Pink Dress with a Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

I love anything colour. That is why I fell in love with this pink lace dress. It just screams to the sun that it better be a nice day, or else the power of the pink dress will attack the sun itself. Yup, I said it and I am sticking with it.

It is such a vibrant colour! I can’t get over how lovely the lace is too. Pairing it up with a leather jacket brings out all the qualities I love about this dress; I can dress it up and down. Gotta love versatility.

There isn’t too much of a story behind this leather jacket, other than I know it was a baby lamb… Sorry animal lovers. I made this purchase when I worked in retail and was expected to buy things all the time. There’s so much pressure to look like everyone else in the store! So I caved. Great price for a baby! Too soon?

I know there is going to be controversy here, mainly due to the jacket of choice, but this was before my days of awareness. I know that doesn’t excuse my ignorance, but it would be an even bigger waste just to throw it out because my eyes have opened. It would be like a new ethical shopper throwing out everything in their closet associated with fast fashion. That’s added waste to the landfill and shows a lack of appreciation of what you already have. With that said, no, I am not getting rid of all my leather and fast fashion purchases from when I was a consumerist ghost.

For those that want to buy leather, but not support the industry, I suggest buying vintage, second hand, or if you are lucky you can adopt one from a friend.

What are your thoughts about the hide industry? It’s going to be an interesting conversation.

Love from your city dwelling hippie in training – Tantan

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Pink Dress with Leather Jacket

Heart Sunnies – Owned since 2015
Tan Leather Jacket – Owned since 2014
Pink Lace Dress – Owned since 2015
Cream Shoes – Owned since 2013

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Photographer – Mac

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2 Comments

  1. Hey nice pics;) leather is certainly contentious as an internet search… i tried pulling up both sides Peta vs “thetruthaboutfur.com”… peta reminds us that the treatment of animals in India and China is pretty horrific and some of the chemicals used to treat leather and not terribly good for the environment or the people working with it.. India and China seem to be big producers of leather… maybe via shoes? The truthaboutfur.com talks about cold weather jackets sugesting that animal fur or leather lasts the longest and can possibly break down better than petroleum products…They don’t really talk about shoes, but in their comments sections some people mentioned that leather made in Canada and Switzerland for example are likely made from animals that have had better treatment than those in India and China. Seems that reusing an old jacket is a great idea since leather lasts so long… guess we are hoping to choose products that last long and break down with minimal waste, who’s production doesn’t endanger the lives of other people, cause undue suffering to animals and dare i say are a sustainable way to clothe people? Very interesting topic i don’t believe i own any leather at the moment but do have a petroleum shelled goose feather stuffed parka for the cold months… we’ve been in this cold Canadian city for almost ten years and i have had the same jacket… Not sure how good it is for it’s end life, petroleum apparently breaks down to produce those awful microplastics that are bioaccumulating up food chains. Cool post liked looking into it…

    1. You bring up so many great points! It just goes to show you that living consciously is a complex lifestyle. There is no wrong answer, it’s all dependent on goals. There is always room for learning and changing and thus growing. Thank you so much for your interest in the matter!

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