River Island Skinny Jeans with pu trim!

"I quite like the look of River Island this season"

That's what I thought when I trolled the website.

They have some nice monochromatic pieces that really speak to me through the computer screen - because we all know that happens - with strong blazers, interesting trousers and as always, lots of lovely shoes and boots. This lookbook has me all over it like a rash - link!

I think the jeans I am wearing today are from the Autumn/Winter collection and cost £45ish. Of course the standout feature is the detail - a faux leather stripe down each leg and a trim on the waistband. It's a nice twist on an otherwise typically military look.

And I know you might think I am mad wearing jeans when it's sunny but these are actually very light. They are 98% cotton and so whilst they still maintain that durable jean feel, they are much lighter than your average Levis/For All Mankinds etc...

I paired them with a new blouse that I got from New Look when I went out on my boots binge and is another item I would highly recommend. The blush sleeves just make it :)







Jeans: River Island (gifted) - couldn't find these on the River Island site but found them on ASOS - Link!
Blouse: New Look - Link!
Body underneath blouse: Topshop
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: (v. old) Balenciaga
Sunglasses: Raybans

I think I would quite like to wear these jeans with some big platform boots and a chunky black knit - I am seriously starting to miss the seasons. Whilst it's got cooler here it is not yet/ and probably never going to be cold.

Giveaway

It is my duty to tell you that you can win these - and in fact all the items featured in the London Boy trend, to which these trousers belong -  in River Island's Postcards in the Past promotion.



All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and identify what items would have inspired the design team to come up with the look. It's pretty easy - just click and you're in with a chance :)

Here's the link - http://apps.facebook.com/postcardsfromthepast/

Have to say, I would be sick with envy if someone from here won an entire trend collection. Ah, I would love that :)

Other stuff

Other momentous decisions made over the last couple of days include the fact that:

a) I can't wear my hair straight - it looks so much better with a bit of a wave. However, this means I have to make some effort with my hair and that troubles me. Wavy hair is such a ball-ache when you are getting ready in the morning!
b) I am absolutely in love with S J Watson's Before I go to sleep. It is mesmerizing and I cannot wait to finish it off this coming weekend :)

Hope you are all well! x

78 comments:

  1. I love the jeans! It does make that interesting twist that we'd like to see in jeans. :) At first I though the pink sleeves are from another piece of clothing. Haha, it pairs well with the jeans! Plus the Balenciaga bag and rayban sunnies made the outfit a feel of a rocker chic style. Great styling Laura! :D

    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  2. @Myrted - I know exactly what you mean! When I first put it on it looked like a vest over a blouse :) I kind of like that haha

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  3. ohhhh i just got some PU and jersey leggings i love these!

    http://bargainfashionhunter.blogspot.com/

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  4. I have a pair of faux leather pants from h&m in my closet that I haven't mustard enough courage to wear. I think these would be such a better transition piece for the leather pant virgins like mysel. :)

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  5. Love love love these trousers, I have a similar pair from COS. uber flattering xxx

    www.southmoltonststyle.com

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  6. I tend to not like river island much in the summer, but its always a winner in the winter with all the cardis and scarves!

    Majorly want those jeans! Its wet and gross in the UK atm so I've pulled out all my coats again. Your lucky its still nice weather where you are !x

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  7. There's exactly one like that @ H & M!


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  8. love the blouse! doesn't look special on the website...i probably would have skipped passed it if i hadn't seen it on you. very nice styling laura :)

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  9. i havent seen that bag for ages, love it, you look lovely as usual. loving the shoes :D

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  10. love love love the blouse! xx

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  11. your shoes are incredible! and the bag is gorgeous xxx

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  12. The jeans are gorgeous! I read Before I go to sleep over summer - this twist at the end is amaaaazing xx

    http://amybell-thelittlemagpie.blogspot.com

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  13. Gorgeous Laura, I want that blouse too! xx

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  14. That blouse is amazing, my local New Look is so small its hard to find anything!

    mollyvogue.blospot.com

    xx

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  15. I am in love with this whole outfit. I've been debating whether to buy that blouse for a while, but you've sold it to me!

    www.a-place-for-beauty.blogspot.com

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  16. Ohh gorgeous jeans! I love PU atm, pleather & leatherette, on the look out for some key pieces, might invest in these, in trend but understated so you don't look like a biker wannabe haha!
    I love your blog, your style is gorgeous! Following you, follow me too if you like! xx

    www.justblogitallinstead.blogspot.com

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  17. I really want a pair of these! I saw a similar pair with a faux leather stripe down the side in H&M, but the ones that fit my waist were too loose on my legs - and baggy leather just doesn't look good. I wish I'd bothered looking in River Island. Love the way you styled them, too!

    beautifulsmudges.blogspot.com

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  19. I love these! I got a similar legging style pair from H&M!! but these look like a nicer fit! Jel! xx

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  20. OMG..!!! I only just found out you're blogging again!!! YEY!! :D

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  21. V. nice! Leather detailing seems to be all the rage this season, I like it here, it's more subtle!

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  22. love love LOVE the jeans and that blouse is also amazing, river island and new look are rather good at the moment, in my opinion anyway!

    P.S good choice of Louboutin's but I would be lying if I said I wasn't rather jealous xxx

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  23. I really like these jeans. They're gorgeous yet not too far outside my comfort zone. Hmmm. . ! Going back a post or two, am v.disappointed, the TopShop cropped jacket seems to be sold out. :(

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  24. Fab jeans, love the seam detail xoxo
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  25. you have the best style! so simple but classy. i miss your videos though :)

    http://lettyho.blogspot.com xxxx

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  26. Nice look. The Loubs look pretty but are they comfy? I just outed a pair of Louboutins like those because they were hard to walk in. Sort of regretting it a little looking at yours :/ xx

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  27. The jeans are gorgeous! I love the little "surprise" on the sides :)

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  28. Absolutely LOVE these jeans on you! You look great as always.

    Hannah x

    http://awardrobefullofdreams.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love the whole outfit, especially the blouse, they don't have my size left on the website but I'm definitely gonna keep a look out for it! xxx

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  30. LOVE this outfit. i can't decide what i love more, the contrast sleeve shirt or the black jeans with the faux leather siding. *applaud

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  31. Argh just started reading that book..best friend gave it to me and said it was "scary"...bloody hope not as it has me fixated already!

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  32. I hear you on the wavy hair/straight hair thing. I'm in the midst of that crisis now. Thanks to your video on how to curl hair with a flat iron (damn for removing it!! lol) I have a slight wave today. Straight hair isn't cool anymore. lol u

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  33. Hi Laura! I'm a law student in Canada, and I was just brushing up on the Louboutin v. YSL trademarks lawsuit, and what a coincidence that you've included the disputed red-soled shoe in your OOTD lol. :)

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  34. i love this outfit. that shirt looks expensive. doesn't look like it's from new look at all! =D

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  35. loooove those jeans, they are classic with a twist x

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  36. I really enjoyed S.J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep as well! I can't believe he came up with it in his first "Writing a Novel" class!
    You may enjoy Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon. She actually has a few books. I've read 4 of them and thought DBAWord was the best out of them but you may prefer the other ones. Very well paced and a real page turner ;-))

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  37. Laura that shirt looks so nothingy on the website, but so incredible on you; you really have an eye for pieces and style them beautifully x

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  38. Your jeans are fabulous! I must get a pair haha.

    I'm also reading "Before I Go to Sleep" as well!! It's such an interesting book, I can't wait to finish it!

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  39. leather trend is so in right now!
    love it
    x

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  40. @Sophie Jade - don't be! they are soooo uncomfortable :)

    @Essjay23x - exactly! they touch on a trend but not too much....I mean I am not going to rock up wearing leather trousers ...although i do sort of like that look so i shouldn't rule it out :) haha

    @Adele and @Cathering - thank you :)

    @lettyho - ah thanks girl :)

    @Computergirl - i can answer your question: NOT ONE BIT. They are seriously uncomfortable and I would not recommend them. yes they look good but work best when one is static - sort of pointless for bloody shoes! I am wearing mine to use them if you know what I mean but i read on Style by Kling that Prada's version (pink soles!) are much more comfortable!

    @Hannah - thank you! love me a bit of fake leather detail :)

    @DSK Steph and @Jen Umm - thank you so much!

    @Katie - I got it in store just a couple of weeks ago so they are bound to have it. fingers crossed for you!

    @kellyyes - thank you so much! :)

    @Hellcandy - pretty sure you will love it :)

    @Amanda S - i just think waves are softer and suit my face more...i dunno, maybe it's a phase. i hope so because i cannot be arsed to put lots of effort into hair :)

    @Jessie - they seriously have lots of tops in there like that at the moment: look expensive but cost next to nothing! love it!

    @Patricia - thank you ! :)

    @kokolaroo - thank you for the recommendation! will definitely Kindle that shizz!

    @BlushCrush - yes the website makes it look crap :) haha I think it's the blush and black - such a gorgeous colour combo!

    @Simply - I am really going to try and finish it tomorrow :) Love it!

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  41. Omg! Love the pants! Have been loving the trend with faux leather pants and leggings, but find it so hard to pull off! Even though I am quite slim I feel like you need a modelesque figure to wear something like that. These are perfect! Have entered :)

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  42. I'm jealous of so your tan, I haven't seen the sun for a while here in England. However, I have been loving the coloured leaves and I've taking a photo here and there. Might want to invest in a decent camera though so what would you recommend? Check out the few autumnal pictures on my blog if you like. :)

    themakeupmuffins.blogspot.com

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  43. @TheMakeupMuffins - I would get a Canon DSLR and make sure you pick up a 50mm lens. The thing is that's a pricey combo (£500ish+) which is a bit scary. Point and shoots by Panasonic's consistently get good reviews and have Leica-made lenses so I would also check those out. Cheaper and a lot more portable :)

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  44. @ritas88 - you need these then :) leather trousers are but a dream for me...not entirely sure i would actually wear any but extremely unforgiving in any case!

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  45. LOVING this outfit and those pants are killer!!


    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  46. You look soo chic! What did you think of RHOBH this week?

    xx Veronica

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  47. Stunning as always, love your shoes!!

    Love recommendations for kindle xx

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  48. Great pairing Laura! Those jeans have been added to my must buy list :) x

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  49. You look perfect! I love these jeans, I was looking for something similar few days ago, I found in Zara.

    Best wishes!
    xo xo

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  50. Love those shoes!

    x

    www.sophiebakescakes.blogspot.com

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  51. eep! hot outfit. love the black and the christian louboutin shoes!

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  52. the blouse looks lovely. so is your hair most of the time straight? I thought you have wavy hair. i love how you look with wavy hair in your old vids when you used to wear a bit of extensions.

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  53. I'd like to ask that you consider taking more full body shots - It's tough on the viewer to get the full picture when we can't fully see your shoes.
    I feel like handbags and shoes are items that we spend so much money on to finish off the outfit; in a way they are like the anchors that pull everything together.
    So please allow us the opportunity to appreciate your beautiful investments more!

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  54. That blouse is SO beautiful! (as is the entire outift!) I just went on to the NL site to buy it and they only have site 8s left and are low in stock :( All of your lovely readers must have got in before me! Damn!
    - Emma

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  55. beautiful outfit Laura!!

    visit my new blog if you like :)

    iLylyloveyou.blogspot.com

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  56. Those jeans look absolutely amazing!

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  57. i know point of the post is the gorgeous jeans but im loving that blouse, how gorgeous it that illusion of wearing a sleeveles jumper! ordered it straight away, and at least 1/3'rd of my wardrobe is now Higly Laura Inspired..(inspired? replica? ) :) xxx

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  58. I need those paints and the louboutins of course lol

    peachykeen1992.blogspot.com

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  59. I love your whole outfit and especially the bag! Ahhh I need the bag lol. I know you love handbags as I found your first youtube video I watched on st moritz like 2 years ago! Iv done a post on Alexander Wang check it out I don't think you will be disappointed if you love the Alexander Wang Emile tote =D I love your blog such same tastes ha xxx

    http://jennyferlou.blogspot.com/

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  60. @Laura, thanks for the reply0 that makes me feel a little better. I guess hoes go into two categories. Ones that look good, ones that feel good! :)xx

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  61. oh god, these jeans and blouse, laura. they're devine! i have to agree that i would be extremely jealous if someone were to win everything in the entire collection. i MAY try and enter myself ;) X

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  62. Those jeans are absolutely fab! I love them!

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  63. Love this outfit, the jeans and blouse are both lovely! You look so pretty too xx

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  64. LOVING your hair colour atm, are you still colouring yourself? I desperately need to pep mine up and really liking the redness in yours :)
    Any direction would be much appreciated :) xx

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  65. amazing jeans! loving your entire look.

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  66. Those jeans are hot! I've just bought some similar from Zara, and that blouse does not look like it's from New Look! Stunning outfit, like alot! :)

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  67. <3 YOUR BAG!!!! Silver hardwear looks great on black!

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  68. Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell youTrue Religion Outlet Store is also a good choice.

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