Leather & Lace

posted on: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sometimes I don't realize I'm in a pattern of wearing similar outfits until I see the photographic evidence. Lately it appears that I'm stuck on pairing cute dresses with my leather jacket. I'm actually wearing my leather jacket with absolutely everything right now. 

Tieka of Selective Potential and I did a swap a couple months back and she sent me this dress. Isn't it so pretty? Seriously, the best part of blogging is meeting inspiring people from all over. I feel so soooo lucky to have met one of my favourite bloggers and to have the opportunity to do a swap with her! Tieka, you are amazing! Thank you. 

In other news, I'm starting another new job next week. I'm really excited! I got a position as a Cognitive Therapist working with people with brain injury. I think it's going to be really challenging, but so rewarding. I'll still be helping out with my last job teaching kids nutrition and fitness, but I won't be able to work as much. I think that both jobs fit me perfectly and I'm so happy with my career path right now. 

I also wanted to thank everyone for their comments and encouragement on my last post about my upcoming 10km run. I'm still struggling while I'm running, but I'm starting to look forward to my runs, and missing them when I take a day off, which I'm taking as a really good sign. 

Outfit Details
dress via swap with Selective Potential
Danier leather bomber jacket (similar)
Steve Madden Troopa boots
purse via Winners
Forever 21 tights


  1. Congrats on the new job, it sounds very interesting! Love this look... kind of tough and edgy but the lace dress makes it girly at the same time. Leather jackets are so versatile.

    xo, alison*elle

  2. great post honey, congrats for this great new :P
    and nice to meet your blog thanks to trendtation!


  3. Ohhh this new job sounds amazing!! I am so excited for you. Good luck!
    I love this dress, lace is always a gorgeous choice and always looks amazing with leather. Love this

  4. A huge congratulations on the new job! It sounds challenging but also really amazing!

    I love the idea of doing blogger swaps but as yet haven't tried it. I love how you've styled up this lace dress of Tieka's - it looks so lovely!

  5. Lovely outfit! I'm your newest follower! I live near the rocky mountains too! I just moved from outside Toronto to small own Alberta! It's quite the adjustment for me! I'm glad I found your blog xo

    Melanie xo


  6. I really like how this outfit is edgy and delicate. The lace dress is very pretty and I think that leather jacket is beautiful.


  7. Yay! I have been wondering what your jacket looked like - I LOVE it!


  8. Ahh congrats on the new job!!! That sounds so right up your alley. :)

  9. I love all the different vibes flowing through this look. It's perfect and those boots are dreamy!