Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Call Me Pretty Boutique

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.


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The jeans are from Vero Moda and they are actually called 'Jeather' - a mix of jeans and leather trousers!


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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.
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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.
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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.


Ax

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15 comments

  1. Lucky you! Such useful additions!

    I've been lusting over the Hush long grey cardigan but it's way out of my price range. This post may have just solved my problem, what a bargain!

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  2. Fabulous outfit & so reasonably priced. Off to take a look, thanks for sharing Xx

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  3. WOW, they are the PERFECT choice for day time wearing. Love love love love love

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  4. Those coated skinnies look brill Avril. I'm going to go right in over there to check them out x

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  5. The jeans are fabulous! Off to have a little look...

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  6. I love finding little independent boutiques, wish then all the luck, it's not easy when you are up against all the multiples! But I have to say this one looks right up my street! You choosen some really good pieces, great jeans, and who can go wrong with the lovely long cardi! xx

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  7. 2 fabulous wardrobe staples you have picked here Avril!! What a fab boutique you have introduced us to....off to have a peruse! xx

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  8. Oh love the whole outfit Avril, esp the cardi - very tempted actually!

    Nic x

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  9. Loving your choices, Avril. Those 'jeather' jeggings are fab! Love them. Lynne x

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  10. Love the whole outfit Avril - how cosy does that cardi look? I'm after something like those 'jeathers' so will definitely take a look! Hope you've had a good week! xx

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  11. Gorgeous Avril, what fab choices, you look super stylish and they are lovely items to mix and match. The jeans look amazing on! Off to have a look at Call Me Pretty! Xx

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  12. Great outfit. I have a very similar grey cardi, but I'm definitely in the market for new jeans. I had Vero Moda coated jeans last year and they were fab. I stupidly left them in to be taken up (on a whim!) and the tailor got carried away ... so now I need a new pair! Think I'll need to look at these

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  13. The perfect outfit for this season! Off to check to them out! Ax

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  14. Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for all the fab comments and hope you have liked the website, we only have a few of the cardigans left but plenty of the jeans. The code FREEPP is still valid so feel free to use.

    Hope to see you all on the site soon.

    Thanks
    Paula

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  15. Whoo love these, I bet they go with everything :-)

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