There's nothing better than coming across a great independent boutique that stocks affordable brands AND has an online presence. Exactly the sort of business I love to feature on the blog as it's relevant to all my readers near or far, whatever their budget.
Call Me Pretty Boutique is one of these businesses so when Paula & Dave, who own the shop, contacted me to see if I would give them a mention on the blog, I was more than happy to do so.
In return, Paula & Dave offered me an outfit from the shop and it was a case of two more of the wish list being ticked off - black coated skinny jeans and a long grey cardigan.
I'm not fully sold on the whole faux leather leggings for day-time wear so these are the perfect in-between option. They have a lovely rise and fit my pear shape well, with no belt required. I'm wearing the size 30 as they come up a little small (I'm normally a 28/29). I've worn them now for a few days and can confirm that they are holding their shape well - no bagging at the knees etc.
The cardigan is from Vila and is a lovely marl grey. It's designed to be worn open, so there's no belt loops/ties hanging at the side (bonus) and it's lovely and warm. I've been wearing it around the house as an extra layer while working and as a lounging cardi too...it makes my PJ bottoms look super stylish :) Oh and there are pockets - important for mums.
I was also sent a Vero Moda white long sleeved top which really is a great buy if you're looking for a good quality basic top. Scoop necked, it comes in 4 colours, lovely and stretchy and most importantly, it's long line so gets bonus points from me for that.
I know I'm going to get lots of wear from each item in a wide range of outfits but conveniently for this blog post, all three items look great together so I wore them yesterday - just adding in my grey leopard scarf and Clarks boots.
Grey Long Line Cardigan by Vila (mine is the size M/10-12)
Black Coated Skinny Jeggings by Vero Moda
White Long Sleeved Jersey Top by Vero Moda
all ℅ and available from Call Me Pretty Boutique
Boots - Clarks (past season)
Grey Leopard Print Scarf - eBay (past season)
I hope you'll join me in supporting Call Me Pretty as they start out in the competitive world of retail. Liking their Facebook page will ensure that you are the first to hear about new stock and special offers and if you're on Twitter, you can follow them on this link. Meanwhile, if you would like to order anything from the site, Paula & Dave have given me a special postal discount for School Gate Style readers. Simply put FREEPP in the promotional code box at check out, to give you free standard shipping.
Thank you to Call Me Pretty Boutique for these welcome additions to my winter wardrobe and thanks to you for supporting the brands that support this blog.