Love The Way You Leather










first and foremost i want to apologize for taking a week to post something new, its hard coordinating schedules with my sister to find a time that fits us both, thank you for your patience, support, and love im hoping this look was well worth the wait. not going to lie, pairing these pieces was a big risk for the play it safe girl in me. but, after reading an article on lauren conrads website suggesting the merge of leather and floral, i knew i just had to give it a try. the button up blouse was immediately right up my alley because it was sheer and i thought the print almost looked like the brush strokes of a spring painting with those pastel yellows, pinks, and oranges. this skirt also caught my eye with its black and white striped waist and the floral print tights were a last minute decision due to the gloom that graced us with its presence this morning. paired with the ruffled, pleated satin bow-toe pumps, i think it works. the jewelry was inspired by the deep grey clouds and wet streets that surround my scenery today, the charcoal topaz jewels compliment and somewhat brighten the all black ensemble dont you think? the best part is, you could easily dress this down for a day date or errands around town by losing the tights and statement necklace, and grabbing a pair of color flats and putting those curls up in a loose ponytail. 

would you wear floral and leather? 

shirt ($20 forever 21)
skirt-similar ($30 forever 21)
tights-similar ($12 gap)
heels (old)
necklace-other ($16 francescas)
earrings (old)
bracelet (old)

p.s. thanks to my perfect sister emily of emily magers photography for withstanding the cold and rain today. nobody has ever made balancing a camera and an umbrella look so good. you are amazing, i love you! 

p.s.s. vote for this look on lucky magazine's site here



62 comments:

  1. I love your earrings! The whole look is great on congrats on having such a talented sister! the photos are outstanding! what lenses do you use?

    www.iamshoeshopping.com

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    1. thanks so much eva, and i know i feel like the luckiest blogger because photos are almost everything! i will have to ask her which lens. huge fan of yours means the world to have you stop by xo

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  2. Such a beautiful skirt! Look look fab ! xx

    kisses from
    http://fashionframebygema.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks so much gema, youre too sweet at first i thought i might look like a referee of sorts but it all came together quite nicely with the floral happy weekend xo

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  3. Gorgeous skirt! And yes I would wear floral and leather together... who wouldn't!
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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    1. thanks so much charlotte! i was actually most hesitant about this skirt and if it would work with the stripes so its so nice to hear everyones sweet words of approval xo

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  4. Lovely outfit! Your blog is very interesting!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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    1. thanks so much marta would love love to have you follow xo

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  5. wow amazing, I think you have gorgeous style plus you're so pretty!
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:*
    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet words emma, means the world coming from you (and right back at ya) happy weekend xo

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  6. Love how you paired florals with leather! Following you via BlogLovin'!

    ~Kenyé
    www.glowkouture.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much kenye! this just made my day, unfortunately i didnt have this post yet when i submitted for your link up, but hoping for the best and maybe next week. thanks for the sweet words and follow i look forward to becoming blogger friends xo

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  7. Love the combination of the floral top and leather skirt, Lauren Conrad knows what she is talking about. Beautiful photography!

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    1. thanks so much tessa, youre too sweet and im so excited you stopped by so that i could find your site! loving it all. LC definitely knows whats up, keep in touch xo

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  8. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC? Please leave me a comment, follow me and then I will follow you back!!! For sure!!

    Much Love

    www.thechicetoile.com

    Francesca

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    1. thanks so much francesca, i usually dont agree with following people just to have more followers but i actually happen to love your site and style so consider me your newest follower! cant wait to read more, please do keep in touch xo

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  9. gotta love forever 21!! That top is gorgeous I love it! And the skirt looks incredible on you.
    I totally understand when it takes a while to get a new post up! Sometimes I don't know how other bloggers do it! Life can get crazy!
    oh and im obsessing over your hair here, its SO beautiful!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. awh jessi your comments always make my day, you are the sweetest. thank you thank you youre making me blush! i agree that forever 21 is perfect for those of us on a budget and how life can get crazy (and its so easy to let your blog be the first thing to slide) but we love it and thats what keeps us coming back right? hope youre having a wonderful weekend xo

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  10. Love your blog, you have such great style!

    Amber
    Visit me at FACE IT Catalog

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    1. thank you so so much amber i love that you love it all, it means the world! happy weekend xo

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  11. First I would like to thank you so much for the lovely comment you let me on my blog. i was so happy to read it.
    And then, you are very beautiful and i'm following you with pleasure.
    XXX
    Valentine

    http://mylifewithvalentine.blogspot.fr/
    http://mylifewithvalentine.blogspot.fr/

    <3 <3 <3

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    1. ahh valentine you just made my weekend, huge fan so lovely to have you following and leaving such sweet words i look forward to becoming blogger friends xo

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  12. love your shirt!! it is a good idea to combine leather and floral!

    styleinlove.blogspot.com

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  13. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog - I absolutely love it!

    I am your newest follower :)

    apinhead.blogspot.com

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    1. awh you are too sweet thank you so much for following and commenting without you and my other fans this blog would be nothing, keep in touch xo

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  14. Amazing outfit! Have a nice weekend:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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    1. thank you thank you! it means the world to have you stop by, happy weekend to you too xo

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  15. Love everything about this outfit! really cool!

    xoxo
    My Blog, Blonde but not least

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    1. ahh thanks so much mandy, so great to have you stop by! keep in touch xo

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  16. You look absolutely amazing!! I really love your shirt and necklace!! so pretty! Following you on GFC and FB to stay in touch. It will be great if you can check out my blog and maybe follow me back. .)

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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    1. thank you so much lucy! im so happy you found me so that i could find you! your site is wonderful and your style is spot on, following back with pleasure. cant wait to read more! i look forward to becoming blogger friends, keep in touch xo

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  17. Leather and floral are my favorites!
    Lovely post and outfit,you look great!
    xo Lily

    http://alltimeclas-chic.blogspot.gr/

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    1. thanks so much lily, huge fan of your site always finding the best inspiration there. means the world to have your stamp of approval! happy weekend xo

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  18. Amazing blouse and skirt :) great look! Btw, I'm a new follower, it would be lovely if you could visit me and maybe follow if you like <3



    xx,
    thefashiondreamcatcher.blogspot.pt

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    1. thank you so much for the sweet words and follow, loving your site definitely your newest fan via GFC so happy you found me so i could find you, keep in touch xo

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  19. Love your style and concept of your blog, I'm following xo! Best of luck!
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you so much kosi, loving that you love it and having you follow along! keep in touch xo

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  20. First, thanks SO much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments! It really made me smile and I just adore the quote you gave me. It is so absolutely true and a great reminder. I may just have to stick that one on a Post-It. :)
    Second, I ADORE your outfit! You look oh so pretty in it and the floral with leather is stunning! I love Lauren Conrad's site too-and books. Great tips.
    Props to your sister for taking gorgeous photos too! They turned out so great with the gloomy weather. My fav. ;)
    Have a beautiful night!
    Your newest follower,
    Kayla

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    1. awh kayla you seriously just made my night and im totally returning the smile right now! isnt that quote the best? let that wave of motivation and sense of accomplishment be the feeling that overwhelms you rather than the stress! anyway, you are awesome and totally making me blush with all these compliments i was an immediate huge fan of yours and so so happy to have you following back. i look forward to becoming blogger friends! happy almost monday xo

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  21. Amazing outfit, love your blouse!! Your pics are always fabulous!!


    NEW POST!

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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    1. thank you so much babi, as are yours! happy monday xo

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  22. I love your skirt!
    Cute outfit <3

    http://www.candyliquor.co.uk
    UK High Street Fashion
    xoxo

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    1. thank you so so much, means the world! keep in touch xo

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  23. Florals and leather... this is my next outfit idea...love it!!

    xoxo
    Erin
    The Fashion Canvas

    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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    1. ahh thanks so much erin! immediately a huge fan of yours, following on bloglovin cant wait to see how you style floral and leather! happy monday xo

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  24. lovely outfit! the blouse is great!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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    1. thank you so much kate, means a lot coming from you! so happy you found me so that i could find you! xo

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  25. Officially the best outfit ever!! Earrings amazing, tights amazing- well the whole thing is! Although I do have the over whelming urge to shop now...

    Sarah XxX

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    1. awh sarah youre the sweetest thank you so much for this it brought a smile to my face (and on a monday that can be hard to do) i always have the overwhelming urge to shop definitely a problem for my wallet happy monday xo

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    1. thank you thank you! totally channeling the grey gloom right?! xo

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  27. oo, i love the print mixing! i'm a huge fan of patterned tights and mini-skirts too--they also look pretty awesome together. floral + leather are my favorite trends right now and are a perfect combination, in my opinion.

    p.s. so awesome/random that you're from santa clarita too! always happy to meet other local fashion bloggers. xx

    erica | sweets + hearts

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    1. thank you so much erica! means the world to have you following back and leaving such sweet words! couldnt agree more about floral and leather and am more than happy to be able to get to know you in our tiny city! it really is a small world, even smaller here xo

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  28. adore the accessories! and that top!! love your outfit overall :)

    would you like to follow each other maybe?
    visit my blog
    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

    ps; you're beautiful!

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    1. thank you so much youre too sweet! i would love love to have you follow xo

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  29. That looks great, I love everything.

    http://fashioniswhatineed.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you so much andrea! i was so hesitant about this look so all of your approval really means the world xo

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  30. so gorgeous girl! i am so jealous of your hair! :) makes me wna grow mine out again hehe. and i love how you styled this outfit, the top is amazing.

    xo,
    Kathleen

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    1. awh thanks so much kathleen! youre making me blush over here with such sweet words, keep in touch xo

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  31. Love the outfit you look just amazing!!!
    http://www.arcanusunknown.com

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