OUTFIT: There’s a power in what you do

Dress (worn as top) – H&M
Skirt* – F&F
Jacket* – F&F
Shoes – New Look
Necklace* – Thomas Sabo at Joshua James (post here)

My impulsive tendencies mean that the rise of supermarket fashion is right up my street. I love being able to browse whilst I pick up a pint of milk (and a bar of chocolate or three…). When F&F asked me to be a part of their #PartySOS campaign I jumped at the chance as I’d been seeing some gorgeous bits and bobs on Michelle’s blog in the past few months so I knew I was in for a treat.

My usual dilemma when getting dolled up is what to wear to keep myself warm – especially in the winter months. Scotland is pretty cold right now (layers are essential) so I knew that some sort of smart blazer or duster jacket would be a great addition to my wardrobe. A lot of my outfits heavily feature black or grey so I thought that adding a pop of colour with this gorgeous orange jacket would be a great way to jazz up my typical ensemble. I absolutely adore the fit of this, it’s perfectly slouchy without being too oversized and despite being quite lightweight still provides the warmth of an extra layer. I think it would also look lovely in the summer as a night-time cover up, I imagine this colour would work well with a tan! For the rest of my outfit I wanted something edgy but not too bold so I chose this gorgeous faux leather skirt. I was really pleasantly surprised by the quality of this as it’s a really thick material that is also buttery soft. I’ll be getting plenty of wear out of this skirt as I’ve already been pairing it with casual tees for a more dressed down approach. I also ordered a gorgeous pair of leggings from their great range of party wear just in case I wasn’t brave enough for the skirt however I’ll be saving those for a later post!

I wore this outfit to a family party over the weekend when I was down in Manchester. It was my aunt’s birthday last week and my cousin had planned her a big surprise party which was a great night! It was pretty difficult to resist sharing my location on various forms of social media but I managed to wait until she knew about the party before giving anything away! During the day I also spent a bit of time shopping in the centre but it was quite disappointed and insanely busy. I do hate a wasted shopping trip! It’s probably best that I save my pennies thought as I will be heading to London in February for fashion weekend… so excited. My bank account isn’t though.

Hope you’re having a nice week!