Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Leather & lace

Dress: Dorothy Perkins, Leather jacket: Kara, Handbag: Dorothy Perkins, Flats: Dorothy Perkins, Earrings: Peerless Charm c/o,  Ring: Six, Nail polish: Essie "Fiesta" and "Size matters"

One of the things I love the most about fall is the endless possibility to layer my outfits and combine things that have been sitting in my closet into new, original ensembles. This brown leather jacket is definitely one of the most versatile items I own: when fall arrives (or even spring, for that matter), I tend to wear it every day. It has the perfect cut and its rich brown color feels classier and more sophisticated than the "biker-chick" black. I have decided to throw it over my new lace Dorothy Perkins dress. Leather and lace combo is always a winner in my book: the seemingly "clashing" textures look surprisingly great together.

A perfect leather (or faux leather) jacket belongs to every wardrobe: it can dress up or down almost every outfit and it's the epitome of versatility. Whether you wear it with a pair of skinny jeans and a peplum top, or over a feminine dress, you will always look fabulous.

To add even more texture to my outfit, I chose tweed crossbody bag, a few pieces of jewelry (pearls, always pearls!) and nude flats with metallic detail, I styled my hair into relaxed beachy waves (find the tutorial here) and I had the perfect outfit for an afternoon spent shopping.


35 comments:

  1. You look so pretty and girly! Lovely dress and fabulous bag! I've been missing your outfit posts :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a pretty outfit!

    I love your brown leather jacket and totally agree that it looks more sophisticated than black ones do! (although I do love my biker chick black jackets too!) :-)

    Em
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    http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Stunning doll, love the dress :) lace and blue are two of my favourites :) You look radiant! xx

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  4. That lace dress is super sweet! :)
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  5. leather and lace always looks good. so does blue and black! :) very pretty Ivana
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  6. Thank you for your comment you're so sweet :)
    I'm so in love with your bag !!

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  7. What a pretty dress! :) Love the color and I die for leather... what a great jacket!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  8. such a pretty dress, love the bow detail on the bag!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  9. great style Ivana, love your dress and the color! kisses!

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  10. I can't wait to pair my new gray leather jacket with lace this winter!!

    http://somuchfashionsolittlespace.blogspot.com/

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  11. my closet is missing a leather jacket. I need to remedy that situation before Fall is really here, unless of course you just wanna give me your jacket ;)

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  12. that dress is adorable! thanks so much for finding my blog...and now i found yours! i'm a new follower :)

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  13. Love the whole look, but I LOVE that bag!!

    Xo, Rachel

    http://www.glitzyblues.com

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  14. This is darling! I love the Peter Pan collar, and the dress looks adorable with that jacket!

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  15. I love the blue color and collar of this dress. Absolutely darling.

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  16. Adorable flats!! Thanks so much for stoppping my blog! :)

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  17. The shoes are so cute! Lovely outfit. xo

    LUXESSED

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  18. OMG you bag is absolutely ADORABLE! LOVE :)
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  19. The dress is so beautiful and you too :)))

    Do you want to follow each other,let me know :)

    http://mypersonalclosetbysamra.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thanks for following! Following you back! Great blog!

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  21. your outfit is fabulous! i love your nails too :)

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  22. i know, i LOVE boyfriend sweaters.... i might steal all my bf's sweaters eventually ... bwhahaha
    love your blog as well~

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  23. oh, I actually have a similar lace dress, it's the same colour but slightly different cut and I haven't worn it yet but you definitely inspired me to do so :)
    I also love those classy flats and the adorable bag.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  24. I love this pairing! You look so pretty and elegant in the lace and nude flats, but that jacket is totally edgy - work it, girl!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Following you because I seriously love yours!

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  25. Hey girl! Thanks for your sweet comment & for following! I really appreciate it a lot! Following you back obviously! Love your style!! You look stunning in this dress!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

    http://luciafloresdesigndiary.blogspot.com

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  26. You look so cute! I love lace and the dress looks great on you hun, I hope your'e doing well, I've been away so it's great to see your blog again. xx/ Madison

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  27. I have totally done a leather and lace inspired post myself! i love the lilac colour on you.

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  28. I've spotted your lovely shoes - great colour and style and so versatile to wear with dresses or pants.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. lovely Outfit. Love the combination with leather and lace. Looks really beautiful. Love your nails and the bag with the pretty bow too.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  30. I love anything with a collar but I especially love how you paired something feminine like a lacy dress with a very chic leather jacket. Very nice blog as well!

    xo,
    Jacquelyn

    floridblog/blogspot.com

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  31. I love leather and lace together! Your dress is so pretty and I love the color! You look fab!!

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  32. you look so cute!

    fashionistaface.blogspot.com

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  33. I love mixing tough pieces with feminine. The lace and leather jacket combo is great!
    ~jessica
    www.jeansandateacup.blogspot.com

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