Jan 8, 2014

Outfit of the Week - leather jacket and plaid scarf

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leather jacket: gift (similar) // scarf: gift (similar) // jeans: jcp // booties: dolce vita (similar)

When I opened the plaid scarf and leather jacket combo gift I got for Christmas from my little brother, I was a little unsure. Can I wear a leather jacket? I mean, I know that they are super-in right now and everything, but I'm just not a leather person. If you knew me in person, you would definitely think, Yeah, she's a floral skirt type of person. I'm just not edgy. Turns out, I look exactly like myself in wearing it: I just look like a nice person wearing a leather jacket. Whew.

This is my first outfit post in 2014, so I feel like I need to say something amazing about my clothes goals for the year (like that's even a thing). I already shared my personal goals, but here are my thoughts about my "outfits." I will say this over and over again: blogging my outfits has been so good for my personal style. I dress better and I am more conscious of my clothing purchases and how they impact my overall wardrobe. BUT, I want to continue to not care too much about clothes. I want to continue to edit my wardrobe and keep my closet under control. I want to continue to have control over my spending and remember that clothes do not define me and there are so many better things to spend my money on. Aaaaaand Apparently "Clothes Goals" are a real thing.

How to wear a leather jacket

38 comments:

  1. The leather jacket looks great on you Ashley :) You do look like a nice person wearing a leather jacket :D

    Clothes goal is a real thing, my goal was to not go crazy during the sales!

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  2. love this combo! you can totally pull off a leather jacket :)

    -natalie-
    www.thesecondbestblog.com

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  3. I like the leather jacket/plaid scarf combo on you. You still look like you! I appreciate your clothes goals and am trying to be mindful of that this year as well.

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  4. Leather suits you! I looked at your pictures before I got to your comment and it didn't make sense because I never would have thought you didn't "fit" in a leather jacket. Love it!
    Tracy Its Mostly About Fashion

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  5. Ahh you totally rock this jacket. And once again, we could be twins, because the first time I wore my black leather jacket was with a red scarf!

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  6. You are totally rocking this jacket!! I have a brown one and a cream one and I find they go with almost everything!!

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  7. Can I adopt your brother as my own?! That's a pretty fantastic gift. Mine just gets me gift cards - ha!

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  8. I love plaid, and it looks great paired with the leather jacket! Thanks for the outfit inspiration!

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  9. Too funny! I just got a faux leather jacket and I felt a little bit like a poser in it, but yeah, I just look like myself wearing a leather jacket. No one will think I'm a biker or a rock star.

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  10. I totally enjoyed your clothes goals. I made a few of my own as well! And I love your perspective- I want to care but not TOO much about what I wear. It's a tough balance, isn't it? And yes, you still definitely look like a nice person in a leather jacket! :)
    On the Daily Express

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  11. I'm wearing my plaid scarf today too :) Love the leather jacket!

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  12. AH. This is pretty much my uniform for the winter. Love it!

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  13. Love the plaid scarf, and it looks awesome with your leather jacket! Very cute!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  14. It may not be edgy, but it still looks great! I only have a brown faux-leather jacket, and I want a black one too!

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  15. Great look! Love the leather jacket!!
    oXo
    Jenn

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  16. I think you look great in a leather jacket, but I know what you mean. It's sometimes hard to pictures ourselves wearing something different. What a great brother you have to give you a jacket AND a scarf for Christmas. So nice! Love the booties too! Thanks for following me, for some reason I can't follow back on GFC, but I followed you on Bloglovin!
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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  17. I think leather jackets are so classic and can work on anyone! You definitely pull the look off and I love the scarf too!

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  18. Looking fierce (and classic). Love the look and the mentality you described in this post!

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  19. That jacket looks like it was made for you! I could not agree more that blogging has been good for my personal style, too. I think I have less clothes now than I did when I started and I am a lot pickier about what I buy. :)

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  20. You are TOTALLY a leather jacket kinda girl! HOT!!!!!! Love this outfit!

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  21. Happy New Year love the leather and plaid mix. you look gorgeous.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  22. Your little brother is quite the shopper!! I love that he picked these out for you and that it's a little out of your usual fashion comfort zone. He did great; this is a fun look for you!!

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  23. The jacket fits you perfectly! And the plaid scarf gives the outfit a cozy vibe!

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  24. That is a gorgeous leather jacket! I'm really impressed that your brother picked it out for you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $50 PayPal Giveaway!

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  25. You're brother has good taste... you look lovely! And I think you pull off leather just wonderfully! :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  26. I think you pulled off the leather jacket quite well!!! I'm with you, though, I'm more of a floral skirt girl than a leather jacket one. Maybe this has given me enough inspiration to try... Maybe... ;-)

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  27. This outfit is so wonderful, and it is totally me...so I might be copying you soon :) You should link up with me next Wednesday for WIWW!

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  28. Love this outfit!! I was a little nervous about leather too; mine's brown, so it felt safer to me, but I LOVE your black one!

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  29. Congrats on your first leather jacket! It looks perfect on you indeed! Love it with the plaid too. A gift from your brother you say? Goodness he's got great taste!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  30. This outfit is awesome! I think you definitely do not have anything to worry about when it comes to rocking the leather/plaid combo. I can definitely relate to your goal of remembering clothes do not define you/us, it's hard to remember sometimes when you have a blog and I know I'm always happiest when it's top of mind! Happy 2014!

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  31. Oooh, you look awesome in that leather jacket! I've had one on my wish list for a loooong time now, but haven't found one that a) is the style I'm looking for, b) is the color I'm looking for, and c) is affordable! And then I get all nervous that I'll look weird in it, or that leather is too edgy for me, or that I will be afraid to ruin it, etc. I know, I'm ridiculous :)

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  32. You look really cute! I love the plaid :)

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  33. I think that leather jacket would rock with a floral skirt! ;)

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  34. You look great with the leather jacket and that red tartan scarf made the look even more interesting! :)

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  35. You look totally fantastic in a leather jacket! They're definitely intimidating at first (who knows why, but I felt the same way), but they add such an interesting layer and texture to an outfit that I find I reach for mine SO often.

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  36. leather jackets always look nice with jeans and matching boots, i have Leon Kennedy Leather Jacket (Resident Evil 6) watch it its cool
    http://www.leatherstrend.com/resident-evil-6-leon-kennedy-leather-jacket.html

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  37. I think leather jackets are so classic and can work on anyone!

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