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Leather Sleeves.

2012 December 6

Leather accents are everywhere– leather-trimmed lapels, hemlines, and collars are adding some edge to classic fall and winter pieces. One of my favorite ways to work in the leather trim trend is with a contrast jacket. They’re a bit rugged and a definitely up the cool-factor.

For a night out with a girlfriend, I threw this military-inspired jacket on over a sheer black lace top, black skinny jeans, and a pair of navy suede booties. A mixture of aesthetics going on, but the dark color palette keeps the style ship from capsizing.

Jacket: Staring at Stras; lace top: Victoria's Secret; black denim: Express; booties: NineWest

In other news, this week Hunter at navy & orange did a feature on my wedding. Go check it out! Thank you, Hunter!

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  1. erin permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Hello there, gorgeous!

    So edgy and cool. I love this. :)


  2. Sara permalink
    December 6, 2012

    You look great! That jacket is awesome- I love the military trend and the leather sleeves make it that much better.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Jessica permalink
    December 6, 2012


  4. stylishbynature permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Great jacket !! Even i have one and love it :)

    Giveaway- 2 Lucky winners win beautiful Bib Necklace !!

  5. Norma permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Pretty and tough all at the same time. :) Love it! You look great!

  6. Laura permalink
    December 6, 2012

    So gorgeous! Love your hair (straight is so cute on you)!

    The jacket is killer I really like it!

  7. Kim permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Awesome outfit! Hope you have a good Thursday!

  8. Alissa permalink
    December 6, 2012

    So pretty. :)

    I love the lace top under the jacket- looks really cool!

  9. Marisol permalink
    December 6, 2012

    You match different textures really well. I love what you’ve done here!


  10. Evie permalink
    December 6, 2012



  11. Utley permalink
    December 6, 2012

    So very pretty but not to girly. I like very much!

  12. Jennifer permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Cute outfit! Love the rocker touch.

  13. December 6, 2012

    Love your jacket! And your closet ;)

  14. Ryann permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Love it, Ashley!

  15. Ashleigh permalink
    December 6, 2012

    I love that jacket!

  16. Olivia permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Rocker babe! :)

  17. Taylor permalink
    December 6, 2012

    I have a similar style jacket and I adore it! I wear it with everything from jeans and t-shirts to dresses! It really works across my whole closet, and I love that! (Made it worth the pricetag, too!)

    I hope you’re doing well and having a great week!

    Your feature over at navy and orange was so good -what a BEAUTIFUL bride you were! Your dress was incredible! Should be in a magazine! :)

  18. December 6, 2012

    Great look! Love the jacket, it’s lovely.

  19. December 6, 2012

    I am a biiig fan of leather sleeves! You look fab!!!
    Don’t Call Me Fashion Blogger

  20. December 6, 2012

    Love the military/leather mix, it looks uber stylish! Also I had to go over and check your wedding feature, such beautiful photos!

  21. Filipa permalink
    December 7, 2012

    beautiful jacket. I’ve seen the same in New Yorker, but it’s way too expensive.
    Filipa from

  22. Anonymous permalink
    December 7, 2012

    Love the jacket on you! SO CUTE! I wanted one like that but got the opposite (leather jacket & green sleeves).

  23. December 7, 2012

    oops that was me above :) hautepinkpretty

  24. The Lacquer Factor permalink
    December 7, 2012

    Love the mix of textures!

  25. Aya permalink
    December 8, 2012

    I absolutely love your leather sleeved jacket! I actually won a giveaway a few days ago where I get to receive one of these jackets so I cannot wait to wear mine! xo

  26. davie+erica permalink
    December 8, 2012

    LOVE! That jacket is a-mazing. And that closet…. super swoon<3

    ox from NYC!


  27. miss Margaret Cruzemark permalink
    December 9, 2012

    Lovely pictures,gorgeous style!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  28. December 9, 2012

    awesome outfit, i love the leather


    ♥ Ellen

  29. December 10, 2012

    Jacket is marvelous, and I love how you paired it with the lace!;)

  30. virginia permalink
    December 10, 2012



  31. Borka permalink
    December 10, 2012

    lovely military chic look! Keep on smiling!
    Great styling!
    Kisses from Miami,

  32. navy & orange permalink
    December 12, 2012

    thanks for the shoutout! loved having you and your special details on the blog!

    xoxo navy & orange

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