED CHRISTMAS.

Chelsea said...

Oh the joys of sales :) it's so fulfilling getting something cheaper!

I really enjoy this dress, looks very flattering.x

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I had to reread this post several times because I'm listening to "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and kept getting distracted!

I love dresses with pockets. I have to say, though, I'm not usually a fan of leather dresses.. but I'm really loving it on you. Your hair is getting so long!

Sarah said...

Love the outfit, the dress is gorgeous. I bought a couple of cardigans when asos did that 50% off flash sale but didnt see this one as I would have defiantly have snapped it up too xx

aisha said...

Omgosh, i love your wing ring! its cool xx

indianist said...

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GlassesShop said...

Oooh I love your outfit.