Butter Me Up

Butter Me Up

My search for leather clothes that don't automatically equate to being solely tough or hard continues into spring is a continuing not-so-uphill struggle.  In fact, it's set to be a smooth sailing course as everyone from COS to Topshop to leather peeps Swagga and Soul to the covetable Celine have all got softie softie leather options that take the material beyond biker jackets and too-tight trousers. 

This is a work in progress of-the-moment tracker of my soft leather accumulation that of course is no where near where I want it to be but is nonetheless keeping my nose doused in that very intoxicating smell (sorry veggies… I have a thing for sniffing meat by-products…and raw meat for that matter…).

This Oasis jacket is I think on sale on the website (or is that the grey version) and yes, it is biker and sticking to all those leather-type conventions but I do like how the blue of the jacket reminds me of a shade of denim and makes it slightly unexpected.



Swagga and Soul's Chloe trousers are quite literally like leather tracksuit bottoms because of the fit and the lining. 

Finally there's this Louise Gray S/S 10 leather and suede bustier that I'll be wearing over sheer tees and ruffled skirts for sure…


I love the scribblings inside the bustier which almost makes me want to rip out the label and wear it inside out…



Like I said though, it's an ongoing quest that should hopefully see pliable leather in peaches and cream flooding into my wardrobe…


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  1. NathalieS

    2010-01-22 at 7:16 PM

    luvvvvvvvvvvvvvv this post :)!

  2. Gon

    2010-01-22 at 7:40 PM

    Lovely look! You look really cute ;D!

  3. Kazuko

    2010-01-22 at 7:41 PM

    your leather jacket is fabulous!

  4. Ganymede Girl

    2010-01-22 at 7:44 PM

    Extra soft leather is the best. I used to think that leather pants had to be tight fitting to look good, but that’s because all I’d seen were horribly cut and too stiff loose leather pants. I love how the pants you are wearing look comfortable and fall like fabric, and I completely prefer them to tight leather pants, which I feel don’t suit me anyway. The blue on the leather jacket is wonderful too.

  5. Make Do Style

    2010-01-22 at 7:45 PM

    It has to be soft buttery leather or I can’t cope. I need ridiculous softness. Love the Louise Grey scribbles as well.

  6. sabella

    2010-01-22 at 7:47 PM

    great twist on the classic leather jacket 🙂

  7. Maile John

    2010-01-22 at 7:52 PM

    Thank goodness that someone called out the edgy leather look that has been on everyone lately. Not that that tough chick leather vibe isn’t beautiful, it is. I just think is was time that it got less monotone

  8. Tomorrow

    2010-01-22 at 8:16 PM

    Beautiful! There are not words to describe you style susie. If I say edgy is sounds too hard, to tough, if I say quirky it sounds too goofy and weird, if I say unique it sounds too crazy, too wacky but you are not ‘too’ anything and most importantly of all you are not too similar to everyone else! You are just the right amount of everything and somehow you manage to create something amazing!
    I absolutly love this outfit and your hat is such a gorgeous individual addition to such a lovely outfit!
    I have copied your lovely plaid look over at my blog sorry! http://inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com/2010/01/playing-in-plaid.html
    Same time tommorrow!

  9. Vint Junky

    2010-01-22 at 8:22 PM

    Adore the trousers. I actually let out a longing sigh!
    They look more flattering on a person than the product pics on website, really beautiful on you!

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    2010-01-22 at 8:23 PM

    That’s is one of the best looking straw hats I’ve seen. It provides a nice contrast to the leather.

  11. S

    2010-01-22 at 8:30 PM

    I love, love, love this outfit. Everything from the jacket to the trousers to the bralet. Even your nails match!

  12. The Style Curator

    2010-01-22 at 8:49 PM
  13. Your jacket is a-ma-ziiing ! this look is really cute. And your hat adds this final cute-vintage-original touch !
    Love it =)

  14. isquisofrenia

    2010-01-22 at 9:07 PM

    love this outfit, love every piece your wearing , i need some flats!!!
    have a lovely weekend!

  15. tiffanyssmallworld.blogspot.com/

    2010-01-22 at 10:13 PM

    love it!very interesting pieces

  16. Claire

    2010-01-22 at 10:22 PM

    I’ma follow your meat-sniffing nose, because it’s a heck of a lot easier than searching these things out myself.. You’re a gift to the lazy leather lover!

  17. daphne

    2010-01-22 at 10:32 PM

    perfection. And I, too, am in love with the smell of leathers. I have an obsession with unfinished leather bags for just this reason- my favorite being one my man has dubbed “the beef jerky bag” because….clearly, it smells JUST like beef jerky. The olfactory benefit is half the fun.

  18. Sabine

    2010-01-22 at 10:35 PM

    The jacket so-so, no actually it’s very cool, but what really gets me are the trousers – so chic! (btw, I’ve got a cream leather jacket, maybe I should write a post about it, since I’m in the habit of quoting you anyway). Sabine x

  19. Isabel

    2010-01-22 at 10:47 PM

    This outfit is wholly amazing!

  20. KD

    2010-01-22 at 10:57 PM

    Wow. Leather is such a wonderful material! Everything here is beyond amazing.

  21. Coco

    2010-01-22 at 11:06 PM


  22. Carly Day

    2010-01-22 at 11:31 PM

    Love the whole outfit, have you seen the grey leather shorts in Cos very you i think. Also, check out Liberty, i saw some amazing leather pieces in there today.
    x x x

  23. Lee

    2010-01-22 at 11:31 PM

    This is an amazing outfit!
    I love your jacket, very wang-ish.
    Theory of a fashion victim

  24. Whimsy

    2010-01-23 at 1:56 AM

    leather dhoti/harem pants?! Really?!?? THAT”S FUCKING AMAZING!!! I WANT THEM!!!! Love the hait too!

  25. Marylyn

    2010-01-23 at 3:10 AM

    Hey, I love everything on your site! I just started a new fashion/home/makeup blog and I would REALLY appriciate it if you could help me out in any way that you can on your site and follow me if you want :]. Thanks so much,

  26. Shay

    2010-01-23 at 3:12 AM

    I totally agree, bring on the soft leather like it’s been tumbled in a dryer and then beaten on the sidewalk! I bought a soft, suede fringey, mushroom colour coat that needs slightly warmer weather, can’t wait…

  27. Maggie

    2010-01-23 at 3:49 AM


  28. Andreina Jimenez

    2010-01-23 at 4:25 AM

    i love everything you wearing……. i like the two color in the leather jacket, plus the pants…fantastic. i love the small corset……….i need everything you wearing………….ohhh… cute hat

  29. Style Eyes Fashion Blog

    2010-01-23 at 7:04 AM

    I love the bustier top.

  30. ponyhunter

    2010-01-23 at 8:11 AM

    what a fantastic outfit, you’ve covered so many different styles but somehow it all works together, I especially adore the boater hat and the viv westwood platforms. very cute.

  31. melissa

    2010-01-23 at 9:29 AM

    Amazing hat! love the color of your nailpolish!

  32. jenna

    2010-01-23 at 9:36 AM

    love those pants. and you’ve reminded me to start wearing my boater.

  33. Maddie

    2010-01-23 at 9:44 AM

    I’ve got a massive, reversible red leather cape that my French grandmother gave me from the 60s. On one side it’s just the bright red leather, on the other it’s plaid flannel. Sounds hideous, I know, but I love it! The plaid is surprisingly very grungy, and it’s very textuall interesting to wear with that peep of red from the interior.

  34. whatdialike

    2010-01-23 at 12:50 PM

    i love the hat, like Tom sawyer:)

  35. fashionholic

    2010-01-23 at 1:48 PM

    LOVE the leather jacket!!!!

  36. valentina

    2010-01-23 at 1:50 PM

    How wonderful!
    perfect outfit

  37. Nina

    2010-01-23 at 3:15 PM

    Cute the hat is awesome. And the pop of bright blue.

  38. Shelley

    2010-01-23 at 3:23 PM

    Those are the coolest leather pants I’ve seen in a long time–love the cut; I wasn’t even sure they were leather when I first saw the photo, and I love that you’ve rolled the leg.
    I know what you mean about the smell of leather; I’ve bought vintage purses just because the leather smelled so good.

  39. jointjumble

    2010-01-23 at 4:42 PM


  40. taylor

    2010-01-23 at 4:48 PM

    amazing! You have great unique style. Love the pants!

  41. luxirare

    2010-01-23 at 6:35 PM

    You seem to have collected a lot of little corsets, I love them all, I don’t have enough of them in my closet but good ones are hard to come by! Especially around the breast area they are so ill fitting for me. I think corsets always look good on people with extremely narrow shoulders which you have!
    Great leather jacket too.

  42. Sophie

    2010-01-23 at 10:23 PM

    I love the outfit, though I’m not sure about the blue ribbon straps, maby more a more natural colour would go better with the corset top.
    Otherwise the leather jacket is great!

  43. Lucy

    2010-01-24 at 3:13 AM

    loooove those leather textures

  44. Kristine

    2010-01-24 at 11:45 AM

    I love everything about this look!! And the hat adds the perfect finishing touch!!

  45. sandy

    2010-01-24 at 2:48 PM

    Hey Iam from belgium and I think you are great!!!
    xxx marie-l

  46. Rani

    2010-01-24 at 9:15 PM

    Love the skirt !!
    Greetings from Belgium.

  47. All Women Stalker

    2010-01-24 at 9:57 PM

    Your nails look cute! 🙂 If I were you, I’d wear the bustier inside out 🙂

  48. Hiroko

    2010-01-25 at 12:02 AM

    I love your outfit, especially the shoes, I have them in gold!

  49. Carrera Sunglasses

    2010-01-26 at 9:50 PM

    loving the straw hat, definitely looking cool for summer.

  50. zook

    2010-01-28 at 2:54 PM

    wht is the size of yr leather jacket???

  51. Taís

    2010-02-05 at 3:54 PM

    Your look is so cute! I love the look!
    Do you like Melissa?

  52. katherine

    2010-02-14 at 2:18 AM

    the jacket, the hat and the pants was my favorite, the buste it`s no so good…i donpt know…
    that`s my opinion please don`t het me

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    2010-10-21 at 8:18 PM

    love those shoes . ive seen them somewhere just can think where. there gorgeous. i Also love the hat your wearing goes well together. great outfit

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