Monday, October 29, 2018

Light Autumn in a Leather Dress

I went through my closet last night briefly, pulling out things I wanted to wear this week, things that felt autumnal to me. 
 No surprise that I grabbed this floral blouse, or this lovely leather dress. It's a light-coloured  combination for fall - I resisted going with black accessories.


  • Blouse - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; first worn here in August with more light leather
  • Dress - Truly by Part Two; last seen here in January with fruital
  • Shoes - Big Presence Earhart, Fluevog; last worn here in July with a paisley jammie dress
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here in April


The shoes were more surprising to me - I kept them out because of the bright orange stripe (which matches the blouse so well), and the lavender patent leather (to match my hair).
 I never thought I would have a taupe leather dress in my wardrobe, but I've had this for nearly eight years and it's always a keeper.

I just layer different tops under it for a different look.
 And I change up the belt too. I vaguely recall that the dress came with a crappy belt, but I tossed it.

Monday face. Nooooooo...I don't want to go to work!
 But it was a pretty quiet day, after all my whining. Not so bad.

Outerwear - happy to be wearing this amazing vintage leather trenchcoat again!
 I was a little chilly overall today. I think the days of short sleeves are over unless I wear an extra jacket or cardigan!


  • Velvet scarf - Dolce & Gabbana, thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
 Such comfy shoes. I'm rather fond of the unusual colour mix.

Gold bling:
I liked how this khaki leather/gold belt went with the outfit - the blouse also has bits of olive green in it.


  • Belt - Christian Dior, vintage 80s, vintage fair
  • Bracelet - Lia Sophia, thrifted
  • Earrings - thrifted


Did you see? My belt is Dior! Super Klassy!

22 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great outfit. You assemble pieces into a cohesive whole. Love the belt.

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  2. So cute! Digging the autumn vibe, the fluevogs add that splash of colour. Gorgeous!

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  3. Taupe or not, that dress is fantastic on you! I love that 1980s-tastic belt and the incredible colours of those shoes.
    xxx

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    1. 80s-tastic is right, Vix! I love this dress - it's proven itself to be a very useful and fun piece in my wardrobe.

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  4. Your blouse looks lovely under the dress and I really like that belt with it - you always accessorise so well! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Mica! There is always room for improvement.

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  5. lovely combo and lovely shoes! and you rock your accessorizing!
    besos

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  6. Oh wow that dress is the gift that keeps on giving ! It's such a marvellous item She!

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    1. I have gotten my money's worth, for sure, Lorena! Can't believe I only paid $20 for it.

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  7. I love the print and colours of that blouse, and it works really well with the taupe leather dress and amazing belt. Your hair really does match the lavender part of the shoes. How wonderful! Your leather trench is worth having cold weather for, isn't it? But wait! Where is Vizzini? xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I love the leather trench - it's a treasure and awesome when it gets colder and rainier.

      Oh, he's around - pics in today's post.

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  8. Your taupe leather dress is fantastic. Such a lot of possibilities; no wonder you've had it for 8 years. The shoes are so lovely...

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    1. Thank you, Vronni! Yes, I've worn tons of different tops with it. It's been shockingly versatile.

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  9. I find myself completely besotted by these gorgeous shoes. The color combination is unusual and very striking. What can I say, that leather dress fits you like a glove, and this outfit is spectacular. I hope this week finds you well my friend.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Aren't they lovely? I'm very fond of them. Aw, thank you, Elle. I'm doing okay.

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  10. Hi Shiela, I've just discovered your blog! Love the trench coat and colourful shoes. :)

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  11. A leather dress, how lovely! I've not seen this one before. And those shoes - be still my beating heart, oh how I adore them! A super autumnal look x
    Anna

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    1. I love the shoes, and the dress has been a good stalwart in my closet for years. Thanks, my dear!

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