Work Style: Leather Love
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Work Style: Leather Love


I found this teal leather dress on a whirlwind thrift store tour, and figured it was too bad-in-a-good-way to pass up.  For months, it sat in my trunk aka third closet, languishing in the heat and cold, only to see the light of day when bags of groceries needed a ride home.

Lately, I’ve been trying to wear more of the clothes I own, so out it came. But what to do with it? Teal leather isn’t exactly cut out for the office. Or is it?


Add a conservative black blazer, dark hose, and black ankle boots, and it will work for work! Funnily enough, the belt didn’t come with the dress–it was bought on yet another thrifting adventure–but happens to match perfectly!

Of course, I appreciate versatility as well:


Have you ever had to make slightly wacky pieces more conservative? What did you do?

  • ashemischief

    March 23, 2009 at 10:55 am


    That dress is totally, totally hot. I’m seriously lusting after it.

  • Kyla

    March 23, 2009 at 11:23 am

    That dress is FREAKIN’ AWESOME! I LOVE it! I can’t believe you had that belt from something else. That’s just weird! It’s like the universe wants you to look awesome – hehe

    BTW, “wangs” is hysterical 🙂

  • Stylish Thought

    March 23, 2009 at 11:31 am

    That dress is FIRE!!!! And you’re hair is amazing… you have to do a tutorial on natural hair. Leather for work… why not when it looks this good!

  • Alicia

    March 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    DANG!!! What a find. You made it perfect for work.

    A blazer ususally works for me when I’m trying to conservative-ise an outfit.

  • Marian

    March 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Love how vibrant the dress is honey! looks yummy against your skin tone. Love how you wore it with blazer for work sweetie.your hair is gorgeous as ever. For me I make things work for more professional needs by lots of layering :o) and choice of accessories.
    Muah x

  • d

    March 24, 2009 at 2:10 am

    I love your hair!

  • pennerad

    March 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    you look GORGEOUS. PLEASE, dear woman, tell me how you style your hair!

  • Nina

    April 1, 2009 at 1:40 am

    WOW.WOW.WOW. you look gooooorgeous! and HOT!

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  • slave2leather

    August 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I love leather on a woman! <3