making a statement

19/10/2013


what i'm wearing:
h&m chiffon t-shirt
primark faux leather trousers
primark loafers

another horribly lit set of photographs courtesy of the horrendous dull weather that seems to be refusing to shift. keeping warm right now is my number one priority with my choice in clothing. so if i'm not that "fashion forward" in a few outfit posts bear with me, it's bloody freezing at the mo! both the shawl and the bag are pieces from matalans statements line, which of course is a selection of items that can be key items in any wardrobe. every day since receiving my tartan shawl i've been wearing it, it's just a great alternative to a jacket or cardigan especially when indoors. i've had a few compliments on it too when i've worn it at work; with two people i work with buying it (hi stacey and ewelina!) and a couple of customers asking where it was from, which is always lovely. i'm also extremely happy to have a new oversized bag, as i've been using small bags that always have things spilling out because my other big bags are old and tatty. i love that the arm handles have a large enough space to hold it or i have the option of wearing it as a shoulder bag with a strap also. both pieces are incredibly cheap too which is insane are they are both amazing quality. i can't believe i'd forgotten how great matalan could be. what do you think? what are your staple pieces for your wardrobe?

39 comments

  1. You look gorgeous Charissa, I love that shawl! x

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  2. That shawl is so gorgeous, can't believe it's only £10! xo

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  3. Your outfit is gorgeous! I love the colour of your hair, what do you ask for at the hair dressers? x

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    1. Thanks Jodie, I don't ask for anything in particular unfortunately it's just a head of highlights. X

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  4. I absolutely love this outfit. Have you done something different with your hair? I really like it! :)

    Nicola:
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    xo

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    1. Thanks Nicola, not with the style I've just put one side of it behind my ear. That's the only difference missy :) x

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  5. I keep seeing this bag in Matalan, it's lovely!

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  6. Love the Shawl. I need to get one just for when I chill about the house! So snuggly!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  7. Such a nice outfit, you look lovely! I really like that bag! :) x

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  8. it's gorgeous :). and I'd also rather keep warm than look fashionable

    xx Vivi
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  9. Oh gosh, that plaid poncho looks fabulous and cozy at the same time. Love it!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. It really is, I feel like I'm just wrapped in a blanket yet I'm actually still well dressed. X

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  10. i'm seriously loving the print on that shawl *heart eyes*

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  11. Looking beautiful as ever! Love that scarf too, no wonder your colleagues have bought it too <3

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  12. Those loafers look like they're Russel & Bromley- really surprised they're Primarni!
    You look gorgeous :)

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    x

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  13. Nice outfit! Love the bag and shawl!

    Kimberley x

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  14. I should really look in matalan because so many people find gorgeous pieces in there for cheap, like this shawl. It's sooo nice, and such a good statement piece for matalan

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  15. Such a nice tartan shawl and such a great price at £10! I don't have a Matalan store near me but they have some great things!
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    1. That's such a shame, you could always order online petal. X

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  16. I love the outfit, the shawl is amazing,

    Xoxo

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  17. so gorgeous! That shawl is so beaut, must get myself one of those!

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  18. That shawl is amazing! Can't beat a bit of Matalan every now any again. Leather trousers are a must too <3

    Hannah x
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    1. Thank you hannah! You're right, they have some right gems in. X

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  19. You look amazing! I love the outfit!
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  20. oh my days I cant believe these bits are from Matalan! Gorgeous outfit x

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  21. I loooooove that shawl. Want want want want want!

    xx

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  22. i reallly like you check shawl! you look so nice!! great blog

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  23. That shawl is too too gorge
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    S xx

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  24. Love the tartan!
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  25. Love the colours, so lush. You're so pretty :)

    Ruth x

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  26. I love the shawl! So on trend and an amazingly affordable price! :)

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  27. Love this outfit, it looks so cosy! I bought a black and grey tartan shawl from Matalan a couple of years ago and I still love to wrap myself up in it on cold days, so they are definitely a wardrobe staple :) xx

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    1. I completely agree with you petal. I think things like this are timeless pieces. X

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