Tough Leather With Soft Florals

Leather jacket, floral dress & brown boots
Leather jacket, floral dress & brown boots
Leather jacket & plum scarf
I’ve been wanting to put this outfit together for probably the best part of a year. Under all the layers there’s a vintage summer dress I bought a few years ago on eBay – I think the only time it’s been seen on the blog was in this post from 2011. I’m also wearing a slip and about three pairs of woolly tights underneath to try and keep the cold out. There’s a reason why I don’t wear skirts all that often in the winter…

If you’re wondering where Part 2 of the Photo Tips Friday: Give Your Blog a DIY Design Makeover post has got to, it’ll be up on the blog this Friday. I’ve had to do a bit of a shifty about with my schedule, as I’ve got something reeeeeeeeally exciting to share with you on Tuesday – something to do with a giveaway and a lot of money. I’ll see you back here for that, then…?

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend 🙂

Catherine x
Leather jacket: Debenhams, Dress: Vintage, Bag: Accessorize, Boots: Duo (old), Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Scarf: Unknown, Sunglasses: French Connection at ASOS, Earrings: Unknown, Ring: ASOS

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  1. March 3, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Love hard and soft Catherine, I always feel like it's the perfect mix for an effortless look..loving the jacket and as usual your gorgeous hair!
    sheree xxx

    • March 4, 2013 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks Sheree… and do you recognise the dress? It's the one you sent me the picture of from that vintage store!!! xoxo

  2. March 3, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Love this. Just adore it. The jacket is fabulous and the boots are killing me right now! In a good way 😉

    This makes me long for Spring!


    p.s. I don't usually post something, but I think you might be pretty keen on winning one year of advertising that I'm giving away on I know you've entered such things before so I just didn't want you to miss the chance to win, especially since you already read ModaMama. Which thank you again for 🙂

  3. March 3, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Fabulous boots, Catherine. And I too love this mix of hard and soft. xoxoxoxo

  4. March 3, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    Catherine I love this combination! The subtle clash of prints, the ultra feminine skirt with the tough leather jacket and your amazing choice of shoes and bag, all has been styled impeccably! Really wonderful my dear 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  5. March 3, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Unfortunately there are never enough warm summer's days. Layering is a great idea.

    Lady of Style

  6. March 3, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    I so agree with you! I hardly wear skirts and dresses in the winter…but come summer time, that's about all I wear! Here's hoping warmer weather gets here soon!!

    knocked up fabulous

  7. March 3, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    That's such a gorgeous outfit! Those boots are amazing and the pretty skirt spells spring (fingers crossed eh!)

  8. March 4, 2013 / 12:38 am

    Holy smokes – I am drooling over those boots!

  9. March 4, 2013 / 9:41 am

    The soft skirt and the leather are true perfection, ahhhhhhhhhh
    Please Catherine wear more skirts, you look sooooooooooooo gorgeous in them.

  10. March 4, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    Love the leather jacket + pretty skirt combo!

  11. March 5, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Cute outfit! Love it!

  12. March 5, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    it is so you and I love it

  13. March 5, 2013 / 11:44 pm

    The look is so romantic and feminine-love it!!! You styled it beautifully!!! By the way I'm hosting a link up party and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!

  14. March 6, 2013 / 1:47 am

    Some seriously sophisticated print and texture combinations. Really good looking, and I see why you wanted to put all this in one charming outfit. I (we all, I'm sure) always look forward to your styling lessons.

  15. March 6, 2013 / 6:24 am

    Absolutely STUNNING! I love and would wear every piece of this outfit. You have a gorgeous style and an eye for beautiful details and items that standout and blend in beautifully.

  16. March 6, 2013 / 6:33 am

    Funny you say the dress is hiding under there – I particularly love the earrings that I see peeking through too. Will be watching out for the exciting news (but especially the tips!).

  17. March 6, 2013 / 11:59 am

    LOVE those boots! Happy to have found you through WIWW – new follower!

  18. March 6, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    I love a look that is both flirty and edgy. And that purse is beautiful!

  19. March 6, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    Those boots! They are ridiculously fabulous! I love the mixed leather colors and the swingy skirt. Great combination of textures.

    Found you via Wardrobe Wednesday

  20. March 6, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    I love a light summer dress with a leather jacket! Gorgeous outfit, gorgeous you!

  21. March 7, 2013 / 12:16 am

    I barely wear skirts in the winter to, for the same reason that I don't like to be cold! I love the leather with the floral, though!

  22. March 7, 2013 / 1:07 am

    Oh my god, I love that skirt and those boots! 🙂

  23. March 8, 2013 / 3:52 am

    You can weather those boots and jacket with ANYTHING! Love them.

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