Sartorial Love: The Perfect Leather Jacket & The Vintage Skirt

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
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 😉



Catherine x


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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33 Comments

  1. November 7, 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!

  2. November 7, 2012 / 4:22 pm

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

  3. November 7, 2012 / 4:26 pm

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

  4. November 7, 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! 🙂

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

  5. November 7, 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!

    • November 11, 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

  6. November 7, 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

  7. November 7, 2012 / 9:33 pm

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

  8. November 7, 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! 🙂 xoxo

  9. November 8, 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 🙂

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

  10. November 8, 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. November 8, 2012 / 9:45 am

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

    Dev
    http://www.informedstyle.com

  12. Anonymous
    November 8, 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!!

    • November 11, 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

  13. November 8, 2012 / 3:58 pm

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

  14. November 8, 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.
    Greetje

  15. November 8, 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

  16. November 9, 2012 / 8:28 am

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

  17. November 11, 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!

  18. November 11, 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

  19. November 14, 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!

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