Blue Biker Jacket and Skinny Glitter Jeans

Just when I thought Spring was on its way we get this Siberian blast and the temperature has dropped to freezing. It had just started to snow when I set off for work early this morning! The weather warmed up a little bit briefly last week – enough for me to wear a jacket rather than a big coat. I got to wear this bright blue jacket that I bought in the January sale from Mango for the first time.

I have a thing for these stretchy, brightly-coloured biker jackets. It took me all of my will power not to order it in hot pink too. But I reasoned as I already have a pink jacket I’d limit myself to just the blue. Mango and River Island always have a great selection of suedette biker jackets in a multitude of colours. I also spotted some in New Look last week, so I may yet add another one to my collection 😉

Dressing for the current weather conditions, I teamed this blue biker jacket and skinny glitter jeans with wedge boots for a warm and streamlined look.

This jacket is a little shorter and fits a bit tighter than my khaki one from River Island, but it’s fine with a lightweight fitted jumper underneath. Come the Summer, I can wear it with a pencil skirt and heels, or even a flared midi skirt. Right now though that seems like a long way off! Dressing for the current weather conditions, I teamed this blue biker jacket and skinny glitter jeans with wedge boots for a warm and streamlined look.

At the time I had just started to experiment with making jewellery, and I found Nikki’s success story very inspirational.

If I wanted to add another layer for extra warmth I’d wear a cape over it. I like to find ways to get the maximum amount of wear from my clothes. Because the jacket’s quite a snug fit it means the sleeves don’t quite cover my wrists, which is perfect for showing off my new bracelet from Lola Rose. I have long been a fan of the brand, in fact I remember reading about its founder Nikki Gewirtz when the company was in its infancy. At the time I had just started to experiment with making jewellery, and I found Nikki’s success story very inspirational. In fact it’s fair to say that it sparked a love of chunky, semi-precious jewellery in me.

This bracelet is now sold out but there are many, many more to choose from, as well as necklaces, rings and earrings. The bracelets range in price from £25 upwards, and would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day or a birthday. Every piece comes beautifully packaged – my bracelet arrived in a blush pink padded pouch with stud fastening. The chunky gemstone beads are threaded on a cord, with an adjustable Chinese knot – if you’ve ever struggled to do up lobster clasps on bracelets you’ll know what a bonus this is!

 

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Blue Biker Jacket and Skinny Glitter Jeans

My jeans were also a Mango January sale bargain, and this is their second appearance on the blog already (last time I wore them with the gold sparkly jumper) . I added my much-loved Angel Jackson bag for a bit more colour (previously seen on the blog here and here). I love how the flashes of red and yellow compliment the bright blue jacket.

Are you a fan of biker jackets? If you could have one in any colour what would it be? I’m thinking maybe emerald green or purple 😉

Mango biker jacket (similar) | Mango glitter jeans | black turtleneck jumper from TK Maxx (similar) | Cara London boots (similar) | Angel Jackson bag (similar) |  Asos sunglasses (old) | bracelet c/o Lola Rose

Last week’s favourites were…

Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood, Lisa of The Sequinist (with Michelle of Michelle Tyler) and Lizzie of Lizzie in Lace!


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February outfit recap

It’s officially Spring, hooray! So to celebrate I’m recapping my outfits from February that featured on the blog. I didn’t post many outfits in February, mainly due to the terrible weather. Hopefully March will be a little kinder to us! I’m really not a fan of the Winter at all, as soon as Christmas is out of the way I’m impatient for Spring to arrive. Even if it’s still cold, at least it’s not dark by 4pm, which for me is the hardest part of getting through the Winter months. I’m so looking forward to wearing pretty pastel colours and my toes seeing the light of day!

Although I love hunting out a good January sale bargain, this year I didn’t actually buy that much, in fact most of my sale purchases are featured in these outfits

I also love to see all the new season clothes hit the rails in the shops and the dregs of the sales disappear. Although I love hunting out a good January sale bargain, this year I didn’t actually buy that much, in fact most of my sale purchases are featured in these outfits – the Dickins and Jones navy duffle coat and striped bird jumper, and the faux fur coat from Marks and Spencer. The red J by Jasper Conran and the black Clemens en August dresses are both several years old. I’m now at a point where I want to mainly invest in good quality basics because my wardrobes are bursting at the seams!

February outfit recap bags

February outfit recap shoes

Dickins and Jones striped bird jumper Marks and Spencer red suede shoes

Dickins and Jones navy duffle coat bird striped jumper

Dickins and Jones navy duffle coat and striped jumper

Clemens en August belted dress

Valentine’s Day outfit #1 | Clemens en August black dress

J by Jasper Conran red frill dress

Valentine’s Day outfit #2 | J by Jasper Conran red dress

Marks and Spencer black and white faux fur coat

Marks and Spencer faux fur coat

 

What are you most looking forward to for Spring? Do you have any exciting plans? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @thestylesplash!

 

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Oak leather top and Oasis red trousers

Stylist magazine recently ran a competition with Ford Fiesta to find a budding fashion stylist – entry was simple: put together an outfit including something red and upload it to Instagram with #FiestaStylista in the image caption. Well as red is my favourite colour I had to give it a shot. I decided to go way out of my comfort zone with a leather and suede top from Oak which I bought recently in the Outnet sale. I have to admit, it’s not the easiest item of clothing to style – it’s a batwing style so can look quite bulky, particularly in leather and suede. I will probably get the most use out of it by wearing it as an alternative to a jacket with a vest top underneath beacause it’s quite warm. I paired the top with some red trousers from Oasis, which I’ve had for a couple of years. I added a couple of red accents with my Angel Jackson bag and an enamel ring. A pair of black killer heels by Aperlai finished the look off.

Angel Jackson bag

Red and turquoise ring

Oak leather top

Aperlai shoesTop: Oak, trousers: Oasis, bag: Angel Jackson, shoes: Aperlai, sunglasses: Karl Lagerfeld.

 

Do you like to dress out of your comfort zone once in a while, or do you prefer to stick with the tried and trusted? Let me know in the comments!

 

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