Outfit: Leather & Lace


So, it’s that time of the week again where I thrill you all with the inner workings of my wardrobe with another fascinating outfit post! This week is no exception, as I bring to you the revolutionary combination of a little dress with boots and a leather jacket….! Wait a goddamn minute, I hear you ask, didn’t you post that exact same thing just a few weeks ago?? And not just a little dress either, a little lace dress. And you literally posted those boots a few days ago!! Well, you may be forgiven for thinking so, but actually…. Yeah ok, you’re totally right. This outfit is exactly the same – I really wasn’t kidding when I said it was my Winter uniform. But guess what, these pictures were actually taken outdoors. When it wasn’t raining. On an actual camera. So I couldn’t not post them really, could I, because this is about as good as my photos get!

In all seriousness though, this does also give me an opportunity to do what I do best and make up a load of fake reasons why I have so many dresses that are basically the same. It’s a skill I’ve honed well over the last few years in my endeavours to justify my many, many eBay splurges and it’s one that has done me well. If only it was a skill people classed as useful in any kind of way, and I’d probably have found my dream job! Unfortunately though, it doesn’t really have any uses, other than making me feel a little less guilty about spending of course, so the only people I get to practice on are my nearest and dearest. Many a time have I spent a good while describing to them the subtle differences of lace dresses, so much so, they normally just mumble something inaudible and roll their eyes, so instead of trying to justify it to my long suffering other half, I’ll tell you instead. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE BEING MY FRIEND??

This frock already has all the markings of a ‘Steph’ dress in it’s shape, although the skirt is a touch short for my liking – an unfortunate commonality with H&M dresses I find. It has more than enough added extras to win me over though. The lace pattern on this one is a little more of a classic, vintage style floral design, though I love the laserwork cut outs which give it a little more of a modern edge. It also lends to it those lovely scalloped edges, which give it a really girly, flirty feel. My favourite thing about it though, are the darling buttons that run down the back of the bodice. I have no idea why, but I’m always drawn to garments with buttons. My Nana had a huge tin of buttons that I used to spend hours playing with when I was a child, so maybe it’s just nostalgia, but either way if I liked an item in the first place, you can bet I will deem it instantly superior to any now boring, non-buttoned counterparts thanks to this feature. Not that you can see that lovely detail in these pics because, you know, British weather and all that… Lastly, I’m not sure if you noticed, but the other dress was white. This one is green. GREEN.



And that, my friends, is usually the only difference I can come up with to justify my purchases, so I think I’ve done pretty well this time!



In this post: Green Lace Dress, H&M (Similar) – ‘Beacon’ Boots, Topshop (Similar) – Leather Jacket, Oasis – Feather Print Scarf, Gifted (Similar) -‘Laurel Wesley Place’ Bag, Kate Spade (Similar)


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