Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Leather, Tweed and a Shopping Ban


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So, I don't watch Made In Chelsea, or anything like that, but I was reading my housemate's Company magazine yesterday and saw this outfit that Millie was wearing and instantly wanted to recreate it:
   
girl next door fashion outfit

I would never have thought to pair leather shorts with my tweed blazer, so I loved the unexpected inspiration. However, I had a bit of shoe drama this morning. I really wanted to wear my knee-high leather boots with this outfit, but I wasn't sure if it was too much leather. I kinda wish I'd been brave and tried it now- I think the smartness of the upper part of the outfit would have balanced out the potential looking-like-a-hookerness of the boots and shorts combo.

girl next door fashion outfit

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So I was reading Sian's blog yesterday, and she's decided to do a shopping ban and I'm going to join in. I've been thinking about it for a while, and I'm excited to have some support! I have to get saving as, I can officially announce that I am going to be spending my summer working in America! I know I kinda unsubtlely let on last week that I'd been accepted, but I had my acceptance letter yesterday I can properly announce it! Anywhere! My rules are gonna be a little different from Sian's. Here are the rules of my shopping ban.

1. The shopping ban will include all clothes, shoes and accessories
Except potentially a new bag for uni, as mine broke last semester and I really need a new one! I am however, allowed to shop for beauty and hair products as I feel no shopping at all might kill me!
2. The ban will last until 1st March
My birthday is in March so it's a good time to end the ban. Also, I have so much winter stuff I still want to wear, and I think by March I will want to start building my S/S 12 wardrobe.
3. No window shopping
This is one of Sian's rules that I'm adopting- no going to shops and looking at clothes and definitely no going onto websites and looking at what they have!
4. Exceptions!
The ban from shopping does not involve gifts, which includes gifts bought for me by family/friends or any products gifted to me by companies which I work with on my blog. It also doesn't include anything bought with a gift card/voucher.

I'm dreading the next month without shopping but I know I need to save up for America- and I definitely don't need any more clothes! Wish me luck!
 
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white shirt- Dorothy Perkins
tweed blazer- Primark
leather shorts- c/o Very.co.uk
boots- New Look

girl next door fashion outfit

The last few days were a bit rubbish after all the stress of handing in my essays I just felt a bit lost, but I had a dissertation meeting today and I well and truly have the fear back again now!
I won't have any outfit posts over the next few days but I have a few other posts coming up. I've got a few days of early meetings and classes so I'm not going to have a chance to take photos. I promise you won't be missing out- my day-off outfits are super-boring!

Have a lovely evening, guys!

Charlotte x

11 comments:

  1. Very cute blazer!  I hear you on the shopping ban - I'm on one of those right now too.  Haven't put an end date on it as of yet though.

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  2. omg your blazer is to DIE for!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/ 

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  3. I love the spin you put on this look, the leathher shorts are amazing!! And look so great with the tweed blazer. Good for you for banning yourself from shopping! Good luck :)
    xJennaD

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  4. Oh man, I'm thinking I may join you in this ban. However, my birthday's coming up next month, so maybe after that...Aha, good luck! I know the pull of shopping is so strong. I need to stop getting so much clothes and just use what I already have

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  5. such a nice combination!! i really want a tweed blazer with elbow patches, such a smart piece. love it with leather :)

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  6. I'm so with you! I've been on a shopping ban for a few weeks now, although you're more ambitious. I'm just going to go 50 days without (especially online shopping is my vice), and I am allowed to window shop. Reason is because even after the ban I want to cut back the shopping A LOT, so I want to make myself used to the sound of hearing myself saying no to myself. The key words are: I don't need this. (and I really don't, I have a whole room dedicated to shoes and clothes) Good luck anyway, and congratulations on your acceptance letter! Woop woop! Can't wait to hear your stories...

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  7. Omg i love this outfit and  recently bought leather shorts and i can make so many outfits with them. They are a great pair of shorts to have in your closet. Love the blog,you got a new follower!

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  8. You look so adorable, I love those boots with the shorts!

    dp
    x

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  9. I love the leather shorts with the tweed blazer. The pairing is really cute. I think leather boots could look really cool with this and while I'm not sure what pair you are talking about I think any 'hooker comparisons' could be avoided with not-black boots. Good luck on your shopping ban! And your imminent return to America.

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  10. This outfit is so awesome. If I owned a pair of leather shorts I would instantly pair my tweed blazer with them! You look great. 

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  11. That blazer is absolutely adorable! I love it teamed with the leather shorts.

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