Sartorial Love: The Perfect Leather Jacket & The Vintage Skirt

My Vintage Skirt Found The Perfect Leather Jacket

The last time I wore this skirt on the blog was almost exactly a year ago, when I named the post Vintage Girl Seeking Handsome Leather Jacket.

And that was exactly what I wanted to pair with this much-loved vintage skirt, but my quest to find The Perfect Leather Jacket had been a fruitless one for about 10 or 15 years…

… until this year. I found it, waiting patiently for me at the shops, hiding under a removable faux fur collar and desperate to be united with the nautical pleated skirt. It knew I wouldn’t mind the fact that it’s not real leather, despite my theory that The Perfect Leather Jacket needed to be just that. Nor did I mind in the slightest that it was easy on the wallet, because the fit was just right and it was so soft, just like really expensive buttery leather. No, I just knew the two of them were meant to be together. And they met, and they fell in love.

And that is the story of how a vintage skirt came to find its true love in the form of a faux leather biker jacket.

The story will continue, albeit in a not-so-happy way: How The Jealous Vintage Skirt Coped With The Infidelity of The Perfect Leather Jacket. Stay tuned folks πŸ˜‰
Catherine x
My Vintage Skirt Found The Perfect Leather Jacket
My Vintage Skirt Found The Perfect Leather Jacket
My Vintage Skirt Found The Perfect Leather Jacket
My Vintage Skirt Found The Perfect Leather Jacket

Jacket: Red Herring at Debenhams, Top: F&F at Tesco, Skirt: Vintage eBay, Boots: Duo, Belt: ASOS, Sunglasses: Red Herring at Debenhams, Hello bracelet: ASOS, Chevron rings: ASOS, Gold ring: ASOS, Nails: Revlon Hazy

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  1. 14 November 2012 / 12:22 am

    Glad to see you are considerate of your closet relationships… that didn't come out quite right. I mean that I love your jacket-skirt drama. Also love the process notes. And, absolutely love the outfit. I'm always reassured that your bright taste comes across age-just-right. Gives me hope I'll get better with color one of these days. Inspiring, always, even if you are such a young whippersnap!

  2. 11 November 2012 / 11:40 pm

    Such lovely comments from you all – thank you so much! Seems whenever I roll out these boots they're very popular, so for a pair I wasn't too keen on when I first got them, they've proven a great buy as they're my favourites!

    Thanks everyone, hope you've all had great weekends xoxo

  3. 11 November 2012 / 11:08 pm

    Your pics are stellar btw!

    And yes nothing better than a pleather jacket–I bought 2 this year! Yours is great!

  4. 9 November 2012 / 8:28 am

    There's nothing quite like a good leather jacket and your vintage skirt is lovely too xo

  5. 8 November 2012 / 8:23 pm

    aww love at first sight! it is perfect (as is the skirt… swoon!) i love how biker jackets go with everything, im sure this piece will get so much wear and remixed lots!xxx
    ps i am on the scrounge for votes of my blogging buddies, wondered if you could help. Link is on my last blog post xxx

  6. 8 November 2012 / 4:48 pm

    It beats me how you can combine so many colours and make it look so good. And also so many styles. You are so cool.

  7. 8 November 2012 / 3:58 pm

    that jacket is pretty darn perfect!!!
    love those stacking rings as well

  8. Anonymous
    8 November 2012 / 3:48 pm

    HOLY COW CATHERINE. This is totally unrelated to your post, but I'm watching the movie "Please give" and Catherine Keener in it looks SO MUCH LIKE YOU!

    I'm sure I'm not the first person who's noted that, but wowza that resemblance is uncanny!!

    • 11 November 2012 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you (you didn't give your name) – no I haven't heard that one before… and although I do know CK I just Googled her to see some images, and yes I can see what you mean! Though there is someone else I've been likened to, and even I think I look like (so much so that sometimes pictures of her spook me out) – the actress Emily Mortimer? If you don't know her, Google her, you may or may not agree?!! C x

  9. 8 November 2012 / 9:45 am

    Love the shirt/belt/skirt combination – and of course not a bad topper with the jacket πŸ™‚
    (Good things come to those who wait, after all)


  10. 8 November 2012 / 5:28 am

    I am mesmerized by this skirt! The colors and pattern are just breathtaking. The whole shoot is total eye candy, Catherine. And a big congrats to you on being united with this yummy jacket, 'twas meant to be!!! ~Sarah

  11. 8 November 2012 / 1:25 am

    That skirt is amazing! I am inspired to break out some of thrifted skirts from the summer and layer and rock some boots πŸ™‚

    C's Evolution of Style

  12. 7 November 2012 / 9:53 pm

    It IS a great jacket! Lovely to see it and the skirt so happy together for the moment, despite the inevitability of it cadding about, yeah? On the edge of my seat waiting for the next dramatic instalment! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  13. 7 November 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Love the skirt, love the belt, love the boots. Love it all, so pretty!

  14. 7 November 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Your outfits are so joyful and I like coordinated belt and boots. I'm not sure how you do what you do, but I'm so glad you do it! Gives me inspiration.
    x Laura

  15. 7 November 2012 / 7:11 pm

    what a lovely story – but to wait 15 years, that is patience! The jacket is great of course, and the perfect partner for your nautical skirt, but I really do like your boots too, and the belt. Taking the photos on a field is just brilliant! A very inspiring post altogether!

    • 11 November 2012 / 2:45 pm

      I just never found one I liked enough to justify the money, Kaffe (when I thought it had to be the soft, expensive real leather)! Thanks so much my lovely xoxo

  16. 7 November 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Congratulations on finding your perfect leather jacket Catherine!!! I love it to, it has a great fit. I also love your printed skirt, love the contrast it creates styled with the jacket! The brown boots and belt compliment the mustard colour of your top beautifully! πŸ™‚

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

  17. 7 November 2012 / 4:26 pm

    it's a great combo! i love this skirt on you! and those embellished boots are so amazing, too!

  18. 7 November 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Love, love, love the look, and adore the gorgeous SKIRT, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  19. tammy Silverstyle
    7 November 2012 / 2:45 pm

    Lovely outfit. I've been catching you on Pinterest more than on the blog but enjoy seeing you and your pins almost as much.
    Have a good day rocking the leather!

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