Check Jacket, Lace Skirt and Shiny Boots + Link Up

Check Jacket, Lace Skirt and Shiny Boots Rena Lange check jacket Lotus Booney ankle boots Zara lace skirt

How was your weekend? I’ve been unexpectedly busy with work lately, which is great for the bank balance just before Christmas, but it meant not much time for blogging. We did manage to take some photos at the weekend when I got home just before it got dark. Oh how I miss daylight in the evenings!

A check jacket, lace skirt and shiny boots might sound like a weird mix but I like the different textures.

At least the colder weather means I get to wear boots, which I’m rather obsessed with at the moment. I’m combining some old favourites with a couple of lovely new additions in this outfit. A check jacket, lace skirt and shiny boots might sound like a weird mix but I like the different textures. These gorgeous deep red boots from Lotus are perfect for the festive season and would look equally fab with trousers or a skirt. They are also incredibly comfortable thanks to the generous fitting and mid heel. I love the shimmery fabric and crisscross elasticated panel on the sides. I’m so taken with them that I wore them to work yesterday too!

Check Jacket, Lace Skirt and Shiny Boots

Last week I hit the charity shops in a nearby town and found loads of fabulous clothes. In total I came home with three jackets, two jumpers, a dress and two skirts! My eyes were immediately drawn to this jacket, although I almost overlooked it because it’s a size 14. But when I held it up it looked more like a 10 or 12 so I tried it on. I was delighted to find that it fit! It just goes to show that you shouldn’t get fixated on sizing because it’s definitely not consistent across brands. Another factor to consider is that translating European into UK sizes can often be inaccurate.

Check and plaid are really on trend this season so finding this jacket for less than a tenner was a style steal!

I didn’t really care about the size or brand – if I like it and it fits that’s all that matters. However, out of curiosity I googled the brand – Rena Lange – and was shocked to find this exact jacket listed on Vestiaire for £154! I also found one on eBay for the more modest starting price of $40, but even so, it’s safe to say I got a bargain. Check and plaid are really on trend this season so finding this jacket for less than a tenner was a style steal!

Have you scored any great bargains lately? Are you obsessed with ankle boots like me? I’d love to hear what you’ve been buying lately…and it’s link up day so scroll down to share your outfits!

Check Jacket, Lace Skirt and Shiny Boots Rena Lange check jacket Lotus Booney ankle boots Zara lace skirt

Lotus Booney redankle boots

Check Jacket, Lace Skirt and Shiny Boots Rena Lange check jacket Zara lace skirt Zara mix and match bag

SHOP THE LOOK

Check Jacket, Lace Skirt and Shiny Boots Rena Lange check jacket Lotus Booney ankle boots Zara lace skirtJacket from charity shop | skirt from Zara (old, similar) | boots c/o Lotus | bag from Zara (similar) | ring & necklace from Pia

 

Last week’s favourite’s were…

Suzanne of Crazy Blonde Life proving that comfortable can be very stylish, Jen of Librarian For Life and Style in a fabulous cat print dress, and Patti of Not Dead Yet Style wearing a gorgeous dog print sweater…I’m loving the animal theme!


This is where I link up!

Disclaimer: I was gifted the boots in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own and completely honest. This post contains affiliates links which means if you click on them and/or purchase via a link I may earn a few pennies, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.

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25 Comments

  1. November 14, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    WOW you really did grab a bargain with that gorgeous jacket, Emma! I love it! Not to mention the boots – they’re just beautiful. What a perfect colour! I love having a good look in charity shops too but they’re not that great here, unfortunately. I do love English ones though 🙂
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  2. November 14, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    The jacket is a great find and the boots are absolutely gorgeous! Lotus are killing it this winter.

  3. November 14, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I’m just about to choose some boots from Lotus and I remember seeing these. I love the colour! xx

  4. November 14, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I like your cute bag!

  5. November 14, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    You are so right about sizes. I just bought a sweater at a thrift store and it was a large. But it was perfect on me!!
    This jacket is right up my alley, Emma!! I love the entire outfit
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  6. November 14, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Well lucky you what bargain finds. I love this jacket it will look super with so many other garments. Cute boots too. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  7. November 14, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Now that is a haul, Emma! And what a find that jacket was. So good that you tried it on and it works a treat with the skirt. I love playing different textures with each other. Fabric mixing if you will! And the boots just finish it off completely.

  8. November 14, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Emma what a great finding! I love your amazing style from head to toe. You look great Emma!
    XO tina

  9. November 15, 2017 / 10:44 am

    The main thing I dislike about this time of the year is the early darkness. It’s tough to get photos done, but it’s also just depressing! I love the skirt! I had a black lace skirt that I wore until it was beat to death and I haven’t yet found a replacement.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

  10. November 15, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    love the outfit! The boots are so cute!!!

  11. November 15, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Beautiful outfit! Nice boots!

  12. November 15, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I am loving the combination of textures in this outfit! You look fabulous!

  13. November 16, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Love those festive booties!

  14. November 16, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Great look Emma. Love your boots 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.

  15. November 20, 2017 / 4:01 am

    Emma, that plaid blazer is gorgeous, and it looks great on you! Have a great holiday this week!

  16. November 20, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    I just love that jacket, especially the fringe. The hem of that skirt is really pretty! And those boots!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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