As Inspired By… the stylish heart

Posted in Blogging, Daily Outfits.

On my travels across the internet, I often come across people who inspire me – whether it’s with their style, home décor, culinary skills or wicked wit. Sarah of the stylish heart is one of my most-recent discoveries. I love her vintage, girly, whimsical style and her obsession with that fabulous H&M hat.

Today’s outfit was inspired by Sarah’s leather and lace look.

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Wearing: Republic lace dress, Steve Madden leather jacket, Topshop leggings, very.co.uk boots, Zara bag, assorted rings, H&M hat
On: Thursday 25th November (30 days ’til Christmas!)
For: Sitting hopefully at my desk, waiting for a blizzard

This Republic dress has suffered a shrinkage during washing – I wanted to wear it with black opaques but fear of indecent exposure had me reaching for leggings instead. I still think it’s probably a little thigh-skimming for work, but hey. I added the fluffy leopard print hat when I stepped outside into sub-zero temperatures – not quite as adorable as Sarah’s black boater, but it doesn’t make me look completely bald, which is a huge plus in my book.

What do you think? Have I done Sarah justice? And who’s inspiring you today?

35 Comments

Ayden

Jen in all honesty I am feeling completely uninspired in the wardrobe dept right now 🙁 If I went on a shopping spree tomorrow I would have no idea what to buy! This is lovely though, would love to see it with opaques and heels for a dressed up christmas night out look too! 🙂 Do you still take your own pics outside with your tripod? They always look fab, I am completely useless at using mines 🙁 xx

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Beth

Oooh I love that hat on you! I think it’s very Sarah, I love her style there’s something so chic and simple about every outfit! 🙂 x

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Alison

Ahhh I love this look. I’ve been searching for the perfect lace dress for ages and I just can’t seem to find one that’s spot on.

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Pearl Westwood

Jen I think you are very brave to go out in a little dress in this weather, maybe it is warmer where you are but today I was so cold even my eyes felt cold 🙁
I do love lace with black, and thank you for letting me discover another lovely blog xx

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Rebecca

Lovely outfit! I don’t think I would be warm enough wearing it though, I had a million layers on today and was STILL cold! Did you get the snow? We had about 2 flakes here! x

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Kelly

I LOVE this outfit, love it.
The hat is amazing and looks great with your hair, the jacket is great and the dress although a bit shrunken looks great.
Love it. Did I mention I love it?!

xx

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Pookie

Gosh, like everyone else, I love this outfit too. You have convinced me to get a leopard beret, and after weeks of perving on your Very boots, I’m now going to see how much they cost!

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slowdownapproaching30

How are you not freezing your pants off! It’s so cold out there! I feel you pain on the short hair hat issue… I have the same problem coupled with what my boyfriend kindly calls my pin head! Small head + not much hair = not a good hat look! You look wicked though and brownie points for scoring the hat in leopard print!

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mynameisjocelyn

Argh! I have that same dress and mine shrunk too! I wanted to wear it to a Christmas party tonight and have realised it’s more like a top now! Leggings are a good call. I love the dress and leather jacket combo – something I hadn’t considered with mine, but will def try out! I love your blog, I think I’m addicted :).

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Sherin

Just checking out Sarah’s blog. I love her style!

You did a great job on the outfit. Leather and lace are definitely a great combo! And I love the leopard print hat as well.

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sarah

thank you so much for your kind words, i’m so flattered that i inspire you 🙂 and you look great!

sarah from thestylishheart x

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Cherchez la Gem

ooooh pretty!

Im sure there is a ricky martin song where he sings about Leather and Lace? ha! is that a bit embarassing that I know that?

YOu look sweet in this post and as I have just been looking at some animal prints that can inspire my wardrobe this hat might be my first buy!

thanks for the tip 🙂 x

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Alice

I hate it when things mysteriously shrink in the washing. I love cream and black, it’s one of my favourite combinations, lovely outfit xx

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Vicki

Love this outfit jen!! the black and white with the leopard print hat.. LOVE IT! 🙂 checking out sarahs blog now! xo

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vint junky

Gorgeous Jen! Love leather jackets with girly dresses.

xx

Ps. If i don’t want to wear leggings with a really short skirt, i usually pop a pair of hotpants underneath, so i don’t give any builders an eyeful of bum cheek!!

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Nat

That hat looks lovely and cozy! I’m surprised you still didn’t freeze in leggings, they look great with the dress though!

Nat xxx

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