Dear Leather, I Miss You.

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Dress: Topshop; Bag: Zara, old; Shoes: DVF; Gold Link Necklace: Bauble Bar; Gold Pave Link Necklace: Bauble Bar; Engraved Gold Bangle: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michael Kors; Ring: Courtney Kerr x Bauble Bar Double Linked Ice Ring; Pave Chain Link Bracelet: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: C. Wonder, out of stock; Lips: MAC Cream Cup: Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp; Toes: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

I have a severe love affair with leather.  Maybe I love it because I was meant to be some Harley-Davidson biker babe in my past life, or because I secretly love its the one fabric I never have to wear with Spanx.  But there is one thing about leather that makes me sad:

I can’t wear it year round.

Texas heat is barely conducive enough to a linen blazer…better yet a bomber jacket.  And forget black leather pants or shorts…unless you want to experience a Ross Gellar moment (y’all remember this scene?!)

But recently while shopping on a trip to Los Angeles at Topshop in The Grove, I laid eyes on this white leather t-shirt dress and knew it belonged in my closet.  It wasn’t skintight, it wasn’t black leather, and it screams summer sexy.  LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT….This dress can most certainly hold my leather-love-filled-attention these next couple months, don’t you think?!

Do you miss leather as much as I do during the summer months? How do you like to infuse leather into your summer wardrobe, or do you skip it all together?

xo,

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24 Responses to Dear Leather, I Miss You.

  1. Your hair looks fantastic!

  2. Kimberly says:

    This dress is so chic and I am completely jealous of your hair! Maybe I need to move to Texas so I can get that kind of volume! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  3. Dani says:

    You are so stunning! Long hair, short hair, doesn’t matter – so beautiful! (And obviously stylish! Haha)

  4. April says:

    I totally know what you mean! I literally wear leather ALL THE TIME, except I can’t this time of year (I’m in Austin). SO sad. It’s even too hot to wear my black leather ASOS cap unless I want my head to catch fire… which I don’t. Not even my black leather short, short shorts! They burn my legs and bottom :( This dress is awesome though, I could handle that right now… I think.

  5. Rachelle says:

    I love leather as well but I live in south Florida so that’s a no no. You seriously look like Kate Beckinsale in these pics.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  6. Tiffany Elam says:

    I wish I could get away with wearing a leather shift. In VA, they’d think I was nuts. Super fab dress though!

    xo,
    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

  7. Lauren says:

    I miss my leather jacket so bad right now. I keep trying to carry it around like it’s going to get cool enough for it in the evenings but no luck. It’s ok because during the Boston winters I certainly miss my sundresses. Fair trade.

  8. Ali says:

    Looking great as always. Love your hair! Can you do a post on how you styled it and the products you used for this look?

  9. June says:

    I love the short but Texas sized hair! Im a Texas girl too but I can’t get it that big! What’s yore secret? And I second the Kate beckonsale comment :)

    http://www.ajuneaffair.com

  10. Kim-Tram says:

    I love this simple chic look! There’s always something so appealing to have just a nice simple short dress paired with a statement jewelry piece (particularly the necklace)… and i love it even more that it’s a gold necklace! Nothing says classy like gold statement necklaces! So much love for this outfit!


    kim-tram
    kim-tram.tumblr.com

  11. In love with the dress, shoes, and accessories. You are just fabulous Courtney!

  12. Katie Sprowles says:

    Love it all. Where is the bag from? I didn’t see it in the detail list. THANKS! xo

  13. Omg, leather, the only way I get my kick is through my bags and shoes during summer. This outfit is awesome though! And you are some serious hairspiration right now. Taking your picture with me to my hair appointment tomorrow!

    xo,
    Danie

    http://www.danienordahl.com

  14. megan says:

    looooove that dress and those lips are fab!

    Xo, Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  15. Emily says:

    LOVE your hair!

  16. This outfit is perfection – the softness of the colors and leather. AND that hair is AH-MAZING.

  17. Veloria in Velvet says:

    Such a fresh look! Perfect for summer…white leather makes me *swoon*

    Veloria in Velvet
    http://www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

  18. Lauren Slade says:

    You look fabulous, Courtney! That dress is to die for.

    I’m definitely with you. Leather is one of my many obsessions!!

    Lauren xx
    http://www.stylelixir.com

  19. Angie McDaniel says:

    Courtney – Of all the fashion blogs that I’ve viewed, your’s is the one I continually return to. Fashion to you and I (I believe) is really not about status, but an artistic expression of self. It’s an appreciation of style as an art form that can be enjoyed and appreciated no matter who you are! Thanks for sharing the love!

    As far as leather in summer, I think back to the 70’s when I had a pair of Anne Klein caramel suede sandals that I adored…

    Sincerely,
    An old Apparel Mart ‘Market Girl’

  20. AccessoryLUVR says:

    This is one of my favorite looks on you. You look so pulled together. The dress, the shoes, the jewelry and OMG your hair looks fantastic! I live in TN so it is hot and humid here as well so I avoid leather. Gulliana Rancic has some good looking real leather pieces on HSN in a coral and navy that I am looking at now. Thanks for sharing your looks and keep on rockin’ your hair like that. It looks fab! Oh and I got 2 of your necklaces off BaubleBar. I love your blog!!! LOVE IT!

  21. Casey says:

    So cute! I think your site is amazing and you are super gorgeous!

    Follow my blog :) http://www.uptownreverie.com/

    XOXO

  22. Abby says:

    Ah, it’s sold out now – so jealous of you that you have it and wear it so well! I’m off to go find a similar dress!

  23. Jen says:

    I’m so in love with those sunnies! Too bad they are out of stock :(

  24. Nikki says:

    I’m with you. I’m either a closet Biker chick or leather is my spirit animal. Since I can’t walk away from my love in the heat I go for pastel leather shorts or a leather baseball cap.
    This dress looks super lightweight and comfy and I love how this is a fresh take on white for summer. Fierce sister.
    xx Nikki
    http://www.blog.stylemenikki.com

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