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 πŸ™‚

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. 8 March 2013 / 3:52 am

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

  2. 7 March 2013 / 1:07 am

    Oh my god, I love that skirt and those boots! πŸ™‚

  3. 7 March 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!

  4. 6 March 2013 / 7:14 pm

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

  5. 6 March 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Love this outfit and would wear all of this… found you through Pleated Poppy link up…

  6. 6 March 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

  7. 6 March 2013 / 4:11 pm

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

  8. 6 March 2013 / 11:59 am

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

  9. 6 March 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!).

  10. 6 March 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.

  11. 6 March 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.

  12. 5 March 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!

  13. 5 March 2013 / 10:08 pm

    it is so you and I love it

  14. 5 March 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Cute outfit! Love it!

  15. 5 March 2013 / 5:06 pm

    those boots! LOVEEEEE!

  16. 5 March 2013 / 7:21 am

    Sartorial genius (as is your standard), Catherine! I love the contrast of masculine and femme with the play of the leather pieces against the sweet, delicate florals in the skirt. And the color of the scarf peeking out is so beautiful with your coloring!
    ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style

  17. 4 March 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Love the vintage dress/skirt and the structured purse is great!

  18. 4 March 2013 / 5:14 pm

    Love the leather jacket + pretty skirt combo!

  19. 4 March 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.

  20. 4 March 2013 / 1:00 am

    I love the jacket with the skirt!

  21. 4 March 2013 / 12:38 am

    Holy smokes – I am drooling over those boots!

  22. 3 March 2013 / 8:16 pm

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

  23. 3 March 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

  24. 3 March 2013 / 5:55 pm

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

    Lady of Style

  25. 3 March 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 πŸ™‚

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  26. 3 March 2013 / 2:46 pm

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

  27. 3 March 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 πŸ˜‰

    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 πŸ™‚

  28. 3 March 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

    • 4 March 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

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