My Favourite High Street Fashion Buys

for this Autumn/Winter 2012

So we are nearly into the month of October and although I haven’t ticked off those items from my Leather wish list, I have bought some real beauts so far this season and all at affordable prices. I really love clothes shopping during the Autumn/Winter months. It could be the fact that I find both the style and colours of clothes during these seasons more appealing because they are dark, tend to be tailored and feel like they are made of better quality materials. I’m going to share my favourite High Street purchases with you and they are in no particular order.

Dress with Pleat on Sleeves – Zara €49.95

DRESS WITH PLEAT ON SLEEVES - Zara

I love this dress. The sleeve detail of pleats and built in shoulder pad (and no not Dynasty style) give the dress a great shape. The fabric is soft and has a slight stretch for comfort and is fully lined. A big thumbs up, especially for such an affordable price.

Black Metal Detail Sandals – River Island €80.00

Black Metal Detail Sandles - River Island

These are actually sold out and I think I bought the last pair in my size in the store and there is no guessing why! They are really pretty shoes. I’m not normally one for gold but on these shoes I love it. They are pretty versatile as I’ve worn them with leather-look leggings on a night out and with black tights and a skirt for work, however I won’t be running a marathon in them as the heels are quite high and they don’t have that extra height under the ball of the foot that we girls are becoming accustomed to with heels of late.

Lace Back Jersey Vest – Karen Millen €69.00 €16.00

Lace Back Jersey Vest - Karen Millen

I bought this vest top in the Kildare Village Karen Millen outlet for the wickedly good price of €16.00! The detail of the back is gorgeous and the jersey feel of the vest is soft and and hangs really well. I’ve worn it with jeans and leggings and it makes an otherwise plain outfit a little special what with the pretty lace detail on the back. The Kildare Village store is a must for anyone considering a Karen Millen piece as they have a great selection and great prices!

Skinny Jeans – Zara €29.95

Skinny Jeans - Zara

Top – H&M €14..95

Polkadot sleeve top

I love this little top, it may not look like much but it is just perfect for wearing under short-sleeved or sleeveless dresses, as it is getting a little chilly!

High Waisted Leggings – Zara €25.95

They are comfy and can be worn dressed up with a blouse and heels or down with a t-shirt, shirt and boots. The high waist gives a lovely shape to your waist and bum and compared to some leggings on the market the fabric isn’t see-through.

Edwina O'Connor
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