Clothing Haul | A/W Monochrome Purchases

Autumn Clothing Haul, Autumn Clothing Haul 2014, Clothing Haul, Fashion Haul, Topshop Leigh Jeans, H&M, New Look, Monochrome

My mum and sister came to visit me at my new flat in Manchester recently and it was only natural that we went and did a spot of shopping in the city centre. I'm still trying to work out where everything is between working full time and blogging so it was nice to get out and explore the shops for the afternoon! I'm pretty skint at the moment and homeware/getting things in order at my new place have been my main priority but I couldn't resist a couple of things and my mum very kindly bought my sister and I to some bits too! As you can probably guess from the title of this post, there's a definite monochrome theme going on - I do love a bit of black, grey and white in the A/w months!

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I went shopping with the intention to buy a top I could wear with my new leather mini skirt (more on that in another post) and a black blazer for The Saturdays concert I recently attended. I spotted this cute monochrome high-neck top in New Look and really loved the print. Its kind of zig-zag stripes which I thought was quite unusual and I love that it has a cool sixties vibe! If you follow me on Instagram (@kayleighjcouture), you'll have probably seen a photo of me wearing this!

H&M Fluffy Cardigan
My boyfriend laughed when I tried this fluffy cardigan on and said I looked like a penguin but penguin esque or not, its so damn warm and cosy. When the cold weather rolls around, having fluffy jumpers or cosy cardigans on standby is essential. Plus, penguins are cute right? I'm sure I can make it work!

I normally find Topshop jeans so small that I just don't bother buying them. Having to go up a size because their jeans don't cater for girls like me with hips and a butt makes me feel self conscious and that's the last thing I want to feel when out buying new clothes! However, my younger sister is a bit Topshop mad at the moment so she dragged me in with her. I've been wanting to get some new black skinny jeans ready for the A/W months for a while now so when I spotted these ripped Leigh jeans, I decided to try them on, regardless of the annoying sizing! When I tried them on I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were a perfect fit, in my usual size. They looked so great that I had to buy them there and then, despite being pretty skint at the moment!

Most items of clothing that are totally boring and uninteresting are the ones we wear the most. Take vest tops, jeans or plain t shirts for example. None of them are particularly exciting items but wardrobe staples all the same. That's how I feel about this black over sized cardigan from H&M. Its nothing to look at but its one of those pieces that finishes an outfit off perfectly. Another A/W staple, check!

H&M Checked Shirt

Tartan is set to be big again this A/W so when I spotted this cute black, grey and white checked shirt in H&M, it had to be mine. I've already worn the hell out of this - its been worn twice this week alone! I absolutely love wearing it open over a vest top and pair of skinny jeans and its definitely going to be an A/W favourite!

Have you been stocking up on A/W essentials lately? Are you a fan of monochrome?


Lots of love,

46 comments

  1. I love that spotted top, its gorgeous! Autumn/Winter Fashion is definitely my favourite :) Please check out and follow my beauty and fashion blog:

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  2. Lovely items you got Kayleigh! LOVE Leigh jeans to the moon and back, they are super comfortable. I have hips too and could never buy jeans anywhere except Topshop, they are the best. Love the shirt, adore checked shirts!

    xxx

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  3. I love the look of that fluffy cardigan, so cosy!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  4. I love all the clothes you've bought! Monochrome clothes are important for Autumn!

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  5. love all these pieces can't wait to see you style them xx

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  6. Love the fluffy cardigan - It'll be so warm and cosy come winter !. Also love the checked flannel x

    Caitriona Tighe

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  7. Love this post - I'm a bit of a monochrome girl myself! I've been looking for a new checked shirt for A/W and this H&M one might just be the one!

    Britt x

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  8. gotta love good ol' monochrome pieces!! I love yo haul especially the fluffy cardigan and the checkered shirt.

    x Shanna | My Curves and Lashes

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  9. Love this haul! I'm a pretty allblackeverything + neutrals girl myself and can definitely appreciate the wearability of each item. I like that all these pieces could be dressed up or down for the office, too.

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  10. Some really lovely purchases! I love the top from NL and then shirt! xx

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  11. The fluffy cardigan looks so warm and cosy! I need to stock up on a few cardigans as the weather gets colder.

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  12. Nice clothes! Love the cardigans, specially the grey one :)

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  13. I am forever wearing monochrome things, its like an addiction I swear! Love the checked shirt, will have to nip in H&M and have a look around. I also agree with you on the Topshop jeans ordeal. However, I really like leigh jeans as they tend to have more stretch to them and yet still flatter your shape. Great post!

    Rachel xx

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  14. I am totally on that monotone bandwagon as well; 90% of my closet falls into the black/white/grey color spectrum. The great thing about monotone color palates is that they work really well with another of the season's big trends - print mixing!!! As long as prints are part of the same color story, you can wear them together without looking too crazy.

    xo. Jilli

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  15. Monochrome is probably all I wear throughout the winter months haha so I'm with you on this one!! I love the jeans and that shirt is perfect! xx


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  16. Gorgeous style picks! I'm loving the fluffy cardigan ♥

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  17. I am the exact way with pants! I have to check out topshop soon, i've been seeing those jeans everywhere!

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  18. I want a pair of jeans like these so bad!

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  19. Love monochrome pieces, I need to pick up that cardi x

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  20. some lovely clothes pieces :)

    emily xx

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  21. I was over Manchester at the weekend. Loved the shops. I wish Newcastle was a bit more like Manchester shopping wise. Selfridges beauty hall is the best. (Sorry Fenwick's)

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  22. The fluffy cardigan looks so cute!

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  23. I love Topshop Leigh jeans! The are super soft and such a great skinny fit. I love them but find that they fade after a while so I've had to buy a second pair recently. I'll have to check out the ripped ones next. Manchester is great for shopping! I always find myself popping after work which is not so great for my bank balance!

    Anna x

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  24. That fluffy cardigan is so darn cute! And yes penguins are cute so it's totally acceptable ;)

    Charlee xo

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  25. Love you selection! I've been eyeing Topshop jeans for quite a while now and I have the same problem with their sizes- I can hardly ever pull them up above my thighs :/

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  26. I'm so glad the monochrome trend is still around, and I love the bits you've picked up. The minute it hits September penguins are totally fine!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  27. I love everything you picked up, especially the fuzzy sweater!

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  28. Love grey and black colors :))

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  29. Love that checked shirt, i hope they have that stocked in my local hnm!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  30. Oooh I love the fluffy cardigan - it's beaut! xoxo

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  31. I love that H&M fluffy cardigan, they are so cute and fashionable piece! I haven't loaded up for AW anyway, but I have do shopping a lil' bit...one piece at a time :D xo

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  32. I'd love to have these ripped black jeans from Topshop! Unfortunately, I don't have Topshop near my place. I was looking for those kind of jeans everywhere but I can't find them. I've been wanting them for so long and I'm so jealous of you having them!

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  33. always LOVE your clothing hauls Kayleigh! I got a plain black cardi almost identical to the one you picked up in H&M last year and its such a wardrobe staple! I went back and got it in khaki and grey too! LOVE the look of the fluffy cardi - pengiun-esque or not - i bet it's so cosy! The pattern of the shell top is lovely too - got to love a bit of monochrome! xx

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  34. Loving the monochrome theme, it is such a great base to have in your wardrobe and then adding bright, colorful pieces to it! Cannot wait to see how you style these :)

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  35. I love black and white. I wanna buy a pair of black jeans so I will have a look at the Top Shop Leigh jeans. They seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. x

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  36. I love monochrome! Most of my closet is black or grey, but I do wish I was brave enough to wear more colour. I love seeing girls in bright red or purple coats in the winter.

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  37. I love everything you picked Kayleigh but that shirt is def my fave. Hope your settling in ok :) tweet me if you want any advice on the best places to eat and drink xx

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  38. You have bought some gorgous things, H&M really has done well this year, love the fuffy cardy :)

    LondonBeautyxx

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  39. Love these pieces. I have been liking H&M more and more over these past months, but Topshop is definitely my favourite place x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Lovely haul! I love the checked shirt! Abi :)
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  41. Loving everything you have purchased!

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  42. Die Bluse auf dem letzten Bild sieht total schön aus :)

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  43. I absolutely love all of these and I'm a big fan of monochrome - can I steal all of these pleaseeeee? I especially adore that fluffy jumper - amazeballs!!

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