Thursday, 15 December 2011

You really got a hold on me


This blog should really be renamed too "365 ways to wear leather"; it's all I seem to be pulling out of the wardrobe at the moment! It's become a bit of a comfort zone for me (jacket, skirt or dress in practically every outfit) but the real spotlight should be on Select and it's ability to continually amaze me.

Affordable fast fashion stores such as Select and Internacionale seem to be largely glossed over on many blogs in favour of Topshop, H&M and reworked vintage boutiques, car boot sales... the list goes on. But shops like the aforementioned ones shouldn't be ignored, because they're getting better, and having to compete with the bigger chains with more publicity and reputations. The only reason I popped into Select today was because a friend of mine works there so I was going to say hello, but I was heavily distracted by all of the beautiful shirts on offer.

The one I'm wearing is the black collared version of this one, and with student discount on top of the price I was hard pressed to say no. It's just the perfect amount of sheer and ticking the collar box I seem to be drawn towards at the moment. I also fell rather in love with this skirt, but bodycon + Christmas just doesn't mix in my head.

Next time you see a Select, don't just walk past! You'll be pleasantly surprised xox


Polkadot shirt - Select
Leather shorts - H&M
Lace up shoes - eBay

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I love the little collar on the shirt. And pairing shorts with tights is pretty much the coolest thing in the world. Apart from cake. You look delightful!

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  2. I tend to buy socks from Interna├žionale, and I got a really good bag from there (RIP, you will be missed) but their stores always seem to be really off the beaten track xxx

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  3. very cute shirt. I will have to check them out...not been in in like 10 years. x

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  4. I absolutely love this outfit! It's soo nice. That shirt was such a bargain tooo x

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  5. They've just opened a massive Select near me. I'll definitely walk in next time: it's a great shirt.

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  6. Wow, that is surprising...will have to pop in next time I'm nearby! x

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  7. I love it when a shop surprises you - and you're totally right, these shops should not be bypassed! I find they are always a *wee* bit cheaper than the likes of new look & h&m, but have a good range of stuff! Such as your beautiful blouse here! Xo

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  8. Argh I've been looking for a good pair of leather shorts for soooo long and just can't find any anywhere now :(

    can never have too much leather!

    you look gorgeous! xx

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  9. You can never have enough leather! I love it! Just as much as I love this outfit on you! Looking good lady!
    Sophie
    x

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  10. I actually love Select, if you look past the odd tacky bits they have there are so many nice bits.
    It's so cheap too and people are always suprised when you tell them something you're wearing is from Select
    :)
    -x-

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  11. You look so lovely, and leather looks great on you so don't stop! When I see a select in town I'll stop by, I also have been hearing raving reviews on those shops!

    Hope your dissertation is going well xx

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  12. That blouse is gorgeous on you! I got a really lovely one from Internacionale recently, impressed with what they've got in just now! xx

    www.amybell-thelittlemagpie.blogspot.com

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  13. I never think to go in there, woopsie! Your shirt is lovely though so I definitely will,

    Rosie x

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  14. Gorgeous outfit! Those leather shorts are stunning, and I'm loving the polka dotted blouse.

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  15. I am very pleasantly surprised by this, the blouse looks on trend and good quality! Unfortunately I don't think there is a Select near me but I shall visit online hooray
    Xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm glad you posted this, because I've been meaning to visit select for a while now. Definitely going to check it out!

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