Black As Leather

Dress: Forever 21   Jacket & Tights: c/o Persunmall   Boots: Just Fab   Necklace: c/o Lylif
If you read my last post, thank you for your thoughts and encouraging comments. Our pets become a part of the family, so losing Prince was jarring to us. At first I felt a bit silly making such a dedication post to a dog, but I'm glad everyone was able to relate and understand why it meant so much to me. I think having a pet that you bond with is a gift that only enriches your life.

I've decided that a cure for sadness is dressing well. So when I got a package of goodies from Persunmall, this leather sleeved jacket was one I was looking forward to the most. Looking back at recent purchases (see here and here), I certainly seem to have a penchant for mixed media jackets! What I really love about this one are the ribbed elbow sections. Since Persunmall is similar to Oasap and other Asian-based online retailers, I was nervous about the sizing, and I'm sad to say that this one is a bit tight. It still works in creating the right "look" for an outfit, but as far as practicality, I'm not sure I'll be keeping this one around.
For adding an urban edge to my new, high-low dress and desert booties, I'll take it though.
At least these heart tights weren't a disappointment! They're a fun way to add some print to a plain outfit.

And on another note, anyone else starting to worry about holiday weight gain? Haha, I know I am! Without my busy school schedule and fitness classes, it's as if I'm falling into a Netflix and Pokemon playing black hole. Yes, I busted out my old DS again, don't judge me. A true Pokemon master never stops (also, Ali, I'm insanely jealous of your Christmas's going on my birthday wishlist now).

What are you doing to combat all the goody plates/baskets that get sent out this time of year? Or are you like me and figure you'll make up for it at the gym later (as in, possibly weeks from now later)?

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.
Proverbs 23:20-21

PS: Don't forget about the Adore Me Giveaway that's still going on! You have two more days left to enter! 


Instant Milk said...

Cute outfit!

Come soon!

Jodie said...

It's the cheese selection board that's stretching my waist line- I just can't say no. Great jacket.
Dogs really are a important part of the family and you dedicated post was the perfect thing to say x

Pretty Tiny Things said...

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Istvanffy Emma said...

you look so pretty! love the outfit!
I have the same jacket:)

Emma xx

Kati said...

Yeah, sometimes clothes from Asian stores are seriously small and short (dresses!), which is a shame! You still look very cute though!

Have a great day,

Kelly Han said...

Love love love the outfit! You look gorgeous xx
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Hope you're having a beautiful day!
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Haggard Library said...

Don't ever apologize about mourning the loss of a loved on, especially since this is your blog<3 I lost my first dog a few days after Christmas 2 years ago, and it hurts like hell.
Your jacket is incredible, by the way. And I'm so jealous about your lack of snow.

Nicole Aguinaldo said...

Stunning outfit!! :)


Iris Ruiz said...

Gorgeous look!I love it!


Vivian Luo said...

haha my pants from last week are already tighter!!

exciting about persun package to make you feel better. those heart tights are adorable!

don't forget to enter to win a $240 pour la victoire chain bag!

xoxo . ღ

Monique Codilla Oloresisimo said...

Lovely blog you have!

Would you like to follow each other?
(Just click on the FOLLOW Button below HOME Button cause my GFC Gadget is having problems.)

New post up on my blog!


caffinatedlove said...

First of all, the outfit is absofruitly adorable and I love all the little details. Those tights continue to stun me. :)

secondly, I want to say how sorry I am for the loss of your pet. I understand. I grew up with one cat, Smokey, who was with us until he was 21 years old. I was devastated when he died and I grieved for him more than I have for any person. There is just something about a pet that cuts deep.


Mica T said...

Sorry to hear about your dog passing away :(

I like the colour combo in this outfit though - the taupe and black look nice together.

Away From The Blue

Tr3nDyGiRL Fashion Blog said...

love that look! nice tight with heart!

Peet said...

I wanted to comment on this post and your outfit and how cool your shots look but I can't... I read the first line and checked the previous post. My dog, who truly is my best friend, is 11 years old and is an old old man, he has diabetes and a bunch of other stuff and I dreamed he died tonight so reading your words... To say that I teared up is an understatement. I feel for you, babe, and I feel for Prince. You literally killed me with that last shot of him...

Samantha said...

Linda! This dress was made for you! You look absolutely stunning. That jacket looks great too with the leather sleeves, a look you pull off so well!

Rocio Otero said...

llevas una chaqueta preciosa! guapa!

Sam said...

Ohhh this jacket is so fabulous, I must find one like it for next winter, its edgy but still so elegant.

Haley Titus said...

love the hearts tights!

Colour Me Classic

Belated Bloomer said...

Apart from the striking outfit, I'd like to say that I also appreciate the railroad area where you took it. It makes for a really interesting set of photos!


Sandra Leiva said...

Love that jacket so much!


Julie said...

I love how your jacket and your dress match, it looks so great on you! happy holidays xoxo

Imogen said...

Totally in love with your jacket it looks so perfect on you. Best wishes for the new year.

Michèle Kruesi said...

these heart tights are sooo cute

Brittney said...

I'm definitely feeling the holiday food settling around---I guess a new year's resolution for working out is in order! I love mixed media jackets, and this one looks really sophisticated. What size did they send you, for reference?


Another Beautiful Thing

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Linda, you look fabulous in this dress! My goodness. Lovely.

It is hard to lose a pet. It is. Be sad as you need. Also be grateful for your memories.

Have a fabulous 2014 year in school and life. ♥ I'm not going anywhere, but that was just profound, I guess.

Ashley Taylor said...

You look great. I love leather. AND I love the Alix set! ;)

xo Ashley

Elana said...

First, I'm so, so sorry to hear about your dog :( I hope you and your family are doing okay!

This outfit is another new favorite of mine! It's just so classy and chic. I can't get enough of this jacket! Hope you have a great NYE, Linda!

Loila L. said...

I love your boots!! So pretty :)


Midwest Muse said...

So sorry about your dog, hope your family is feeling better. At least you look adorable! Love the tights + booties!

Katie Aman said...

I really love that neutral dress, I can see you wearing it in so many different and fun ways. The shape of it is so nice! And yes, that jacket is fantastic, what a great thing to brighten your day!
I absolutely understand missing your pet. I was in college when my cat died as well and it was heartbreaking. They are so special and always unconditionally loving when we need them. Hugs!

Kim Alston said...

That's a great outfit Linda! I love black & beige. Always a nice combination. It's so hard watching what you eat during the holidays. Exercise here I come! LOL

Maiken said...

I like the sandy beige colour and the way it goes with classic black. plus of course it's a pretty fierce jacket indeed!

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Ali Hval said...

Ah Linda, I LOVE THIS JACKET ON YOU! I'm sorry it's a bit too tiny. I know what you mean about the Asian companies fitting odd--they are always a bit too short for me! Dem dresses, hahaha. But it's so cute and we can't tell so at least it looks nice here. But still, that stinks when things don't fit right! Do you size up? Because when I size it that helps. I guess not having boobs helps, so that may be another "problem" (BOOBS ARE NOT A PROBLEM THEY ARE GR8). ;)

haha somehow I have maintained my weight through the holidays with all the biking I do. I guess the whole not being able to eat wheat thing helps with not devouring cookies, but that doesn't mean I'd still eat some and man my way through the stomachaches... pf, don't worry about it, Linda! Everyone gains equal weight during the holidays, so it's not like you're REAAALLY gaining weight if everyone else is!!! :D :D ALSO KEEp PLAYING POKEMON YEAH! I seriously hope you get Pokemon for your birthday. > w< It's pretty darn fun so far, but the DS and nintendo games will always be the most special! I am curious, have you ever played Animal Crossing? *___*

Carla Florendo said...

so sorry to hear about Prince. But if it makes you feel better, he's in dog heaven now.

Anyway this is my favorite outfit from you Linda. it's simple but cool all at the same time! I love the combination of off white and black =)

xo, Carla

czarianonuevo said...

i LOVE this nude and black outfit!!! i also noticing this leather sleeves fascination!! i like that this ensemble is really cool and you successfully incorporated your style in this!! tres CHIC Linda!!

i'm planning to start my daily routine of running/jogging around our campus once we get back :p

czarina :)

katie said...

I must have missed this, i am so sorry for your loss. They're not pets, they're people and it is devestating when they pass on. When our first dog rachael had to be put down qas the only time i've seen my dad cry, he'd raised her from a puppy before he married my mom and truely loved her. It was 13 years before he could stand the thought of raising another lab and he just found one eariler this year, its like watching him with rachael all over again to see that kind of love. Anyways, what i mean to say is, pets are special and it hurts so bad. Wishing you all the best.

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