Seasonal Skinny Week 7: Biker Boots & Bling

Last week’s Seasonal Skinny post has had to sneak into this week as I wasn’t able to post it as usual on Thursday.  Unfortunately, last week was a bumpy ride; we had two pieces of news that skewed us slightly.  Nothing derailling but nevertheless information that pulled us up abit short.  At those times, real life has to take over from blogging.

BUT, better late than never.  Here I am with some biker boots & BLING for you.

Ever have those weekends when it feels all you’re doing is flying around like a blue arsed fly, trying to cram in all those jobs you don’t have time to do in the week?  Two Saturdays ago was one of those. 

Now I really do wear my Seasonal Skinny outfits at the weekends.  I don’t just play dress up with them, take a couple of snaps (ok, 200 photos) and then pop the outfit back in the closet never to be seen again.  No siree.  Because that’d be utterly missing the point of doing this mad style challenge in the first place!

That Saturday required easy dressing.  You know, the kind of casual outfit that will work however you’re feeling and whatever your doing, including being a blue arsed fly.  In the past my ‘brain not quite engaged yet’ outfit has been jeans and a striped long sleeved top.  Or breton if you want to get fancy. However, if that becomes your fallback outfit day in and day out, your creative, sartorial spark begins to fade.  It’s an official syndrome – Withering Sparkitis.

To avoid Withering Sparkitis Syndrome, I dug out my checked (plaid for our friends across the pond) shirt.


This one is from Lee and is the softest brush cotton it’s like being hugged by a baby blanket.  Perfect for Autumnal days when you don’t need a jumper along with a jacket but you need just a bit more than a t-shirt.

If you’re a little like me and always plump for blues and navys then turquoise and teal ring the changes.  The richness of the darker teal is the right tone against the skinny jeans.


A bit of bling livens up the look.  And a strong coloured shirt required a strong necklace. I’m wearing my Majestic Collar necklace I bought recently from Yosa.  The lovely shades of blues, ambers, and greens in the necklace beautifully pick up the colours of the shirt.

My fringe bag is out to play yet again as a nod to the current fringe bonaza.

I slipped on my trusty leather biker boots.  There’s just something so right about a checked shirt worn with biker boots!  A close second would be Dr Martens.

I’ve always had such great wear from Marks & Spencer shoes and boots and these bikers are no exception; they are workhorses. So comfortable, they’re barely off my feet during the winter months and have already been to the cobblers a couple of times for reheeling since I’ve owned them.

Seasonal Skinny
M&S long sleeved top
Lee Checked Shirt (TK Maxx old)
M&S Biker Boots (old) I like these Clarks Leather Biker Boots
Majestic Collar
Fringe clutch from Joy The Store

I have no idea what I’m smiling about here.  I’ve got my ‘I’m trying desperately not to dissolve into a fit of giggles’ look on my face.  Tall Brown Fox telling me a dirty joke, no doubt, as I still feel odd having my photo taken.

But thank heavens for the ability to smile and laugh.  It gets you through those bumpy bits of life.

Do you have a fallback outfit?  If so, how do you avoid the dreaded Withering Sparkitis Syndrome?

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    • October 26, 2015 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks Patti. These are some of my favourite colours and you've got to have some bling with your bikers!

  1. October 26, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Hey! You could jump on the back of my motorcycle wearing these! Great boots. And pretty jewelry.

    • October 26, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      I could just too, Ally! Now your beloved bike is back, I'll take you up on your offer. Have you got a helmet in petite size for me to wear? LOL!

  2. October 26, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    This looks like the perfect busy Saturday look. And yes, I know what you mean about those hectic days…

    • October 26, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      Comfort when flying around at top speed is always necessary, isn't it?

  3. October 26, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    love your comfy&cool outfit, and love particularly how the colors in your necklace pick up the colors in the shirt: fabulousness!
    Obviously, I like all those turquoise and teal shades!, and your booties too!.
    I'm a huge fan of breton t-shirts, so I'm ready to dress them anytime!. And I've realized that my weekend outfits look better if I pick some fabulously colorful sneakers. And floaty crazy pants for comfort (and fun!)

    • October 26, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      The colours of the necklace are such a perfect match with the shirt. I'm a big fan of bretons too but they were rapidly becoming a uniform for me! And I'm definitely with you on some colourful sneakers!

  4. October 26, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Biker boots are so easy to wear. I just wish they'd make me look taller!

    Well you know when life throws bloggers lemons they take loads of photos of them in bowls and stuff. Or just randomly cut on a board bathed in soft morning light.

    I think it is the times in life when things don't go right that we learn the most, even if it is something we don't want to learn. I find that at times like these a hug is best…so here ya go…((((((Jacqueline)))))))


    • October 26, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      Oh, I know what you mean about wanting them to make you look taller!
      Thanks so much for your hug. Very sweet of you and most welcomed. I feel uplifted by your kind words.

  5. October 27, 2015 / 12:29 am

    My favorite piece from this outfit is that amazing fringe bag! So cute!! I have a bigger tote one, and I guess I kind of wish it was the size of your cross over body clutch size bag. That necklace is also very pretty!

    Thank you for linking up to my Style Story!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    • October 27, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      It's pretty cool, isn't it? I went back and bought it in the red too – oops!

  6. October 27, 2015 / 1:11 am

    I love how all of the pieces of this look come together. The necklace is gorgeous, but so is the bag. Your description of your expression in the last picture made me laugh and I completely agree that laughing and smiling is so therapeutic when trying to get through a tough day or week! With that said, I hope you have a fantastic week!

    • October 27, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      It's definitely got better, thank you Katie. I think the accessories are winners here. They certainly make the outfit.

  7. October 27, 2015 / 1:18 am

    Sometimes life gets in the way of our plans, but it's good to see you weren't derailed for long. The casual look suits you, and I love the bit of bling which is a great counterpoint to the biker boots. I think the fringe bag is perfect – in fact, just what I was looking for…
    Anna x

    • October 27, 2015 / 10:04 pm

      The bling and the bikers balance each other out, I think. I have to say the bag has become a real favourite and that despite me not really being a big fringe fan. It's a great size – not too big or small and I like that fact that it can be a clutch – detachable strap!

  8. October 27, 2015 / 9:19 am

    Love your play of plaid, biker boots and your blingy necklace. A perfect combination for one of those hectic Saturdays.
    Sometimes life doesn't follow a straight path and we just follow along. Hope all is well, keep smiling.

    • October 27, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks Jill, yes, we're still smiling. Abit of bling always helps!

  9. October 27, 2015 / 10:15 am

    Love this! It looks super comfy! I totally have an outfit I habitually wear when feeling can't be bothered, usually green cords with jumper or grey trousers with jumper!!x

    • October 27, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Sometimes it's good to gravitate towards old favourites. After all, humans tend to be creatures of habit, don't we! And it definitely was super comfy!

  10. October 29, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    Oh, I have this same Majestic Collar from Yosa and never thought to pair it with any of my plaid shirts. Gonna have to take a cue from your great look and give it a try! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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