Sunday, October 12, 2008

Zip It Up


Wearing possibly the greatest vintage find ever, my leather jacket. It was a bit large when I got it so I had it tailored and now it fits like a glove.

Wearing an H&M dress, Target ribbed tights, and a vintage leather jacket.

132 comments:

The Stylish Wanderer said...

You look freakin fantastic. Ive always wanted a leather jacket, but been too afraid cause theyre so damn edgy. But I love it with that H&M dress.

Lovely.

Anonymous said...

hey karla i have been leaving u comments n sending u e-mails bu u have never replied.im still hoping u do take the time to reply if possible.cause i wanna see yr closet..please.i have asked questions to in my e-mail to u.please do a post about tht soooon . i have been waiting for too long.i would love to see yr closet and room!!
love the hair.there is some or wht a goth vibe going..anyway love it!!

Jamie said...

you meeting that jacket was destiny. it looks so amazing, i'm very jealous.

katherinelou said...

perfect !

Dana (MODAna) said...

there IS such a thing as vintage destiny
it looks great, I have a similar one in silver I overuse :)

Elana said...

that is SUCH an amazing jacket! It creates such a great silhouette with the a-line skirt and the all the black draws the eye in such an interesting way. One of my favorite looks of yours!

this wheel's on fire said...

love that jacket!

Ashleigh said...

Love this look....prob b/c im quite drawn to that jacket ;)...loves it

Chessie said...

Ooh yes!

Linda said...

I am insanely jealous of that vintage find! A good leather motorcycle jacket is always my vintage goal, and I haven't come across one yet. Perfection. :)

saray said...

The leather jacket is stuning!
great all black look - love it!

Angel said...

wow i luv your new hair~! suits you so well, your face looks so small now!! cute <3

Angela said...

LOVELOVELOVE your haircut! you'll surely start a blogger trend!


great find! vintage makes it even better!

beccajanie said...

That leather jacket is unbelievable! An AMAZING find. It looks fabulous with that dress, you always have such impeccable ensembles - Inspired!

yu shan said...

wow-full on black! but i guess we're all feeling that for fall :) totally rocking the look, hon!

Ritihna said...

that is a great ensemble! i lothe that jacket! it looks so great! definitely one of your most precious finds!

your hair looks good! but have you ever tried to take it off of your face? but this is a punk-rock look, so it does go along prettily! have a nice day =D

Knight Cat said...

amazing, you look stunning. i love the way you did your hair soo much.

i want a leather jacket like that too! i have one but not as amazing as yours...

xxx

MJ said...

girl, you look perfect! Love that jacket. Love everything. Did you size up in that H&M dress? It was thight.

I was wondering if you get stared at a lot. Or if you often get unwanted attention. Doesn't it make you feel uncomfortable? I wish I could wear whatever I wanted but I hate the attention I get. Anywayz, keep on inspiring us!

Lydia said...

You made the ever elusive leather motocycle jacket look...ladylike?!?!

Only you.
It's an awesome outfit, I love that you wore it differently than the predictable style of everyone else.

And it's pretty much the sweetest jacket ever, too.

♥ fashion chalet said...

very fall worthy, and I love how your hair so gracefully falls across your face like that :)

xo/ fashion chalet

Melissa said...

I need to remember to breathe when I look at that jacket :]

Tracy said...

I really love your hair cut.

Jess. said...

I love this jacket!
My friend has one like it, and I stole it from her awhile ago. I think she finally stoke it back!

Hope you are well,
Jess.

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

you look fabulous! so classy!
i am so jealous :P
just joking

well have fun and happy blogging. can't wait to see some more of your amazing and inspirational outfits!

Lady_V said...

yum, I like how you soften the leather jacket with the dress and I like the all black look too.

Anonymous said...

I don't really the jacket on this dress. It makes the skirted part look very funereally. Your bangs are starting to annoy me... why is there this piece that is longer than the rest????

But hey, at least you're not wearing ankle booties.

Nita-Karoliina said...

THAT leather jacket is a dreamy, and for me, if i have it, i would wear it always. i have that hm jacket which looks similar but aint as cool as that! you ar one lucky girl.if u ever get bored, here is one who ones to buy it! i think we are same size, xs.
you are really pretty and i love your hair, its a bit like kate moss`s hair but a bit shorter <3

sarah said...

hey-- you're right down the street from my house! are your heels vintage? i love the outfit, perfect for the weather today.

cara-mia said...

A jacket such as that is on my fall/winter shopping list, I'm quite jealous. :)

Hot Bot said...

I wish leather jackets were relevant on this hot island.

JEYQ said...

superrr chic.
goodness your hair really does suit you perfectly.

Alison said...

tailoring leather???...hmm interesting

Style Addict said...

You have excellent style...I'm so jealous of that jacket. You look great love the hair cut.

Shen said...

Leather jackets are probably the greatest things in the world. I recently got one too and I can't tear myself away from it!

Anonymous said...

your hair is soo freaking cute! LOVE!! any thoughts on a halloween costume yet?

Dakota77 said...

The jacket is perfect. It was an amazing find:-)

Timmy said...

lovely outfit...its macho chic..lol..very cute

Autumn said...

What is the story behind the shoes? I love them!

Anonymous said...

You look amazing! i was wondering, how tall are you?

bikerboy said...

The jacket is awesome!
...but now you definitely need a motorcycle to go with it! ;)

Gina. said...

Amazing, really.

Anonymous said...

You're very cute. You remind me of Rachel Bilson or one of the Olsen twins, only not so hobo-ish. I hope you don't think of me as rude if I ask what size you are? I just want to compare and contrast me with you and have an idea of what would look flattering on my shape. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

i don't know what is more amazing, the face/hair or the outfit!

PERFECT.

Lisa said...

karla!!!

obsessed with leathers.
this jacket is fit to perfection.

you look so edgy. love it.

x.

Unwise Pedestrian said...

I love it. The second picture is just perfect! Teamed with the flowing skirt and gorgeous heels you actually manage to make the rough, biker jacket look feminine and almost soft... I'm kind of embarrassingly excited to see the outfits you come up with for Autumn/Winter :)

Anonymous said...

oh, and i have some pieces that i would love to get tailored as well. did you diy or get it done someplace?

any tailor(?) recommendations in the LA area would be lovely...x

Nataly R. said...

Oh, I'm so jealous!!!this jacket is to die for!!! and also perfect haircut!

fashionbeat.devote.se said...

wow, what a great outfit.

Karafina said...

ahhhh, the contrast of feminine and masculine=perfection..

Aurora said...

Oh my goodness, that jacket and your haircut suits you more than perfectly!

belle.chantelle said...

wow...
You're like the master's master of all that is cool.
hail holy coolness queen.

That leather jacket is well nice. Oh yeeeah, I pulled out the british slang, and I'm not even from britain. snap.

Fashion Is Poison said...

OH YOU ARE PERFECT

R said...

Loveee the jacket! what an awesome find. Totally know what you mean about it getting cold too, the other night it was like 2c already! With day time highs of like 9/10c. I swear it went from summer to winter so fast haha. Oh well yay to layers right?

Linn said...

Gorgeous! You have an original way of dressing that I love :)

Tara said...

That's a great find, it looks amazing! Especially with your new haircut, I love it!

SHOEBOX said...

Wow, that leather jacket looks great on you!

And your new do is fierce!

Viviana said...

It is a beautiful jacket! I really like the look!

deblah said...

WHOA, gorgeous find. I want one!

Ssu- said...

Wow you look just gorgeus!

kirstie said...

holy shit that jacket is perfect on you! i was looking for one when it was winter here but the prices hurt my studert budget too much. hah.

Chloeee said...

i've been waiting for this look for a long time, and poof here it is. thnxs so much! i love the tough leather and soft dress combo :D

Kenza said...

That total look in black is beautiful

sarah said...

Great Outfit, especially the jacket and I'm still impressed by your hair. Simply amazing.

How did you make the jacket smaller or what did you pay for it?

And one question is always on the tip of my tongue. How do you finance your big closet? Everytime I visit your blog (ok, it's at least once a day) I see new clothes and stuff and I`m impressed how big your closet has to be. I hope it's not too personal.

Keep it up!

Vero said...

Oh man, I've been hungting down for a leather jacket like that. I've found one, just not as wonderful as yours! I was wondering how much did you pay to get it tailored? My leather jacket is quite big as well...

Liv/e in Both Senses said...

Everybody loves it Karla! I'm no different. It looks fantastic. You manage to pull off the all black look without looking gothic or OTT. I'm still trying to find a leather jacket... it's not easy to find, so kudos to you for finding a brilliant one!

I managed to find a suede jacket... yet to get it tailored though :) xx

Miss Karen said...

The jacket looks phenomenal on you and I do love those shoes! You look awesome :D

Yours truly said...

You've given me new inspiration for ym black leather jacket that has buckles and zips just the way your is, only that mine is a lil longer. cheers!

Jenn said...

I love this outfit! You look amazing!!

escritora said...

you look fantastic. and the jacket, so cool :)

Trendy Gourmandise said...

love the jacket !

L.J. said...

Your figure looks amazing, and the whole outfit is very lady-like and sweet! A colourful scarf would be lovely in this all black outfit, I think, but that does not matter :)

Johanne

Demi said...

I am so extremelyyyy jealous of that jacket! I have wanted a black biker jacket forever! yours is gorgeous!!
great outfit :)
x

Carolyn said...

That jacket is HOT and it looks perfect on you! Love the nail polish color with the all black too.

srhsays said...

i love the dress, the fall of the skirt is beautiful. Why haven't I seen it in British H&M?! ugh. craving a beautiful ballet-type dress. your hair is gorgeous :)

Mimi said...

Gosh the jacket is a dream.I'm so jealous about it.The zipper details add such a great touch.Lovely dress too.

urbanita said...

Leather jacket fits with everything. I like it!

Rose Growing Gal said...

Ok, girl. basically, if I was a boy walking the same street, I would fall in love and marry you asap. That's how good you look.

julie said...

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Martha said...

How do you always manage to look so amazing?
Surely it must be very difficult.
I love this outfit and the jacket loks gogeous on you =]

Fashion Pariah said...

I love that jacket, you have an amazing collection of clothing. I imagine at least a room full. The combo of the shrunken leather jacket and that full dress is magic.

Miranda said...

you are SO STUNNING
these photos are amazing. no joke.
and i had no idea leather jackets could be tailored?!
this outfit made me so happy<3
you are beautiful.

smartsun-day said...

this perfecto is amazing and your so cute in this dresssssssssssss


woaaaaaaaa

Merit said...

I have no words. You look stunning. Love your clothes. :)

sueper said...

so great combo - the puffy skirt and tough jacket

MongoosePouco said...

gosh you're hair is just too cute on you. You look like a rocking goth fairy here. i love it!

Aurore said...

Fantastic! Wonderful!!

xoxgoodbye said...

That jacket is amazing. That is all.

Anonymous said...

you always look so cute. im jealous :)

*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

So chic!!! I totally love your new HAIR!!!

ZORI said...

I am in love with this jacket!
What nail polish do you use?

punky said...

There is nothing better then the perfect leather jacket, well besides the perfect vodka tonic, but you know what I mean.

Monikapolitan.com said...

I am officially pissed! I have ran into (what could be) the perfect leather jacket at vintage shops but they are always too big for my taste... I never thought about getting leather tailored! Thanks for mentioning it. I love the all black look!

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Highdee said...

fricking gorgeous. you pull it off so well.

Barbara said...

I went thrifting, and I couldn't find as many cool things as you. kind of bummed! You look fantastic!

Maya Annibali said...

Your style is essentially impeccable. I love the way you pair edgy items with simple, non-descript pieces. I would love to go shopping with you! Where do you get your vintage?

terren said...

I have a vintage jacket like this that I desperately need tailored as well. Did you just take it to a regular tailor's or is there a speciality leather place...

ronaldoluvsme said...

i luv ur hair

MEAGHAN!? said...

this is gorgeous. i am completely in love with your blog.

Isabel said...

Amazing jacket!

Louise said...

perfect! i love the jacket. i can't wait til it gets cold enough to wear leather here. want to exchange links?

becca said...

ahh i love this! i *so* wish i could pull off the leather without looking like a train wreck...
love your hair too :)

Petra said...

Completly amazing. So so beautiful, your jacket looks like it was made exactly for you. Perfect!

lalatragickk said...

UGHHHH, omg omg, one of theee best posts. i looove this look. your hair & the outfit = demented. in the sickest amazingest way ever! like... it's so INCREDIBLY AMAZING that it's almost disgusting how one can look so cool.

basically - in the less complicated way i am saying this outfit is irrevocably adorable. (:

love the hair, karla. love it.
&finally we'll be able to see winter karla!

Mimi said...

Such a great fit that jacket

thenakedress said...

ur new do rocks!

Lil Midget said...

GREAT outfit! I love the jacket :D

xxx

Natacha said...

You're so pretty :D
I love the dress!

m.elizabeth said...

quite possibly my new favorite outfit of yours.. the silhouette is incredible, and the individual pieces are perfect.. so good. so, so good.

kristin said...

that jacket is amazing- you look like a rock and roll ballerina!

Katwalk said...

Gorgeous shoes and I love your jacket(I have troubles with my own leather jacket... I got bored with it..)

-h of candid cool said...

so cool!

Mujer Sin Cabeza said...

THAT's Echo Park!!! LOVE your blog. You are adorable and inspiring.
This my first time leaving a comment.
One question: Do you really wear heals everyday?

issa said...

this look is absolutely gorgeous!! that jacket is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god you are so lucky, because that leather jacket is probably the most gorgeous one I've ever seen! It's so amazing how you can find vintage stuff like that, grr I wish they had those kinda shops here! As usual, you look fab! :)

Merily said...

Your hair is lovely. I really like it shot :)

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Awesome, awesome jacket! Looks amazing on you. Is that a tattoo on ur wrist? I have a shooting star on mine :o)

Snowshoe said...

dear karla,

please give me your jacket.

thanks,
e.

umm... did that work? ^^ you are blogtastic. i love the new hair... it's so... moody.

Knuspi said...

Awesome and I love the jacket =)

Chloe's Chic Conception said...

wow!!! great outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Little Miss Dress Up said...

i am JEALOUS! that jacket is to die for!!!

Luxe. said...

This is such a good look on you and I love your hair!

karla said...

anon4:57: so sorry for not replying! I’m planning to do a closet tour as soon as I organize it at little more, promise ;)

ritihna: I only pull my hair out of my face when I go to the gym. Maybe I should try pulling it back somehow.

mj: I think I got a size 4 but I agree, it’s super tight. And about the “unwanted attention” question, honestly I don’t really notice unless people start mumbling or laughing. Either way, I still love wearing what I wear whether the attention is positive or negative :)


anon7:12: about my bangs- reason why one piece is longer than the other is because the bangs I use to have are still in the process of growing out.

nita-karoliina: Love kate’s new hair!

sarah: Ahh really?! I go to church like five mins from your house then! The heels are report shoes.

alison: I didn’t know it was possible either ha.

anon8:44: I’m going to be a hot dog!

autumn: they’re report heels, forgot to mention them oops!

anon9:15: I’m 5’4

bikerboy: ha! yes I do!

anon10:08: I’m a size 2-4 usually. and in jeans I’m normally a size 25

anon10:15: No I got it tailored at this place in studio city- yuki’s alterations (818) 752-9343

sarah: I got it tailored to fit me perfectly ha. I paid like $15 to get it tailored. and about my closet, it’s actually not as big as you’d think! I just play around with the things I have and I buy several vintage pieces every week or two to spice things up ;)

vero: I paid $15 to get it tailored :)

zori: I use Maybelline Express Finish in “speedy hot tamale”... my favorite!

maya annibali: I get my vintage pieces all over the place. One of my new favorite boutiques is called Hubba Hubba, it’s in Burbank.

terren: I believe you have to take it to an alteration place that actually specializes in leather.. I went to yuki’s alterations in studio city.

mujer sin cabeza: Ha yea I wear heels almost everyday. The only time I don’t wear them are the days where I know I’ll be running around even more than usual.

fashion dreamer: Yea it is a tat. it’s an “M”.

Imk-viz said...

I love this look too, the "perfecto" is beautiful.

holly said...

beautiful!
i love your shoes (:

Simonaalterego said...

qui stai benissimo!!! *__*

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how do you come up with these amazing outfits? i wouldnt even think to put some of the things you put together, together.
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We loved this look so much we based a blog post on it:

http://cms.lipsy.co.uk/en-gb/blog/Lipsy-Blog/Dates/2008/10/Rev-up-the-biker-look/

Hope you like the piece!

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wow if you have ever watched Gilmore Girls this jacket looks like the jacket that jess (the bad ass boyfriend - or at least as bad ass as gilmore girls is going to get) wears
you look great, cute skirt

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