New Clothes Purchases


I said I would share my new purchases with you, so here is the post. I decided to take my photos outside this time because it was just too dull inside, I think I might start doing this often actually as the lighting is so much better! These are purchases that I got in the sale and a few things here and there throughout December as well.

Above is my new Zara quilted faux leather jacket in black, from their TRF collection, so it wasn’t as expensive as it could have been if it was from the regular collection. I absolutely love this jacket! I’m a big fan of the leather look jackets and this one is cut so nicely that it’s really flattering. It curves around the spine and waist so it gives a nice silhouette. You did see this jacket in yesterday’s outfit post here.


I got this burgundy body warmer/gilet in the sale from Topshop, it was reduced by over 50% so it was a great bargain! I absolutely love these types of jackets because they are so warm and insulated, yet you can still wear your jumpers underneath without looking bulky! I love the colour of this one and it also has a grey hood which is cute! Buy it here.


I purchased this dip dye ombre denim shirt from Forever 21 when I was in Birmingham back in December. It was a great price (as Forever 21 always is) and I fell in love with it. Those of you who know my style will know I am absolutely obsessed with dip dye and this shirt really stood out to me! I will have an outfit post wearing it soon. Buy it here.


This is another Forever 21 purchase, a burgundy faux leather vest that I got in Birmingham as well. It’s great because it’s easily layered over jackets for the colour block effect (like in my outfit here) or just over some neutral jumpers. The colour is pretty and for the price, I think it was a good purchase. Buy it here.


These are my new jeans that I purchased on Shopbop, the AG Adriano Goldschmied The Leggings jeans in 12 Years Dwight. I was wondering about purchasing these for a week or so as I wasn’t sure on the wash in person or the sizing, but they are absolutely amazing and I am so glad that I bought them! They are my new favourites and I have worn them so much already. You can read my review on these jeans here and you can purchase them on Shopbop here.


I had been eying this floral blazer from Topshop since the summer as I thought it was really cool and I loved the retro 70’s vibe that it had to it, however I didn’t want to pay full price for it so I acquired it in the sale really recently for over 50% off and I love it! It’s definitely a bold and statement making piece, but I think it brightens up my look! I will have an outfit post featuring this jacket soon!


I got this long sleeved faux leather front top from the Zara sale really recently too. I saw it online a few months ago but never purchased it as I was hoping it might pop into the sale soon, and it did! It’s really pretty and I love the faux leather on the front, it’s quite unique! Again, it will be featured in an outfit post soon!


I was in need of a navy blazer as I haven’t ever owned one. I think they are really versatile and slightly better than black in some ways as they are not too harsh. They go with jeans so well and I wanted one to pair with a lighter blue denim shirt, which I did for an outfit recently and I will be showing that very soon! This is the same type of blazer as my pink andย  yellow ones, the jersey type with cool lining on the sleeves, from Zara.


I bought this dip dye and studded shoulder jumper from Forever 21 with the other purchases as I thought it was really ‘me’ for casual wear. I like comfortable and statement making pieces like this and I know I will get a lot of wear out of it. It’s sort of similar to the pale purple studded one I have from Topshop, but obviously this one is blue.


And my final piece is a colour block faux leather jacket from Forever 21 as well. As soon as I saw this I fell in love with it. As you know I love colour blocking and when I saw my three favourite neutral shades together (brown, cream and black) I instantly wanted to try it on. I wasn’t sure how it would fit me as I haven’t tried jackets from Forever 21 before, but it turned out great and I can’t wait to wear it soon. Buy it here. So which do you like the most?

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62 Responses

  1. Natasha January 7, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    I love the back quilted jacket! Great buys!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Natasha!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Sarah!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks Luba!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks Rosie =)

      • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 7:48 pm

        Thanks Rosie =) I’m glad you liked it!

  2. emma January 7, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    love all picks esp. F21 leather vest!
    and I got the leather sleeved black top! glad we have almost the same taste :)

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 7:38 pm

      Oh that’s cool you got one too :)

  3. Nieke January 7, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I love the jackets you got! The red faux leather Forever 21 one is gorgeous. :) Great purchases!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you Nieke :)

  4. kiwifashionblog January 7, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    Great purchases! I especially love the leather (fuax) jacket. Can’t wait for you to wear them and do some blog posts!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you kiwifashionblog, you wont have to wait long!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks Linda :) Glad you like them! I love Zara blazers!

  5. Sarah January 7, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Ooh, great purchases! I love the red faux leather vest! And the tie-dye clothes are really nice aswell!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you Sarah!!

  6. David January 7, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    How hard can it be to try them out and post!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 9:58 pm

      Lol you have to wait and be patient :)

      • David January 7, 2013 / 10:10 pm

        Do you think I can be patient!? ๐Ÿ˜› btw, I see that I’m not even on top 3 now! :(

        • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 10:13 pm

          Lol :) that’s because you don’t comment much anymore :)

          • David January 7, 2013 / 10:16 pm

            Start posting post that I can comment then! ๐Ÿ˜› Not posts like this! ๐Ÿ˜›

            • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 10:19 pm

              Lol :) People like these posts :)

              • David January 7, 2013 / 10:25 pm

                People = girls… :/

                • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 10:47 pm

                  Yeah and more of my readers are girls lol, there are only a few boys :)

                  • David January 7, 2013 / 10:49 pm

                    well, Im your number one reader and commentor! ๐Ÿ˜›

                    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 10:56 pm

                      Do you check my blog everyday then? Some people email me and tell me they check it daily too! Although you can have number 1 commentor lol! :)

                    • David January 7, 2013 / 11:03 pm

                      Noooo, that would be master-stalking! ^^

                    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 11:21 pm

                      Lol! Ok!

  7. ali January 7, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    Nice items Lorna, Many I would choose for myself x

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks ali!

  8. Elizabeth January 7, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    I almost bought that burgundy vest from Forever 21! Now I’m wishing I did! Love how you paired it over that jacket!

    • Lorna January 7, 2013 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  9. thehautecookie January 8, 2013 / 12:40 am

    love the blk quilted leather blazer!!! sooo chic and cute!!!!!!

    • Lorna January 8, 2013 / 1:14 am

      Thanks thehautecookie!

  10. vintagelillies January 8, 2013 / 4:35 am

    Great purchases, I love the leather vest and navy blazer!

    • Lorna January 8, 2013 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much!

  11. Megan Kimberley January 8, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    Your obviously a ‘jacket person’ like me! :)
    I especially love the leather look one from ZARA, that is gorgeous!
    Love your blog xo

    • Lorna January 8, 2013 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you Megan :) Yeah I adore jackets so much!

  12. Helen January 8, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Ooooh I’m so jealous, they are all so nice, but the first jacket is my favourite!!!

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)



    • Lorna January 8, 2013 / 1:46 pm

      Thanks Helen :)

    • Lorna January 8, 2013 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you :) I will check it out!

    • Lorna January 8, 2013 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you Ninoslava!

  13. fashionwithaprize January 9, 2013 / 5:17 am

    Great items im totally in love with the two jackets and that Black blouse :-)

    • Lorna January 9, 2013 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you!! :)

    • Lorna January 9, 2013 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks Nat :)

    • Lorna January 10, 2013 / 11:30 am


    • Lorna January 11, 2013 / 11:43 am

      Thanks Samii!

  14. Julie January 19, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    HEY :) Where did you get your zara quilted jacket?? I couldn’t find it in zara anymore :( If you did get it in zara, which one did you get it from?


    • Lorna January 19, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Hi Julie! I got it online, it’s in their TRF section, not the women’s section. Hope that helps!

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