ballad of a dove.


Romwe leopard print sheer blouse | H&M leather skirt | H&M studded clutch | Wholesale-dress.net  blue suede wedges

After having thirty-nine consecutive days of no relief from the triple digit heat, showers cast over our city and drenched us in happiness. Temperatures were set back to summer normality. It was like capturing a glimpse of the dove with the leaf in her mouth as she flew over the earth. We took shelter in nearby covered parking, just to bask in the wondrous, and much needed hydration.

I've been coveting leather skirts for awhile, but have always desired for a more lady-like silhouette over the mini look. So when I saw this fit and flare leather skirt, I pounced on it immediately. A sort of action that my feline print blouse would readily approve of if she were preying among the tall grass.

       




172 darling comments:

Sandra D. said...

I love this look! That top is gorgeous!

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AnneBallo said...

Just stumbled across your bog! I followed :) I absolutely love the mixing of fabrics and textures in your outfit. The leather skirt vs. the sheer blouse is gorgeous!


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Annika said...

head over heels in love with this look!!!

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JETZAVEL said...

Your top is so cute

Sofi Vaccaro said...

i really love your style. i'm 14, and you're an inspiration to me- you helped me to find my style, so thanks♥
sofi (:

FAB said...

The flare of the skirt is perfect! Isn't it nice that the weather has cooled a little? It was so nice to NOT sweat and be uncomfortable all day!

Kat said...

I love the shirt, the way it ties is lovely. I'm not huge on animal prints but you really pull it off!

On a side note, i've been curious about the strength of wholesale-dress.net's shoes. Are they like the clothes - pretty, and eh in construction? They look super cute but have they broken or anything?

Emma said...

adorable look, I love the blouse and clutch! You're so pretty :)

xo Emma

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Style & Poise said...

Liking the leather skirt! Love the entire look!

Roni
www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

Xoxo ☺ said...

How cute love the whole outfit especially the blouse! Looks fabulous! Xo

CessOviedo said...

I adore that skirt, paring it with leopard was a great idea!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

LyddieGal said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous leather skirt. And just think of how well it will transition into fall... I can already imagine you wearing it with that mesh sweater and your leopard platforms...

(yes, I SO covet your closet!)

Chic on the Cheap

In a Dolly's World said...

Love this look!! Beautiful as always :)

anna said...

who knew a leather skirt can be so dainty? love this outfit girl

xx
anna t.

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BreezeyBee said...

i adore this outfit. and i too preffer a lady like silhouette :)

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Paper Doll said...
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Paper Doll said...

i LOVE the blouse and those shoes!! *swoon* great pictures as always.

love kelly

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Frannie Pantz said...

This leather skirt is perfect and you are right, a very ladylike spin on the stereotype of the leather skirt. Lovely lovely!

Dale said...

Just found your blog, you're so pretty and this outfit is so chic. I love the black skirt and your leopard top. Very pretty.

Following you now
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Jen said...

I love everything about this look. <333

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flattery said...

Love it! Oh my goddd I want those wedges! How is the quality??

M said...

Those wedges are just beautiful. So simple yet still edgy.
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Marissa said...

I've eben hunting for a sheer leopard blouse for fall and I love yours! xoxo Marissa

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Nicole said...

The look is perfect! Love it!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole

Nina said...

This outfit is so lovely. I adore the blouse and the cut of your skirt is so ladylike. It's amazing. Those wedges are wonderful as well. I must really get a pair like those.

Kisses from South Africa
Xoxo

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cryskay said...

love your leopard top & leather skirt! i've been looking for a leather skirt or shorts but none of them fit right for me. and your shoes! love. i always see people ordering from wholesale-dress.net but theres SO much stuff that i cant look through it all. next time, can you just purchase me whatever you get yourself? size 7.5 please. lol

Martina said...

STUNNING pics :) so lovely outfit

Molly said...

Amazing outfit and photos :)

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Rocket Fashionista said...

Really in love with the leather skirt at the moment, looks so chic with the shirt!

xx

Vani said...

Great look! I so happy I found your blog. I'm following. :)

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Please may I? said...

Stunning outfit! That skirt is devine!

X x

Ballerina'sBun said...

Your leather skirt is awesome ! But your leopard blouse isn't bad too ;) Please visit my blog and become a member if you like it :) i already follow you <3 xo and lovely greetings from gemany,berlin ! Nadine from www.ballerinasbun.blogspot.com

Margaret's eye said...

Love your blouse, love your leather skirt! This outfit is really chic & stunning:)

Coffeeshop said...

Die Bluse & die Schuhe sind der Börner *-*

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SIENA.STYLE said...

you look so pretty, love your skirt
have a wonderful day
kiss from prague
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Gabriella Olivia said...

pretty! i love your blouse! <3

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Phuong said...

you always looks beautiful jamie

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Manon H. said...

Really beautiful outfit ! Love leopard and black combo ! Always so smart !

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Susanne Aprisilia Fergie said...

wauwww ! I think I'm inlove with your clutch! its cute <333
nice photos bdw .


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Rachel said...

I've been thinking about that skirt, but now I've seen it on a couple of bloggers, I really think I'll get it!

FashionFlirt said...

love the blouse, the skirt, the shoes... just everything, perfect!
Great blog, keep it up! :)

xoxo, Jasmin

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Živilė said...

You look pretty!
Nice heels and gorgeous blouse!

xx
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Aarabesque said...
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Aarabesque said...

you look lovely!
i love yours all outfits ;) you're beautiful and your clothes are gorgeous.. ;)


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Rocker Chic said...

I'm so happy You got sone rain maybe it will come to us next. You look lovely as always love your skirt and the shoes are amazing!!

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Glamloving said...

You look absolutely stunning girl ! Great shots !

Inès.B said...

Tu es splendide <3

Sandra said...

So chic!

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Abi said...

very feminine and classic!
perfect
love your blog

Style Hippie said...

You look stunning. Your shoes are drop dead gorgous, and I love your purse!
x

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Plami said...

Girl you look absolutely stunning! I love this outfit! It's so perfect!

XoXo
Plami

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streetdressed said...

love your blouse!!!

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Jackie G.Loves said...

I love the outfit! your blog is great and pics too! :)

following you!

Elisa said...

i love your blouse!

x

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

You look wonderful, dear! :) x

createyourscene said...

oh my.. just stunning! x

cAtHeRiNeLiNe said...

your such a beautiful woman! love your shirt and shoes!:)

Sheila said...

i loveeee this!

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Koltunovskaya said...

Love this look! You look great.

Limasim said...

love your look!

Meggy said...

Love your skirt, it looks great with your shirt.

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xx

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

i love your shoes!


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NRC♥ said...

Great look hun, I like the shape and volume.
NRC♥

Ashley said...

I love your leather skirt and how you paired it with that leopard print top - you look gorgeous! Now following you on Facebook, hope you can do the same!

Ashley
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Sabrina said...

You look amazing dear! I love the locations where you take your pictures, so stunning ♥

Lindsay said...

I love leather skirts! You look great!

A Fine Balance said...

That fact that you have found the perfect leather skirt is just jaw dropping. I have been looking for a for a flirty leather skirt that isn't a mini...definitely going to have to get it when I am near an Hand M in September.

Fashion Insanity said...

Amazing scenery and photos!

Amanda said...

I love how you are wearing the leopard print sheer blouse-very inspiring! Also, love the shape of that lady-like leather skirt, that would be the shape I would go for too :)
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marama said...

You look amazing =)

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Carlinn said...

So pretty! i love your shoes. :)

THE said...

Fierce combination. Looks very good

XO Charlotte
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jodi said...

lovely outfit! and photos, your camera looks amazing. http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ X

menina elegante said...

you're so cute!! :D x

This Charming Style said...

This is so pretty, the sheer blouse is amazing!xx

Bonnie said...

I bought my first leather skirt in brown over the weekend, and I am super stoked to try it out. I have been dyinggggg for a leather skirt for the longest time, but it takes a while to find the right one.

So glad that the heat is finally breaking. We have had a lovely week so far. No 100-degree temperatures at all!

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alisha said...

This outfit is precious. Its so pretty and delicate.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you look so sleek! i love the monochromatic color scheme!

<3 steffy
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Brigita said...

You look so BEAUTIFUL! The silhouette looks so good on you!

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xx Brigita

The little world of fashion said...

Your clutch is very cool!
xx

Kathleen said...

Great outfit !
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Kaitlin Mattingly said...

love the leopard print blouse.

xo
kaitlin

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new follower(:

Emily Bayley said...

This outfit is perfect, so gorgeous!


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Nadja said...

lovely outfit and pics! :-)

The Petite Blogger said...

love the wedge!!!!

xoxo jenna

Branislava said...

realy, realy nice!!! following!

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Temporary:Secretary said...

Always look so gorgeous! x

Fashion Translated said...

Chic as always!

Fashion Translated

Lie said...

Wow. These pictures are stunning! Cool atmosphere, stylish look!
xx

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Michelle Lee said...

amazing :)

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Anastasia Siantar said...

you always have the loveliest shoes ever!! <3

Liz Lizo said...

Such an amazing look, just discovered you look, love it!

xx
Liz Lizo
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Allie said...

Very cute combo!
xx Allie

Emilie said...

You look wonderful!
Love this outfit!

Bella said...

what a beautiful outfit!!

AJD ∞ said...

Oh my! This outfit is super cute! And I wasn't aware that the skirt was leather until you mentioned it... And I am in love. I must go find one!

vindushi said...

you're look great as always! my god i'm in love with all of your shoes

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Nix said...

I LOVE your wedges!!

xx

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Great outfit, but I am really in love with your shoes. They are just gorgeous!!!

*Erin

Life's a shoe said...

i really love your blouse..

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

Nice post, love the photos!
Bookmarked,
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you might like it :)

Chantal said...

amazing outfit and blog! Love it. I am following you.
x

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SZAFOFA said...

i like so much Your blog!


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A Princess Out There said...

Jamie, you are so adorable and have a very unique style!

Let's follow each other?

Let me know in my blog :)

Love,

Xenia

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whitemaskgirl said...

Looks adorable the grey colours.

Ann said...

What a chic look and oh so feminine.

Love the short skirt,
the leopard sheer blouse rocks!
and the shoes is really gorgeous.

Regina said...

wow wow wow wow WOW!! <3
and, your 4th photo is very very elegant!!

Anggi and Tin's Corner

JP said...

you look great!

kisses from Russia,
Juliet

Gayatri Kumar said...

Love your outfit.. but most of all love your shoes! they're perfect!

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That Girl in Pearls said...

So true. I adore leather skirts, but it can be hard to find a cut that isn't too harsh. This one is beautiful! Love how you paired it with the leopard.

Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
B.
That Girl in Pearls

Stylised Dialogue said...

this is so beautiful. the feel of the pictures is capturing and your style is luring as always.
The skirt and the wedges are beyond words.

Daphne @ http://styliseddialogue.blogspot.com/

Rapuncela said...

You look totally great :)
your blog is sooooo good :*

Bir Alışverişkoliğin İtirafları said...

Love the skirt!!

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marblava said...

I love it!! You look beautiful!!
I like the skirt!!

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paperdolltheory said...

love leopard right now!! i want some steve madden leopard flats but not sure if i should. what do you think?

loving this look. and those shoes are so simple but gorgeous.

love
kat

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the girl never gets older said...

oh, you look fantastic! it seems like leopard print was made for you ♥

dana @ wonder forest said...

kinda love this! you have amazing style, lady!
xox dana
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Veronika. said...

gorgeous outfit
great blog!!

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Emma said...

love this outfit!

Mona M. said...

you look soooo beautiful!<3

Lorena said...

love your look!!
kisses
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Teeney said...

your shoes! <3 them!!

*little* bouquets said...

lovely outfit

marie hamm. said...

that blouse is wayyy cute!
great look as usual girlie!

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Chelsea Lane said...

this is so pretty! you are such an inspiration jamie, this is beautiful and I love the location <3

xoxo

Syrious said...

wow you look so AMAZING!!!
love it!!
cute blog! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same ONLY if' you'll like mine!
sweet italian kisses

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Syrious said...

wow you look so AMAZING!!!
love it!!
cute blog! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same ONLY if' you'll like mine!
sweet italian kisses

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VALERIE WANG said...

hey gorgeous!i loveeeee your style lot!and you take great pictures,they're so chic and fabulous!whoop!gonna follow ya!xxxxx

Taa said...

I love your blog and outfits

Please add me to your blogroll

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Electric Empty said...

awesome shirt and shoes!

Kawa said...

When i saw the skirt i thought that I went berserk! BEATIFUL, esecially with this shirt. I will follow your blog!

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Nikki said...

Beautiful shots!

Duygu said...

great blog dear! xox

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sarah smith said...

Your blog is adorable! Love this look xxx please check out my blog at www.littlemissbowpeep.blogspot.com !

CHOUCHOU-ROBINE said...

Beautiful, so gorgeous!
x

Cee Harvey said...

you look gorgeous!
I love the top and those shoes are awesome

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Susie said...

This skirt is great ;)

jezdem said...

Stylish, stylish and once again stylish :D

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LV said...

This is such a great look and I really love those wedges. Looking gorgeous Doll!

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RA said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Polliani said...

love love your blog.. you look amazing
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Stanique said...

Awesome skirt

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Irene's Closet said...

Always stunning :)

xo
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The Key To Chic said...

I love the way you described the weather. Your writing is so thoughtful and engaging, which I completely admire! I have a similar skirt from Zara but haven't worn it yet!

Imke said...

One word: perfect. Followed you ♥

XO, Imke

Maria Chloe said...

love, love the wedges.
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are you dressing up or dressing down said...

Adore this, its my idea of the perfect outfit right now :).

Helen, X
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Anna said...

Wow, what a look! I LOVE the animal print of the shirt!

Felicia said...

Loove the fit of that top! (:

Karin said...

Jamie, you just never get it wrong, I do admire your style so much and your blog is a real diamond in the rough

Heba said...

you look stunning ,love your high heels

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alexandra grecco said...

Really lovely!
xo
Alexandra Grecco

Laura Scott said...

You set your posts in such brilliant locations! Love the leather skirt.

Would really appreciate you checking out our blog, we're currently travelling through Italy!

Fashion Dawgs

Elien said...

I love everything about this look, wayyy prettyyyy!

Gorgeous Clara said...

loving the shoes and the blouse!

madeleine said...

you look wonderful and so do the photos!
dariadaria

Orchid said...

Amazing blog XO Eve


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minnja said...

so beautiful.
I follow you now. It would make me very happy if you follow back.

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LoVe
Minnja

Cortnie Elizabeth said...

Loving this complete look! Super adorable!

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michelle_ said...

gotta love that leopard print top and the pump-wedges shoes ! they remind me of the Theysken Theory ones..


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nesha said...

that outfit is gorgeous! and your photos are perfect. what camera and lens do you use? you've got style blogging down to a t.

Raspberry Jam said...

Amazing blouse!

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Andrea said...

Leopard done well is always a great achievement, this is such a lovely outfit.

ChiffonLaceLeather said...

I love the way you did the leopard and the shoes are great with the outfit.

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İzmir İstanbul Arası said...

love your style!


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Patrycja said...

I love your outfit !!
And your blog ! :)

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xoxo Patrycja .

Sarah said...

You look beautiful, love your top. Following your blog now =)

Andréa Rocha said...

Wow I love your oufit and your blog!! I'm follow you girl!

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TheFourClosets said...

I really like this outfit !

x

Blaming Beauty said...

Okay I changed my mind, this look is my favourite haha! Really love the skirt!x