Gray & Osbourn: Sleek and Chic

For the second time in the last few months, my good friends over at Gray & Osbourn had me jumping up and down excitedly when I opened the package they sent me containing this Betty Barclay Perforated Leather Jacket.  Its arrival coincided with the first day of "spring", no less (here in Scotland, we've taken to putting quotation marks around the word "spring", so that people don't get the wrong idea).

Ladies and gentlemen of the internet, take it from me, this jacket is the business. The quality of the leather is fantastic; it has a fluid, buttery hand to it that makes you have to resist the urge to hug yourself when you have the jacket on, which would be fine I suppose, provided you're not in a crowded business meeting at the time. The detailing of the jacket also screams high-end: heavy, good-quality zippers, intricate seam work, a silky full lining, and the contrast provided by the perforated panels in the leather are all really pleasing little details upon closer inspection. It's lightweight, easy to wear, and I really like the colour. I like that it was made in something other than the ubiquitous black, which has become the default uniform for leather jackets the world over. This particular shade of taupe has a kind of elegant understated quality to it, and gives the jacket a lot more versatility.

I chose to pair it with a denim pencil skirt, heeled booties, and a graphic tee. I liked the way the t-shirt and tough booties played-off the elegance and simplicity of the jacket. This is definitely one of those pieces that will endure, and I daresay you will be seeing more of it in the future.

Betty Barclay perforated leather jacket / thrifted express tee, similar / Unlisted booties (old), similar / Merona (Target) skirt (old), similar / labradorite ring (old), similar / sterling status link necklace, similar

Make it Happen. 


  1. That jacket *is* the business. It's gorgeous and fits you beautifully. I love this look!

  2. That's a fabulous leather jacket, Kristin! Since it is something you can wear for a long time I'd always choose a neutral colour.
    Great with your denim skirt and I look forward to seeing different stylings.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  3. Very sleek. The jacket looks fantastic with your hair. I wish I were brave enough to show my silver.

  4. That is one fabulous jacket! And it fits you beautifully.

  5. You are right...looks like a great the seaming, the color and the fit on you! They picked an excellent model!

  6. Looking great! I would expect that jacket to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. It looks classic but versatile. Cannot wait to see how you mix it up in future posts.

  7. Oh yeah, that jacket is the Boss! I can see that worn so many fab ways. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday

  8. Visiting from Visible Monday. Brilliant look. Love the jacket and booties.

  9. Love this kind of jacket because it goes with just about everything! I like this color too, it mixes so well with many colors. Great pairing with a slim skirt and tee. Cool shoes, you look great and ready for spring.

    blue hue wonderland

  10. The jacket is fabulous on you. Lucky you! The skirt is classic.


  11. An you're the business in it! Can see what you mean ... so sad we can't experience touch through the screen, but you described it well. Great with you cool shoes ... a match made in heaven, and not matchy-matchy. Coordination is coming back, don'tchaknow! You look so pretty when you're all thrilled.
    Thank you for sharing!


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