Black Magic

Black Magic / The Life Styled

The dress section of my closet gets a little neglected sometimes… like 99% of the time. For the most part, I only reach for a dress when there’s a special event and even then I get sick of my options pretty darn quick. When an event is that special, you want something fresh and new and never before seen. It sounds high maintenance, but you know it’s true. Of course that leads to an endless cycle of never wanting to buy new dresses yet always needing to. However, it’s amazing how adding a layer or accessory can change the vibe of a dress pretty quick. I know it’s beating a dead horse at this point but whenever a leather jacket comes into the mix, it always makes the piece it’s complimenting way more wearable to me. There’s something about leather jackets that just work with everything. The cut, shape, and structure work better over dresses than your typical blazer or cardigan. This sequin dress is something I’d wear to a black tie wedding, but the leather takes it all the way down to drinks with the girls or a holiday networking event. It’s like magic! Reason #439857209874 you need a good leather jacket in your wardrobe.

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Black Magic / The Life Styled

Theyskens Theory leather jacket (similar here) / Gold Hawk sequin dress (similiar here & here) / Zara heels (similar here & here) / Chanel clutch / Bracelets: J.Crew swarovski bracelet, Forever21 (similar here), Beso Beso / Sally Hansen nail strips

Photography by Heather Kincaid. Loved working with her on this post and looking forward to sharing lots more of her gorgeous work very soon!

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  1. I love your leather jacket! That’s the exact kind I have been looking for. Love how you styled it here too.

    1. thelifestyled 11/14/2014

      Thank you! It’s been such a staple in my wardrobe since I got it 2 years ago.

  2. I TOTALLY agree on the whole never wearing dresses but then always feeling like you need a new one front — time to get a little more creative this holiday season!

    1. thelifestyled 11/14/2014

      Totally! I’m always looking for great non-dress options around the holidays. A great blazer, festive skirt, and sequin pants will take you a long way!

  3. I couldn’t agree more on black leather jackets and their magical qualities. :)
    I love the lapels on that one! And 5th photo down…swoon. xx

    1. thelifestyled 11/14/2014

      Thanks girl! I love this jacket and want like 3 more similar ones so I can alternate them everyday. Too much?

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