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Hello, my name is Michelle and I (previously) have never owned a leather jacket.

… I know right.

One part biker and another part omg-it’s-a-wardrobe-essential-yah, owning your first leather jacket - like a really perfect one - is one of the sartorial rites of passage that I seemingly missed out on. Could I even call myself a Brit girl?!

I discovered my perfect leather jacket approximately 7 months ago, when shopping the full priced new season stock at Zara during the winter sale. In true Michelle style, I dithered, went back and it was gone without a trace. And since then, I’ve wagered a war against the High Street to find something similar. Continuing my River Island love affair (well documented here, here and here), I came across this one (£100) a fortnight ago and it has barely left my side.
My Style Equations:
Leather Jacket + White Broderie Lace Dress + Brogues
Leather Jacket + Camisole + Shorts + Short Wellies
Leather Jacket + Camisole + Jeans + Glitter Tipped Ballerina Shoes
Leather Jacket + Denim Smock Dress + Mid-top Converse
Leather Jacket + T-Shirt + Black Ripped Jeans + Heels
Leather Jacket + T-Shirt + Skater Skirt + Tan Sandals
Purchase = justified. Happy Friday all!

30 comments

  1. Thou Shalt Not Covet18 July 2014 at 09:42

    Everyone needs a leather jacket! And £100 is a great price! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  2. I don't own a black leather jacket. I own a grey one which sort of works with a lot of things but not as much as black would. Definitely need to get my hands on one, and the price of yours is great!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This jacket is gorgeous! I'm loving jackets similar to this at the moment with the same style stitching detail on the arms like the pastel Zara ones. My leather jacket unfortunately doesn't fit me anymore so maybe I'll let myself get a new one... ;) x


    Megan / pixiecrop.com

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  4. I recently bought a faux leather jacket and it is my new favourite. How do they go with everything!

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  5. I remember when I bought my first leather jacket, I wore it all the time; it goes with everything!

    Loving the biker style!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  6. I've never owned a leather jacket either - I feel like a bit of an outcast! This jacket is so gorgeous, I may have to try and find one near me!

    Jodie xx
    www.santersgrotto.net

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  7. It looks gorgeous, I'm yet to own a leather jacket myself. x
    www.esttrill.co.uk

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  8. Michelle I must have tried on 50+ leather jackets, I just can't seem to find the right one for me.This choice is lovely!
    Amy x

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  9. They sure do! £100 is a bargain for real leather - especially when you're planning to keep it forever!

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  10. Ah a grey one sounds amazing - one of the staple colours in my wardrobe ;) River Island have some really good ones in at the moment. 100% worth a look.

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  11. Thank you Megan! I like the quilting as well, toughens it up a bit for more of a statement look. Ah you should definitely treat yourself (:

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  12. I'm in love with it - a shame we have a heatwave in the UK really! Thanks Saskia!

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  13. Get on the case Jodie, there's some lovely ones in River Island and Zara at the moment!

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  14. Aw thank you Jennie! I didn't think they really suited me either but decided to branch out and I just love it. Now I'm (im)patiently waiting for the heatwave to pass so I can wear it!

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  15. That was me approximately a fortnight ago ;) Keep at it Amy, worth it once you find The One. x

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  16. I spent ages searching for the perfect real leather jacket too - I finally made the investment last year on a Zara one. It's true when they say it's a wardrobe staple! It seems to go with everything!

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  17. I'm still sad I missed out on the Zara one I saw but I love this one too (:

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  18. Beaut jacket and those style equations sound lovely, can't wait to see it feature on your blog. xx

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  19. It's so hard to find THE leather jacket, so i'm glad you snapped this one up! I definitely need a new one for the Winter, as my faux one has definitely seen better days!

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  20. That is such a gorgeous jacket! I love it so much :D I've been on the hunt for the perfect jacket foreverrrrrrr xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  21. That's the worst, deciding you want something once you've left the shop then going back to only find it gone... I'm glad you managed to find a jacket for your style! I think this style of leather is so classic and edgy. =]

    Carolyn | BLOG

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  22. This is a beauty!!!
    x

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  23. Me too - I love it, although it is a tad on the baggy side at the moment. Hoping to really wear it in for the winter!

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  24. Aw thank you so much Gemma! Hope you manage to find your perfect LJ soon!

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  25. Definitely - it always seems to happen to me as well. Thanks lovely!

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  26. Thanks dear! DB does rawkchick ;)

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