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Can You Fall in Love with Leather Goods?

2012 December 11

I have been hunting for the perfect lightweight leather jacket with an over-sized draped collar for ages and ages now. Something with a bit of slouch through the front and a touch cropped, but snug through the arms and shoulder. Above all, the leather needed to be super soft and buttery– absolutely no stiffness or anything too structured.

Look. What. I. Found.

Leather Jacket: Veda; turtleneck: Gap; denim: Express; booties: NineWest

There’s a bit of a back story to this jacket. On a shopping excursion last month (complete with champagne at lunch, so there’s that), I spotted this jacket’s olive green cousin on a mannequin at Nordstrom. I tried it on, fell in love, but couldn’t at the time justify shelling out the cash (no matter how beautiful and perfect and how incredible the jacket looked).

Cut to last weekend, when the Nordstrom holiday shopping event paired all the same players together: me, champagne, and the infamous leather jacket. Only this time, they had it in navy. NAVY. It was like fashion kismet.

My friend’s mother put it best, “Ashley, you’re not going to stop obsessing about this jacket until you buy it.”

Done. Sold.

It had been awhile since Muffin had photobombed a shot.

What do you think? Is love at first sight possible with leather goods? I’m thinking yes. Be prepared to see this navy stunner constantly– I’ve hardly taken it off since I bought it!

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  1. Taylor permalink
    December 11, 2012

    What an amazing jacket! I can see why you fell in love with it! It looks perfect on you, and I love that you did all navy with a bright red lip! :)

  2. Sara permalink
    December 11, 2012

    What a great find. Love it!

  3. Michaela permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Navy was such a cool choice- a little different from your average black leather jacket, but will still go with everything. :) Can’t wait to see how you style it!

  4. Karin permalink
    December 11, 2012

    You look awesome! May you have many years with your beloved new jacket. ;)

  5. Laura permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Gorgeous jacket! I love it with the booties. :)

    Hope you’re having a great week! How cold is it there? Finally winter? It’s snowing here, if you can believe it!

  6. Heather permalink
    December 11, 2012

    And now I’M in love with that jacket. Amazing!

  7. Miss Butterflyyyy permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Hi :) Very nice your blog! Love it! If You want You can go to my blog see if you like ;)
    Maybe we can follow each other :) What do you think?! :)
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  8. keri permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Is this the jacket you were wearing Sunday? I was obsessing over it. Love it!

  9. December 11, 2012

    Love the jacket and great color! Black can get a bit boring… And somehow I don’t think navy will ever go out of style :)

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  10. stylishbynature permalink
    December 11, 2012

    WOW !! Great leather jacket … fits you so well :)

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  11. Leah permalink
    December 11, 2012

    You look gorgeous! That leather jacket is perfect on you. :)

    -L

  12. Olivia permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Beautiful! I love how soft and drapey the coat looks.

    Navy is such an awesome color to get- black might be too boring, or you probably have a black leather jacket.

  13. Sarah permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Such pretty red lipstick! Goes great with the navy outfit. :)

  14. erin permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Love your style, girl.

    -e

  15. Michelle permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Gorgeous! :)

    Happy Tuesday!

  16. Brooke permalink
    December 11, 2012

    Beautiful jacket! Love it!

  17. December 11, 2012

    I love that wide lapels jacket!
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  18. Anonymous permalink
    December 11, 2012

    fits you perfectly!

    Jessica
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  19. AMODEWORLD permalink
    December 11, 2012

    It looks great on you. Great buy :) xA

  20. December 11, 2012

    The jacket was definitely worth the splurge, it is gorgeous! Love your doggie making a little appearance! :)

  21. December 12, 2012

    LOVE your jacket!

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  22. Arushi Khosla permalink
    December 12, 2012

    That jacket is perfection!

    Love from NY
    xx Arushi
    http://www.bohemianlikeyou.net

  23. joyshana permalink
    December 12, 2012

    Loving the jacket, You look gorgeous
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  24. Aya permalink
    December 12, 2012

    Great outfit – love that leather jacket! xo

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  25. Audrey Allure permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Such a gorgeous jacket!

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  26. December 13, 2012

    Great leather jacket and what a cute dog.=)

  27. miss Margaret Cruzemark permalink
    December 16, 2012

    You have such a fashion sense my dear! I love this edgy style of yours. Keep it up!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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