How To Conquer the World: Step 1 – Acquire Leather Jacket

By Friday, March 24, 2017 11 Permalink

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, Madewell Striped Bodysuit - Leather jacket outfit

AllSaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket // Madewell Song Scoop Bodysuit in Pierre Stripe // Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B Tote Mini // Fresh Tangerine Classic Stacking Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // Fresh Tangerine Twisted Stacking Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // 7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Luxe High Waist Skinny in Black // Old Navy Sueded Ankle Boot (c/o) // Julep Nail Polish in Capricorn (c/o)

I always knew a leather jacket would be the one piece that defined my style. Yes, I realize that sounds very…I don’t know, bratty? But guess what? I was right. Sometimes there’s one (potentially expensive) piece you spend your life building up. Say, a Burberry trench. Or diamond earrings. Or maybe it’s as simple as the perfect plain white tee. Mine was a leather jacket. But if it wasn’t my high expectations that got in the way of me buying a leather (or even faux leather) jacket, it was my confidence, or lack thereof.

In many ways the blog has changed my life, but because it’s a style blog where I occasionally post my own outfits, it’s also given me more confidence in myself and my style. It went from, “I don’t know if I can pull off a look” to “I’m just going to do it”. It’s amazing what that change in mindset can do, and not just with style.

photos courtesy of Lauren Wilks Photography. Check her out on Instagram @laurenwilksphoto

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, Madewell Striped Bodysuit - Leather jacket outfit

That’s why I love leather jackets. That badass vibe. The POWER that comes with it. So over the past year or so I’ve been getting more and more comfortable with myself and this year for my birthday I got a leather jacket.

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, Madewell Striped Bodysuit - Leather jacket outfit

My life changed! Haha ok not really. But something changes when I put on that jacket. I consider it like a spell, armor, a security blanket, whatever I need it to be in that moment.

Personal style comes from within. It’s when the woman, her individuality and spirit, comes through. She uses clothes to express who she is and how she feels, – Donna Karen.

That’s what we’re all striving for. Style as personal expression. And we let other things like self-doubt get in the way of that. But you shouldn’t. It’s amazing how one piece can change how you carry yourself.

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini - Leather jacket outfit

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, Madewell Striped Bodysuit - Leather jacket outfit

So welcome the most “me” outfit on the blog to date. Leather jacket, bodysuit, black skinny jeans, black ankle boots. I was lucky enough to get a chance to shoot this outfit with Lauren of Lauren Wilks Photography. It was my first time meeting and working with her and she instantly put me at ease. It was the fastest shoot I’ve ever done and so insanely enjoyable. Lauren is such a sweetheart. Getting me to laugh, taking photos and then being like, “oh my gosh you’re going to love this!” Her positive, joyful vibes were contagious and I was off strutting and smirking and attempting to flip my hair just so. It was such a great shoot. I have another outfit post from this shoot coming to the blog sometime soon, but I hope to work with Lauren again in the future. Thank you for these photos, Lauren!

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket - Leather jacket outfit

All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, Madewell Striped Bodysuit - Leather jacket outfit

  • Love this outfit! Leather jackets are the best. And your photos with Lauren are amazing!

    • Thank you Jenn!! They really are and working with Lauren was awesome, thank you for introducing me to her! :)

  • Emma Cortes

    I love how you styled your leather jacket girl!

    xo, emma
    http://www.emmasedition.com

    • Thank you Emma! It was nice meeting you in the elevator yesterday! Hopefully next time we have a bit more time to chat :)

  • So bad ass!

  • I adore this jacket on you! Your style is totally kick-ass!

    Best,
    Aania
    http://lifeofaani.blogspot.com/

    • Thank you Aania! And thanks for stopping to leave a comment! :)

  • I adore leather jackets! I picked my favourite one up from Allsaints and absolutely love it xx

    Jenny | http://www.krystelcouture.com X

    • Yess! AllSaints is amazing. Which jacket did you get?

  • I love this outfit too! I don’t have a leather jacket but like the look. Maybe one day…