I love a good leather look. Faux leather, of course. Honestly, faux leather can be just as smooth and buttery as real leather, you just need to look around. I recently got the shoes I’m wearing in this post from a portuguese brand called NAE, after featuring them on my Current Wishlist post. I was a bit nervous ordering from the company because the reviews said that returning items was ridiculously expensive. And I am the queen of returns. I feel like you have to be if you order clothes online often. So when a company has a bad returns policy, it makes me hesitant to purchase from them. But I really wanted to try these shoes, so against my better judgement, I bit the bullet and ordered them since except for the return policy, all the order reviews were great! Thankfully, my risk paid off, and they fit perfectly (I ordered my normal size, UK7).
The material is so nice and smooth and they don’t look or feel like cheap faux leather. I did get a few blisters when I first started wearing them, but I always get blisters when I’m wearing in new shoes, without fail. Other than that, they are very comfortable. I think they’re a perfect dressy-casual shoe. The style is casual but the material gives them something extra. A few months ago on my blog I featured the shirt I’m wearing in the post in an outfit I would wear to the office; this outfit is how I style it to be more casual. I like to have versatile pieces in my wardrobe and being able to dress things up and down.
The bag I’m wearing is from Stella McCartney and honesty I wear it everywhere, from going shopping to going out to the bar. It goes with everything. I got it right around this time last year and I’m still so in love with it (see what I keep in my bag here!). And of course, a good leather jacket is such a versatile piece. You can wear it for so many different occasions. I love this outfit because I feel like if I changed into dark skinny jeans, it would be quite smart and I could wear it to the office or a nice dinner. I actually did wear this outfit out to dinner, but if I needed to be a little bit more dressed up, it would be so easy to transfer this outfit because all the pieces are so versatile. The dressy-casual dress code can be difficult to work with, but I think this outfit nails it.