How to Wear Faux Leather Leggings (& SHOETOBER DANIEL FOOTWEAR #GIVEAWAY!!!)

A little after dark look today and trying out the love-them-or-hate-them faux leather leggings.
Last year i invested in a great pair of coated skinny jeans and pretty much lived in them year round, i just love the edginess they bring to the outfit that skinny jeans just don’t do. So this year i stepped up on the faux leather front and tried these faux leather leggings. To be honest,it took some courage for me to walk out in them as i felt more than a little self conscious because they show off, uh… everything. But they got a big thumbs up from the hubs so if anything they are husband pleasers, haha!
Wearing them reminded me of when Sandy rocks up in her lycra at the end of Grease, they made me feel like i wanted to break out in song,lol!
Couple of note worthy points for wearing faux leather leggings:

  • They show off every curve. Beware that you will feel slightly naked on your bottom half, they are very figure hugging, but because they are thicker than a normal fabric legging they can be quite flattering(ie they hide cellulite well;)
  • If trying for the first time wear a long top or tunic. I wish mine was longer at the front, i think i would have felt more comfortable. I was happy with the low part at the back of my blouse as it covered my (more than) ample booty, but longer both back and front would be a great place to start with faux leather leggings.
  • Try on before you buy. I thought i may have to size up, but no not the case. infact you don’t want them to be baggy and saggy. Tight is actually right in this case. I actually tried on a great pair in New Look that were faux leather on the front and fabric on the back. These would be a great and comfy way to try the trend. I tried these on and they were actually really really nice on. I wish i had bought them but at the time I was feeling super daring and wanted to go the full faux lather hog.
  • One word.. camel toe. Avoid at all costs.. (i’m actually giggling whilst writing this, jeez, i’m such a child) due to the form fitting, clingy nature of the fabric, beware 😉   

And that’s it! So what are your thoughts on faux-leather leggings? Love or Loathe? Try or pass by? I am actually going to try them again but with an oversized big wooly knitted jumper. I quite like the idea of the textures together, plus a bit more covered up.

So the boots are back for Shoetober,woohoo!Oh how i love these studded funky boots!
 And excellent news,for the Last Shoetober giveaway the lovely people at Daniel Footwear are ever kindly giving one reader a voucher for £100 to buy whatever shoes you would like from their wonderful online store! AMAZING! I shall be doing my lust list later this week but if you haven’t already visited their site be sure to go see how great they are.
They stock Michael Korrs, Vivienne Westward, kate spade, Ugg and SO MANY MORE of all our favourite brands. So you could treat yourself to some wonderful shoes or put your £100 towards a new designer purse! The choice is yours!
So my lovelies what will you buy if you win?Get entering below!

 Khaki Blouse & faux leather leggings: New Look

Boots: c/o Daniel footwear

jacket: H&M

Necklace & Clutch:Yosa

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T & C’s
This giveaway is open to all but international orders will have to pay for shipping and any local taxes)Daniel footwear are only able to ship to the countries on their delivery list which can be found here. Be sure to check, or have someone who can forward on to you if you do win.
Please be a kind follower and not unfollow once the competition is through. 
The lovely brands that work with me are very generous so lets give them some excellent support.
No cash alternative.
All entries will be verified and if mandatory entries aren’t completed then they will be disqualified.
Once the winner has been chosen you will be notified by email and details passed to the relevant PR correspondent for your prize.
You have 2 weeks to to reply to the email or a new winner will be chose,
Good luck, and thank you thank you thank you!


  1. October 27, 2014 / 9:40 am

    I love this company! Thank you for another great giveaway! I would love to buy a pair of Vivienne Westwood Dusty Pink Gloss VW Ballerina Women's Flat Heart Orb Pump! I would pay the extra £7!

  2. October 27, 2014 / 10:10 am

    i would buy Melissa Smoke & Gold Colour Feeling Heart Women's Pump. Love pumps!

  3. October 27, 2014 / 10:21 am

    I'm feeling the Blink 801922-B Black Leather Metal Heeled Sandals or the Sam Edelman Blue Studded Braxton Women's Slip On Trainers for something more comfy.

    Rafflecopter: Rosie Areola

  4. October 27, 2014 / 11:37 am

    I would put the money towards Sam Edelman Black Petty Suede Women's Ankle Boot

  5. October 27, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    I need that jacket and those shoes are more than amazing! I need them in my closet ASAP!

  6. October 27, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    I think I might go practical for a snow boot ( sorel) or maybe finally a pair of hunter wellies ( or the Valentine shoes I saw in the sale section). Love the leggings I purchased a pair ;last year and I love them, although I always wear a longer sweater.

  7. October 27, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    You are killing it in these! I have a pair and have been loving them. So fun to see you style them. I am obsessing over those fab booties!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  8. October 27, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Rachael, love this look! I tried on leather leggings and because of my leg sensitivity it wasn't going to happen, otherwise I would wear them!
    They look great on you, love the olive and again, those heels!! Magnifique!
    from the link up, '
    please stop by, jess xx

  9. October 27, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Hi! I love your outfit, these boots are really cool! You have fabulous giveaways! If I won, I’d love to use the gift card towards a DKNY bag. Thank you!
    Marta G
    A Bilingual Baby blog

  10. October 27, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    I would buy the ones you are wearing! 🙂

  11. October 27, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    Great Photos! I LOVE your style! Love your honestly in this post, so refreshing! Glad I found you today on the Blog Hop from Still Being Molly! Ill be sure to follow
    Come stop by sometime!

  12. October 27, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I love Loafers so the Daniel Black Bullmast Women’s Flat Loafer .

  13. October 27, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I would buy the Fly London Black Yoss Women’s Leather Wedge Ankle Boot x

  14. October 27, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    I would love the Daniel Black Leather Sheared Women’s Lace Up Boot

  15. October 28, 2014 / 7:19 am

    I love the Shirley Grey Suede Women’s Flat Pump

  16. October 28, 2014 / 11:22 am

    Hi! If I were to win, I'd get the The FF2™ by FitFlop™ Collection F-Pop™ Mary Jane All Black Leather Pump. So cute! Thank-you!

  17. October 28, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Very hard to choose I love so many but I think I will go with Daniel Taupe Strapping Women’s Buckle Biker Boot

  18. October 29, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    you look very chic and those leggings look really good on you! i also really like your shoes, might even want a pair for myself haha:-) xx

  19. October 30, 2014 / 6:29 am

    the K&S Grey 21 35110 Women’s Studded Ankle Boot are gorgeous

  20. October 30, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I think you styled the leather leggings perfectly, I love them with the structured jacket and the booties are outstanding!
    Chic on the Cheap

  21. October 30, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    If I were lucky enough to win I would spend mine on Daniel Black Suede Infanta Women’s Wedge Knee Boots. I do lots of walking in the Winter and these look so comfortable and very stylish !

  22. October 31, 2014 / 3:21 am

    I like the Hunter Black Original Gloss Womens Wellington Boots!

  23. November 1, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    I've always wanted some ugg boots so I would put the voucher towards the, UGG® Australia Authorised Retailer Purple Bailey Button Womens Sheepskin Flat Calf Boot.

  24. November 1, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Some of the Timberland shoes are lovely but would probably put it towards UGG boots.

  25. Lynsey Buchanan
    November 1, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    I would buy my daughter the UGG® Australia Authorised Retailer Kids Kourtney Black Calf Boot

  26. November 2, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    UGG® Australia Authorised Retailer Brown Lonna Women’s Flat Loafer

  27. Anonymous
    November 2, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    I like these: They are practical and stylish.

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  28. November 3, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    So much choice. I really need a pair of wellies & the Hunter ones look fab so probably them 🙂 x

  29. November 4, 2014 / 10:09 am

    I love the Daniel Black Gower Women’s Flat Biker Boot code:GOWER-Black-Leather and because they're such a bargain I'd still have enough to buy a scarf too!

  30. November 19, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Great outfit! Those leggings suit you well. Those with textile at the back are more comfy but tend to stretch too much and then are loose. It depends on the quality of course.

    Have a great day!

  31. August 5, 2015 / 2:02 am

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