Friday, 27 February 2015

Layered Gilet over a Biker Jacket

 When i bought this gilet i knew i wanted to try layering it with a biker jacket. Something i'd seen on others but wondered if i could pull it off (or put it on as the case would be). I loved it, it made a cold day where a gilet wouldn't be enough, perfectly wearable.I have worn this layered look with jeans previously, but i had been visiting friends and had donned a dress for the occasion This causal teal aztec print dress is mighty comfy (if slightly short on reflection #tallgirlproblems ) but with thick tights, its slightly dipped hem and my favourite Lotus boots, i think i kept the short dress pretty casual.
All finished off with my current Yosa beaus.. the gold & black tassle pendant and matching earrings. Not normally one to match my jewellery, but i just love this double whammy of black and gold. Its such a great easy to wear set that adds the perfect amount of bejewells to any outfit. I think it would look awesome with a black breton top.... note to self, must try that asap.

In other news i have my second hair lightening appointment on Tuesday.. i am verrry excited. even more so as i literally don't know what colour i will be coming out, haha!
I shall keep you posted on the hair lightening journey. I have a picture in my head of where i would possibly like it to be hair wise, but we shall see and so will you next week! If i'm wearing a hat it could all have gone drastically wrong ;)

 Tunic: H&M
Gilet: Next
Biker Jacket (underneath): New Look
Boots: c/o Lotus
Tassle necklace (now only £9, also available in red and teal)

Have you ever tried layering a gilet with a biker?

Be sure to go say hello to my good blogging friend and co-host this week
 Angele of The European Malteser
If you don't already know Angele she's a sweetheart and has a majorly covet-able accessories collection!



  1. You totally managed to pull off the faux fur gilet rachel!

  2. I love that coat and your dress. And yes, Angele is super sweet!

  3. I like this outfit. You look wonderful. I wear similar but the dress is brown orange to suit me better than blue. Your color is blue (matches your beautiful eyes).

  4. Looking lovely. Thanks for the link up.

  5. Yes, you've made it work perfectly! I layer faux fur collars over coats and cardigans all the time, but I don't own a gilet. You make me feel like I'm missing out?! By the way, your hair has got lovely and long lately, I really like it. Thanks for hosting!

    P.S. There might be some more spending ban confessions... x

  6. Cute dress, I love the addition of the the gilet and necklace. Looking forward to how your hair will turn out as well but so far I'm loving it.

    Princess Audu

  7. Love the gilt over the biker jacket Rachel. Each winter I keep meaning to invest in a black fur gilet & I still haven't but definitely adding one to my list for next winter.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  8. I love how you styled this outfit! The gilet looks perfect layered over the moto jacket! Your dress is so cute!

    Doused In Pink

  9. Love this! I am actually wearing a shift dress with a leather jacket, boots, and tights on my blog today too. Great minds!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  10. and the irony of my post today yet another way to tell if someone is Canadian, British or American as I am wering a furv vest today your are wearing a gillet. Love the look no matter what we call it. Come link up with my thursday link up

  11. I had no idea what "gilet" was. So I must be Canadian:) It's fun to watch your hair change, Rachel. I love to see the variety of bloggers who have posted each week, although I wish some bloggers would limit themselves to one link.

  12. I am same as Susan and had no idea what a gilet was. Either way, I love it paired with the more masculine pieces which gives it a great balance.


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  13. LOVE the colour of that dress. It looks gorgeous on you. And that necklace is amazing x

  14. Absolutely love that dress! Great color. ~Cynthia

  15. Loving that blue color on you! Happy Friday! xx, Conni

  16. LOVING your jewelry this week. That necklace is a scene steal-er! Loving the blue. I am loving all things blue right now... in every shade! ;) I am so excited for the spring fashions and pops of color, I am excited for the fun accessories and recently made a DIY to recreate your own Burberry inspired scarf. Such an easy way to ease spring into a winter's wardrobe!

    Not sure how you pick your favorite each week, everyone does such an amazing job!

    Thanks for the Link up!
    Riva xo

  17. I love this dress. The pattern is so fun and the cut is perfect and classic. Looks super with the biker jacket over top!

  18. Looking fab as always, good luck with the hair lightening, I'm sure it'll go swimmingly and you'll look even more stunning! xx

  19. I love this outfit and the way you've put it all together. The dress looks great with that jacket and boots! Thanks for hosting!

  20. I love the furry gilet over leather and the badass boots.


  21. As always beautiful. I love your blog and your looks. You're so pretty. This dress is wonderful, I would have wanted this to be.

  22. Absolutely love that dress!! It's perfection on you! The jewellry also compliments it so well, still a casual feel, but with a little extra flair! Looks effortless! So jealous!

  23. Can't wait to see how your hair turns out, what a bold move! After you lighten it which color are you planning on dying it? I would love to go pastel!!

  24. This is my favorite look I have seen in a long time... boho biker. Love it! The tassels and geometric print are fantastic, the dress almost has this chic homemade feel, and the boots lace up in the back! Yes, please!

    -Anastasia Ivy

  25. Oh my! Oh how I love this outfit so much! The short dress, with the long vest, with the tall boots! It's just a treat!


  26. You look fantastic! I'm kind of in love with your little blue shift dress. Dresses like yours always look so comfy while being super cute.

    Jamie |


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