Sunday, 13 January 2013

Biker Jacket Pt 2: Girly Dress

You guys responded so amazingly to Part 1 last week, that i couldn't wait to share the next :

Part Two: Biker Jacket meets Girlie Dress



So i've had this pretty little butterfly dress since well before Christmas (possibly November:-/) and it just hung there for a long time a bit lonely and a bit sad. When the biker jacket arrived, i draped it over the same coat hanger as the dress and thenceforth an outfit was born. So a simple lack of coat hangers can sometimes be a blessing....
 I love how a girlie dress can be given that edgier look with a Biker jacket, its whimiscal print is toned down with leather and studs and zips and boots. I have no problem with super girly (as you probably already know!) But i do like to dabble with other styles and this one hits the nail on the head for me, i get my hit of pretty dresses and adds a different flavour to my normal style.
 Well we have had a very quiet and chilled weekend, which was just what was needed after an extremely stressful week. There's been lots of reading, sitting around doing nothing and eating.. blissful i tell ya!
I'm off to go do some more reading I've just finished Marian Keyes latest (Mystery of Mercy Close) and  just loaded up on the old kindle Dawn French's latest (Oh Dear Sylvia) and i'm already intrigued and don't want to put it down..

Biker Jacket c/o: Next
Dress: New Look
Boots: Very (old)
Scarf: Dorothy Perkins (old)
Clutch: Tesco (V.Old)
Tights: 
Teal pair underneath Black patterned pair.. because one pair just isn't enough lately!



Have you dabbled with Girlie meets Biker Jacket?
 I'd love to see if you have





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29 comments

  1. Love the outfit. I am not much of a girly girl so I love when dresses are styled a bit edgier.

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  2. The scarf and dress are so, so cute!
    -Kati

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  3. Love love LOVE this outfit! That dress is just simply darling and I love how you grunged it up a little bit with that amazing jacket! So cute.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love this!! I have a jacket kind of like that, and I love to wear it over my dresses. So cute(:

    Shelby xxoo

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  5. I love wearing my biker jacket over pretty dresses, I'm not quite a dress kinda girl, but a jacket 'beefs' them up a little :-) xx

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. So pretty , beautiful outfit and lovely pics.
    Parfum pas cher

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  7. Love this outfit - this is definitely more me as I find maxis hard to walk in. Love the quirky combination of clashing prints and textures on the tights, dress and scarf. x

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  8. I got too curvy (ahem) for my biker jacket, so I really need to replace it. I do love the edgy look a leather can give to feminine frocks though.

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  9. Love it, love it, love it! That dress is SO pretty as well, gorgeous! This style is right up my alley! Xo

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  10. Ah, a leather biker is my go to item of clothing! I love pretty, girly dresses...but I always like them to have an edge! Perfect! Can't beat red lipstick and a biker jacket! Sweet, but tough! Donna xx

    www.polkadot-pink.com

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  11. You look lovely, gorgeous printed dress x

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  12. This whole outfit is so cute...the scarf color is perfect for you...brightens your face. This look is a keeper!!

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  13. I have a leather jacket that I love wearing with girly pieces. It's so much fun to do!

    Flounces and Hubbub

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  14. I do that thing of draping one item of clothing on the same hanger as another and accidentally creating an outfit. Happy accident!! I'm usually wearing 3 pairs of tights at the moment.. cold! xx

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  15. I adore girlie meets biker jacket!! This is a fab combination - thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday.

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  16. Love girly/biker! And love how your tied your scarf too!

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  17. I love your whole outfit, from the pink scarf to the layered teal tights! Oh, and the boots,too! I used to have a biker jacket that I did wear with a skirt a few times. I like the look with your dress - it's very cool.

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  18. Rachel,great outfit love the biker jacket over the dress....love it. I am on the look out for a nice biker jacket but one that is not too short
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  19. This jacket is amazing, I really like how it brings out the colours of the dress!

    Maria xxx

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  20. Oh how I love tough + girly! And that scarf? This is such a great look!

    Alison
    www.getyourprettyon.com

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  21. Love the lok Rachel and those boots are to kill for!

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  22. A really great outfit, I love the dress with the leather jacket! I follow you now! :-)
    xx Katja

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  23. so, so CUTE Rachel!! I love the bright colors during the winter to chase away the blahs of the season. And that jacket and boots combo is too great.

    XO.
    Alyssa

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  24. This has become a modern classic, and you did it well. One of my favorite go-to looks, one I particularly like with longer dresses as well!

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  25. Such a cute outfit and love the bright scarf and how you tied it. Looks great.
    Daphne.

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  26. Stumbled upon your blog from Plane Pretty! New follower! Follow me back too?!?!
    Love this outfit!

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  27. Hey! I recently doubled up tights too...an opaque under a lacy... mostly to keep warm! I love the color play on your tights. In fact, your entire outfit is cool. Love the warm textured fun look of your scarf. And hooray for clothes hanger serendipity! Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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