Leather on Leather

windblown hair and leather jacket via leather on leather | covetous creatures

leather on leather | covetous creatures

black leather jacket, allsaints leather dress, red lips & windblown hair via leather on leather | covetous creatures

leather jacket, leather dress, sneaker wedges via leather on leather | covetous creatures

leather dress, leather jacket, leather bag via leather on leather | covetous creatures
[AllSaints leather dress (similar), Pins and Needles faux leather jacket from Urban Outfitters (*very* similar), Xhilaration sneaker wedges, Nasty Gal bag]

“I thought that my life would suddenly improve if I got a leather jacket…
And I was literally 100% totally right.”

You’ve probably seen this floating around Pinterest. The artist, Séamus Gallagher, is on to something. A good leather jacket – even faux – is like social armor. Trust me, it’s my standby work week trick. Throw one on over my conservative office dress at the end of a long day, and I’m suddenly confident, in charge, and ready to go anywhere. Throw it on over a leather dress when the weekend is young, and I am unstoppable.

The dress was a miraculous AllSaints sale find, and it’s quite the statement piece. Skin tight and one-shouldered, it’s likely capable of changing a few lives on its own. While it could be a bit much for casual wear, the leather jacket tempered that and added versatility. Sneakers and ripped tights further dressed things down, and paired nicely with the red lip and perfectly mussed hair. I’m not sure the leather on leather ensemble changed the course of my weekend, but I did have an enjoyable evening out with friends.

Anyway, you know what else will make your life 100% totally better? Checking out the illustrations and witty social commentary from Séamus Gallagher on his Tumblr.*
*Side note: I’ve been seeing his images for months and it still took, like, a full 3 minutes for me to find the source – and I’m a good Googler!

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14 Responses to Leather on Leather

  1. sami says:

    i am glad your vegetarian sensibilities don’t keep you from enjoying good leather products! ha



    • holleigh says:

      I know! As a diehard vegetarian I feel terribly guilty, but I do love leather.


      • Hi like you I follow a strict vegan diet of no meat or fish..but I adore leather. Animals are killed for their meat so respect should be paid to the whole animal. The hides make leather which in turn makes clothing. While people continue to eat meat I will continue to wear leather. I see no contradiction and leather is gorgeous to wear.


  2. I love your hair and the leather. :)



  3. This is the perfect (faux) leather jacket I’ve been looking for! Off to Urban Outfitters.


    • holleigh says:

      Greg gets all the credit for the jacket. He went sale hunting with a friend one night when I was working late, and I came home to this (and a dress, and shoes…). He’s good! ;)


  4. Ting says:

    Awesome post! x


  5. Ting says:

    You look so gorgeous! X


  6. rockerlinda12 says:

    I am vegetarian and love wearing leather. Love this leather on leather look. Keep it going.


  7. I want everything about this outfit.


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