Adventures with a Black Gilet (& P4F LINKUP!)

This black gilet caught my eye in an advert for Next in a few magazines i’ve bought this last month. Infact the whole outfit is inspired(copied) straight off the advert. Sometimes i just can’t help but copy-cat a good outfit. And this one was so comfy and warm and snuggly I’m so glad i did. Plus the purchase of the gilet has given me lots and lots of outfit inspiration for the coming months.

Before buying a gilet I did wonder how practical it would really be, i mean, it’s got no sleeves, won’t i be cold? 

But in reality, when i’m running from car to shops (who have their heating on super high!!) it turns out to be the perfect layering piece. When I wear a coat and a thick sweater, it can often induce a hot flush when you’re diving in and out of the shops who have their heaters on full thrust. Gilets seem to be the answer! Warm but not sweat-fest! Perfect if you ask me. So in answer to my own question, yes Gilets are useful and practical.. perhaps just not when it’s raining;)

Do you own a gilet? And have you found it useful?

PS please excuse my rather bloated tummy in this clingy skirt.. i had just over indulged in a lethal Mcdonalds.. and seeing as i usually don’t binge eat fast food or eat bread, my stomach momentarily appreciated it aaannd then decided to bloat to twice the size.. lesson learnt.
Don’t eat rubbish food whilst wearing a clingy skirt, LOL! (but for that moment, it was totally worth it;)
After loosing 3 stone i am quite the regulated healthy eater, but sometimes, on those long rough weeks (like this one has been) Junk food is just what you need.

Gilet: Next

Grey sweater: George Asda

Boots: F&F

Skirt &hat : New Look

Bag; very (very old)

Necklace: Yosa
Don’t forget ladies there’s a 10% discount code for all Yosa orders with the code: YOSAFRIENDS

An InLinkz Link-up



  1. November 21, 2014 / 7:06 am

    I find gilet very useful, too, and for the same reasons.

    This one suits you well! You look very pretty.

  2. November 21, 2014 / 7:19 am

    You look amazing! I like gilettes, have many and often wear at home and in the transitional period. But often it is really to cold for me – I often have to drive long distances by bicycle, have not car..
    Thanks for hosting 🙂

  3. November 21, 2014 / 7:28 am

    Loving the black monochromatic layering. The vest, boots and fringe bag are all gorgeous. Pleasure linking up beautiful Rachel.

    Enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

  4. November 21, 2014 / 9:28 am

    There's such great layering going on in this outfit. I love your gray turtleneck. I need one like that! I, too, would be concerned about the gilette not being practical without sleeves, but this one looks so nice and cozy. Keeping your core warm helps keep the rest of you warm so it makes sense that it would work! Also you look great in this skirt. I don't notice any food baby at all, though I know what that feels like when wearing a clingy outfit!

    Jamie |

  5. November 21, 2014 / 11:10 am

    There's nothing wrong with a good copy cat outfit Rachel – especially when it's as good as this (bet it looks better on you than their model, anyway)!! This is a really smart but practical (warm) outfit for this time of year… you make black and grey super gorgeous with all those textures you got goin' on.

    Plus do not apologise for the food baby… there is none, and we're all allowed a Maccy D's once in a while ;)) Have a lovely weekend hun and thank you for hosting!!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

  6. November 21, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    This is such a cute black and gray look and I especially love that hat!! I have never heard of a gilet until now and I'm assuming it's like a vest? 🙂


  7. November 21, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Yes thats right lexi, i guess its a brit/european word, it makes me giggle how we have different words for things:
    trousers: pants
    jumper: sweater
    gilet: vest
    funny really.. gilet is a weird word too pronounced kinda like jee-lay
    aannd the more i say it in my head the more strange it sounds LOL!!

  8. November 21, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    That's a great look, just edgy enough, a bit rock.

  9. November 21, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    What a gorgeous look – I love everything about this outfit. I have been wanting a tassel purse and yours is perfect – love that it's an older piece.


    P.S. Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  10. November 25, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous, I really love that gilet, I have been wearing mine quite a lot recently too!

    Maria xxx

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