Faux Fur & Print


What a lovely weekend i've had. Yesterday I went out to a firework display (in the pouring rain) followed by a night round one of my friends' houses, don't you just love a big catch up with all your friends. I had planned to go out today and buy a coat that i've been lusting after for agesss and it's sold out online, but I really couldn't force myself out of bed. Passing up a shopping opportunity = serious case of illness/hangover.

So I think this is probably the last time you're going to catch me in bare legs this year... as my Barbadian tan quickly fades away, it's finally time to get the tights out. I have to admit, I don't usually shop in Mango, I always found it a bit meh, but recently I think they've really upped their game, and I now have an ever-growing wishlist. I ordered this dress online a while back, and it took aaaaaaages to arrive, so when it finally turned up I had kind of forgotten about it and wasn't sure whether I liked it anymore. I tried it on and ummd and ahhd for a while as it's quite a loose/baggy fit which doesn't really flatter me, before finally deciding to try it on with a belt and hey presto.. outfit transformed. I'm still not 100% sure on leopard print, i tried a fur coat on once and felt a bit Pat Butcher/Kat Slater (yes, I still watch Eastenders religiously) so being monochrome this dress feels a bit more me. I think i'll start small with the leopard print and maybe just invest in a nice pair of shoes.. hmmm. Anyway, the gilet. I've been desperate for a gilet this season, after spying Topshop's amazing range, but with a £68 price tag I couldn't really justify it. I finally settled on a browny coloured Zara one which I will show you in another post, but the first time I wore it, my boyfriend's mum also dug one out of her wardrobe and kindly donated it to me which is the one i'm wearing here. I love the colour, it goes with anything, and it's a bit longer than mine so i'm a happy girl. 

The one thing that I think would have finished off this outfit perfectly is a fedora. After debating buying one for ages, I finally took the plunge and ordered one from Asos.. only to get the dreaded 'we're sorry but we accidently sold you an item that is out of stock' email. I think it's now safe to say that I don't think me and the fedora are meant to be *sob*.

What do you think of the faux fur gilet? Have you invested in one this season?

See you in my next post!

Laura xx



  1. The colour of that gilet is just gorgeous :) I invested in a cream one from Dorothy Perkins a while back and I love it, they're surprisingly cosy considering they have no arms haha. I really want a black one now!
    I also still watch Eastenders religiously, don't worry!

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

  2. lovely boots!

    Hannah xx
    Raspberry Kitsch | UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  3. This is so lovely, the gilet is a perfect wardrobe staple I wouldn't be without my black one!


  4. That printed dress is so pretty and looks fab with the fur! May need to invest in a gilet myself after seeing how good they look on you! :)

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

  5. This outfit is perfect, i really love the fur gilet and your boots!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Such a lovely outfit Im a huge fan of the fur vest its so edgy and chic x would you like to follow each other on bloglovin your blog is lovely x

    www.sabrinnax.com | musings of a Miu Miu, french bulldog, coffee obsessed girl.
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  7. I am so in love with that dress! I miss my fur gilet insane amounts but with the pretty much constant rain in Van I couldn't bring it with me. The colour is so gorgeous!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com


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