11.15.2013

GET ME DRESSED // 001


the early part of fall found yours truly on a serious hunt for a leather jacket. i was willing to invest, but it had to be perfect. the trouble is, i'm extremely small boned (related: avian bone syndrome), and everything i tried was too loose in the shoulders or too long on my arms. i promised i'd keep y'all abreast of the jacket situation should i ever find a winner, and check it: i did! finally. a few seasons ago topshop carried an insanely great cropped motorcycle jacket, and while it's long gone in stores it'd been popping up on my "leather jacket xxs" eBay search feed. since european sizing is generally kinder to us small peeps, it was surprisingly inexpensive, and since nothing else was working anyway, i went ahead and bid on it and when it came and it fit like a glove i cried tears of joy. my leather jacket soul mate! i was thrilled. i've been wearing the hell out of it, and here is what i've been typically wearing it with, for the most part. you could accuse me of having a uniform and you wouldn't be wrong.

jeans // jacket // sweater (similar) // boots // bag // tee // bracelets: one two // necklace

i feel like this is a really fun time in my life. every now and then it occurs to me that i am the age my mom was when i was 9, which is weird, and i'm also starting to feel really comfortable in my skin and in my style, which is rad. i always thought adulthood would be the best, and it turns out, it is. so there.

this post is part of my collaboration with eBay. you can follow my collections HERE. #followitfindit

p.s. this is also the first in a new style series here on the blog. i hope you'll enjoy it!

26 comments :

  1. this outfit is sublime. I've been looking for a leather jacket for the LONGEST time, and I think I finally found one at Massimo Dutti. Seriously, this has been a ~3 year search! The sweater is also gorgeous - definitely all about the fisherman's knits right now.

    Have an awesome weekend!
    - Amanda | http://exvitae.com

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  2. uniform or not, sign me UP for this outfit. conquering the comfortable + the sassy can be one tricky bitch. but you've done it! huzzah!

    congratulations on finding your leather jacket soulmate. you two were clearly meant to be.

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  3. i love the idea of a style series! i am sorta pining over a vegan leather and ponte knit jacket at the moment and you may have just encouraged a purchase :) oh and i adore those boots, too!

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  4. I am the same way! You can always catch me in a sweater/cardigan, leggings/straight pants, and loafers/tall boots. I cannot change if I wanted! :)

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  5. Finding the perfect leather jacket is the best! And you are making me so excited to turn 30!! You are rockin' it momma ;)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  6. Nice! I found a fake leather one, which works just fine for my college budget! :)

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  7. i love this. isn't it awesome having a uniform?! this post was great! :)

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  8. LOVE it! I totally have a momiform too... leggings, boots, chambray top, scarf... I desperately need a leather jacket!

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  9. What about the three leather jackets you got for your birthday from your husband? Did none of them work out?

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  10. Such a great look! That jacket it rockin! Now all you need is a motorcycle and a super rad tatoo... ;)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  11. I had THE time of my life when I found a leather jacket that I truly loved this year. Who on Earth could tell it was THAT hard to find the perfect leather jacket? Geez!

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  12. Love a good uniform, us Moms need all the help we can get, knowing what you're going to wear always makes things easier!

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  13. Cute! I'm loving that bag

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  14. Love it Natalie! Glad you found "the one!"

    Now, would you mind adding a grouping of "rugs" to your ebay collections? I'd even just settle for you sharing what magical search words led to finding that beauty laying on your floor. I'm THE WORST at search terminology.

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  15. LOVE! I also have been trying to find the perfect leather jacket, so it makes me happy you did (shows that there is hope)!

    nightingalejunelove.blogspot.com

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  16. I hear ya on the small bones, my bones are extremely small to and my wrists and ankles are so bony. I once asked my Dr. if there was a way to put weight on my wrists & ankles...

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  17. Cute! I love it all! That leather jacket is awesome (not that you need me to tell you that :)

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  18. Extremely small boned, eh? Try having size 4/5 feet...a lot of retailers don't even MAKE that size, let alone carry it.

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  19. oh i'm so jealous! i've been on the hunt for the perfect leather jacket too. i want to buy it first thing when my shopping diet is over in january. i don't have the tiny bones like you, i'm just always in between sizes! so frustrating. that one you found is fantastic.
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  20. nice outfit you picked out!
    - Janine
    http://janinemaral.com

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  21. I've been searching for a leather jacket for 3, yes 3 YEARS in a colour other than black & would go with everything! Big ask but I bagged one a few weeks ago & already worn it soooooooo much! Love it! & you appreciate more! Xx

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  22. I saw your adorable husband and son walking down 9th ave Saturday, my lord Henry is even more adorable in person lol.... I've seen many celebrities on the streets of NYC but I was hands down more excited to see them lol Love your blog!

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  23. this is too good. having a uniform is my favorite - and mine also involves the Petty boot. cheers to you for embracing adulthood with style and grace! looking forward to more in the style series.

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  24. Really a good outfit..! leather jacket make the the outfit so beautiful and check out the exclusive camel leather jacketsonline

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