A Perfect Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is such a wonderful wardrobe staple. Even if though they are only two season pieces here in Connecticut, I've still amassed a small collection, as a great leather jacket can be a truly transformative piece.

When The Jacket Maker reached out to me about creating my own bespoke leather jacket, I was delighted at the prospect. I scoured my Pinterest feed and made notes of all my favorite jackets and the details which I loved, then I emailed my contact some reference images as well as a description of my dream jacket. After a little correspondence to nail down the small details, I provided my measurements, and then I waited. After about four months I finally received an email with photos of my finished jacket, and I couldn't believe how gorgeous it looked!

Now I finally have my dream leather jacket in my closet, and I'm very impressed with the level of detail found on the piece; the zippered side pockets are nice and deep, there is an inside pocket as well, and I love how the small quilted section came out.

I would definitely work with The Jacket Maker again, it's so amazing to see a piece I'd imagined come to life!

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The Rundown
Grey Tee Gap
White Jeans Gap
Custom Made Leather Jacket c/o The Jacket Maker
Nareen Block Heels c/o Vionic
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Tortoise Earrings Loft
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Raglan" Warby Parker
Nail Color "Cement the Deal" OPI

Linking up with
Jeans and a Teacup's Flashback Friday (one year ago today)

The Jacket Maker provided me a custom leather jacket for the purpose of this post.


  1. Totally checking out The Jacket Maker after this! Getting the perfect leather jacket sounds amazing and yours look amazing on you!


  2. Oh wow that is so cool!!!! Making me want to create a custom jacket, haha. Loving the quilted details on this

  3. That jacket looks amazing on you! I love that they take your measurements and make it just for you! That's definitely going to be a great staple for years to come!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  4. What a gorgeous leather jacket! Love how you styled this whole outfit!

  5. That is so stunning! I seriously love it so much. What a great opportunity to get such a perfect jacket.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. You're right, this is the perfect leather jacket!! Also love the shoes!

  7. That is such a beautiful jacket on you! I love that it was custom made too, what an awesome service! I have a few leather jackets and I really love them - couldn't imagine winter without them, they are perfect for the temps we get here.

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you! I'm heading to a blogger brunch today and I'm really looking forward to it :)

    Away From The Blue

  8. I can tell that jacket was made just for you it fits perfect! Love this look and drooling over the jacket.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  9. This is such a perfect outfit and I am absolutely loving this jacket. Such a great closet staple!!

    cute & little

  10. I love this outfit! It's so cute, and I agree a leather jacket is always a great idea. I need to look for a new one.

  11. I love your outfit Lydia! Seems like Connecticut is a lot like Belgium when it comes to the weather. I can only wear my leather jacket in spring and fall too! It's a shame, because much like you, I really love to wear mine. Hope you can get the most out of your collection before summer rolls around, hah!

  12. This jacket is incredible! It fits you like a dream.

  13. This jacket is so amazing! You look fab!

  14. This jacket is so amazing! You look fab!

    Caitlin H

  15. This jacket looks awesome on you! Love how you styled it. xo

  16. Clothing should change often with new ones to change the attitude of the man, the new spring season predisposes to buy new clothes and shoes.

  17. I love how versatile a good leather jacket can be! You styled this perfectly.

  18. A good leather jacket is the wardrobe essential, as far as I'm concerned. I just pulled mine out for the first time this weekend and being able to wear it instead of a coat was just so satisfying. It doesn't seem to matter what you wear it with, they really go with everything and make a look just that much better. I often pair mine with white and grey so naturally, I think you've got this look spot on - but I also can't wait to see you restyle the jacket with the floral prints you love and wear so well.

  19. This entire look is so good! Love a good leather jacket.
    xx- Nina


  20. Oh my goodness, I'm obsessed with this jacket! It fits you like a glove.

    xo Logan

  21. Wow! A custom leather jacket - amazing! It looks fabulous on you!

  22. That is so cool Lydia! I love the little details by the buttons and it's awesome you got to design it.

  23. Oh really? a custom made leather jacket? this sounds like the epitome of luxury to me. It is a beautiful garment and it evidently fits like magic. I've never owned a leather jacket.

  24. Work it girl! You look so chic and comfy in this leather jacket :)

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

  25. TOO COOL- a custom leather jacket! And it looks amazing on you!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  26. Can't go wrong with this classic. You styled it perfectly with those white denims too dear. Such a chic look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com