November 29, 2010

clever leather

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A year or so ago, I wrote a list to myself of fashion 'must have' peices that I needed to put into my closet as soon as I could. This list included things such as the perfect cape (still looking for you!), as much velvet as possible, and leather shorts! When I was in Melbourne a week ago we went to an amazing street market that sold everything from old books to antique jewelery to incredible vintage clothing. I saw these leather shorts out of the corner of my eye (as we do!) when Nate and I were walking by a stall, and I had to go back to try them on. I pulled them up over my jean shorts, while everyone probably thought 'who is this weirdo?' but there is no shame when finding the perfect peice. They fit like a glove and I couldnt of been more happy. These shorts are my new favorite! It cannot stop at just one pair of leather shorts though, oh no, there will be more to add to the collection - im hoping brown will be next! What is on your fashion 'must have' list?

So I never really got to tell any of you about Melbourne - forgive me! I will be honest and say that I didnt take one photograph while in Melbourne. I know....I know! What the heck? I can say though without a doubt that Melbourne is a beautiful city and I would move there in a New York minute. I love the architecture, old cathedrals on every street, cafes and cute restaurants and shopping shopping shopping! Needless to say I was smitten, and despite some of my trip being absolute chaos I had a great time...and I found the cutest vintage peices. I have missed thrift stores so much. I used to have all second hand clothes, then stopped going for a year or so, but now I am back and loving it. They are seriously my favorite - and I love how everything is one of a kind! Perfection in my eyes.

This is my last full week of work..because guess what? I leave. I move. I jump ship...in 9 DAYS! Nine Days! My friends, this is such an exciting (but incredibly sad!) thing for me. I cannot wait to get home and take photographs in the snow and wear tights without getting crazy looks! I thought that this last week I would do all of my blog posts against the infamous brick wall. We need to end this era where it first began! Have a great week buttercups. x

Velvet Rosette Sweater - Thrifted
Leather Shorts - Thrifted
Lace Socks - Rubi
Clogs - Jimi loves Mimi

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51 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I wish I could find a pair that flatter my hips :) Good luck with your move.

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  2. Perfect leather shorts? I think so! They look amazing on you! I love this whole outfit Kate!

    Also, nine days? Oh my! You're almost there! Can't wait to see your posts from this week, because next week you'll be in another country! Eck!

    <33

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  3. oh muh lord, this outfit is perfection <3 those shorts are an amazing find!

    xoxo

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  4. You are simply gorgeous! Those shorts fit you perfectly & I feel like you have the most amazing collection of velvet clothing- that sweater is lovely.
    I've always wanted to go to Melbourne- now you've just increased the desire. Hopefully someday!
    I'm sure it must be bittersweet to be leaving. Relish your remaining 9 days and safe travels to Canada dear. xx

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  5. you're adorable! i LOVE the leather shorts!

    but i like the brick wall, ;)

    xx elanor

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  6. Cuuuute!! I'm in love with those leather shorts. Love the whole outfit in fact. Your socks are so adorable. What I really want to find is a great leather skirt.

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  7. those shorts are such a great find! you look so cute. can't wait to hear tales of blogging from canada!

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  8. Love the shorts girl!
    They look perfect on you!
    I still havent found my leather shorts, but you are one very lucky gal for finding those.

    xo

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  9. Amazing shorts!! I have been searching for some for the best part of 6 months...hopefully I find some soon! :) Love Melbourne, I feel at home there can't wait to go back for a visit :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  10. you are such a doll. and i'm so glad you get to go home! wear those tights and wear them proud! ;) best of luck with the move, sweets. <3

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  11. Love this outfit! The shorts, the velvet, and the socks and sandals are all so perfect! It took me ages to find a pair of perfect leather shorts, but came across some vintage one's and they were exactly what I was looking for, and fit me perfectly. I really wear them too much as well x

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  12. I'm still on the hunt for a nice pair of leather shorts. Yours look fantastic! And I love Melbourne too. I wish I could visit there more often.

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  13. That whole outfit is pure perfection!! Love those shorts, may have to find me some for next summer.. I'm getting into velvet too. So far I haven't found my dream cape either, so the search continues... :) Good luck with the move! xx

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  14. I am in love with your jumper so much <3.

    x

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  15. I'm so excited you're moving back to Canada (perfect timing for intense hockey season)! I can't wait to get some winter inspiration from you because I'm so lost as to how to dress cute in the cold winter months!

    These leather shorts just got added to my list. I would have never thought to buy or wear leather shorts, but the beauty of blogging is learning and trying new things! Your hair is also so cute in a top knot, it's perfect!

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  16. good luck with the move love.
    i can not wait to see your outfit post in snow!

    you are rocking those leather shorts..i was never into leather but man i really like those shorts. :)
    you look beautiful.
    xoox

    ps. i am still looking for the perfect cape as well. :)

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  17. those shorts look amazing on you! i'm looking for a pair as well, but need to find something with looser legs (tights things on my bottom half = not a good idea).

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  18. This outfit is adorable! Love the top, and it's always so amazing when you find THE perfect item, the one you have been searching high & low for! The shorts look great!

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  19. Aw, those are perfect!! They look amazing on you! Now onto the neverending search of the perfect cape :P

    xo
    Sands

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  20. Wow, those shorts are killer!! I wish I could pull off this look, but sadly I am way tooooo curvy. They seriously look amazing on you. Lovely socks as well. Gorgeous as always:)

    xx Marisa

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  21. I love this outfit! Oh my gosh, you can pull off anything and look AMAZING.

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  22. Fabulous shorts- I can't believe you found them at a street market, but congratulations to you, they are amazing and they look like they weren't meant for you! Love your top, too... the texture is beautiful. This black look is anything but basic :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  23. Congrats on your lovely finds. I love street markets and bazaars and the like.

    Also love your top,

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  24. I have been in desperate need of leather shorts too...but that might be irrational now that winter is coming. I'll have to keep an eye out for some though. There is just something extra amazing about them! Yours look lovely and I'm totally envious :]

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  25. Those shorts were made for you. <3 My gosh-- 9 days! Well, not even 9 anymore because I'm so late commenting. I'm so proud of you-- you must be so excited!

    You are absolutely gorgeous in each of these photos-- I'm going to miss the brick wall!

    And.. thank you for the incredible comment on my blog. You warmed my heart and successfully brought an English major to a lack of words.

    Love,
    Amber.

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  26. i love this! a velvet jumper? that's out of this world! and also love your clogs too, they are beautiful <3

    can't wait to see you in that cardigan too :)

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  27. Oh goodness! You are always one of my favorite bloggers <33

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  28. Yay - back to the brick wall! I love it. This outfit is so amazing Kate - I am beyond jealous that you found some vintage leather shorts! Although I don't think that if I found some I could pull them off.. you look wonderful!!

    X

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  29. velvet + leather?! this outfit is so you! i love it! good luck with moving, gorgeous, i hope everything goes smoothly and safely! <3

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  30. YOUR LEGS. They are so sexy. Um... those shorts fit you, seriously, like a glove girl. Wow I'm envious. You totally rock the sexy rock look! :D

    But wait, where are you moving to? HOW DID I MISS THIS. (Oh yeah I had a giant blogging hiatus a while ago, I suck!)

    Also I love your hair in this.

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  31. Wow Melbourne! I would love to go there, and I'm so glad you had a good time there. That sweater is beautiful. :]

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  32. Kate I didn't forgot you:)

    And I still love you :**

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  33. WHy I didn't added you to my blog roll since now?

    I'm such a little idiotic person.
    But problem solved :****

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  34. oh kate those are g-g-g-g-goood

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  35. You are such a lucky girl to find these wonderful shorts! They must have been meant for you considering they fit so well, and I just love how you have styled them.

    I am hunting for a pair of leather shorts too. Topshop have a few great styles so I will see about those. I really want a pair with a bow belt a la Nicole of Gary Pepper.

    As far as capes go, American Apparel have a few good ones at the moment. I got a super cheap sale one from Forever New last year and I just love it, makes me want to buy more capes!

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  36. i love how you paired the pretty lace socks with those shoes, it looks fantastic.
    x

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  37. Wow! Just go ahead and knock my socks off, why don'cha? You look amazing!
    Kristina J.

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  38. Ohh I just love your shorts dear <3 You seriously have one of my favorite blogs!

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  39. Adorable look!! love the cute top and the amazing shorts!!!!!
    Freesia

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  40. you thrifted those leather shorts! oh my gosh find of the century and they look incredible on you <3

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  41. Love the outfit so much! My favorite is that shirt. I'm a sucker for anything velvet but that top is just velvet genius. And you really rock those leather shorts! I don't think I'd be able to look that good. Haha. I'm lovin your hair too! :)

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  42. I loooove those leather shorts, those are still way up high on my wishlist too :( and velvet, yessss want!


    http://stylingdutchman.blogspot.com/

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  43. those leather pants look great on you

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  44. Those shorts are so rad & fierce, gahhh I love them!

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  45. love everything in this outfit<3

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  46. I completely agree with your list of must haves! The shorts are perfect. Isn't it wonderful when you find just what you've been looking for??

    Chic on the Cheap

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  47. Très jolies photos , j'adore le style !!!

    Steeve

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