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I hate to do the stereotypical British thing & moan about the weather, but seriously, it’s June & I’m wearing a heavy maxi dress & a leather jacket & still feeling like I’d happily wrap up even more! I decided to use the opportunity to get a few more wears out of the draped leather jacket I made last year, I’m sure most of you have already seen the previous post about it & me professing my love for this ‘tester’ – here. I think it’ll be one of those things I keep & wear forever, despite it being my first attempt & knowing that it is far from perfect, I just love it regardless. I really do need to get making a few more for Autumn though, I still really want to do a nude version, but still haven’t found that perfect nude leather I’ve been searching for to use for it…

I’ve also fallen in love with orange again, I just love the way it looks paired with black, so I had to dig out this old ASOS bangle. I have a feeling it’ll be getting a lot more wear again soon, it adds such a nice pop of colour to my usual all black outfits. I’ve even been a little tempted by a bright orange maxi dress, anyone who knows me will know how unusual this is for me, but I really just can’t get enough of it, I wonder if because the weathers rubbish I’m subconsciously trying to make myself feel a bit more summery…

Also, if you missed it in the previous post, check out the little interview I did with Creative Fluff Magazine!

Filed under: Made, Outfit


  1. Posted 11.06.2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    i can’t believe you made that! you have an exceptional talent.

  2. Posted 11.06.2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your interview! These photos are great, your skin looks amazing, and you look soo tall.

  3. Posted 11.06.2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    You look stunning and what a great jacket.

  4. Posted 12.06.2012 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    I’m seriously impressed! It’s always a nice feeling to wear/use something you’ve made yourself even if not perfect, I can relate.

    To answer your nail polish marbling question, I haven’t had any peeling yet but the smoother/softer the leather the better it adheres. A thick layer might crack but it seems not to peel.

  5. Posted 12.06.2012 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Absolutely Stunning! Awesome outfit!



  6. Posted 12.06.2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    i really like the jacket too. whatever imperfections you mentioned in the other post definitely does not show when you have it on! also, that belt is really nice – i’ve been looking for something similar for ages!

    ps – enjoyed the interview! it’s always hard going freelance but “just do it!” is exactly what i would have said too :)

  7. Posted 12.06.2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Can’t believe you made that jacket! It’s GORGEOUS.

    You know, I don’t think I would mind the wedding showers/baby showers so much if the other people didn’t give me a pitying look for not being married/pregnant/want to be pregnant/envious of the pregnant woman or bride. I’m honestly happy for my friends when they decide to make these life decisions, but I wish they would be happy that choosing NOT to do these things is a life choice that I’m making – one that doesn’t need pitying looks or a gazillion questions.

      Posted 12.06.2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! :)
      & I couldn’t agree more! I don’t understand how even in this day & age it’s so wrong to not want those things & you’re seen as abnormal for making that decision. I’m happy as I am, what’s so wrong with that?! I find the worst are the people who say “You say that now, but one day!” with a smug look on their faces… Urgh! Haha!

  8. Posted 12.06.2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    wow, the jacket is extraordinary!! congrats!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  9. Posted 13.06.2012 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    Well of course I remember this jacket! I am still so impressed on how you draped the leather! What type of leather is it? I have only worked with leather a couple of times and really want to experiment more for fall!



      Posted 14.06.2012 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! :) It’s pig skin suede, the suede is the ‘right’ side of it, but I liked the distressed look of the imperfect ‘wrong’ leather side, so used it that side out. The suede is usually slightly thinner & more drapey than pig skin leather too, but all pig skin is very supple & easily draped. You definitely should, just make sure you buy leather needles for your machine & have some talc spare if it doesn’t glide through the machine easily.

  10. Posted 13.06.2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    You look great! and the jacket is amazing! xx


  11. Posted 13.06.2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    UGH I feel your pain. There’ve been maybe two or three nice weeks here, otherwise it’s been miserable. Im in loooove with the all-black with a pop of colour. Let’s just hope it warms up sooooon.

  12. Posted 13.06.2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    You look gorgeous, love how you styled the maxi dress!

    – Malena

  13. Posted 13.06.2012 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    great bangle!



  14. Posted 13.06.2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    This outfit looks perfect on you. Love the maxi skirt!

  15. ylenia
    Posted 13.06.2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Love the jacket and bracelet!
    Fashion drawings inspired by neon trend on my blog, click here to check them out and let me know what you think!

  16. Posted 13.06.2012 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! Love this length on you!

  17. Posted 14.06.2012 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    I love that jacket, so happy i stumbled across your blog
    NRC ♥

  18. Posted 14.06.2012 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    I am in LOVE with your jacket! You need to sell them! It is so rad that people would buy it, including myself!


      Posted 14.06.2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

      Aww, that is such a lovely compliment! I don’t have the time to currently, but I would never rule it out completely, maybe one day! :)

  19. Posted 14.06.2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I get what you mean about the weather – we didn’t have a summer here in New Zealand over christmas, it was awful! Probably one of the reasons I am escaping winter to Europe to get some sun!

    Cannot believe that you made that jacket – the construction is amazing!

  20. Posted 14.06.2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe you did that jacket! Do you sell your stuff? It works perfect with the maxi dress. Looking so fashion forward. Moaning about the weather is such a boring thing to do, can’t help it it’s June and it’s like this! :)

      Posted 14.06.2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! No, I don’t sell them, I think it kinda takes the fun out of these things when it becomes something you ‘have’ to do, if you know what I mean? I’m considering doing a giveaway with a custom piece of clothing in the future though, as a sort of one off, as lots of people have asked! :)

  21. Posted 15.06.2012 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    wow i am really glad i stumbled upon your blog. i am following you now. you have a lovely fashion sense and i am loving your blog – looked through a few past posts as well. i really love that jacket so much. is it typical to moan about the weather if you are british? you know i actually think i have heard that before. i am always moaning about the weather as well – berlin has surprisingly similar weather to london i do think. we usually have sun from only 8-11 in the morning then overcast and many times rain. it has been so chilly here too. i have been longing for a day where i can just go out with shorts and a t shirt no problem, but it looks as though next week is supposed to warm up! i will be sure to check out your interview as well. i would love if you stop by my blog too and follow back. always lovely to find bloggers i can be inspired by.

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/ <3

  22. Posted 15.06.2012 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    im loving your jacket!! sooo impressed!

  23. Posted 25.06.2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I love your dress! its beautiful! Want that belt.

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