Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Pleather Pleats

jumper: american apparel
leather-look skirt: primark
shoes: american apparel
necklace: h&m
watch: michael kors
earrings: h&m
nails: jacava 'damson delight'
lips: sleek 'vamp'

Since working in the fashion cupboard at Draper's, I've had to tone down on the little skirts and heeled boots for a while. Fashion and lifting boxes all day do not go! However, I picked out this skirt when getting ready this morning and couldn't resist a bit of pleather. I bought this ages ago and everyone is always so surprised when they find out it's from Primark. There was an identical version available from H&M but it had a zip up the side seam rather than an elasticated waist and was slightly more expensive. I paired it with what will always be my favourite jumper - my cream AA fisherman knit jumper. I love the yarn used within this knit, it's extra soft and not at all itchy which is something I always look out for when buying knitwear. I also have the grey version with the tiny colourful speckles within the knit but I haven't had the chance to wear it yet as my boyfriend always steals it!

I've mentioned before how I'm a huge fan of statement necklaces and have been for many seasons. They are such a great way to spice up and completely change the look of an outfit. I purchased this beautiful gem a few weeks ago, I was really drawn to the dark pewter chain contrasted against the small fluorescent orange jewels. I didn't manage to get a good close up photograph on my camera due to the flash/ lighting combination but I have featured one on my Instagram account (@lydiafayejones) for any of you who don't already follow me.


  1. I love leather skirts, I can't believe that this is from primark,
    What a find!
    Looks great Lydia :)

    Rae xx

  2. love that necklace, must find it! x