Here's the story.
This leather jacket haunted me for the best part of 3 months.
I kept seeing it on the Topshop website, embedded within a promo for their Snow Queen lookbook...and yet it was never on-site or in-store. That infuriated me and I became (just) a little obsessed by the blush colour and the combination of tailored versus bomber style finishing.
Well hurrah! It did surface during a shopping trip in Manchester (with @kelanjo19, @gemsmaquillage and @nicolavc86). I bought it immediately and yet - this sounds silly - I have never found the right time to wear it. It's either been too hot or too cold and so it has languished in my wardrobe, occasionally fondled but never worn.
Well I finally got round to it. And I love everything about it. The colour, the fit, the zips at the cuff, the braiding at the shoulders....I love it all. :)
Jacket: Topshop (last season)
Top: Urban Outfitters (current season and a lovely top to wear. I am not massively into prints but I was immediately attracted to this...as picture show above it is double layered with jersey and chiffon).
Jeans: Hollister (these are on there last legs....it's time to officially start the hunt for new jeans)
Jewellery: CC Skye double wrap bracelet, Sideways cross necklace.
Bag: Black Focco with a random River Island scarf tied round the handle.
Makeup: Chanel Orchidee rouge coco lipstick mixed with GOSH Darling (love this combo!), Liz Earle skin tint (which is probably why I am McShiny), Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Illuminating Fluid (this stuff is AMAZING in photos...adds radiance/shine and colour in one), Brash shadow by MAC on eyes.
On another note
I wore my hair up pretty much the entire weekend. And I loved it. I got inspired by the tutorial you will find on the link below.
It's the easiest and yet the prettiest look I have come across. What I like the most? The messier it gets during the day, the better it looks.
I need some practice to get it looking as good as My's version but I will continue to try. Such a good option for those "no heat" days.
NB: You don't need to speak Swedish to understand what she is doing... :)
Hope you are all very safe and well. 9/11 is sad every year, isn't it? Any documentary or news item will always make me cry.