The Black Leather Pants & Maroon Lace Blouse

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Maroon L’Academie Safari Blouse With Black Leather Pants

First of all I wanted to say thank you to all of you for the really kind responses about my new blog layout. It seems like you all really like it and had very positive things to say about the new design, which makes me happy. I’m also really glad you love my new hairstyle as well, it’s such a change so it’s been quite hard getting used to it. I know a few of you said you preferred it long, which is fine, but I’m really happy that it’s short now as it’s so much easier for me. All in all though the majority of you love it, so that’s great!

Now this post is the first outfit post I’m sharing with you on the new blog layout and I wanted to make it a special one. I’m finally debuting my new leather pants! Many of you have seen these on my Snapchat and Instagram already when I first got them and have been questioning me about a blog post on them, so here it finally is! These are my Rag & Bone The Leather Skinny Pant in Washed Black (which I did a review on recently on DenimBlog) and this is the first outfit I have worn them with. I’ve got numerous ideas about how I want to style these leather pants, but for this look, I have collaborated with Revolve Clothing and have decided to style them in a feminine and bold way.

I went with the Safari Blouse in Maroon from L’Academie which is absolutely gorgeous isn’t it? I’ve slowly developed a crush on lace up shirts and this one is just everything I had envisioned in one. You can make the laces tighter or looser and it’s made of a satin/poly material so it feels really silky, not to mention the colour of it is like a deep merlot. It’s truly stunning! I took it in a size XS which is their smallest size and as it’s designed to be a bit floaty and loose, I think it looks great. I’ve also seen a similar colour of this shirt on other fashion bloggers too, so I can tell it’s going to be quite popular.

Now for the shoes, I chose the Carrie Pump in Merlot from RAYE and they are fierce aren’t they? When I first saw them online I thought they were perfect for the look I was going for and many looks in the future since they will go with so many pieces that I already own, not just the leather pants. I’ve tried them with my skinny jeans and can’t wait to try them out with some dresses and skirts once it gets a bit warmer. They feature three straps, one of which is an ankle strap, and I took them in size 39.5 which is right in between my usual shoe sizes. I finally then finished it off with some various bracelets I’ve had for a while. So, what are your thoughts on this outfit? Do you really like it? Please comment and tell me!

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What I Was Wearing:
Shirt – L’Academie
Pants – Rag & Bone
Shoes – RAYE



  1. April 13, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Great looking clothes, beautiful. ❀️

    • April 13, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much!

  2. April 13, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I don’t think there’s one thing I’d change about that look. πŸ™‚

    • April 13, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  3. m
    April 13, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Great leather pants!!!!!! slurp!

    • April 13, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Glad you like them!

  4. m
    April 13, 2016 / 4:53 pm


  5. Harry
    April 13, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    beautiful pictures! Lovely top, and leather trousers are wonderful, wonderful things. Hope all is well. Spring now…

    • April 13, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • April 13, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you so much!

  6. Steven W
    April 13, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    This is a stunningly gorgeous look. Everything about this outfit and, indeed, about you and your surroundings too looks absolutely perfect. There’s a definite glow about you here and it’s a fabulous first outfit post for your new layout.

    Also I think this is nice example of how well your new hairstyle is working out. These shots would certainly still have been among your finest with with your previous hair but the new hairstyle just elevates this look that bit more, in my opinion. πŸ™‚

    Another thing which appeals here is the slight incongruity of the sophisticated outfit and the rural backdrop. πŸ™‚

    The only negative in all this is how slow my brain is getting. πŸ˜‰ It’s funny… I saw the leather pants previously on your instagram and loved them. Then, later, l saw the blouse on your instagram and thought how pretty it was too. It didn’t ever occur to me that they’d appear together in a post – it’s such a perfect match so I’m not sure why I didn’t consider that you might do this. πŸ˜€

    • April 13, 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much Steven πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you like everything and left a long and thoughtful comment. I think my new hair makes it look more mature so I know what you mean about it elevating the look! That’s funny you never considered the both together, I even posted a photo of the leather pants with these shoes and you didn’t connect that either! Ha ha πŸ™‚

      • Steven W
        April 13, 2016 / 7:52 pm

        Oh, that’s bad that I don’t even connect things which have already appeared together! πŸ˜€ LOL I’ll keep my eyes open for the clues now… πŸ˜‰

        • April 13, 2016 / 11:08 pm

          Ha ha, it’s ok, you are a guy! That’s why!

          • Steven W
            April 14, 2016 / 9:51 pm

            Yes, we’re genetically pre-programmed to not notice women’s shoes. πŸ˜‰

            • April 14, 2016 / 11:13 pm

              Ha ha πŸ™‚

    • April 13, 2016 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you!

  7. David
    April 14, 2016 / 12:08 am

    Lovely! πŸ™‚ and that ass! :p

    • April 14, 2016 / 12:14 am

      Thank you!

  8. April 14, 2016 / 2:48 am

    I love everything about this outfit. That maroon lace blouse is stunning & together with those leather pants & heels gives a really stylish look. Great one sweetie πŸ™‚

    • April 14, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    • April 14, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • April 14, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you!

  9. Michael
    April 14, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Great looking outfit. I’m not sure wether I prefer it or your new hairstyle… πŸ˜‰ Nah! I’ll take both!
    By the way Lorna I feel compelled to compliment you on a part of your anatomy that I haven’t yet: your bust.
    Wow! does that top suit you or what? And not only due to the fact that it’s open. I’ve noticed your generous chest on other occassions and in other outfits, but this time I feel it’s discreet yet provocative.
    And the black leather… well what can I say, Lorna? Yummy! πŸ™‚

    • April 14, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Lol, that made me laugh. It’s one area where I inherited the good genes from my mum, ha ha.

      • Michael
        April 14, 2016 / 12:22 pm

        What’s that, the fabulous bum and hps you have or the beautiful chest…? LOL
        Just your birthplace is good enough a choice!

        • April 14, 2016 / 12:24 pm

          The chest area lol, inherited. The butt requires work, ha ha.

          • Michael
            April 14, 2016 / 12:27 pm

            Well keep up the good work, but don’t overdo it…!
            Lovely to “speak” to you and to see you’re in good spirit.
            Go, girl, go!

            • April 14, 2016 / 12:52 pm

              Thanks, Michael!

    • April 14, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you!!

  10. April 14, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    Wow Lorna you look incredible, you foxy lady you! I really adore your outfit, the blouse is really pretty and the leather trousers add a toughness to the look! Everything co-ordinates beautifully with your gorgeous new hair! The images are really lovely, and hopefully you’re not freezing anymore on photos shoots!

    Love Saba xx

    • April 14, 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Thanks Saba! It was a little chilly as the sun was setting, but nothing compared to before! I’m actually able to go out in less clothing now, thankfully! So glad you like it!

      • April 14, 2016 / 4:30 pm

        I’m glad the weather is somewhat better! You did a great job of capturing these images, despite the chills! Keep up the good work.


        • April 14, 2016 / 4:37 pm

          Thank you!!

  11. April 14, 2016 / 5:48 pm


    Muito bonito esse look! Amei.

    Γ“tima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

    • April 14, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  12. April 15, 2016 / 4:50 am

    Lorna you look absolutely stunning. The hair, the top the pants, they all come together so nicely. Great styling babe.


    • April 15, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thank you so much!

    • April 15, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thank you!

  13. Diana
    April 15, 2016 / 8:47 am

    Such a chic look! Love your lace top and leather pants!!

    • April 15, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thank you!

  14. April 15, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Cute outfit! Black and red always look great together.

    • April 16, 2016 / 1:23 am

      Thank you!!

  15. April 16, 2016 / 3:32 am

    I haven’t been here for some time but I love your new blog layout, it seems to load so much faster too! And gosh, I was on the fence about cutting my hair short again (I had a short bob last year) but looking how chic and gorgeous you are with this new hair, I think I might snip mine off too!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • April 16, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you so much!! You should definitely try it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  16. April 17, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Love the new hair cut ,suit you very well ,and the style you are wearing here is a great . take care and stay well ian

    • April 17, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much!

  17. April 17, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    This outfit combined with your new hait color/style makes you look more attractive than ever Lorna. These leather pants are sexy and stylish. The superb high heels shoes fit with the pants and blouse. These shoes look to be much larger than a 39.5 and seems to be a bit narrow for your feet but the style and the size they give you make quite an impression . You are so beautiful !

    • April 17, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      It’s because they are pointy, so the ends of the shoe obviously don’t allow your feet to fit that far down, nobody’s can, so your toes stop a lot before the end which makes them look longer I suppose. Glad you like the outfit though!

  18. April 17, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Oh ! I like everything. This blouse is superb. You are so attractive in this outfit and you will gain more and more followers Lorna. πŸ™‚

    • April 18, 2016 / 2:09 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  19. April 25, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Ok..unfair. Now I need to shop some shoes and skirt…. ;D awesome!!!! Love the color of those shoes!!! Looking good girl! πŸ™‚

    • April 25, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Lol, thank you!

  20. April 28, 2016 / 10:43 am

    I love lace blouses. Really You looking gorgeous in this maroon lace blouse and black leather pant. (Y)

    • April 28, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you!!

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