O U T F I T | Saved By The Bell(s)

17 August, 2015
I'm still not over bell bottoms. I know they've been done to death ever since that summer Kendall Jenner (the best of the bunch concerning that family, imo) donned a pair at Coachella and every Tom, Dick & Harry adorned their legs with them. I actually had two pairs of bells (one crushed blue velvet & one patterned) sat at the back of my wardrobe for a year or so before KJ stepped out into hers making them not so "What the fuck are you wearing, girl?". For that Kendall, I thank you.

I'd like to think I have the guts to wear more extravagant items before they're decorating every wall in Topshop, but I don't. I really don't. Despite my wardrobe resembling a cross between a vintage emporium and a theatrical costume closet, when getting dressed in the morning I still fight with my inside voice who argues that if I were to wear that floor-length sequin kimono I'd be mocked on the bus. Sometimes that inside voice wins and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes I'll go out looking like a patchwork blanket and not give a flying fuck! Other days I'll give in to a serious lack of self confidence and throw on something 'safe'. Unfortunately it won the war over bell bottoms before 2014. Daisy has written a really, inspiring article concerning wardrobe confidence, which is well worth a read if you suffer with the same wardrobe dilemma as me.

Hat: ASOS // Jacket: H&M via Charity Shop // Crop*: Bird On A Wire Vintage //
Bell Bottoms: Missguided // Boots: Topshop

These bell bottoms I managed to nab in the sale from Missguided (available here) pretty recently for just £8 (with a 20% discount thrown on top!!). You might have seen my collaboration with Missguided a few months back where I donned a pair of their tile-print bells. I was so impressed by the fit and just how high-waisted they are that I was desperate for a pair in this print too. You cannot imagine my glee when they came back into stock and were in the sale. It was a good day, my friend. It was a good day.

Speaking of good days, another one was when I chanced across this embroidered jacket in a charity shop for just £6. I missed out when it was in stores at H&M, but was lucky enough to find it tucked on a rail in a Barnado's charity shop back in Essex. The wonderful Indian inspired little crop is another piece from vintage favourite, Bird On A Wire



  1. That jacket is so so gorgeous! I'm totally in love with it! You look amazing as always Leigh x


  2. I love the trousers and that crop top! Lovely look!
    Holly x
    The Twins' Wardrobe

  3. Fabulous prints going on in this look. You look gorgeous!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

  4. love this outfit, such great prints! http://sarahinwonderlust.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/st-tropez-gradual-tan-in-shower-lotion.html

  5. That article was so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  6. That article was so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ahhhh I've got these! They look way better on you though! Love the whole look xx


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  9. Have searched EVERYWHERE for this jacket...can you help me with the name or where i might find it? Let me know if you want to sell it PLEASE...as you can see IM DESPERATE xx


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