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The Impossible, Yet Perfect Leather Dress

I have a knack for buying things out of season.

Swimsuits in December, boots in August, necessity has little to do with what I tend to covet. Last Saturday I found the perfect leather dress at the flea market. It is just gorgeous, with the zip sleeves that also roll up. I’ve never seen anything like it. Because the lining was so damaged, (Rocky) was able to haggle them down to a VERY reasonable price. I then took it to the tailor to get the lining replaced. All in all, the dress was still under $75 which for a leather dress is super cheap.

I know, I know, it’s the beginning of summer, but when I see something good, I snag it, if I don’t, well… come autumn and winter, I’ll be kicking myself.

Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Bracelets: Marc Jacobs and H&M
Umbrella: Rocy’s Mom’s…

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18 comments for “The Impossible, Yet Perfect Leather Dress”

  1. a most incredible dress, so full of possibilities for styling, really. DO NOT sell that thing, ever, ever! :)

    Posted by tricia of bitsandbobbins.com | June 5, 2008, 8:14 am
  2. thank you tricia!
    no… rest assured…
    this one is not for sale

    Posted by jennine | June 5, 2008, 8:15 am
  3. Super cute and stylish!

    Did you get a haircut too? Looks cute as well.


    Posted by Poochie | June 5, 2008, 8:31 am
  4. oh no… today i actually used a brush when i blow dried it.

    Posted by jennine | June 5, 2008, 8:32 am
  5. Wow…that is amazing!

    Posted by susie_bubble | June 5, 2008, 8:46 am
  6. I love that it is white (or off white?) and the shape is so cool!

    Posted by patti | June 5, 2008, 9:47 am

    Posted by Susiii | June 5, 2008, 10:10 am
  8. Your hair is looking fabulous!!! That German climate is really bringing out the best in it. :) Missing you!

    Posted by Aidan | June 5, 2008, 11:22 am
  9. you look stunning, love the dress! i think you look a bit like a brunette version of roisin murphy.

    Posted by Anna | June 5, 2008, 4:12 pm
  10. Your hair looks awesome!Love the dress, of course.

    Posted by WendyB | June 5, 2008, 4:31 pm
  11. My heavens — that is truly inspiring.

    Also, your hair looks so chic!

    Posted by Cammila | June 5, 2008, 4:34 pm
  12. i have to get on the white leather dress love train. that is one amazing find! love, it. you are looking happy and stylish what a combination.

    Posted by thealchemist | June 5, 2008, 5:40 pm
  13. Cool dress, but loving the hair even more!

    Posted by Sandra Mendoza-Daly | June 5, 2008, 6:16 pm
  14. you look gorgeous, and the dress is a fantastic find!!

    Posted by joanne | June 5, 2008, 7:35 pm
  15. That dress is exquisite! Who’s the maker?

    Posted by Marie | June 5, 2008, 8:23 pm
  16. You look STUNNING!!! BRAVO!

    Posted by Mer | June 6, 2008, 2:43 am
  17. gosh, thank you for all the lovely comments!
    marie… i think the tag was sewn to the lining, the tailor just gave me the care instructions… so i’m afraid, i don’t know.

    Posted by jennine | June 6, 2008, 4:17 am
  18. you look so impossibly chic…love your hair..

    Posted by letitia | June 6, 2008, 6:26 pm

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