Thursday, 1 August 2013

the style post | primark tribal jacket

jacket - primark | shirt - asos | tube pants - RI | nails: green fizz by bourjois



i'm in love with this jacket i'm in love with this jacket i'm in love with this jacket! oh my gosh, i don't think i have ever found such a beautiful jacket in primark EVER! i found this baby in the primark section of the trafford centre's primark, it's part of the normal brand and isn't limited but i think it is so pretty that it definitely looks more expensive than the £13 price tag.

it is a monochrome tribal-print cropped jacket with a leather tubing down the front and around the collarless neck. i think it is just so stylish and easy to wear, and is very light and easy to throw on and go. i kept the rest of the outfit really simple and in the same colour schemes so that my jacket was the centre of attention, but i think this is the perfect piece to do some clashing print outfits soon. 

the arm sleeves do come up a tiny bit short on me but i am insanely long and tall, so it can only be expected. plus, it really isn't too noticeable and i actually quite like it as it means i can show off arm jewellery much more easily with it.

i got the RI tube pants a month or so ago via asos after i had heard lily melrose rave about them and said that they were better than the joni jeans from topshop. however i really don't think i get along with them at all as well as my trusted joni's. these pants are a quite weird material, which can become quite baggy and ill-fitting after a few hours of wearing them and i found them to become creased seriously quickly. they also seem to be really weird fitting on my waist, as every time i bend over the back slips down and i can sometimes find myself on the edge of revealing a builder's bum - agh! they also pick up dust and pet hair and just general lint really easily so are a bit of a mare to wear out - especially being black. i don't find them as a waste of money though as they only costed me £17.50 (they were on sale) and i will wear them enough to warrant that amount, i'm just not giving up on my joni's that easily!

will you be keeping an eye out for this jacket?
do you prefer the joni jeans or tube pants?


p.s, i know i probably say this every month, but how is it august already?! slow down time!