If I suddenly went blind, would you still look into my eyes?

24 January, 2013

Jacket*: c/o Mary Jane Fashion // Dress: Urban Outfitters Sale, £15 (inc. staff discount) // Headband: Accessorise (old) // Boots: Topshop, £75

How beautiful is this contrast khaki sleeve jacket that Mary Jane Fashion kindly sent over. I've been a fan of the contrast sleeve for a while. For years, I've been lusting over a £2000 leather, contrast sleeve, classic Burberry trench but unfortunately I don't ever see myself having that many pennies to spare on a coat. This little number however fulfills my need contrast-sleeve needs in the meantime. What's even better is that it's under £40, a whole £1960 cheaper than my Burberry pipe dream! For such a cheap price, it's unbelievable how expensive it looks and feels. It could easily be mistaken for part of Zara's luxury collection. Needless to say, I will not be taking it off for quite some time!

I wore this little concoction of garments to a date the other night. I picked up the dress in the post-Christmas sale. I love the lightweight fabric and everyone knows I'm a fan of the smock shape. The colour of it is gorgeous too! I'm slowly warming to the colour red more and more now my hair is a little lighter and does not clash horribly with it. A year and a half down the line, my Topshop Allegra boots are still my "go to" shoes. I'm so glad I made the investment into them because they are easily the comfiest heels I own. I even love how scuffed and distressed they look from my constant wear.

I'm making the most of my time before returning to university on Monday. For example, last night my housemates and me decided to build a fort in our hallway, drink wine, eat my One Direction birthday cake and listen to Beyonce. Yes, I am 22 years old! We're contemplating building an even more extravagant one tonight and making it a permanent house fixture. I'm sure our landlord would appreciate it!


  1. You look awesome! That dress is lovely, and that coat looks great on you! xxx

  2. Fabulous look darling and I love that jacket - a bargain too! Hope you had a lovely birthday!

    Eda ♥

  3. I love the dress, such a good buy for the price you got it! I'm so happy I snagged a pair of Allegras when they were out too, I wear mine all the time. xo

  4. love this outfit! the jacket looks so good with the dress :-)

    Francesca xo

  5. You always find the best UO bargains, that dress is a beauty! Also, I'm coming to crash your fort-building next time, I love 'um x

  6. Love the dress!
    And thats such a lovely idea
    The whole fort thing lol
    Enjoying life even though your getting older!
    S xx

  7. You look gorgeous, that jacket is amazing and such a bargain, pretty dress too!



  8. I love the whole hippy vibe going on here! Lovely dress and fab price too! X


  9. You look lovely! :) x Laura


  10. You look beautiful Leigh! Love the jacket and the dress. The fort idea sounds bloody amazing, jealous! x

  11. u like One Direction too. Im 21 & people find it strange that i am a Directioner. Zayn is my fave. I am so in love with that boy. I saw them in concert last June & I am going to see them again this June. so excited! I loved the post. The dress is great.

  12. Gorgeous jacket you lucky girl!

  13. perfect! your dress is so pretty <3


  14. Lovelt outfit, loving that dress!!


  15. I got that dress in the sale too :) I'm pleased, if you chose it it must've been a good move.

    Good Morning Angel.

  16. you look gorgeous leigh!!!

    and i have that dress but unfortunately bought it when it was full price :'(




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