green leather biker jacket

Outfit | Leather and plaid

Collectif Blackwatch Check Pencil skirt and green leather biker jacket

green leather biker jacket

plaid pencil skirt and leather jacket

It was my birthday yesterday (It’s OK, you don’t have to say anything: I’m not a Birthday Person) (A Birthday Person is a person made entirely from cake, streamers and greeting cards, by the way. They’re a bit like Christmas People, only scarier, on account of all the candles…), and, much to my surprise, it also coincided with the first day of spring – or the first day that felt like spring, anyway.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I know actual spring is yet to arrive (March 20th, for those of you wanting to put it in your diaries), and there’s still every chance of snow, or gale-force winds at the very least, but the sun was actually warm on my skin while we were were taking these photos, and I know you probably won’t believe me, but if I’d been walking fast, say, rather than standing in the middle of the road posing, I might even have been tempted to take off my jacket. No, really. I don’t always want to take off my jacket in the summer, let alone on my birthday, so this was a special day indeed. I mean, I know I said Scotland isn’t quite as cold as people think, but it’s not normally that warm, either, so I have no idea what’s going on. Probably the apocalypse.

Anyway, I decided to celebrate by abandoning the winter coats and opaque tights I’ve been living in lately with a more spring-like leather jacket and nude fishnets. And also the same damn shoes I’ve been wearing in almost every outfit photo post lately. I keep on telling myself I should branch out, and wear something else, if only to justify the existence of all of the other shoes in my life, but then I always just shrug my shoulders and reach for these ones again.Um, at least I’m getting my money’s worth? Or something?

blackwatc check pencil skirt and high heels

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WEARING: Collectif skirt (sold out) / River Island biker jacket (sold out in green, but available in other colours here) / F&F sweater / Christian Louboutin shoes / ZAC Zac Posen bag* / Gucci sunglasses*

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  • Belated Happy BDay 🙂

    March 11, 2015
  • Happy birthday! For your birthday I would like to steal this whole outfit. And maybe be your dress size too.

    It’s OH’s birthday today so we’re off for brunch, and I will look several hundred times less glamorous than you. Damnit.

    March 11, 2015
  • Happy Birthday Amber. Birthdays are meant to be celebrated all week.

    March 11, 2015
  • Wow. That outfit was made for you!!! The colours really make you pop! I think the stereotype that green is the BEST colour for redheads is sooo overrated and over used and more often than not- not the case but this totally works for you in all the right ways!

    P.s happy birthday. A fellow pisces and redhead!

    March 11, 2015
  • Linsey Humphrey

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    Lovely pictures as always, Amber. Hope you had a good birthday!

    March 11, 2015
  • Even though you’re not a birthday person, I just have to say it anyway: happy birthday! And speedily moving on now…that skirt is gorgeous! I’m loving Collectif at the moment but had shied away a bit from the pencil skirts as the high waist is just…really high, if that makes sense, but it looks like I was wrong because it’s amazing!
    I know what you mean with the weather too – we had one day where I managed to actually open the back door on our house and leave it open for a good few hours (we don’t have a cat flap, so that’s their only way of getting in and out and it gets tedious opening and closing it every half an hour…). I’m still on the lookout for these elusive nude fishnets though – never managed to find any!

    March 11, 2015
      • Katharine in Brussels

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        Hi Amber, hope you had a lovely birthday! Ah, minor adjustments to RTW clothing. Do I spy in my crystal ball a sewing machine in your future? Is that the distant future? Really though, I got my sewing machine for € 60 used and it is a workhorse, but admittedly it’s best to get one when you have a friend who knows how to sew and is willing to show you the ropes. If I lived in Scotland I’d help you out 🙂 but if you ever come to Brussels and want to try out a sewing machine, give us a shout!

        March 16, 2015
  • Catherine

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    Happy birthday!

    March 11, 2015
  • Happy belated birthday Amber!

    Big fan of the green leather jacket. Sooo glad it’s time for jackets to make their appearance in the world, instead of coats!

    Very important question: do you have a post written about how you keep your hair SO incredibly healthy/shiny? Cos I’m all levels of jealous and must learn your ways 🙂

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    March 11, 2015
  • This is just perfection, and suits your hair colour brilliantly x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

    March 11, 2015
  • I can never forget when the first day of spring is as it happens to be my boyfriend’s birthday too – and you’d think the blossom on the trees was all for his benefit, seriously! I don’t really mind the spring countdown though as I can’t wait for it to get here – I probably look forward to it more than christmas! Anyway, while we’re on birthdays I hope yours was fab and I love the skirt of course, and the way it so immaculately matches your jacket. I’ve been trying to drag my old leather jacket into outfits now it’s a bit warmer and funnily enough also reached for a Collectif pencil skirt – clearly a math made in heaven 😉

    March 11, 2015
  • Suze

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    Happy Birthday for yesterday. Hope you had a lovely day and were suitably spoiled 🙂

    March 11, 2015
  • Irene

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    Belated happy birthday!
    We’re having our first day of spring weather in NYC today after a very harsh cold winter, so I’m really excited I might be able to wear something other than the same boring down coat and thick dark colored tights everyday. I’ve always been a hosiery enthusiast and before moving here I had amassed a large collection of stockings and tights, but in NY I only get to wear sheer hosiery for a short time in spring or autumn before it gets either too hot or too cold 🙁 I miss my seamed stockings!
    And by the way, I could never get tired of seeing those shoes. I absolutely love them but as I don’t think I’d be able to walk in them, I must vicariously wear them through you 😀

    March 11, 2015
  • Bex Miller

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    We’re birthday week twins! 😀 (mine was on Monday) I was glad it actually felt spring-y, it would have been too depressing to have snow again! x

    March 11, 2015
  • Fran

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    Happy Birthday Amber! Also that outfit is insanely chic.

    March 12, 2015
  • You look brilliant Amber <3 Perfect from top to toe, the skirt, jacket and heels are absolutely gorgeous!! Plaid outfits are so classy and you make them look even better.
    Wish you a very Happy Birthday honey (sorry for the late wishes :p) Glad to hear that spring's almost there in the highlands!

    March 12, 2015
  • These photos!

    The light, the scenery, THAT outfit, your amazing hair.

    All the thumbs up!!!!!!!!! And exclamations.

    Are these photos taken morning or evening golden hour? They’re lush.

    March 12, 2015
  • Jess

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    I LOVE this. You look so classy and put together.
    Hope you had a lovely birthday.

    March 13, 2015
  • I love this outfit! I hope you had a great birthday.

    March 14, 2015
  • Your hair is amazingly beautiful!

    March 14, 2015
  • Happy belated birthday!! You always look smashing in green x

    March 15, 2015
  • What a gorgeous outfit! You look amazing, and I love these colors on you!

    March 16, 2015
  • This outfit looks amazing on you! I just love this dark green with your red hair. I think I need a green leather jacket like yours. I wish it was jacket season 80% of the year. I’m so jealous of your weather over there. I love moderate temperatures. Not too cold or hot. It’s just 80% warm/hot where I live.

    Also happy belated birthday!

    March 23, 2015
  • Marc Schmier

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    Lovely outfit, Amber. Especially the green color! 🙂

    April 27, 2015
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