Back when I was laid up in bed, I mentioned on Facebook that I'd bought this jacket and I know a few of you bought it too as the price was so good. I originally saw it on Anneli's blog & Instagram feed - she's had it now for quite a few months and I notice she's worn it loads...and every time I saw her wearing it, I loved it a little bit more. I kept clicking on the link to see if it was reduced but each time, it was still too much to justify..until Anneli linked to it on the ISME site where it was reduced to £75 with the option to pay over 3 months. It was the perfect pick me up - even if I couldn't wear it for a few weeks thanks to the gorgeous weather. (New season version available on this link/Other bikers available on ISME on this link)
I'll put my hands up and say that I thought black biker jackets were in the mid life crisis department. Seeing more and more stylish women wear them with flirty skirts & dresses and with pretty tops and jeans though has completely converted me. I realise now that the key is to wear them with something quite feminine to tone down the masculine cut and style of the jacket.
The smell alone makes it a joy to wear but I also love the slightly different detail on the front with the studs and the only minor pleating at the shoulder - so many bikers have lots of arm detail which can add bulk.
I gave it its first outing with a white lacy boho top that I picked up in my local consignment store DejaVu, jeans from New Look, cross body bag from Boden (current season version) and my trusty fitflops - though my feet were cold so I'm now wondering what I'm going to wear on my feet for autumn/winter if my back continues to bother me...shoe dilemmas!
Also premiering my new hair colour and cut which was done last week by the brave man who cut my long hair off 8 weeks ago - Jonny McKelvey at Uber Hair. Separate post coming on that, along with some hair care products I've become a fan of since I cut my hair off (and gave up my weekly blow-dry).
Off piste here on a bit of a beauty find I wanted to share as I'm LOVING it - the Glove Your Body tanning mitt. It looks like an oven glove but feels like a teddy bear. It's amazing - tans your body in about 5 minutes thanks to the texture spreading the tan so evenly and quickly and not soaking most of it up. It washes in the machine and comes out looking like new. It's a bit pricier but if like me, you are a tanning mitt user, you'll realise it is going to last much longer than the standard foam mitts. Available online at Gordon's Chemist for £14.99 - with delivery available in the UK and Ireland. Incidentally, I always tan with St Moritz Medium Mousse (only £2.99 at the moment)...have tried all the other brands and keep coming back to it.
Hope you're having a good week and hands up - who else has gotten their kids to work out how many hours are left in the school holidays?