Hanging around on Union Street

retro sixties leather outfit black and white town brick wall

Krisp leather jacket neon colour pop

union street barnet girl posing brick wall vintage retro

black shoes and colour pop Kate Spade socks

swinging on railings dancing in the streets shirt and leather jacket

Silver topshop heels bows metallic hanging off gate railing chic pointy court stilettos

Cool Story Bro!

Just as I headed out with my trusty photographer/best friend Carrie to shoot these snaps, I stopped and thought “nah, I’m not struggling down the street in these heels, I’ll go there in flats!” Oh the falsities of Blogger life; tricking our readers into thinking that we would ACTUALLY ever bother with the pain and effort of wearing heels with our outfits! “Oh, these, I’d wear them every day!” Yeah right.

Naturally, as we quickly got into the swing of taking photos and concentrating on dodging cars in the background, I forgot to change footwear. So the Primark flats that I once wore when competing for the British Cheerleading Championships, stayed on my feet whilst I dangled the Topshop ornaments – sorry shoes.

“So, um, what’s the story here? Because you’ve got two pairs of shoes.” Carrie pointed out.

“Uhm, it’s my coming back from the party-last-night look, where I could wear either pairs of shoes and it would still go, it’s like I don’t care… it kind of works…”

“Cool story.” hmm.

Smiling Mercy & Wild Tshirt neon pop collar glasses

back of girl grey hoodie black denim shorts

brick wall countryside outfit black leather jacket beehive red hair

black denim cut-off shorts

Krisp leather jacket detail lapel close up

Leather look Jacket – Krisp Clothing / T-shirt – Limited Edition Mercy & Wild for dyslexic charity / Blouse and Headband- New Look / Necklace – ASOS / Silver heels – Topshop / 3-part Bolt ring – Cos / Dotted socks – Kate Spade

Anyway, the ACTUAL story of this post is that I’ve finally got a ‘leather’ jacket! Whoop! And it’s just perfect. I’d not bothered getting one before because of the cost and that when you pay less it usually looks cheap. Then there’s the conundrum of which bloody shape and style to choose. I adore this one which was kindly sent to me from Krisp Clothing. (Remember the brand from, like, school?!) I love the cropped fit, long sleeves and the strap details and now wear it with everything like this beautifully illustrated charity T from Mercy & Wild! (All you veteran leather jacket wearers going “yeah yeah, it goes with everything, we know!”)

New closet staple sorted! p.s I went for a size smaller in this for a nice, fitted cling.


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  • Jenny September 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Leather jackets are my life! I’m glad you’ve finally got one. 🙂 there’s actually a Krisp that’s opened up in my town, I might go and check it out! x

  • Jem September 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Cannot walk in heels taller than a couple of inches. I am a rubbish girl. Totally on message with two pairs of shoes, some shoes are NOT made for walking!

    The jacket is divine – the buckles at the cuffs are placed just right and there is enough studding without being overkill – love your taste 🙂

    Jem xXx

  • SJP September 26, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Oh my goodness, try as I might I cannot walk in heels to save my life! Glad you found your jacket, I’ve got one but it’s not The One, so hoping to replace it soon.

  • fab September 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    maaaaan everything about this is perfect.

    and yeah, AMAZING jacket!

    I’m a new follower, oh yeah.

  • Kit September 26, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    OMG you rock chick.

  • Alex September 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Absolutely adore the girly Topshop shoes. Love the geek chic look too 🙂 x

  • Miss Ecl September 25, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Hahahah! Either way, I love the shoes! 😀

  • Becky Bedbug September 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    These photos are so gorgeous! I never, ever wear heels in real life so if you ever catch me wearing them on my blog, you know it’s a camera-only deal!


  • Kim September 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    GREAT new leather jacket! And what a fun outfit! I love the way you hung your heels up on the gate (post). hahahaha Fabulous photoshoot!

  • Katie September 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Hahaha this story is pretty cool, lol 🙂 ! <3

  • Maria September 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Love this jacket on you, I have one in a similar shape and it is one of my favourites, just so darn comfy!

    Maria xxx

  • Jo - Lost in the Haze September 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Lucy, your beehive looks so perfect!

    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

    • Lulu September 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      Paha Jo – It’s NO WAY NEAR perfect! I bunged it up about 2 minutes before I left the house hehe – YOURS are always perfect 😉

  • Han September 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    “Uhm, it’s my coming back from the party-last-night look, where I could wear either pairs of shoes and it would still go, it’s like I don’t care… it kind of works…”

    erm, so the walk of shame basically!! :S

    • Lulu September 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      Pretty much! Except there’s no shame here! 😉

  • Joana Gomes September 25, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Haha, I love the story. I always feel like sometimes, if I actually wore the heels some bloggers post about, I’d be dead one hour after putting them on. I mean, I live in Lisbon, ALL our pavements are made of cobblestones – so you know how hard it is to wear heels in here..

    I love your tee and your jacket!

    • Lulu September 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      Haha oh god, it’s like London Fashion Week (cobbles) but in your whole life – that must be so annoying!! x