Sunday, 11 October 2009

I need to tell you a story

A story about a lovely really "cool" little leather jacket.

Friend V (who was 35 last Tuesday) came round for coffee the other day. Friend V always looks really "cool" or "wicked" to coin her own phases, as opposed to my friend K who I aspire to dress like, who is the epitome of chic, sophistication and designer clothing. Friend V prefers quantity over quality, whereas K is the other way round and I fall somewhere in the middle, with a few high end pieces which usually consist of bags, shoes and jeans. Anyway, V arrived in long pale denim shirt over black leggings, high heeled black ankle boots (probably faux suede from New Look, if I was close enough to touch them) lots of junk jewellery and it was all topped off with the cutest leather jacket you ever did see. I could tell the jacket was really soft even before I touched it and fell open in an asymmetrical way as she wore it undone, very Kate or Sienna. After a little chat, I couldn't resist asking "I love your jacket, where did you get it?". V replied with "everybody comments on it and a couple of people have asked if it is All Saints" "Yes I agree, it does look very All Saints, so come on tell me, Topshop, Warehouse?" "No" said V "wait for it......., £60 from Select" "WTF, I don't believe it" and to be honest I still don't, even though I can see it with my own eyes here and it is now reduced by a tenner to £50 and is on order with Mr F's debit card to make Mrs F very happy. Seriously girls, if you are looking for a wardrobe staple in the shape of a leather jacket, don't do a Mrs Fab and turn your nose up at buying this item from Select, because in the flesh this garment is truly stunning and really does look like it is from All Saints ......

11 comments:

  1. Holy shmoly - that is a MASSIVE deal. And I know nothing of Select so I can't bring any fashion snobism to the table :-)

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  2. I'll happily buy from anywhere... Argos to Armani, you have to judge every item on it's own merits. This jacket looks the bees knees!

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  3. Oh yes good deal and choice - I agree about labels its often the name you are paying for not the fabric!

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  4. I just had a look at the site - I've never heard of them either (you have to excuse me I live in the middle of fashion's no-man's land). I was rather taken by the tan leather bomber jacket. Like the colour and the price is a fiver less than above. Can't really go wrong. Husband would be so pleased with all that money saved on an item I didn't even know I needed! I know he would thank you personally if he ever got to know about it.

    Helena xx

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  5. Hi there-wow, what a find!! I didn't know Select was online too!

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  6. Hi Girlies, the thing about Select is that it is not a shop I would normally ever go into, we have one at a very small and horrible shopping centre about 20 miles away but I feel the beauty of this particular jacket is nobody would guess where you got it, cut out the label, lie but make sure you buy it, as I said it is as soft as butter and will post up a pic when mine arrives. x

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  7. Like Helena I havent heard of them before but didnt want to sound ignorant so now I am not the first I shall speak lol :) I love it really chic little numberxxx Cant wait to see pic

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  8. I used to go in Select years ago... and now, the one nearest to me has been relegated to some obscure shopping centre that no one goes in anymore. Can't wait to see the pic of yours.. I love butter soft leather! (and not in a pervy way!) x

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  9. Wow!! I'm off to look. Hehe.....does V know she is talked about on your blog? ;0)

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  10. CM - No she doesnt! none of my friends do!

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  11. Oh, just had a look and love it! Unfortunately they only deliver within the UK!
    Look forward to seeing your photo!

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