Leather & Pearls

My hair is WHY-ULD in these pics! Whoa. Pass the Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil, ASAP!

Anyway, if you can get past my lion’s mane, you’ll see that I’m wearing one of my new favorite dresses. I picked up this ZARA “leather” dress in the beginning of February and I absolutely love it. It’s perfect for adding a little bit of edge to your work wardrobe.

Zara Leather Dress (similar on sale!) / J.Crew Gingham Shirt / Express Tights / Vince Camuto Booties (also here & here) / J.Crew Pearl Necklace / J.Crew Bow Necklace (similar) / Michael Kors Watch / gifted Bauble Bar Bracelet / Michael Kors Wallet (similar color) / Essie ‘Mint Candy Apple’ / Lancome ‘Midnight Rose’

Photos: Lydia Hudgens

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  1. 3.26.13
    Rachelle commented:

    you look gorgeous I love this outfit, the hair, makeup everything is perfect.

    GIVEAWAY on the blog

  2. 3.26.13
    AJ commented:

    This whole look is fab. That dress is amazing! And the pearls with the gingham adds a fun touch. Plus those tights!! Don’t worry about your hair, I feel like mine looks like that every day!


  3. 3.26.13
    Kimberly commented:

    This dress looks amazing on you – love the mix of patterns with the shirt & tights too! 🙂


  4. 3.26.13
    Jamie commented:

    AMAZING!!!! Love this entire look!!!!

    Makeuplifelove .com

  5. 3.26.13
    Rose commented:

    I really like seeing how much your style has grown, even very recently….I love this look!!

    Blonde in this City

  6. 3.26.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Great dress!


  7. 3.26.13
    Ashley J commented:

    I LOVE this outfit, you look amazing!

  8. 3.26.13
    Alissa commented:

    This is my favorite look of yours, EVER! Oh my gosh everything is so perfect! It all works together and completely flatters your figure!

  9. 3.26.13
    cait & val commented:

    super adorable look. love all the black & textures mixed together. leather, check, and pattern tights . . . yes, please!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  10. 3.26.13
    Lauren commented:

    Love love love this look! Just went into Zara and bought faux leather shorts there- they have so many items that fit the leather trend, without the price tag! Love it!


  11. 3.26.13
    Lili commented:

    This dress is amazing!!!! I love how you styled it. xoLili


  12. 3.26.13
    Kodi commented:

    Hello hot tamale dress! You look great in it here, all styled for this supposed spring season, but I’m excited to see you style it when you don’t need 54318648 layers on to stay warm! Also, that lip color is yummy. Is it weird to say yummy about the color on another woman’s lips? Just know I’m not a creeper and I’d say the color was yummy if it was nail polish too!
    grey et al

  13. 3.26.13
    Lauren commented:

    Leather typically really intimidates me for some reason, but you pull it off so well. I love that you still incorporated preppy/girly elements.

  14. 3.26.13
    Kelli commented:

    Obsessed with this outfit!!

  15. 3.26.13
    Nicole commented:

    Love love love this outfit! I need some more leather in my life 🙂


  16. 3.26.13
    Kayla Gilbert commented:

    This is FOR SURE one of my most favorite outfits of yours! I LOVE everything about it! SOO good! : )


  17. 3.26.13

    I love this dress! I wish we had a Zara here (Nashville) … I always pop-in to the one when i’m in Orlando, such a great store 🙂

    BTW – I dont know if anyone has told you this but you remind me of AnnaSophia Robb from the Carrie Diaries – just as fashionable too 🙂

  18. 3.26.13

    i’m digging the edge on this but how you kept it a little girly and totally your style.

    * Lou What Wear * .

  19. 3.26.13
    Rachel commented:

    This outfit is sassy and glamorous! The gingham shirt and patterned tights play off of each other so well, and the pearls give a bit of femininity to the edgy leather. I love allll of your black & white combinations, but this may be my fav! So gorgeous! 🙂


  20. 3.26.13
    Chelsea commented:

    I LOVE the leather dress! Gingham is the perfect layering piece for such a staple LBD. Genius look!

    Chelsea & The City

  21. 3.26.13
    Mamalina commented:

    Stunning look, from head to toe! You look cuuuuute!



  22. 3.26.13
    Andrea commented:

    Great dress! I love the way it gives the whole outfit take on a different vibe!



  23. 3.26.13
    Alyson commented:

    I love this leather shift dress on you, and how you added in your girly touches such as a beautiful lip and fun, sparkly accessories. The leather, textured tights, and gingham shirt all mix beautifully and doesn’t look too busy. Great look, girl!!


  24. 3.26.13
    Kristin commented:

    That leather Zara number is out of this world fabulous!

  25. 3.26.13
    anngelik commented:

    I love this outfit! So chic and I also love the pop of pink.


  26. 3.26.13
    christin commented:

    love love love love that dress with the gingham. so much.

  27. 3.26.13
    Lara commented:

    Definitely a great dress. You look fab as usual! Even with your “lion’s mane” hair hehe.

    xox Lara http://www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  28. 3.26.13
    Kajal commented:

    I like how you understated the leather dress by wearing plaid…since its usually something you’ll see more worn during night time events. It works so well!

  29. 3.26.13
    Kaitlyn commented:

    love LOVE this outfit, the print of the shirt/tights is great together. I like your hair straight, looks so long…beautiful lady 🙂


  30. 3.26.13
    Anna Rice commented:

    So cute!!!

  31. 3.26.13

    Those stockings are so cute! They totally make the outfit. And I love this dress, it sort of looks like a leather dress Gap released about a year ago but much cheaper in price!

    Gorgeous outfit and your hair doesn’t look messy at all!

  32. 3.26.13
    Sarah commented:

    I absolutely love this dress! It’s beautiful on you!

    The Purse Snatcher

  33. 3.26.13
    Julie Leah commented:

    Hottie!!! This outfit is a showstopper!

  34. 3.27.13
    Alyssa commented:

    This is such a great look! It looks so grown up but still chic.


  35. 3.27.13
    Agi commented:

    You look amazing in this dress. Love it. Don’t forget about my link up tomorrow. HOpe you can join me.



  36. 3.27.13
    Sequin Doll commented:

    I love that lipstick. It looks great on you!


  37. 3.28.13
    Erin commented:

    This is one of my favorite looks of yours! That leather shift dress looks amazing layered over the blouse, and I LOVEE those boots!


  38. 3.30.13
    Aunt Anne commented:

    Fun! Dress fits great…like a glove should.., not to tight but flattering while still being able to function. Remember Ross on FRIENDS and his pants & powdet episode?! 😉

  39. 4.2.13
    Molly Galler commented:

    I love these tights! Gorgeous, as usual.

  40. 4.3.13
    Lori Galloway commented:

    I LOVE this look on you!! Sassy, edgy and chic!