Leather Dress & Bejeweled Collars

I don't always apply makeup in brick lined alleyways, but on the occasion that I do, I'm happy to dress for the photo-opp.

Leather Dress: Deliah's Collection // Embellished collar blouse: Forever 21 // handbag: vintage Coach // heels: Lands End
On my first day wearing these heels, I wore them for nearly 8 hours! Amazing - they were so comfortable I didn't even take notice.

Early last year I banned myself from Forever 21 - I had developed a habit of using the store as a quick fix for my shopping impulses, and found it to be no  more satisfying than junk food: it felt good in the moment, but within a couple hours I would be hungry all over again. This blouse was the exception. I have been looking for blouses with unique collars because I want to be able to layer them under tops and dresses and have the collar make a statement. I love this blouse! Imagine my pleasnt surprise when I found it in a beautiful mint color as well (that one turned out to be an "exception" as well). 
Also, I think I pulled off a head-to-toe leather look quite well, wouldn't you say? I was afraid it would be a little over kill, but the purse in a different color helps to break things up.
I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

9 comments

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I love this outfit Amber! It's gorgeous and inspiring! I've actually stopped buying from stores like Forever21 too. I now buy everything from shopbop, I'm happier saving up a bit and buying designer pieces. A lot better than impulse buying, in my opinion :)

Swarnali said...

You look lovely...isn't this the same dress that you wore for Halloween? It looks great paired with that embellished collared blouse :)
Love your shoes...the last shot is awesome :D

Shybiker said...

Too cute for words! This is one of the best outfits I've seen in weeks. Everything clicks. Kudos for the fashion homerun.

MattieMo said...

You look wonderful, that leather dress looks like it was made for you :))

ROXTHEFOX said...

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J. said...

I think you look amazing!
The only good item I ever found at Forever 21 was a $22 jacket...it still looks good and gets complements...but that's it...I'm jealous of your finds!

Style of Iris said...

I agree, you did put this together nicely! I looooove the collar because it makes this leather outfit look so girly and sweet. But then I can see how you can change it to a sexy/vixen look too ;-) Great styling like usual!

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Dina's Days said...

Just flawless! This is on trend and beautifully done. Great shoe shot!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

You definitely pulled off the head to toe leather look. So funny how so many of us have banned shopping at F21 now or again. I recently just started shopping there again like a few weeks ago.

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