This little Lover leather number has quite a story behind it. Sometime around February of this year, I was sitting in a seemingly endless Biology lecture (the worst) engaged in a frantic whatsapp conversation with my mum. The franticness of the conversation was due to the fact that my mum happened to be at the annual Lover the Label warehouse sale in Sydney at the time. Pictures of pleated skirts, mesh-detailed dresses and leather tees were flashing on my phone, followed by a short message containing information along the lines of 'leather a-line skirt, $100, size 8???'. Needless to say, the Lover items were catching my attention a significant amount more than my American Biology lecturer, drawling on about the benefits of GMO, or something as equally unexciting. Although I happened to be sitting in -10 degree New Jersey at the time, I managed to come away from the sale with two new leather pieces that are perfect for summer.
Clearly, my Mum just happens to be the best mother / shopping-assistant ever.
So, here's the first from my new Lover leather collection - an A-line skirt in light pink, butter-soft leather, which was perfect for a dinner out in the winding backstreets of Split, Croatia's old-town. Although it's slightly too long for my liking at the moment (I plan on taking it up by an inch when I arrive back home), I love the idea of a lighter-coloured alternative to the standard black leather skirt. Lover can do no wrong in my eyes, and owning a piece of theirs in leather (at 70% off) is a dream.