Tuesday, 2 September 2014

#soloshopping in Biker Chic

Today's outfit was based around wanting to wear my Y.A.S biker jacket again and wanting a break from blue denim.  I needed to wear flats too as I had some uniform to exchange, PE kits to buy and a little bit of research/solo shopping to do. It would have been a waste to not take advantage of the huge H&M and TK Maxx beside BHS in Lisburn!
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Nothing I've not featured before - Jeans are last summer's Next sale, black square cut top is from H&M, skater shoes from River Island, Cross body from Boden.
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And now for some try ons in H&M. I was looking for a beige oversized top and chose this one from the Conscious Collection as it has flecks of gold through it. I can't find it online unfortunately. Size-wise, I bought the S.
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I liked this black/cream striped jumper but didn't buy it in the end...only so many sloppy tops you can buy in one visit. It also comes in navy/white
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This lighter cream top with black trim appealed more as I think it will look well with the biker jacket also. I know, I know...it's not a good idea to ever buy something that you then have to buy more items to wear with. My jacket is a bit like that at the moment I have to confess.
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Final purchase was some new sunglasses on sale in TK Maxx. Moschino for £12. Thank you very much!
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If you're in the market for a real leather biker jacket, I spotted some amazing James Lakeland ones in TK Maxx Clearance - down to just £59! 
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16 comments

  1. I'm delighted to see outfits styled with flat shoes, apart from my back issues I spend the vast majority of the day on my feet so anything other than quite a low heel is not practical for me & I hate having to change my shoes throughout the day.. I do like heels though just not all day every day, great to see alternatives. Martina x

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  2. That's a really cool outfit and I'm really loving the shorter hairstyle. Suits you so well. I think I may have to visit H&M .. that slouchy striped jumper is calling me!!!!

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  3. Dorset Fashionista2 September 2014 at 20:22

    Can't wait to start wearing my leather jacket again, but trying to hold off and get some wear out of my Khaki jacket! You look great in yours, love with the skate shoes!
    Abbi x

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  4. Love this outfit Avril especially the shape of your glasses with your shorter hair x

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  5. I do like the sleeveless top with the black trim, not very autumn but nice nonetheless!

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  6. Your jacket looks fab, Avril! I have those jeans too and I love them (I wore mine yesterday too!). The H&M oversized beige top us gorgeous. I love it! Lynne x

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  7. I have the oversized beige top with gold flecks- it has been one of my favourite purchases of the year- I bought it while in Spain - it was one of the most worn tops for me whilst on holiday this year- I loved wearing with my denim shorts and long statement jewellery- first time I've commented on your blog- I love it - been following for a while - I purchased the telephone dress on your recommendation - still a favourite of mine - and I even have friends asking to borrow it!!!!

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  8. I have the oversized beige top with gold flecks- it has been one of my favourite purchases of the year- I bought it while in Spain - it was one of the most worn tops for me whilst on holiday this year- I loved wearing with my denim shorts and long statement jewellery- first time I've commented on your blog- I love it - been following for a while - I purchased the telephone dress on your recommendation - still a favourite of mine - and I even have friends asking to borrow it!!!!

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  9. Great outfit Avril! Love the biker jacket with the khaki denim and skater shoes......you have styled it perfectly! The new sunglasses look fabulous too! xx

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  10. I think it's going to be perfect for autumn as I can wear all my jackets now without getting too warm and then in winter, I'll layer it under a chunky cardigan!

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  11. Hi Anna - so lovely to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I'm glad to hear that you've worn your H&M top so much. I think it's going to be a good layering piece for AW14 too.
    And that telephone dress...the one that got away. Often think back to it wishing I had just kept it but hey ho..I've quite a few items of clothing in that department! Ax

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  12. Great minds Lynne! They were such a bargain and always get a wee spin out a few times a year. One of the few 'coloured' jeans that are really wearable. Ax

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  13. I have worn these glasses so much since the hair was chopped off...the proportions seem better now? Thanks Donna x

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  14. Hi Martina, thank you for your lovely comment. I hear ya on the flat shoes! Expect to see all flats for the foreseeable. I was never a huge heel wearer in the day in any case but now, I'm really all about the comfort. So much easier to run about and get things done when you're not clip clopping in heels - even low ones! Ax

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  15. You look great Avril and that little bag is perfect with your jacket! I'm in the middle of a what to wear on my (too cold for bare) legs that matches my new ankle boots dilemma!
    x

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  16. I love this outfit! I got some khaki skinnies from H&M recently but still haven't pressed click on a leather biker yet! Both kids will be in school on Monday & so its off to TK Maxx for a look! I want to make sure I get it right as its such a huge investment! Ax

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