Summer Leather

I’ve been on the hunt for a leather shift dress for a while now, and when I found this faux leather dress I was surprised at how much it looked and felt like real leather. It is really lightweight, and not skin tight which is pretty important when wearing leather in summer. Seeing as how real leather shift dresses can range from $800 and up, I felt this was a great alternative until I feel like buying an investment piece.

At first I thought the zipper detail was kind of a negative, I thought it would look too edgy for, say, work. But since it is a black zipper, it really looks like any other shift dress. I’d pair with a blazer or a button down shirt underneath and pointed-toe flats for work, and if I needed any changes or fixes done beyond that I would take it to an expert, like a repair service or a tailor who works with leather specifically.

Outfit Details: Dress: ASTR Bag: Nordstrom Shoes: F21
Necklace: Gift (originally from Pakistan)

The one-strap messenger purse is my favorite style of bag and this one was so awesome at the Beyonce concert last night. Every time I had to show my ticket, I just flashed my purse where the ticket was facing the outside. I highly recommend getting a clear crossbody for concerts and shows.

Also, I bought these shoes years ago at Forever 21 and never wore them. Except for one time in a blog post, otherwise they sat in my closet and made it through countless purgings. When I wanted some awesome peep-toe booties to pair with the dress, I was so excited that I held on to these! So being a pack rat does have its benefits from time to time! 🙂

By the way, I absolutely love hydrangeas and just had to pose by these on the side of my house. They are one of my favorite flowers, aren’t they pretty?



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