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Dress: H&M (similar) |  Vest: Ecote (similar) |  Shoes: Alexander Wang via Jeremy’s San Francisco (just as awesome) |  Necklace: Bauble Bar x Courtney Kerr (similar) |  Bag: Alexander Wang Rocco duffle

Photos by Blair Culwell

Leather dresses and skirts can be intimidating. Shoot, leather in general can be intimidating! The day I found this H&M dress I remember thinking, “I really hope I actually wear this” and I will admit – sometimes it’s a struggle. I’ve found that layering is the best way to cut the edge down a bit. As Fall dwindles into Winter, I am hoping to pull a sweater on over this and pair with tights and boots so that my leather dress can also double as a skirt. This vest is one of my favorite quick & easy change ups to throw on over just about anything.

If you live in or ever visit San Francisco, take a tip from fellow blogger Krystal Bick and head over to Jeremy’s department store. As a vintage/consignment fan, I appreciate that they have glass door closets full of everything from Chloe to Marc Jacobs and a wall that will make a designer shoe lover squeal of excitement. I hit the size 5 jackpot finding these Alexander Wang’s there on my recent visit!

How do you wear leather as we transition to Winter? Do you struggle to find pieces you would actually wear? I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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  • Reply blair {at} the fox and she

    love all the leather! good thing you got to wear it before today! BRRR! see ya tonight :)

    November 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Wooo hooo! I know, right :) today is not the day for sleeveless haha.. yay can’t wait!

      November 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Camila Deribeprey

    I love every single of these pieces individually and they come together so well, lovely outfit!
    Also, I love all of your shooting locations.

    November 6, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks girl! I really appreciate it :) you have amazing style as well!

      November 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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