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

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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!


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Yellow boucle jacket and Zara lace skirt

About a year ago I became mildly obsessed with getting hold of a Zara yellow boucle jacket (exactly like this one) but alas, Zara had sold out. So I did what most disappointed fashionistas do and turned to Ebay. Of course most were wildly overpriced, but I did manage to find a size medium for a reasonable price. Now I’m sure most of you know how Zara’s sizing is not, ahem, exactly on the generous side, and while I have several Zara jackets in a medium that fit me just fine, boucle is a tricky beast….not only was it too small, I could barely get the sleeves on my arm! It pained me to return it after all my hard work and I was about to give up when I found an identical one by CMNC (also on Ebay). Ok it’s not Zara but when it comes to high street labels I don’t see the point in being fussy. Having learned my lesson I ordered a large, and while it fits there’s not much room for expansion!

The crazy thing is after trying so hard to get hold of the jacket I then didn’t wear it until last week! I’m going to let the weather take some of the blame for that and move swiftly on! I must have felt a little Zara-deprived because I paired it with this Zara lace skirt (which I’ve worn before on the blog here), and by that time I was on a roll with digging long-forgotten items out of the wardrobe and from under the bed…I remembered I had a lovely pair of ankle boots by House of Harlow and a very handy black leather bag that I hardly use. To go the whole hog I opened my jewellery armoire, took everything off the hooks and found a pretty yellow stone and diamante necklace with the tag still attached…*hangs head in shame again*…oh well, better late than never!

Yellow boucle jacket and black lace Zara skirt

Lace Zara skirt and boucle yellow jacket

Yellow stone and diamante Matalan necklace

Black leather Ri2K shoulder bag

Zara lace skirt and yellow boucle jacket

Black lace Zara skirt and yellow boucle jacket

Matalan yellow stone ring and necklace

Matalan gold and yellow stone ring

Black leather House of Harlow ankle boots

Jacket: CMNC, skirt: Zara, black vest: M&S, bag: Ri2K, boots: House of Harlow, necklace and ring: Matalan.

 

Are you guilty of buying clothes only to leave them hanging in the wardrobe with tags still attached? I’m terrible for it…please tell me I’m not the only one! Let me know in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading xxx

 

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