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Sunday, 7 September 2014

M&S Leather Skirt and My Autumn/Winter Wish List

I'm not very organised with what I want/need for this season, but I think I have the beginnings of a wish list. I won't actually be buying many of these items, it's more a list of things I like and wish I could buy. I like making hypothetical lists!

1. A black leather skirt.
I thought I wanted a black leather midi skirt, but then I saw this leather quilted mini skirt from Marks & Spencer and I have literally become obsessed by it:

Leather Quilted Mini Skirt £129

If I get anything from the list, it will probably be this skirt, which I would wear with Chelsea boots (which I don't have), thick tights and chunky jumpers/sweaters. There's 20% off online until midnight tonight, which makes it even more tempting.

2. Chelsea Boots.

Access Chelsea Boots £72

I LOVE the shape of these low heeled boots from Topshop, and keep going back to have a look at them - they would go perfectly with the quilted leather skirt, as well as with jeans. They are also a far more sensible price compared with others I've looked at.

3. Biker Boots.

If I could have two pairs of boots, I would also like some black biker boots this winter to wear with sweater dresses. I have loads of jumper dresses, so I know I'd get so much wear out of them. I would also wear biker boots with leggings and jeans. I've got my eye on two pairs - this one from Hush:

Woven Biker Boot £225

And this pair from Zara:

Quilted Leather Low Biker boot £89.99

3. A grey cashmere V-neck jumper

A classic investment piece for autumn/winter, I would like one to wear with faux leather trousers, skinny jeans etc and this one from Zara is a lovely slouchy fit and is super soft:

Zara Cashmere Sweater £89.99

4. I really don't need any knitwear at all, but I love the colour of this jumper from Whistles:

Textured Marl Boxy £95

And this one from Great Plains is very cute:

Razzle Dazzle Star Jumper £55

5. Camel Coat

I don't need a new winter coat, but if I was buying one I would choose a classic camel one - this one from Marks & Spencer is my favourite:

Wool Blend Flap Pockets Coat with Buttonsafe £120

6. Fur Coat

I adore all the fur coats around at the moment, I would love a grey/silvery one - this one from ASOS would be perfect:

ASOS Vintage Faux Fur Coat £65

7. Fur Gilet

However, I think I would get more wear out of this fur gilet from Zara, I have tried it on and it's perfect, I love the longer length:

Fur Vest with Knit Lining £59.99

8. Animal Print Shirt.

I keep opening the Baukjen catalogue to have another look at this shirt which I would love to layer under sweaters, paired with jeans or leather trousers. It's such a statement shirt but a classic at the
same time:

Felsted print Shirt £109

9. American Vintage Clover Dole Sweater - Petal

This sweater came into Yard in July and sold out immediately. There are more coming and apparently there is one with my name on it! I did try it on and it's loose fitting but feminine and would look fantastic with harems/joggers for a casual look. I also saw someone wearing it when I went up the Eiffel Tower in August - this is the kind of thing I notice! It looked amazing on her and made me
want it even more!

So, there we have it, the beginnings of a wish list. What is at the top of your list for autumn/winter? Let me know in the comments!

Finishing as always with what I've been wearing - this was to go out for dinner over the weekend:

Jacket - Zara (old)
Lace Top - Anthropologie (SS14)
Boyfriend Jeans - True Religion (SS14)
Shoe Boots - Mint Velvet (SS14)

Abbi x


  1. Ooooh did you buy the skirt? It's absolutely gorgeous! Get it, get it, get it!!!!

  2. I may have ordered it with the 20% off - will report back!
    A x

  3. Some super picks Abbi......can't wait to see the leather skirt on you! xx

  4. I'm after a camel coat too and that one is gorgeous, Abbi. Great picks here. Lynne x

  5. Thanks for this post as I've been on the look out for a longish grey v neck cashmere and had my heart set on an EQuipment ASher that I would have had to save up for but your ZAra pick looks identical for a fraction of the price.

  6. I am not do keen on the full fur coats that are around but I do like gilets - as you said they will be more wearable. Hush always have geat biker boots every year - this year being no exception they are fab.

  7. I love your wish list! Mine is growing by the day! :/ Ax