Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots + Link Up

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my recent charity shop bargains on Insta stories. A couple of weeks ago I picked up this skirt for a mere £3…brand new from M&S! I also scored a gorgeous deep purple velvet jacket from Next for £2 and a stunning fishtail skirt (also M&S) for £4.99! You’ll be seeing those here on the blog very soon.

The tag was still attached to this skirt – it was originally £34.99. It’s great quality, hangs nicely and fits well, as I’d expect from M&S. It has an elasticated waist so it’s also very comfortable. There’s still a chill in the air so I paired it with my black turtleneck jumper that I’ve worn so much over winter. As the skirt is long I chose my biker jacket to balance out the proportions, although I think a more cropped style would work better.

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

…this bronze faux leather pleated skirt and patent boots cost me a total of £10.99!

I’ve learned my lesson wearing fabric boots on a waterlogged garden, so these patent boots were ideal. I bought them after seeing them on Nancy who alerted me to some great Zara January sale bargains. I snapped up these boots, as well as a beautiful green embroidered pair that I’d first seen on Lisa…us bloggers are a bad influence on each other 😉 But I’m not going to feel guilty because this bronze faux leather pleated skirt and patent boots cost me a total of £10.99! Add to that my cute Asos cat bag which I bought on Ebay – new with tags for £10 including postage – and I think I did pretty well. Excluding the jacket, the outfit comes in at less than £30, which just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune on clothes to look stylish.

Where do you go for great bargains on clothes and accessories? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks 🙂

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots


Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

Bronze Faux Leather Pleated Skirt and Patent Boots

Oakwood jacket (similar) | M&S skirt drom charity shop (similar) | Zara boots (similar) | Asos bag (similar) | jumper from TKMaxx (similar)

This week’s favourites were…

Steph of Priceless Life of Mine, Laura of I Do deClaire and Ruth of My Little Nest!

This is where I link up!

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  1. March 13, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Emma, you look stunning! That skirt is gorgeous – I can’t believe you got it so cheap! You really are the again queen!! But the thing I love the most here is definitely that bag. I LOVE IT!!
    Suzy xx

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      Thanks Suzy! I couldn’t resist the bag 🙂

  2. March 13, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    What a steal on your skirt! I love the pleats and bronze color. Your kitty bag is Adorable!

  3. March 13, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I LOVE the bronze color of your skirt! So pretty and can be worn with anything. BTW your hair looks so pretty, did you get it cut? I love a great black turtleneck and wear mine often too in the winter. That cat bag is so adorable! Love the touch of gold with your earrings. I need to check out Ebay more often, I get my deals via Poshmark. Youre look was a steal, well done!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Jess! Yes I had my hair cut a bit shorter…in fact it turned out a bit shorter than I was expecting but I like it 🙂

  4. March 13, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Hi Emma, what a delightful outfit at a bargain price. Lucky finds for you indeed. I’ve got a similar skirt and paid a bit more than that, although it was in the sale. Thanks for hosting the linkup.
    I’m taking the plunge and starting a CHIC&STYLISH linkup on Thursday, I do hope you can stop by to see and maybe add post. Jacqui

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Jacqui! Congrats on the new link up!

  5. March 13, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    I’m in the “love the bronze pleated skirt” club for sure! And that kitty bag is so so darling!

    I understand the devotion to the black turtleneck, I have a grey turtleneck I have worn no less than 397 times since I bought it last winter. I wish I had others exactly like it in ALL the colors!


    • March 19, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you Bettye! I bought the sweater in navy too, and if I could get it in other colours I would! You’ve definitely got a lot of wear from your grey one! They are such a great addition to our winter wardrobes.

  6. March 13, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Love the pleated skirt! I can’t believe the great deal you got on it!

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you Elsie! Yes I really got lucky that day!

  7. March 14, 2018 / 5:03 am

    Like you I’m a charity shop bargain hunter. It’s great finding a totally new and wonderful item like that skirt. Super outfit you put together and the cost is the icing on top. My post in the linkup coincidentally has a bargain in too.

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you Anna! I do love hunting for a good bargain!

  8. March 14, 2018 / 8:20 am

    What a bargains! And I paid the full price for those boots! You look fantastic! We could be twins now!

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Nancy! When I put this outfit on I thought “this is something Nancy would wear” 🙂

  9. March 14, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Your outfit looks fabulous and what a bargain , the joy of thrift shopping both the price and the thrill at finding something special.The patent boots and cute bag work perfectly.

  10. March 15, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    As a co-host, I just wanted to send a quick message to thank you for linking up to Thursday Moda today, Emma!
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Suzy xx

  11. March 16, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    I need to work on my thrift shopping. You have inspired me. I guess I need to try harder and spend more time searching!!

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      It can be a bit time consuming Hilda but the searching is part of the fun for me 🙂

  12. March 17, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Pleated skirts and elasticised waistbands are two words banished from my sartorial vocabulary but oh my goodness, Emma, you’re making me rethink things!! That skirt looks heavenly on you.

    p/s For me, Poshmark is a treasure trove of clothes!!

    • March 19, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      Haha, I know what you mean Sheela! I used to associate elasticated waistbands with having one foot in the grave but I now appreciate their comfort! I just have to make sure I keep the top half streamlined and not too long or I look like a sack of potatoes!

  13. March 19, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Lovely outfit! I like the combination of a leather jacket and this pleated skirt. And the handbag creates a cheerful mood 🙂

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