Girl Next Door
Some things are really awesome. Things like this jumper and friends like Sian who find these things in the ASOS sale and tell you that you absolutely have to buy it. Things like this jumper being in the sale at £17 in a size large, and finding out that a size large is actually an awesome fit. Let's face it, there was no chance I was going to not buy this jumper. Plus LOOK HOW PRETTY THE BACK IS.
And yes, I am wearing a leather pencil skirt. Not a phrase I ever thought I would say! I know, I complain that I wear a pencil skirt five days a week for work, but this is definitely a little different! I've been finding it hard to find pieces that work for drinks at the weekend or dinner after work. I seem to have (almost!) enough work wear (still looking for the perfect black pencil dress), enough cosy weekend gear and a couple of dresses for clubbing, but something smart-but-dressy kind of floors me. Also, what kind of jacket do you wear with a leather skirt I ask? I am bit of a slave to my leather jacket(s- I now have six) but I feel like leather on leather is overkill! Luckily my favourite fur coat was on hand and I think it just about works. Another problem I tend to have with mid-length skirts is coat length. I don't really have any short coats and I don't have any long enough to avoid the sticky out skirt bottom problem! Also, are these boots working with this outfit? I don't really know. I didn't want to be stomping around in skyscraper heels but obviously a pencil skirt needs height and these are my go-do day heels!
leather pencil skirt- c/o Lavish Alice
jumper- Vacant Clothing via ASOS
fur coat - Miss Selfridge
pearl spike necklace- ASOS
ankle boots- c/o Clothing at Tesco
lipstick- Revlon Matte in Really Red
Apologies for the messy ponytail. I'd planned to put it in a sock bun but I just couldn't be bothered. Weirdly enough, I've started to prefer my hair up. I've always hated having my hair up after 12 years of dance school where we could only have hair in a bun, so I rebelled for years by wearing it down constantly for years afterwards. But now with my hair long it kind of gets in the way when I have it down, but I like it long because it's much more versatile in that I can wear it curly or in various different updos. Plus I've been growing it for over 2 years so I hate the thought of cutting it all off. I'm really happy with the colour at the moment though. I finally caved and had it re-coloured after four months at the weekend. It's funny, at times I do still forget I'm not blonde!
Wow that was a lot of talking about my hair!
Have a lovely day!