jacket - jigsaw, skirt - topshop
This is what my birthday present from my parents ended up being. I'm pretty much in love. A leather jacket comes pretty high on my wardrobe staples list. I bought my old leather jacket about 7-8 years ago from Topshop, for an eyewatering £100, which for student me was an insane amount to spend at the time. I remember wearing it to lectures on the first day I got it with a denim skirt and a breton top, only to find my best male friend at the time was literally wearing the exact same outfit as me (well, jeans instead of a denim skirt) - a seriously mortifying moment!
I wore that jacket pretty much every day to uni though, and every weekend except in high summer once I started work, so the £100 turned out to be an excellent investment. It would have lasted me a fair few more years if I hadn't come home to find one of my cats hanging from it by its claws one day last year... the sleeve was absolutely shredded! I could have cried!
Given it had a good life though, it did give me a bit of an excuse to go shopping, which led me to this beauty in Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a shop I am going to more and more at the moment. It is great for work clothes, and although it's not cheap the majority of what I have got from there has been great quality. This jacket was a bit more than £100 (I'm choosing to blame inflation!) but I am hoping it will prove as good an investment as my last one. Kept safely away from the kitties in my wardrobe now of course!
I went for a grey-blue colour as opposed to traditional black as it looks a bit more unusual - softer and more feminine, but still neutral enough to go with everything I own. I really hate the term 'buttery soft' but in this case there is not really any other way to describe it. I keep forcing my friends to stroke my arm - it's just so soft!