Thursday, March 30, 2017

coffee dates & leather jackets

not sure what to wear? need an additional layer?
is your outfit feeling a bit drab? grab your nearest leather 
(or faux leather) jacket! i was inspired by fellow blogger and friend, 
julia's post (from style and cheek) discussing the importance, or perhaps
necessity, of owning a leather jacket. it seemingly goes with 
everything in your closet, from jeans and a t-shirt, 
to a floral print dress or skirt; a leather jacket 
will make a statement and instantly pull together your look.
i picked up my faux leather jacket last summer, 
and while it was too warm (and then too cold) to wear it,
i've worn it repeatedly over the last several weeks - with dresses to work,
 a blouse and black denim for brunch, and of course, 
paired with a graphic t-shirt and ripped jeans for leisurely weekend 
activities. i think my favorite look, however, is wearing my jacket with more
feminine pieces, such as this long-sleeved, floral dress.

my jacket is very light weight, so i can wear it over sweaters 
and not feel uncomfortable. the studs and zipper detail are fun 'pops' as well.
life (and fashion) is a balancing act, don't you think?
while a leather jacket, particularly a genuine leather jacket, 
is an investment, you can wear it with more budget-friendly items.
my dress, purse and ankle boots were thrifted, 
so i don't feel quite as guilty about paying more for my jacket.
a leather jacket won't go out of style either, like other more trendy,
seasonal pieces. although, i must admit, i seldom experience 
buyers remorse; please tell me this isn't just me?
photos by bailey makaimoku photography

jacket: nordstrom (similar here and here), 
dress: astr (thrifted via buffalo exchange), rings: forever 21,
boots: thrifted (via buffalo exchange), purse: thrifted (via seattle goodwill)

and sometimes, when you're taking photos and mentally
planning blog content, you need to enjoy a delicious iced coffee.
i am slightly embarrassed to admit that i have a new coffee obsession. 
the starbucks cinnamon almond milk macchiato is beyond
delicious! it's refreshing and instantly satisfies my sweet tooth
(and caffeine addition). have you tried it?
xoxo.