I really am on an outfit post roll at the moment, I've somehow managed to do a fair bit of sporadic shopping over the last month or so, and given i've been away on holiday for most of the month I've not really had a chance to a) wear my clothes, b) show case them on my blog.
So since being back, the last week and a half (woah that's flown by), I've been wearing practically new outfits every day. So A list I know. Anyway, today's post is another new item I purchased recently, my new RI leather (faux, ahem) dress.
Now I actually wanted the real leather River Island dress, but I've hunted left right and centre (well London, Winchester & Southampton) and have had absolutely no luck hunting it down. It's a £120 investment, and so I don't want to just order it online, I want to check the fit etc in real life first. Sadly I've had no luck finding this, but on my quest I did come across a fair substitute. Not real leather, but a very quality PU, dress, in a classic A Frame cross body con design and RRP at a bargain cost of £40.
. River Island Faux Leather Dress £40 . Dune Wedges (old) . River Island Parka £55 (sold out) .
Yesterday was the first chance I'd had to wear my new dress & I'm so pleased with my investment. Yeah it's not real leather, but actually it still looks really classy & good quality on, so I'm not actually bothered at all. My dad was forced into taking these photos at 730am yesterday before I dashed off for an early meeting at work (so excuse the sleepy look). I really like this dress and have a couple of bloggy events coming up so am thinking this may be a suitable outfit to don.
I'm also going to warn you in advance, I am fully embracing this leather trend to expect to see more S&M styling on my blog (not quite S&M ... fear not). Next up is my new Pull&Bear leather & stud skirt which I've ordered (which I cannot wait to get).
What do you think of the leather trend that's taking over right now? Are you a fan of this PU dress & how I've styled it? How would you work it?