March 1, 2011

leather fever

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There is two things that I can never get enough of in my closet. Velvet, and leather. You know when you are shopping and you see something in your peripheral and you are 'trying' to give your friend the 100% attention that they deserve, but all of a sudden you are MIA and they are left walking alone and talking to themselves while you dash to the 'MUST SEE' item. I will be honest and tell you that I have this maneuver down to a T. I swear I could be in a shopping complex and my best friend could tell me shes engaged, pregnant, or that her life long dog just died and I would say "Okay. Great. I'll be right back" before it even registers. Anyone know what I am talking about? That is the story behind this dress. I saw it out of the corner of my eye, and left my freind abandoned while I tip-toed (ran) back to it. Love at first sight. Isnt that how I am with all of my clothes though? Its true. But who wouldnt love a leather panelled dress?

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. I wish I could say mine has been exciting and life changing, but really I took the lazy route yesterday and stayed in my pajamas all day watching Oprah and Dr Phil (perfect thing to do when you're bloated and tired, true?!) Luckily today was a different story. Im energetic as a bee and excited to do blog posts this week. Have a wonderful week love bugs! Oh, and please take note of my wonderful pose with my head tilt. Compliments of Nathan Mulligan posing expert (nice try dear)..Yikes!! xo

Dress : Calvin Klein
Lace Underlay : Boo Ya
Tights : Betsey Johnson
Belt : Thrifted
Boots : Vintage

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43 comments:

  1. Holy cow, girllll. You are looking GORGEOUS and seriously runway ready. I'm not even kidding! I love those boots and that dress is a gem. You're stunning!

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  2. gorgeous!!! this dress fits you like a glove :]

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  3. I love the story behind that beautiful dress! That's just the BEST feeling when you find something that is 100% you. =)

    And no worries for lazy days; those are also the best. You can't be all up 24/7, unless you're one of those little robot hamsters (they are SO crazy).

    Love your sweet sense of style, beautiful backgrounds, and voluminous hair. =)

    -Erin(keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  4. Once again, those boots are amazing!

    I do the same thing to my husband every time we go shopping! Although, it may or may not usually include a sale on cracked pepper and olive oil Triscuits.

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  5. hahaha!!! so funny! i can see why you'd leave your friend high and dry to get to this dress though. it's amazing! and just perfect for you :)

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  6. That dress is totally to die for, you look stunning! I love this post <3

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  7. you are the cutest thing ever, i can't stand it! you pull that off so well! can we trade hair?!

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  8. haha!! I totally understand that feeling! My attention goes poof! when I see something I have to have:) And that dress is amazing!!!

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  9. Hahaha! I know that exact feeling. You look absolutely amazing in the dress, and the head tilt move made me giggle. Morne is (or, you know, thinks he is ;)) the posing expert when we are taking photos, haha!

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  10. that dress, outfit, lace and YOU are so awesomely fabulous!!

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  11. These pictures are absolutely stunning! I can't get over how great your hair looks as well as your all black outfit. The leather is perfect on you and it's the perfect amount of leather on that dress. :)

    And the best days are always the lazy days spent in Pajamas watching TV. I need one of those days sometime soon.

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  12. I wouldn't be hurt if you did that when shopping, especially if you help me hunt something like this down! I love how you made this your own with the lace underneath!

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  13. i can really see why you got distracted by this dress! so pretty! :)

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  14. your new camera makes me so jealous!!

    and this lace and leather makes me even more jealous!!

    and then your cute face and your amazing hair!!

    argh, I am so green with envy when I visit your blog :) but you are so beautiful, girl and this dress is amazing! completely worth dropping the ball on everything else and running towards!

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  15. you look amazing! I love the combination of leather and lace. :)

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  16. Oh man, I've been there! Probably too many times :) But for a dress like that, I can't say I blame you!

    xox

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  17. I am sure you get this all the time, but you so look like Jordan Sparks!

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  18. I LOVE this outfit SO much! Of course I love all things leather and those boots are amazing!

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  19. Lovely pictures.
    You're looking so nice.
    I love this outfit.

    dassida.blogspot.com

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  20. yeeep I am familiar with the 'running to the rack leaving your friend talking to themself' phenomena. Actually, I think I do that all the time to Dale and he'll just say "why didn't you just tell me you were going over there?" haha! Ah boy.

    That dress totally necessitated that kind of reaction though I mean c'mon leather and velvet? Gimme a break - total perfection. You look utterly...resplendent! hehe

    xo Robyn

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  21. leather, lace and your phenomenal hair...amazingness all over the place :)
    Aubrey

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  22. such cute photos! that location reminds me of the tongariro alpine crossing in New Zealand!

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  23. You do edgy romantic so friggin well Kate! Love! Hehe I do that all the time! Tunnel vision while shopping. Robert just chases after me since he's used to it :) I WANNA SHOP WITH YOU!

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  24. Seriously, I do this all the time! It frustrates both my sister and my boyfriend soo so much. But I just can't help it! Haha.
    Loving the new dress my dear! :)

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  25. I'm actually sure that my friends know not to have meaningful conversations with me while Im shopping for this reason. That is so funny. I love the dress, leather and lace together is so sexy!

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  26. How amazing is that dress, love everything about it, the color, the lace, the silhouette ... looks awesome!

    3 Cess O.
    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  27. Dang girl, you're workin that dress and I don't hate it one bit. And watching Oprah and Dr. Oz is pretty much my routine these days, I'm not sure what I'll do when Oprah's no more :/

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  28. I could never in a million years pull of this look, but you ma' dear are rocking it!! I totally know what you mean about shopping, hahahaa ^,~

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  29. Lovely photos. I can't get enough of your bangs

    pics-o-andrea

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  30. mm, i love this look! i'm a velvet fan, too. (:

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  31. hahahaha! I totally do the same thing. I'm glad you abandoned your friend for this one though (sorry friend!) because this dress was made for you. Totally rocking it. Also, I love the head tilt pose. I wanna see more of that! haha!!

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  32. Such a gorgeous dress, you look so chic! I get that feeling with items all the time and I have to race to make sure my friend doesn't see the item first most of the time haha! x

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  33. Your shoes are so perfectly perfect!! I've gone MIA durring shopping trips before for sure. I've also been in a tug-o-war at the thrift shop too. eep!
    You're looking super lovely in your velvet. Pretty girl.
    XOXO

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  34. Wow. You are a cute little cutie!

    Can I just have your hair? And maybe that pathway?

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  35. I love the boots! <3 You have a great style, hun. And thanks for your comment!
    xxx

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  36. That's such a funny story about the dress... ahaha... I love your shoes and your hair!! Mine will never behave like that!

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  37. Girl OMG you look hottt!! Also can we swap hair because yours is divine!!

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  38. Oh, I totally know what you're talking about! Of course, this happens to me all the time, not just around clothing. I'm obviously one of the worst listeners in history, oops!

    Anyways, I love the leather dress! I still need a good pair of leather shorts...I never got any last spring. Hopefully this'll be the year!

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  39. these photos are GORGEOUS!! pretty, lovely, beautiful lady. <3

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  40. Umm can I have your hair?? And style? LOVE IT.

    xoxo
    www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

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  41. Your hair looks so good. Wear it like this always!!

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  42. oh my goodness. this is amazing. I have no leather at all but looking at it on you is wonderful!!

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